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  1. 2017 Off-Season Thread
  • Bruce Arians believes Ben Roethlisberger will play in 2017

    ESPN "One of Ben Roethlisberger’s former coaches believes the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback will suit up in 2017. Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians, who was Roethlisberger’s offensive coordinator from 2007 until 2011, following a three-year stint as the Steelers’ wide receivers coach, told ESPN..." February 20

  • Could the Cardinals be targeting Jay Cutler?

    Sportsnaut "The Arizona Cardinals may just be the next team to try and mold Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler into their field general. In his weekly column for The MMQB, Peter King presented the logic for a potential Cutler-Bruce Arians hookup. “Name the counter-culture coach who likes to take..." February 20

  • Cardinals want to win now, will be aggressive in free agency

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals took a big step backward from 13-3 in 2015 to 7-8-1 in 2016, and they’re eager to change things in a hurry. Cardinals G.M. Steve Keim said the Cardinals’ priority in free agency will be players who can make an immediate impact. “We’ll certainly be aggressive and keep our foot..." February 19

  • GM Steve Keim: Cardinals' dialogue with Chandler Jones has been positive

    ESPN "The clock continues to tick on the negotiations between the Arizona Cardinals and outside linebacker Chandler Jones. Both sides have until March 1 to reach an agreement on what will very likely be a long-term deal or the Cardinals will put the franchise tag on Jones. The negotiations can..." February 19

  • Michael Floyd has begun serving his 24 days in jail

    ESPN "Former New England Patriots and Arizona Cardinals receiver Michael Floyd began a 24-day jail sentence Thursday after pleading guilty to one charge of second-offense extreme DUI (.15-.19), according to the Scottsdale, Arizona, prosecutor. Floyd's sentence included 120 days in jail -- of which he..." February 18

  • Chiefs and Broncos among teams Tony Romo is most interested in

    Sportsnaut "Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo could very well have a say in where he ends up next month. After months of speculation that the former Pro Bowler would be traded, reports surfaced earlier this week that Romo himself anticipates being released. As a 37-year-old quarterback that has played..." February 17

  • Michael Floyd pleads guilty in DUI case

    Arizona Sports "Former Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd has pleaded guilty in his Scottsdale DUI case from late last year, court records showed. Floyd agreed to plead guilty to one count of extreme DUI — the other six charges against him were dropped. Documents showed Floyd would serve 24 days..." February 17

  • Cardinals pursuing deals with Chandler Jones, Tony Jefferson

    Arizona Republic "The Cardinals are aggressively trying to re-sign some of their own free agents, but consummating deals might be difficult with free agency due to start in less than three weeks, General Manager Steve Keim told Arizona Spots 98.7 FM on Friday morning. “As it gets closer to free agency, some..." February 17

  • Metallica will force Cardinals to move part of camp

    Arizona Republic "For the second consecutive year, a concert at University of Phoenix Stadium is going to send the Cardinals on the road for a portion of training camp, team president Michael Bidwill said in a radio appearance on Tuesday morning. Metallica is scheduled to appear on the stadium on Aug. 4, so the..." February 15

  • NFL sets cap percentages for franchise tags

    Pro Football Talk "The franchise-tag crop report has arrived. Sort of. Prior to 2011, the non-exclusive franchise tenders were determined by averaging the five highest cap numbers at each position from the prior year. Starting in 2011, the tenders are determined by the aggregate sum of the salary cap for the five..." February 15

  • Cardinals To Franchise Chandler Jones & Begin Working On Long-Term Deal Right Away

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that while the Cardinals have confirmed their plans to franchise OLB Chandler Jones in the coming weeks, Arizona will try “really hard” to get a long-term extension right away, as opposed to allowing him to play out the year under the tag. Garafolo adds that..." February 14

  • Cardinals think John Brown’s sickle cell issue is under control

    Pro Football Talk "Cardinals wide receiver John Brown only missed one game during the 2016 season, but he was a frequent presence on the team’s injury report. Brown was listed with a hamstring injury, although the issue actually stemmed from a sickle cell trait in his blood that caused the leg issues. Brown was..." February 14

  • NFL Would Boost TV Ratings, Ad Revenue If US Ban On Sports Betting Lifted, New Report Says

    Legal Sports Report "MoffettNathanson Research released a report called NFL Season Recap – It’s All Over But the Crying (paywall), looking back at 2016-17. Part of the analysis focused on sports betting, and opportunities missed by the NFL to generate more interest and revenue. The NFL has generally tried to..." February 14

  • Cardinals president Michael Bidwill reiterates they’re tagging Chandler Jones

    Arizona Cardinals "It’s been no secret — Bruce Arians made it pretty clear the day after the season — that the Cardinals are planning on using the franchise tag on linebacker Chandler Jones if necessary. Team president Michael Bidwill reiterated that Tuesday during an appearance on the “Doug and Wolf” show on..." February 14

  • Some late-season Thursday Night Football games could move to Saturday

    Awful Announcing "With the 2016-17 NFL season, it’s time for the league’s TV’s partners to look ahead for the next season and what teams they’ll lobby for. Due to the Dallas Cowboys’ effect on the ratings in the second half of last season, there’s no doubt that all of the networks will want to maximize the number..." February 14

  • Steve Keim: We have to find QB to follow Carson Palmer

    Arizona Cardinals "If Steve Keim truly feared that Carson Palmer wouldn’t be back in 2017, the general manager was able to allay that concern last week when the quarterback went to dinner with him and let him know he was indeed going to play. That meant, at least for another season, the quarterback issue wasn’t..." February 13

  • Palmer: Retirement thoughts were 'never about anything other than my body'

    Arizona Cardinals "Carson Palmer is back for the 2017 season, releasing a statement about it Thursday. Friday, Palmer called into the “Rich Eisen Show” to talk a little bit about his decision to return, with little surprise — he’s an older guy, and he needed to make sure his body would hold up. He feels it..." February 10

  • Carson Palmer Will Play In 2017

    Arizona Cardinals "In what seemed inevitable – especially after wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald announced he would play in 2017 – Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer informed team president Michael Bidwill Thursday he too would play this season. Palmer had, multiple times, said he expected to play this season. But..." February 09

  • Details on How Much DirecTV is Raising The NFL Sunday Ticket Package in 2017

    Black Sports Online "The 2016 campaign ended in epic fashion, as the New England Patriots came back from down 25 points against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI. As football fans wait several months until the game returns, they’ll have to get ready for prices rising for the Sunday Ticket package on..." February 09

  • Worst NFL free-agent pool ever won't stop desperate teams from diving in wallets first

    CBS Sports "NFL free agency is fool's gold. Always has been. Always will be. Now more than ever. Forever and forever. Amen. I've been singing this chorus and preaching this sermon for roughly a decade now, and nothing has changed. Except, well, the free-agency classes grow shallower and shallower...." February 08

  • DIRECTV raising Sunday Ticket prices for 2017 season

    Sportsnaut "It’s all about supply and demand. And despite what was a perceived regression in terms of television ratings during the 2016 NFL season, the demand is surely still there. It’s the most popular sport in North American. That’s not even up for debate at this point. So leave it to cable and..." February 08

  • Top 10 biggest boom or bust players in 2017 NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "Heading into the 2017 NFL Draft, there are a few players who find themselves in the “no doubt about it” category. Texas A&M EDGE defender Myles Garrett comes to mind when discussing that type of player. Other prospects quality as flyers and potential steals. There’s a whole other category,..." February 07

  • Larry Fitzgerald, Eli Manning share Walter Payton Man of the Year Award

    Sporting News "Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and Giants quarterback Eli Manning were the co-winners of the 2016 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award. It's only the third time in the award's 47-year history there have been co-recipients. Fitzgerald and Manning beat out fellow finalist Greg..." February 05

  • Larry Fitzgerald reveals how Packers-Cowboys inspired him to return for 2017

    Fox Sports "Going out on top is a sports dream — one which Larry Fitzgerald plans to chase in 2017. After a bit of speculation about his status for next season, the Arizona Cardinals wide receiver decided to hold off retirement for at least one more year. And earlier this week, he told The Arizona Republic..." February 04

  • Carson Palmer wants to return to the Cardinals in 2017

    Sportsnaut "Carson Palmer may be returning to the Arizona Cardinals in 2017, after all. No announcement has been made but reportedly, Larry Fitzgerald’s decision to come back gives us a clue. “The understanding I was given is that Fitzgerald would not have decided to come back unless Carson Palmer was..." February 03

  • Cardinals not really interested in a Daryl Washington return

    Arizona Republic "Linebacker Daryl Washington has been suspended for the past three NFL seasons, but that hasn't stopped reports of his return to the Cardinals from surfacing. The latest came from Joe Pequeno of KPHO-TV, Channel 5 in Phoenix, who tweeted on Thursday the NFL was going to reinstate Washington next..." February 03

  • Tony Romo has Texans, Cardinals, Broncos, Chiefs on wishlist

    Larry Brown Sports "Tony Romo is reportedly prepared to be dealt, and and he wants to be on a contending team. According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Cowboys will shop Romo once he meets with owner Jerry Jones. Romo lists the Houston Texans, Arizona Cardinals, Denver Broncos, and Kansas City Chiefs as..." February 02

  • Cardinals could trade up for Deshaun Watson

    Larry Brown Sports "The Arizona Cardinals reportedly have their eye on a few quarterbacks in the case that Carson Palmer retires. According to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora, the Cardinals are high on former Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson. They apparently like Watson so much they are prepared to trade up to..." February 02

  • Bruce Arians: Cardinals will hit more in 2017 training camp

    Arizona Republic "One reason for the Cardinals' slow start in 2016 might be traced back to coach Bruce Arians’ desire to keep his team healthy through training camp. Overall, there wasn’t much hitting in practices, because Arians figured a team full of veterans didn’t need it. The Cardinals lost three of their..." February 02

  • David Johnson’s goal: 1,000 yards both rushing and receiving

    Pro Football Talk "Roger Craig and Marshall Faulk are the only players in NFL history to have 1,000 yards both rushing and receiving in the same season. Cardinals running back David Johnson wants to be the third. Johnson said on PFT Live that his goal is 1,000 yards both rushing and receiving, and that if he..." February 02

  • Mark Wahlberg: I'm going to recruit Larry Fitzgerald to Patriots

    NESN "Mark Wahlberg makes a living as an actor, but it looks like he might be making a run at becoming the New England Patriots general manager. Wahlberg took part in the Annexus pro-am at the Waste Management Phoenix Open on Wednesday, and the long-time Patriots fan revealed his plan to recruit..." February 02

  • Cards WR Larry Fitzgerald, 10-time Pro Bowler, returning for 2017

    ESPN "Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald says he will return for his his 14th season in the NFL. Fitzgerald told ESPN's Jim Trotter on Wednesday that he will play out the final year on his current contract with Arizona. Fitzgerald, who has played his whole career for the Cardinals, had said..." February 02

  • Fitzgerald: Decision on future coming 'pretty soon' "Is Larry Fitzgerald any closer to determining his future in the NFL? The Cardinals wide receiver is either a "couple more days" or "weeks" of mulling away, according to an interview with the team's official site on Tuesday. As NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport noted this week, Fitzgerald's..." February 01

  • President Trump on Roger Goodell: ‘The commissioner is a dope. He’s a stupid guy’

    Sportsnaut "President Donald Trump isn’t one afraid to ruffle some feathers. It’s his outspoken attitude and ability to go away from the norm that caught the attention of those who voted him into office. As divisive as Trump himself might be, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is an equally divisive figure..." February 01

  • Roger Goodell indicates NFL looking into cutting commercials during broadcasts

    Sportsnaut "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the public in a pre-Super Bowl press conference on Wednesday. He covered many issues including the possibility of the league reducing the number of commercials during a game. The task at hand would be to shorten the time it takes to watch an entire NFL..." February 01

  • Goodell defends Thursday Night Football: Lower injury rate, 'high-quality football'

    CBS Sports ""Thursday Night Football" isn't on its way out. As NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made clear at his press conference Wednesday, it's here to stay. To do so, Goodell cited lower injury rates and "high-quality football." "They're slightly lower than any other games," Goodell said of injury..." February 01

  • 2017 Salary Cap Could Increase By As Much As $15M

    NFL Trade Rumors "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told reporters (per Kyle Meinke) on Wednesday that the 2017 salary cap could go up by as much as $15 million per team. A few months ago, Tom Pelissero of USA Today reported that NFL teams were informed that the 2017 cap is expected to be between $166 million –..." February 01

  • Carson Palmer refutes reports that his house is on the market

    Sportsnaut "A report surfaced on Tuesday that Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer had put his house on the market, moved out of state and pulled his children from school. It wouldn’t normally be a news-worthy piece of information. But with continued talk about Palmer potentially retiring, every..." February 01

  • Head of NFL refs union: Barbs from players 'very concerning'

    USA Today "The NFL has fined multiple players this season for criticizing individual officials, and the head of the NFL Referees Association doesn’t want to see such incidents become a trend. Scott Green, the former NFL referee and recently appointed NFLRA executive director, told USA TODAY Sports on..." February 01

  • Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer moves out of state

    ALL 22 "By all appearances, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer sure doesn’t look like somebody who’s planning on returning to the team. Palmer is said to be contemplating retirement at age 37 after a brutal season behind a patchwork Cardinals offensive line that allowed him to get sacked 40..." February 01

  • Bruce Arians talked to Larry Fitzgerald, Carson Palmer: 'Nothing to confirm yet'

    Arizona Republic "The Cardinals have two plans for the offseason, one that includes receiver Larry Fitzgerald and quarterback Carson Palmer returning, and another in the event they retire, coach Bruce Arians said on Tuesday. “I’ve spoken to Carson and Larry every week since the season,” Arians said at the Waste..." January 31

  • Report: NFLPA reviewing relationship with Uber after ‘strike busting tactics’

    Sportsnaut "According to Albert Breer of MMQB, the NFL Players Association is reviewing its relationship with ride-share company Uber in wake of its decision to operate in New York City when the city’s taxis went on strike over the weekend to protest the Trump administrations immigration policy. The strike..." January 31

  • NFL won’t commit to Orlando Pro Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "This year’s Pro Bowl was more successful than usual, due in part to a sold-out crowd in Orlando and an inexplicably successful effort (fueled by Ray Lewis) to get the players to cast aside their best interests and risk injury by playing hard. Still, the new home of the game won’t necessarily be..." January 30

  • Carson Palmer says he’ll play “if my body responds”

    Pro Football Talk "Carson Palmer wants to remain the Cardinals’ quarterback for at least another season, but he isn’t completely committed to it just yet. Palmer texted Dan Bickley of that he’ll play if his 37-year-old body holds up in the offseason. “I guess nothing is ever official until it is,..." January 30

  • Pat Tillman's widow rips Trump's ban: This isn't the country he died for

    CBS Sports "All over the country this weekend, thousands protested President Donald Trump's executive order that closed the United States' borders to refugees. In addition to the numerous airport protests that were organized, the American Civil Liberties Union announced that it raised more than $10 million..." January 30

  • Cards eager to know if Carson Palmer, Larry Fitzgerald will return "The season for the Cardinals has been over for several weeks, but a huge part of their future still hangs in the balance. As Super Bowl LI approaches and most teams are deep in planning for 2017, Arizona's brass still don't have an answer on whether quarterback Carson Palmer or wide receiver Larry..." January 29

  • Sold-out Pro Bowl means it surely will continue

    Pro Football Talk "From time to time, the NFL huffs and puffs about the quality of the Pro Bowl. But the Pro Bowl’s house isn’t going to be blown down any time soon. (Even though it should be.) This year, the NFL has offered standing-room only tickets at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, site of this year’s..." January 29

  • NFL and medical marijuana: A Q&A with former Eagles OL Todd Herremans

    ESPN "The conversation about marijuana's place in the NFL is heating up. Earlier this week, it was revealed that the NFL Players Association is working on a proposal that would amend the current drug policy to take a "less punitive" approach to recreational marijuana use among players, and the..." January 28

  • The Super Bowl Sex-Trafficking Myth: Is it the crisis it's cracked up to be?

    SI "Oh, man, we’re about to get robbed. That was Ryan Murphy’s thought when the two sedans ominously pulled up on either side of the car he was sitting in. From the front passenger’s seat of the Ford Fusion parked at a gas station, he breathed a sigh of resignation and reached for his wallet...." January 28

  • Byron Leftwich will coach the Cardinals’ quarterbacks

    Pro Football Talk "Former NFL quarterback Byron Leftwich will be the Cardinals’ new quarterbacks coach, Alex Marvez of the Sporting News reported Friday. Leftwich was a first-round pick in 2003, and so was current Cardinals’ starting quarterback Carson Palmer. Leftwich, who just turned 37, worked with the..." January 27