Cardinals Rumors & News

  • Cardinals Still Trying To Get Extension In Place With Tyrann Mathieu Before Training

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, the Cardinals are trying to negotiate a long-term extension with DB Tyrann Mathieu before the start of training camp. Werder admits that these types of extensions can be tough when a player still has another year remaining on his contract. Last we heard, Ian..." June 28

  • Former NFL coach, defensive guru Buddy Ryan dies at age 82

    ESPN "Former NFL head coach and influential defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan has died, agent James Solano confirmed Tuesday. He was 82. Ryan, who coached in the NFL for 35 seasons, was known for building some of football's top defenses behind a relentlessness that focused on creating havoc on the..." June 28

  • NFL offseason arrests less frequent than years past

    Sportsnaut "Negative press dominates headlines, but the NFL is seeing a positive development when it comes to players getting arrested in the offseason. As detailed by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, only nine NFL players have been arrested this year since January 1, which is down from 13 last year, 21..." June 27

  • NFL owners haul in $222.6 million each for 2015 shared revenue

    Sportsnaut "The NFL, and its owners, just keep getting richer. In a report by Eben Novy-Williams of Bloomberg, the league divided up $7.1 billion in revenue, which is an increase of six percent from the previous year. ESPN’s Darren Rovell has done the math, and as we can see each NFL team owner received a..." June 27

  • NFL takes unusual step of involving position coaches in looking at more kickoff rule changes

    USA Today "The NFL is assessing the viability of further rules changes on kickoffs with unprecedented input from the league’s special teams coordinators, who want to save the exciting play from extinction. Dean Blandino, the NFL’s vice president of officiating, recently held a conference call with special..." June 21

  • Cardinals' Arians felt betrayed by Tomlin over Steelers exit

    The Score "Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians does not have positive feelings about his departure from the Pittsburgh Steelers - or about head coach Mike Tomlin. Arians served as Steelers offensive coordinator from 2007-11, previously working as the team's wide receivers coach from 2004-06. During..." June 17

  • Chris Johnson 'I Don't Smoke Weed ... I'm Drug-Free'

    TMZ "NFL superstar Chris Johnson says he's not on the same page as Eugene Monroe -- telling TMZ Sports he does NOT support marijuana for pain treatment ... claiming, "I'm drug-free." The running back was out at Le Jardin in Hollywood Thursday night -- when we asked about Monroe -- who implied he was..." June 17

  • Former Bear Bryan Robinson found dead in Milwaukee motel room

    Chicago Tribune "Former Bears defensive lineman Bryan Robinson, a 14-year NFL veteran, has died. Robinson was discovered late Saturday in a Milwaukee motel room. He was 41." June 13

  • Chandler Jones on Week 1 vs. Patriots: I circled that game in red marker

    Pro Football Talk "Cardinals defensive Chandler Jones says he’s eager to see his old team, and glad it’s happening at the start of the season. Jones said on Sirius XM NFL Radio that he was excited to see that the Cardinals-Patriots game is in Week One, and eager to get at it against his old teammates. “When I..." June 12

  • Report: Bears offered Jermaine Gresham $12M guaranteed and he turned it down

    Windy City Gridiron "When the Chicago Bears decided to trade tight end Martellus Bennett to the New England Patriots, they had a couple of free agency plans in mind to replace him. Jermaine Gresham, who ended up re-signing with the Arizona Cardinals, was plan A, and restricted free agent Josh Hill of the New Orleans..." June 12

  • John Brown makes most of being Carson Palmer's houseguest

    Arizona Republic "It was a treat to talk to John Brown during his early days with the Cardinals. He was wide-eyed and grateful, in disbelief that hard work really was rewarded, in awe of his surroundings after growing up poor in Homestead, Fla. How long, this cynic wondered, before the NFL’s business side of..." June 11

  • Jermaine Gresham says he left $11M guaranteed on table to stay with Cardinals

    Sport News "A lot of players say they value winning over finances, but Jermaine Gresham put his money where his mouth is. The veteran tight end on Thursday took $11 million less in guaranteed money to re-sign with the Cardinals when he signed a one-year, $3.5 million contract — with only $1 million..." June 10

  • Report: Cardinals' Mathis out until training camp after ankle surgery

    The Score "The Arizona Cardinals will have to wait until training camp to get a look at the newest veteran addition to their offensive line. Cardinals guard Evan Mathis recently underwent ankle surgery to remove a bone fragment and is expected to be at full health in time for training camp, according to..." June 08

  • NFL owners, coaches say a developmental league is needed and here's what's brewing

    CBS Sports "The limos were lined up bumper-to-bumper around the sprawling driveway and the private planes waited on tarmacs nearby as NFL owners scrambled to get back home after wrapping up another league meeting. In a nearby ballroom, commissioner Roger Goodell began addressing the media, his statements..." June 07

  • NFL Twitter Hacked, Announces Roger Goodell's Death

    Deadspin "Some gremlin got access to the NFL’s Twitter account today and announced the death of commissioner Roger Goodell. NFL PR flack Brian McCarthy quickly corrected the record: The other two tweets were also deleted. The NFL appears to have regained control of its account. The fake cause of..." June 07

  • 20 Different Players to Take Part in Celebrity Family Feud NFL Edition This Summer

    Total Pro Sports "If you enjoyed the Gronkowski Family‘s appearance on Celebrity Family Feud last summer, you’ll love what the NFL has in store for you this year. ABC is mixing up the format of Celebrity Family Feud for Season 2. While many of the episodes will feature celebrities and their actual families, a..." June 07

  • Report: Tyrann Mathieu could top $11 million per year on new contract

    Sportsnaut "Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu is slated to receive a hefty contract extension with the Arizona Cardinals. On Monday, Jason Cole of Bleacher Report spoke about how Mathieu’s impending contract will compare to Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith. Smith just inked a five-year..." June 07

  • NFL curious about marijuana as potential medical alternative

    Sporting News "While it’s not saying so publicly, the NFL is exploring the viability of marijuana as a medical option for its players. In a profile on Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe’s marijuana advocacy, the Washington Post reports NFL senior vice president for player health and safety Jeff Miller and..." June 07

  • Tyrann Mathieu: LSU's Jamal Adams will be best safety in 2015

    NFL.com "LSU safety Jamal Adams picked up an impressive honor Thursday, when the SEC announced the Tigers newcomer had made the league's All-Freshman team. But Adams picked up a compliment Friday that might mean just as much. Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu, a former LSU star, took to Instagram..." June 04

  • LaMarr Woodley “not stressed” over the fact no team has called

    Michigan Live "LaMarr Woodley is spending so much time working on his future, he doesn't have time to worry about it. Even if that future doesn't include the NFL. After nine seasons in the NFL, the former Saginaw High and Michigan linebacker remains a free agent in search of a team willing to offer him a..." June 03

  • Cardinals sign three players

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals waived three players without any regular season experience off of their 90-man roster on Wednesday and replaced them on Thursday with three others looking for their first appearance in an NFL game. The team announced that they have signed defensive back Tyrequek Zimmerman, wide..." June 02

  • Damarious Randall puts Fitzgerald blame 'on myself'

    PackersNews.com "It was the play that essentially ended the Green Bay Packers’ 2015 season: A wide-open Larry Fitzgerald catching a pass on a crossing route and dashing for 75 yards on the first play of overtime, setting up the winning touchdown in Arizona’s 26-20 victory Jan. 16 in the NFC divisional..." May 31

  • 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