Cardinals fill needs in Draft, turn eye toward filling more

TEMPE, Ariz. -- For a team that wasn't selecting for need, the Cardinals sure addressed a lot of needs in the 2014 NFL Draft. -- They got the strong safety they desperately needed to replace Yeremiah Bell and cover tight ends in Washington State hard-hitter Deone Bucannon. -- They got a blocking tight end with pass-catching upside (Troy Niklas) to fill the vacancy left by Jim Dray...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals get good (very early) marks for Bucannon pick

The first-round grades are in -- yes, even though there are six rounds yet to be held -- and the internet consensus on the Cardinals' selection of safety Deone Bucannon at No. 27 seems to be "good player, decent pick." While not a sexy, big-name pick, Bucannon fills a need for the Cardinals, who have not appeared interested in bringing back last year's starter at strong safety, Yeremiah...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals trade down, take safety Bucannon

After all the speculation, the Cardinals took neither a quarterback nor a pass rusher. Instead, they traded down from No. 20 overall in the first round, grabbing an extra third-round pick to to move back to 27th and then selecting Washington State safety Deone Bucannon. Bucannon, listed at 6-foot-1 and 216 pounds, was a first-team All-America selection last year as a senior. He also...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Mock draft roundup: Cardinals thinking quarterback?

The NFL Draft is just days away, and while the many mock draft experts out there have settled on Jadeveon Clowney as the consensus No. 1 pick, there's been far less of a consensus on what the Cardinals will do at No. 20. Part of that is the uncertainty regarding who will be available in the latter half of the first round, of course, and part of it is the lack of an obvious, must...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals need upgrade at strong safety

Yeremiah Bell remains unsigned and may be leaning towards retirement, Tyrann Mathieu may not be ready for the start of the season and the Cardinals have a trio of largely inexperienced players behind veteran Rashad Johnson. A strong safety would seem like a logical choice in the earlier rounds of this year's NFL Draft, which runs May 8-10.  "We need more depth going into camp,"...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals: Why drafting an outside linebacker is biggest need

If the Arizona Cardinals were to draft by need alone, then pick 20 could be any number of things, chief among them a safety, tight end, linebacker, quarterback or right tackle. Not that any of those positions are a glaring weakness – but when a team has as many areas they can improve in as the Cardinals do, it is the same as having no needs, meaning they won’t be limited to...
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals Team Needs: Safety

The Cardinals need a safety and it’s becoming more likely that Arizona could select one in the first round with each passing day. Tyrann Mathieu is reportedly ahead of schedule in his rehab from tearing knee ligaments in December against the Rams. The other safety spot could go to Rashad Johnson but there is going to be competition for it in training camp. Arizona could be looking...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Free Agent S Yeremiah Bell Likely To Retire

  Mike Jurecki of Fox Sports 910 reports that free agent S Yeremiah Bell will likely retire this offseason, despite being offered a one-year deal from the Arizona Cardinals. Bell has proven to be a consistent contributor in the NFL during over the course of his 10 years in the league. In fact, Bell hasn’t missed a game appearance since 2008. Bell, 36, appeared in all 16 games...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Scrap Heap: Building A Team With Only The Remaining Free Agents

 QB - Josh Freeman - Looked bad being thrown to the wolves in Minesota, but showed some ability before ran out of favor with Greg Schiano who is out himself. RB - Knowshon Moreno - Coming off a career year with a Super Bowl run, hard to believe there is no interest.RB - Maurice Jones-Drew - Would be interesting to see him play for a good team. WR - Kenny Britt - Character issues...
Via Football Nation
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Jets have plenty of options with four compensatory draft picks

The New York Jets lost a lot more free agents than they gained in 2013, and it’s payed off in 2014. At least in hindsight. Monday, the Jets were awarded a league-high (tied with the Baltimore Ravens) four compensatory draft picks — a late fourth-rounder and three fourth-rounders. Here’s how it broke down: Players lost (in 2013): Yeremiah Bell, Mike DeVito, Shonn Greene, Dustin...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL announces compensatory picks for 2014 draft

BY NICK ST. DENISEvery year, the NFL awards 32 compensatory draft picks depending on free agent losses and gains from the prior offseason. This year, 13 teams were the beneficiaries of said handouts.The New York Jets received four compensatory picks, tied with the Baltimore Ravens for the league most, while the New England Patriots nabbed one.The Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins...
Via AFC East Daily
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee Titans: 5 Biggest Draft Day Regrets in Franchise History

Sometimes a team is more lucky than it is good. Sometimes a team just comes up short in its pursuit of an NFL Championship.Such is the storied history of the Tennesee Titans. As the team that finished its 1999 season just 1-yard short of a Super Bowl title and fell short, but got to the Super Bowl because of the "Music City Miracle," this team ahs provided the NFL and its fans some...
Via Football Nation
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5: Buffest Players in Arizona Cardinals History

We are currently in the calm before the storm of the 2014 NFL offseason as although there are some noteworthy cuts being made to clear some last minute cap space before free agency, we are still less than a week away from the actual start of free agency. With the NFL Draft still two months away and the scouting combine now a thing of the past, we are in that short intermediate period...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals should target a safety early in free agency

Free agency is less than a week away and most NFL teams are gearing up for the frenzy that awaits. The Arizona Cardinals aren’t in a position to be super aggressive in free agency this offseason, but they do have some room to make a couple of much needed moves. The Cardinals don’t have a ton of holes, but there are some glaring needs. Everyone is well aware of the need for a...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Which Top 10 free agent DB could help Arizona?

The defensive backfield is a position of flux for the Arizona Cardinals. They would be in the market for some help in the defensive backfield given everything that is going on with Patrick Peterson (holdout?), Tyrann Mathieu (recovering from knee surgery) and the pool of impending free agents at the position (Yeremiah Bell, Antoine Cason et al.) One of the familiar names that jumps...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals In Search Of Defensive Back

Bill Haber/Associated Press Rhett Savage  Arizona Cardinals Writer With veterans Antoine Cason, Javier Arenas, Yeremiah Bell and Bryan McCann all hitting free agency along with Jaurod Powers looking like a cap casualty there defensive backfield is very thin. On the roster are Patrick Peterson who is up for a new top tier contract, ultra athletic Tyran Mathieu who is coming off an...
Via TopSportsReport
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 free agents Arizona needs to re-sign

The Arizona Cardinals have more than a dozen free agents set to hit the market in a few weeks. Let’s take a look at the five they need to retain the most. 5. Alameda Ta’Amu Defensive Lineman Ta’Amu was a solid contributor in relief of nose tackle Dan Williams. Ta’Amu was able to plug holes and played his role as a backup nose rather well. A torn ACL in the season finale with...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals season review: Safeties

FOX Sports Arizona is conducting a position-by-position analysis of the Arizona Cardinals, examining their personnel's strengths and weaknesses, the team's free agents at that position and the team's draft or free-agent needs. STARTERS SS Yeremiah Bell, FS Tyrann Mathieu Much angst was spent over the loss of starting safeties Kerry Rhodes and Adrian Wilson. While Bell wasn't the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers vs Arizona Cardinals: Week 17 Preview

The NFL schedule makers struck gold when they decided to turn the last game of the season into rivalry week. There is a lot at stake for the Arizona Cardinals when they host the San Francisco 49ers in the last game of the season. The 49ers can position themselves to get the NFC West divisional title with a win and a Seattle Seahawks loss. The Cardinals can clinch a playoff birth...
Via BaySportsNet
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss
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