Cardinals Rumors & News

  • A Johnson & Johnson Arizona Cardinals backfield may be one of the best in 2016

    Arizona Sports "One is entering his ninth NFL season, the other only his second. One belongs to the exclusive 2,000-yard club, the other is projected to someday rush for half that in a single season. Together, Chris Johnson and David Johnson are expected to man the Arizona Cardinals’ backfield in..." May 27

  • Cowboys Not Interested In Dwight Freeney

    Pro Football Rumors "As Dwight Freeney continues to make the free agent rounds, we know one team that will not be making a play for him. Cowboys COO Stephen Jones says the Cowboys are not in the market for a veteran defensive end like Freeney (Twitter link via Charean Williams of the Star-Telegram). Instead, Dallas..." May 26

  • Roger Goodell on NFL’s concussion issue: ‘This is our No. 1 priority’

    Sportsnaut "Holding a press conference at this week’s NFL spring meetings, commissioner Roger Goodell had to answer questions involving an Outside the Lines report suggesting that the league attempted to influence a government study on concussions. Primarily focusing on what seems to be league-mandated PR..." May 25

  • Larry Fitzgerald: 'No idea' if 2016 will be my last season

    The Score "Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald had a resurgent season in 2015, reminding the NFL he still has plenty left in the tank. The 32-year-old put together his first 1,000-yard season since 2011, catching 109 passes for 1,215 yards and nine touchdowns. Despite his return to form,..." May 24

  • Arizona Cardinals' D.J. Humphries humbled, set to start

    Arizona Republic "There were 18 game days for the Cardinals in the 2015 season, and each time, offensive tackle D.J. Humphries could only watch as teammates donned uniforms. It was an odd position for a first-round pick. Last year, Humphries was the only healthy 2015 first-round selection made inactive for every..." May 23

  • Tyrann Mathieu (ACL) says he won't play in Week 1 unless he's 100 percent healthy

    Arizona Republic "Throughout the offseason, it's seemed a foregone conclusion Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu would play in the season opener against the Patriots on Sept. 11. That’s how glowing the reports are of Mathieu’s rehabilitation from a second torn ACL injury in three seasons. Not so..." May 23

  • Arizona Cardinals almost have oldest offensive line in NFL

    Revenge Of The Birds "In the NFL, the offensive line is a position, like many, where once a player turns 30, they get phased out. The Arizona Cardinals have an offensive line where the starters are almost 30 years old on average. Because of how the line is constructed -- built mostly in free agency, the Cardinals..." May 21

  • Colts have had no discussions with Dwight Freeney

    Stampede Blue "Recently, there has been a lot of talk amongst Colts fans about the possibility of bringing pass rusher Dwight Freeney back. The veteran is still looking for work after a successful 2015 season with the Cardinals, and the Colts really need pass rush help. I've written about how I think signing..." May 21

  • Report: NFL to move Pro Bowl to Orlando

    Orlando Sentinel "The National Football League is moving its Pro Bowl all-star game to Orlando, according to a report by Bloomberg.com. The Bloomberg report cited three people familiar with the matter confirming that Orlando has beaten out the event's traditional home of Honolulu, as well as Houston and Sydney,..." May 19

  • Carson Palmer 'addicted' to pursuit of Super Bowl

    Arizona Republic "The narratives of Carson Palmer’s offseasons are ever-changing. He rarely plays on winning teams. He struggles to make it to the postseason. He can’t win the big game. The expectations for professional athletes are on a sliding scale, and with 115 days left until the Cardinals’ season..." May 18

  • 10 undrafted free agents who could make an impact in the NFL

    SB Nation "Carving out a spot on an NFL roster filled with veterans, free agent acquisitions and new draft selections is a lot for undrafted free agents to overcome. But every year players are able to pull it off. In 2015, there were 56 undrafted rookies who snagged a spot on a 53-man roster after..." May 17

  • NFL names new czar of discipline for on-field conduct

    Sporting News "Former All-Pro offensive tackle Jon Runyan was named the NFL's new czar of discipline for on-field conduct, the league announced Tuesday. Runyan, who also served as a congressman (R-New Jersey) from 2011-15, played 14 seasons in the NFL for four teams, most notably with the Philadelphia..." May 17

  • Ranking NFL's divisional worst-to-first contenders

    Tennessean "Optimism is never in short supply throughout the NFL offseason, even for the league's most moribund franchises. In a parity-driven league, a sudden rise never seems far off. The Washington Redskins were last season's lone worst-to-first story, but they proved it's possible to shed the standards..." May 17

  • Honey Badger, Arizona Cardinals 'deep in negotiations'

    Revenge Of The Birds "We might be getting news of a contract extension for Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu. While it seemed for a while this might get pushed back a little, an Ian Rapoport report suggests something could be done in the near future. Rapoport tweeted on Monday Mathieu and the team are "deep in..." May 16

  • Best offseason acquisitions for all 32 NFL teams

    ESPN "From free agents to coaches and draft picks to general managers, NFL Nation reporters select the top offseason pickup for every team: AFC EAST Buffalo Bills Outside linebacker Shaq Lawson Drafting Lawson at No. 19 overall was a steal for the Bills -- general manager Doug Whaley never..." May 16

  • Tyrann Mathieu headed for massive contract extension

    NFL.com "Tyrann Mathieu suffered a season-ending ACL injury in December that could put the start of his season in peril, but nothing has changed about the Arizona Cardinals' desire to lock down the safety long term. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday on NFL Network's NFL HQ that the sides..." May 16

  • Fitzgerald graduates college as promise to mother

    The Score "Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald promised his mother before she died he'd become a college graduate, on Saturday he fulfilled that promise. "I'm glad I can finally shake the 15-year college student stigma," Fitzgerald joked to John Weinfuss of ESPN. Fitzgerald completed a..." May 15

  • Ravens sign veteran cornerback Jerraud Powers

    BaltimoreRavens.com "The Ravens said after the draft that they weren’t done building their 2016 season. They showed that Friday afternoon by signing veteran cornerback Jerraud Powers to a one-year contract. The 28-year-old defender has started 82 of 87 career games in the NFL throughout his eight-year career,..." May 13

  • Freeney waits, for Cardinals, for “anywhere”

    NFL.com "Appearing on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” today, free agent pass rusher Dwight Freeney said he definitely wants to play this season. Nothing is imminent in terms of signing — with any franchise — although the veteran made clear “Arizona would be a great team.” “But if it doesn’t work out here, it could..." May 12

  • 10 players on the roster bubble heading into training camp

    The Score "The most exciting stage of free agency has come and gone, but there are still plenty of moves to be made before the 2016 season gets underway. With the NFL draft now in the books, and teams having added plenty of competition to their respective rosters, a number of veteran players will be..." May 11

  • Study reveals interesting data about NFL player suicide rate

    The Comeback "According to government research, NFL players are less likely to commit suicide than the average man in the general population. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health performed research on over 3,000 retired players, and that research showed that NFL players were less likely..." May 11

  • 10 NFL players who are destined for breakout seasons in 2016

    USA Today "As rookie camps and OTAs get going around the league, prepare yourself for hype season. You know, that’s the time of the year when you start to hear that Young Player X is dominating in practice and primed for a big year. We’ve picked out ten players who will undoubtedly create that buzz over the..." May 11

  • N.F.L. Concussion Payouts Have Lenders Circling

    New York Times "The offers seem too good to pass up: Loans worth tens of thousands of dollars with no money down and no time limit for paying it back. The main catch, sometimes buried in the fine print, is the interest rate of 40 percent or higher. “We take the weight off your shoulders,” reads one pitch,..." May 09

  • Cardinals will soon turn attention to Tyrann Mathieu’s deal

    Pro Football Talk "Three years ago, the Cardinals struck gold in round three of the draft by landing defensive back Tyrann Mathieu. Now, the Cardinals hope to struck a long-term deal with him — eventually. “We haven’t put a deadline on that yet but because of the draft and because of free agency we probably..." May 09

  • Arians chides Nkemdiche for “killing people in walk-through”

    Arizona Republic "Not long after becoming a millionaire on Friday, Cardinals rookie Robert Nkemdiche was admonished by coach Bruce Arians for poor practice etiquette. “He was killing people in walk-through,” Arians said. “I had to slow him down. It’s a walk-through, and he bench-pressed a lineman..." May 07

  • LaMarr Woodley not a fan of defensive coordinators Bettcher and Tarver

    Arizona Republic "LaMarr Woodley spent the past three seasons with three different NFL teams, including the Cardinals, and at age 31, he’s an unrestricted free agent. It’s clear his career is not trending upward. But to hear Woodley tell it, that’s not his fault. In the latest installment of his podcast,..." May 06

  • Cardinals sign 1st-round pick Robert Nkemdiche

    NFL.com "Add Robert Nkemdiche to the list of first-round draft selections under contract. Nkemdiche, selected 29th overall last week, signed his four-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals on Friday, the team announced. The defensive tackle out of Mississippi figures to play a key role in the..." May 06

  • Bruce Arians confirms coaching stint with Cardinals 'will be my last job'

    Sporting News "Bruce Arians won't be taking another coaching job after his stint in Arizona. The Cardinals coach revealed Wednesday that while he has no intention to retire, his position in Arizona will be his last. Here's an excerpt from Arians' Wednesday interview with the Arizona Republic: Q: When..." May 04

  • NFLPA warns players against meat that could trigger positive PED test

    Fox Sports "Almost every athlete who tests positive for a banned PED says he must have ingested something unknowingly, and now there’s evidence that can actually happen – if you eat a lot of meat in China or Mexico. The NFL Players Association sent a letter to its members this week warning them that eating..." May 03

  • Cardinals aren’t tiptoeing around Robert Nkemdiche’s past

    Pro Football Talk "Not every team was prepared to take a chance on Ole Miss defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche, no matter how talented. But the Cardinals have a certain attitude about them which not only allows them to take Nkemdiche in the first round, but to embrace his, um, colorful backstory of defenestration..." April 30

  • Cardinals may ask Robert Nkemdiche to distance himself from his brother

    Larry Brown Sports "The Arizona Cardinals made an investment in Robert Nkemdiche on Thursday night, and they may ask him to make some uncomfortable changes in order to get the most out of their investment. That could include asking Nkemdiche to distance himself from his troubled brother, Denzel. Robert Nkemdiche..." April 29

  • Cardinals confident Robert Nkemdiche “will fit our culture”

    Pro Football Talk "There were some unexpected drops down the draft board on Thursday night, but defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche landing in Arizona with the 29th pick wasn’t one of them. On talent alone, Nkemdiche might have gone in the first few picks but no one was surprised that he was one of the final picks..." April 29

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #AZCardinals select #OleMiss DT Robert Nkemdiche at No. 29. They believe they have the culture to make him succeed.

  • Robert Nkemdiche 'Laremy Tunsil's Hacker is Evil'

    TMZ "The person who hacked Laremy Tunsil right before the NFL Draft -- and posted video of the football player hitting a gas mask bong -- is pure evil ... so says Laremy's ex-teammate Robert Nkemdiche. Nkemdiche -- the 29th pick in the NFL Draft -- played with Tunsil at Ole Miss ... and was IN THE..." April 29

  • Cardinals select Robert Nkemdiche 29th overall in NFL draft

    Arizona Republic "Cardinals coach Bruce Arians has said numerous times he believes in giving people second chances. The team proved that again by selecting Mississippi defensive linemen Robert Nkemdiche in the first round. Scouts rated Nkemdiche as one of the most talented players in the draft, but he also..." April 29

  • Cris Collinsworth to call Thursday Night Football with Mike Tirico

    Awful Announcing "It’s been widely reported that Mike Tirico will be joining NBC and calling Thursday Night Football this season. According to the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson, his partner will be Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth: At the NFL owners meetings in Boca Raton last month, NBC Sports..." April 28

  • From DeflateGate to tampering, how 4 teams forfeited picks in the 2016 NFL Draft

    SB Nation "Forfeited draft picks are a rare occurrence in the NFL, but they do happen -- just not as frequently as they did this year. In fact, the 2016 NFL Draft will have four teams forced to give up a pick due to various infractions. This is the biggest amount of lost picks since 2012, when the New..." April 26

  • Josh Norman responds to Patrick Peterson: I know my worth

    Pro Football Talk "Shortly after the Panthers rescinded the franchise tag on cornerback Josh Norman, Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson took a shot at Norman, writing on Twitter, “Know your worth.” As it turned out, Norman was worth more on the free market than just the $14 million franchise tender the..." April 25

  • Report: Mike Tirico is leaving ESPN for NBC

    Sports Business Daily "Mike Tirico, one of ESPN’s best known on-air voices, is leaving the network for NBC, according to several sources. Tirico has been a mainstay with ESPN since '91, and given his many roles at ESPN, he will be an incredibly difficult talent to replace. Tirico has been ESPN's on-air face of the NFL,..." April 25

  • NFL players investing in cannabis pain-management

    Denver Post "The former Broncos’ quarterback and other retired and active NFL players believe Cannabidiol, or CBD, a nonpsychoactive compound in cannabis, could be an alternative to potent painkillers used by players in the league. Nestled at the base of the Flatirons and tucked behind a dog park is Jake..." April 23

  • Larry Fitzgerald: Retiring a Cardinal 'definitely a priority,' unsure of playing past 2016

    Revenge Of The Birds "One of the questions Arizona Cardinals fans have entering this season is whether or not receiver Larry Fitzgerald will continue playing after the 2016 season. His contract expires after the season and will be 33 when the season begins. While he has joked previously he could play well into his..." April 23

  • Larry Fitzgerald is focused on 2016 season, not what could come after

    Arizona Sports "It’s no secret that Larry Fitzgerald is closer to the end of his career than the beginning. The 32-year-old is set to enter his 13th NFL season since the Cardinals chose him third overall in the 2004 draft, and after 186 regular season games and another nine postseason contests (plus whatever..." April 20

  • Cardinals Release Cory Redding

    NFL.com "The Cardinals have begun their offseason workouts, but the juggling of the roster has been an ongoing process, and the need to find more cap space was inevitable. The team made a move to help, although it cost them a veteran when defensive tackle Cory Redding was released Monday. Redding was..." April 18

  • NFL $765 Million Concussion Accord Upheld by Appeals Court

    Bloomberg "The National Football League’s $765 million concussion settlement was given the all-clear by a federal appeals court. The ruling sets in motion the resolution of thousands of lawsuits covering more than 20,000 retired players. About 1 percent of players opted out of the settlement, which is to..." April 18

  • Former Cardinal Beanie Wells Threatened With Death Over Botched Drug Deal Caused By His Brother

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Former Ohio State football star Chris "Beanie" Wells is named as the victim in a federal extortion case involving two Akron men, according to a court document filed Friday and sources familiar with the investigation. The Akron native had threats made against his life by Franklin Conley and..." April 17

  • Cardinals release a pair of running backs

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals will start their offseason workouts on Monday without a pair of running backs who have spent the last couple of years in the organization. The team announced that they have released running backs Marion Grice and Robert Hughes. Both players re-signed with the team in January after..." April 16

  • Tyrann Mathieu is 'taking a break' after deactivating social media accounts

    The Comeback "Tyrann Mathieu is taking a break from social media. The Arizona Cardinals safety deactivated his Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook page on Friday with his reps telling ESPN that he’s “taking a break for a while.” They also said he doesn’t have a timeline when he’s going to return. Denise..." April 16

  • Bruce Arians wins Voice of Women award

    Arizona Republic "Less than a week since Cardinals coach Bruce Arians took heat for comments regarding mothers' fear of football, Arians received a Voice of Women award from the Arizona Foundation of Women. Arians was honored at the foundation's 20th Anniversary Awards Luncheon on Thursday at the Westin Kierland..." April 15

  • Master P Says Tyrann Mathieu Is WRONG Rap Not To Blame For N.O. Violence

    TMZ "Louisiana rap legend Master P says Tyrann Mathieu is totally wrong about their home city ... saying rap music is not causing the violence in New Orleans ... the people are. P was out in L.A. when we asked about comments Mathieu made in the wake of the Will Smith shooting in which he blamed a..." April 15

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Free agent CB Jerraud Powers, who has played for #AZCardinals for the last three years, is visiting Arizona today, source said.

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