Cardinals Rumors & News

  • Semifinalists for Pro Football Hall of Fame's 2016 class "The Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2016 was trimmed down to 25 on Tuesday during NFL Network's Gold Jacket Semifinalists special. The original field of 108 nominees and these selections will be cut to 15 in early January. The group of semifinalists includes 22 players and three coaches,..." November 25

  • What are the worst calls by referees this season? Here are our top five

    Yahoo! Sports "Super Bowl 50, billed as a celebration of a half-century of what has become the pinnacle sporting event in the Western Hemisphere, was marred — before the game ever started — on an obscure automatic coin toss loss by the Carolina Panthers for sending too many captains (teams are allowed six) out..." November 25

  • Patrick Peterson suffers ankle injury vs. Bengals

    The Score "Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson suffered an ankle injury late in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. " November 23

  • Cardinals secure dramatic victory over Bengals

    Arizona Republic "Since late July, the Cardinals practiced for moments just like the one they faced Sunday night at University of Phoenix Stadium. Score tied. 58 seconds left. No timeouts. Ball on their 16. The practice paid off in a possession almost as precise as heart surgery. It ended with Chandler..." November 23

  • NFL Targets Massive Payday in Thursday Night TV Deal

    The Hollywood Reporter "One of the last big sports rights opportunities for several years is about to become available to TV networks. The NFL's Thursday Night Football — which for the past two seasons has aired on CBS via one-year deals — is generating intense interest as the league is likely to extend the length of the..." November 23

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Others: #Eagles OT Jason Peters (back) has an uphill battle to play, Cards WR John Brown & #Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders expected to play

  • Daryl Washington continues to violate terms of suspension

    Pro Football Talk "As much of an impact as he can make on the field, the Cardinals have gotten along fairly well without suspended linebacker Daryl Washington. And that’s a good thing, as his absence may not be ending anytime soon. Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reported that Washington has “continued to have..." November 22

  • Larry Fitzgerald asks NFL to drop $23K fine on Seahawks LB

    CBS Sports "Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright was fined $23,152 this week for a hit he made on Larry Fitzgerald in Week 10. That's a huge chunk of money that's going to come out of Wright's pocket unless he can somehow win his appeal. The thing about Wright's appeal is that he's going to have a unique piece..." November 22

  • Report: Carson Palmer fined for celebratory pelvic thrust vs. Seahawks

    The Score "Carson Palmer is reportedly facing league discipline for a gesture he made on the sideline during last week's win over the Seattle Seahawks. The Arizona Cardinals quarterback was fined $11,576 for a pelvic thrust toward the stands following Andre Ellington's 48-yard touchdown run, according to..." November 21

  • Carson Palmer says pelvic thrust wasn’t directed at Seahawks fans

    Sportsnaut "Carson Palmer of the Arizona Cardinals set social media on fire last Sunday at the end of the game against the Seattle Seahawks by excitedly doing a pelvic thrust in celebration of the game-winning score. However, the quarterback now claims that celebratory gesture wasn’t a dig at Seahawks fans,..." November 20

  • Report: 2016 NFL Draft to allow trades for compensatory picks

    Sportsnaut "The NFL is reportedly considering an exciting new twist to the 2016 NFL Draft. Prior to the upcoming draft in Chicago, compensatory draft picks were off the table for any potential trades. However, the league is expected to allow them to be part of the trade equation this spring, which ESPN’s..." November 19

  • Bengals owner Mike Brown 'regrets' Carson Palmer leaving on bad terms

    Sporting News "Bengals owner Mike Brown knows that when his team travels to Arizona to take on the Cardinals, he will have to see former Cincinnati quarterback Carson Palmer. Brown said he was left with an "odd feeling" after Palmer departed, and he regrets the bad blood that resulted during Palmer's final..." November 18

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    Mark Dalton @CardsMarkD

    Thanks to all for the concern & good wishes re: Mike Iupati tonight. He is indeed flying back w team to AZ #AZvsSEA

  • Arizona rallies to beat the Seahawks 39-32

    SB Nation "The Arizona Cardinals blew a 19-0 lead before rallying to beat the Seattle Seahawks 39-32 Sunday night at Century Link Stadium. The Cardinals still led 25-17 going into the fourth quarter, but their pass protection fell apart. Seattle's pass rush came up with two strip-sacks in the first two..." November 16

  • NFL likely to charge $500M-$600M relocation fee for move to LA

    CBS Sports "It's not going to be cheap to move to Los Angeles. If the Rams, Raiders or Chargers make the move to Los Angeles in 2016, it's going to cost them some serious money. According to the Sports Business Journal, the NFL is going to charge a relocation fee of at least $500 million to any team that's..." November 16

  • Cardinals' Iupati taken off field in ambulance vs. Seahawks

    The Score "Arizona Cardinals guard Mike Iupati was taken off the field in an ambulance during Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks. The three-time Pro Bowler was taken to the hospital with a neck injury and has feeling in all his extremities, the the Cardinals said a statement. Iupati absorbed a..." November 16

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #AZCardinals WR John Brown (hamstring), #Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) expected to play. Same with #Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall

  • Fitzgerald says he's too 'old,' 'washed-up' for Richard Sherman to cover

    The Score "Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has found the fountain of youth this season, but success comes with attention, meaning Fitzgerald could find himself lined up against Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman on Sunday. Fitzgerald clearly isn't excited at the prospect of..." November 14

  • Cardinals Interested In Multi-Year Deal With Carson Palmer

    Real GM Football "The Arizona Cardinals believe Carson Palmer can remain their starting quarterback for several more seasons. Palmer turns 36 next month, making him just slightly older than Eli Manning and Philip Rivers, who have each signed new deals. " November 14

  • NFL officials in Mexico City, seeing if it’s ready for 2016 game

    Pro Football Talk "As the NFL continues to expand its inventory in England, they’re also looking at games outside our borders but on our continent. According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, a group of league officials will be in Mexico City through Wednesday, trying to determine if Azteca Stadium is prepared..." November 10

  • Smartphone Breathalyzer Company Ranks the Drunkest NFL Fanbases (Congrats, Buffalo!)

    Complex "Ever wonder which NFL fanbases get the drunkest while watching their respective teams play? Thanks to the folks at BacTRACK -- a company that sells smartphone breathalyzers -- we may have the answer. Using data collected by BacTRACK during the first seven Sundays of the NFL season, and dividing..." November 04

  • Arians delivers wake-up call as Cardinals surge past Browns

    Arizona Republic "Cardinals players don’t believe coach Bruce Arians can walk on water, but after Sunday they are convinced he can make it boil with one of his patented tirades. Arians delivered one of those at halftime Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium, blistering his team for the sloppy way it played in the first..." November 02

  • NFL Lineman -- Steps Up Weed Campaign ... Legalize My Pot Farm

    TMZ "Big week for Arizona Cardinals lineman Frostee Rucker -- who is set to own 1 of only TEN legalized pot farms in Ohio ... IF voters move to legalize weed during a statewide election tomorrow!!! Rucker teamed up with NBA Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson to co-own one of the ten approved farms that..." November 02

  • Nov. 22 Bengals-Cardinals game flexed to Sunday night

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has utilized its flex scheduling procedures to move the Nov. 22 Bengals-Cardinals game to the prime time Sunday Night Football slot on NBC, the league announced Monday. The Bengals are 7-0 for the first time in franchise history. The move of the Nov. 22 game means the Bengals’ next..." November 02

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Cardinals WR John Brown, listed as Q with hamstring, likely to play vs Browns, but team wants to test him pregame bc still not convinced.

  • Report: Cardinals, Chris Johnson have extension talks

    Pro Football Talk "After Chris Johnson ran for 103 yards in a Week Five victory over the Lions, Cardinals General Manager Steve Keim said that a contract extension for the veteran running back was something the team would look at in the coming weeks. Johnson had another big game against the Ravens last Sunday and..." November 01

  • Cardinals plan to get Andre Ellington more involved on offense

    Pro Football Talk "Cardinals running back Andre Ellington has fallen to third on the depth chart this season, but he sure isn’t playing like a third-stringer: Ellington is averaging 7.6 yards a carry and 13.7 yards a catch in limited action. As a result of that impressive performance, the Cardinals are planning..." October 31

  • John Brown questionable again this week

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals got wide receiver John Brown back at practice Friday after he missed two days because of hamstring injuries that didn’t stop him from playing the last couple of weeks. Brown may make it three weeks in a row on Sunday. He was listed as questionable on the team’s final injury report..." October 30

  • NFL admits officiating mistake in Ravens-Cardinals

    Sporting News "Another week, another “my bad” from NFL referees. The league admitted Tuesday that referee Ronald Tolbert missed a call during Monday night’s matchup between the Cardinals and Ravens. NFL head of officiating Dean Blandino said Tolbert was distracted when Ravens lineman John Urschel reported..." October 28

  • Cardinals' Arians says he once heard hot dog vendor in headset during game

    The Score "Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians can empathize with the frustrations of Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh, after a headset malfunction disrupted the Ravens' final drive on Monday night. Apparently, Arians has faced a similar issue with headsets in the past - but his incident..." October 28

  • Cardinals hold on to beat Baltimore Ravens in nail-biter

    Arizona Republic "If we all didn’t know better, we would think the Cardinals came close to blowing a 16-point lead in the fourth quarter Monday night against the Ravens because they wanted to prove they could win a close game. At least it was something they could smile about later. The Cardinals won, but..." October 27

  • NFL could change personal conduct discipline without CBA extension

    CBS Sports "Lost amid the actual football on the field is the ongoing lawsuit between Tom Brady and the NFL. The league lamented in its appeal filing Monday the "unfathomable" and "inexplicable" decision by U.S. District Judge Richard Berman to vacate Brady's suspension. All of this further underlines the..." October 27

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    Darren Urban @Cardschatter

    Arians said he's optimistic WR John Brown will play Monday but he was limited today. Game day decision. #BALvsAZ #AZCardinals

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    Fantasy Sports Radio @SiriusXMFantasy

    #Cardinals WR John Brown tells @Jones_Drew32 and @md_1010xl that he is "full go this week" and will be out on the field on Monday night.

  • Cowboys reclaim title of America's favorite NFL team

    The Score "The Dallas Cowboys are once again America's favorite NFL team. After dropping to fourth place in 2014, the Cowboys reclaimed the top spot in the annual Harris Poll, which surveyed 2,368 U.S. adults from Sept. 9-17 to determine the most popular NFL franchises. The Green Bay Packers and New..." October 23

  • NFL teams may cut ties to fantasy sites amid inquiries

    Boston Globe "The US attorney’s office in Boston has subpoenaed DraftKings Inc., seeking information about whether one of its employees had inside information that helped him win a fantasy sports contest on a competitor’s site, according to two people familiar with the federal investigation. The inquiry is..." October 23

  • NFLPA files grievance against NFL teams for use of sleep-monitoring devices

    Sporting News "The NFL Players Association has filed a grievance against the NFL and its 32 teams, saying the use of sleep-monitoring devices is a violation of the collective bargaining agreement. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith issued a memo to players Thursday. In the memo, acquired by USA Today,..." October 23

  • Cardinals, Ravens Veterans Still Going Strong "Larry Fitzgerald received a day off from practice on Thursday, not for any injury, but because he’s a veteran who can use the extra rest. “If you play in 170-plus games in the National Football League, there are going to be some issues with health,” the Cardinals’ star wideout said. “I don’t..." October 22

  • Carson Palmer: John Brown is fastest player in league "Hearing the Cardinals praise John Brown is nothing new. Arizona has been enamored with Brown since taking him in the third round of the 2014 draft. The Pittsburgh State product has backed up his teammates' admiration by emerging as one of the top wide receivers in the NFL. It's now known..." October 22

  • Will a team play two games in London next season? "The International Series will continue this weekend when the Bills and Jaguars meet at London's Wembley Stadium. As the festivities surrounding that matchup ramp up, the NFL continues to look at ways to grow the enterprise. NFL Media's Albert Breer reported Wednesday that the NFL is exploring..." October 22

  • NFL, NFLRA discussing new suspension procedures

    Pro Football Talk "Many officials reacted with surprise to last week’s decision to suspend side judge Rob Vernatchi with pay for his role in last Monday night’s clock error and to reassign back judge Greg Wilson away from a prime-time game for his role in the prior Monday night’s illegal bat blunder. The next time..." October 20

  • Jones sparks Steelers to win over Cardinals

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Steelers needed a spark but got a twinge. That twinge ultimately led to a spark that nobody saw coming but just may have saved the Steelers' season … at least for now. An ineffective Mike Vick, who was starting his third game for the injured Ben Roethlisberger, left early in the third..." October 19

  • Cardinals tight end Darren Fells out 2-3 weeks with shoulder sprain

    Pro Football Talk "This has not been the best month for the football Fells family. According to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic, Cardinals tight end Darren Fells will be out two to three weeks with a shoulder sprain suffered in yesterday’s loss at Pittsburgh. Fells had a strong opener as a receiver against..." October 19

  • Dwight Freeney on His Return: 'I Can't Turn It Off'

    Bleacher Report "Dwight Freeney is one of the most honest and introspective human beings I've ever known. The answer he gave when I asked him why he is coming back to the NFL reflected both of those qualities and is telling about how hard it is to leave the NFL behind. "It's hard to turn off. I can't turn it..." October 16

  • Cardinals' Dwight Freeney to see action immediately

    Arizona Republic "Pass rush specialist Dwight Freeney, who signed this week, hasn’t practiced in full pads yet, but coaches already have a role defined for him this Sunday against the Steelers. Asked how Freeney will be involved in practice and the game, coach Bruce Arians replied: “Freeney’s involved now...." October 15

  • Forget-me-not: Palmer gets knee brace back "Carson Palmer played a game without his knee brace. He came out of it fine — three touchdown passes, no interceptions, 11-of-14 passes and most importantly, no bad shots to the knee — but for a guy who has had two ACL tears, it wasn’t ideal. Just know, the quarterback has got his brace..." October 14

  • The NFL Players Who Make the Most From Endorsements "The NFL is a quarterbacks’ league. Rule changes over the last 20 years have tilted the field in favor of the offense with stricter enforcement of defensive holding, late hits and hits below the knee on the QB. The result is an offensive explosion with 11 different quarterbacks throwing for 4,000..." October 14

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    Chris Mortensen @mortreport

    Dwight Freeney will sign with Arizona Cardinals after passing a physical earlier today, per sources

  • Cardinals collect 6 turnovers in win over Detroit Lions

    Arizona Republic "Anxious to rinse and spit out the chalky residue of their first loss of the season, the Cardinals opened Sunday’s game against the Lions in a no-huddle offense. Instead, it looked more like a no-yards, befuddle mess that had the definition of congealed gravy. After two possessions, the..." October 12

  • Pass rusher Dwight Freeney agrees to one-year deal with Cardinals

    ESPN "The Arizona Cardinals have reached an agreement on a one-year contract with veteran pass rusher Dwight Freeney, according to a source. Freeney passed a physical with the team earlier Monday. Freeney and Cardinals defensive coordinator Jason Betcher worked together in 2012 with the..." October 12