Cardinals Rumors & News

  • Cardinals put John Abraham on IR for concussions "It looks like John Abraham's career with the Cardinals -- and maybe his career as a whole -- could be coming to a close. Arizona placed the linebacker on injured reserve Friday afternoon because of concussions. Previously, the Cardinals announced Abraham was taking time off from the team and..." September 20

  • Cardinals QB Carson Palmer out; Drew Stanton will start vs. 49ers "For the second straight week, the Arizona Cardinals aren't going to have starting quarterback Carson Palmer. Coach Bruce Arians announced on Friday that Drew Stanton will be the team's starter against the 49ers on Sunday in Arizona. "We'll put that to bed right now," Arians said. "Nobody is in..." September 20

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    Darren Urban @Cardschatter

    #AzCardinals put LB John Abraham on IR, re-sign P Drew Butler.

  • Arians: 'Floored' by Dwyer arrest "Running back Jonathan Dwyer is not allowed to return to the Arizona Cardinals this season, and his long-term future with the team is in doubt unless he's exonerated from assault charges in a domestic violence incident involving his wife and young son, coach Bruce Arians said. "We'll allow the..." September 19

  • Jonathan Dwyer head-butted wife, broke her nose, Phoenix police say

    Arizona Republic "Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer broke his wife's nose when he head-butted her in the face after she bit his lip to stop his unwanted sexual advances during a July domestic dispute, police say. Dwyer, 25, was arrested Wednesday at the team's training facility in Tempe before practice...." September 18

  • Dwyer moved to reserve list, re-sign Parmele "The Cardinals have moved running back Jonathan Dwyer, arrested Wednesday in a domestic violence case, to the reserve/non-football illness list, and brought back running back Jalen Parmele to the active roster to get the team back to four backs going into the San Francisco game. The reserve list..." September 18

  • Cardinals deactivate Dwyer after domestic violence arrest

    Pro Football Talk "Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer, who was arrested today in a domestic violence incident, has been deactivated by the team. “We became aware of these allegations this afternoon when notified by Phoenix police and are cooperating fully,” the Cardinals said in a statement. “Given the serious..." September 18

  • Jonathan Dwyer Arrest -- TWO SEPARATE INCIDENTS ... 'Causing a Fracture' "Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer is suspected of assaulting his wife in TWO separate incidents ... and is accused of breaking bones ... cops tell TMZ Sports. According to police, the 25-year-old allegedly roughed up his wife at their home in Phoenix on July 21st and again on July..." September 18

  • Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer Arrested For Domestic Violence

    CBS Pittsburgh "According to reports, Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been arrested for domestic violence. Sports reporter Tyler Baldwin first reported the news Wednesday afternoon. Dwyer was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college..." September 17

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Release from Phoenix PD lists 2 victims - a 27-yo female and an 18-mo old child. One of the counts is aggravated assault involving a minor.

  • Cardinals' John Abraham fails concussion test

    Arizona Republic "Cardinals outside linebacker John Abraham didn't pass a concussion protocol test on Tuesday, coach Bruce Arians told SiriusXM NFL Radio that evening. Abraham left the team last week to contemplate retirement and missed Sunday's game against the Giants. He informed the Cardinals on Monday that..." September 17

  • Report: It 'could be a month' before Carson Palmer returns for Arizona "Carson Palmer's return for the Arizona Cardinals could be in a day, or it could be in a month, head coach Bruce Arians told Fox Sports Alex Marvez Tuesday. Palmer attempted to start Sunday's game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium, but was replaced by Drew Stanton after team officials..." September 17

  • Could Condoleezza Rice Replace Roger Goodell As Commissioner Of The NFL? "While there are still many questions to be answered as the NFL investigates its handling of Ray Rice's assault case, there are already a handful of prominent voices calling for commissioner Roger Goodell to step down and an intriguing candidate to take his place. U.S. Senator Kirsten..." September 16

  • Bruce Arians: John Abraham returning to Cardinals

    Arizona Republic "Veteran outside linebacker John Abraham will return to the Cardinals on Tuesday after spending the past week away from the team contemplating retirement, coach Bruce Arians announced. Abraham, the NFL's active sacks leader with 133½, needed some time to assess his career after suffering a..." September 16

  • Ted Ginn Jr. punt return leads Cardinals to road victory over Giants

    Arizona Republic "If Cardinals coach Bruce Arians were to hand out authentic leather game balls to every player who deserved one after the Cardinals 25-14 victory over the Giants on Sunday, the replacement order would make cows nervous and the folks at Wilson busy. There was quarterback Drew Stanton, who hadn't..." September 15

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    Mike Jurecki @mikejurecki

    As for John Abraham possibly returning to the team, hopefully he's focused/motivated. Obviously the Cards need someone to rush the passer.

  • Abraham hasn’t made final decision yet

    Pro Football Talk "Last week, Cardinals defensive end John Abraham abruptly left the team. Abraham reportedly fears long-term cognitive problems after his latest concussion, given that he reportedly had been suffering from memory loss before the latest concussion. Abraham’s coach painted a different picture,..." September 14

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Cardinals RB Andre Ellington, listed as questionable with foot injury, is expected to play, per source.

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Cardinals expect QB Carson Palmer (shoulder) to play today, assuming his arm feels good pregame. He’s performed without practicing before

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    Michael Fabiano @Michael_Fabiano

    Update ... Carson Palmer is not starting. It will be Drew Stanton for Arizona.

  • Cardinals John Abraham's decision not expected this weekend

    Arizona Republic "Cardinals outside linebacker John Abraham, who left the team this week isn't expected to make a decision about retiring until after the weekend. The Cardinals have a roster exemption for Abraham, who will not play on Sunday against the Giants." September 12

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    Kent Somers @kentsomers

    QB Carson Palmer (shoulder) hasn't thrown much this week. Arians thinks he'll play. Called it a "nerve thing" Drew Stanton is the backup.

  • Sources: Cards' Abraham has memory loss "After suffering another concussion Monday night, Arizona Cardinals linebacker John Abraham has left the team, possibly for good, according to sources. Abraham is suffering from severe memory loss and has been for well over a year, sources said. Abraham believes he needs to take time to get..." September 10

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    After suffering another concussion Monday night, Cardinals LB John Abraham has left the team, quite possibly for good, per sources.

  • Fitzgerald: Father's thoughts his own "Pro Bowl receiver Larry Fitzgerald, in response to a series of tweets from his father that criticized the Arizona Cardinals for only targeting him four times during Monday night's 18-17 win, says he doesn't share those sentiments. Larry Fitzgerald Sr. set off the controversy a couple of hours..." September 10

  • Arians: Cardinals won't force ball to Larry Fitzgerald "Larry Fitzgerald needed a diving fourth-quarter catch in the Arizona Cardinals' 18-17 Monday night victory to extend his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 150. Much to the displeasure of Fitzgerald's father, coach Bruce Arians has no plans to ensure that the greatest wide receiver..." September 09

  • NFL Leads Push For Franchise in Europe "This NFL season has kicked off with more fanfare than ever before, and excitement for the sport isn't limited to the United States. For the first time in the league's history there will be three regular-season games played abroad, all of them at Wembley Stadium in London. The games will come on..." September 09

  • Cardinals' Andre Ellington shakes off foot injury for effective game

    Arizona Republic "When Arizona Cardinals running back Andre Ellington practiced on a limited basis Saturday, coach Bruce Arians felt the second-year back had a good chance to play against the San Diego Chargers in Monday's season opener. Ellington, who has been dealing with a left foot injury, needed a bit..." September 09

  • Andre Ellington limited in practice "Arizona Cardinals starting running back Andre Ellington will be a game-time decision after being limited in Saturday's practice, coach Bruce Arians said. He was officially listed as questionable on the Cardinals' final injury report of the week after getting an MRI on Thursday on a foot..." September 07

  • Cardinals veterans say run defense is all about desire

    Arizona Republic "Building an NFL defense that can effectively stop the run requires the proper ingredients. It takes more than just snarling linebackers and blood-spitting defensive linemen who can wrap up and tackle and hit their gaps. "You want to know what it takes? I'll tell you what it takes," Cardinals..." September 07

  • Troutman gets chance to hit Cardinals

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Chargers pay Johnnie Troutman to do something he enjoys. “I like hitting people,” the guard said. Troutman, preceded by Jeromey Clary last year and Louis Vasquez in 2012, is expected to be the team’s third different right guard in as many season openers when the Chargers and Cardinals..." September 07

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    Darren Urban @Cardschatter

    Arians said that Tyrann Mathieu also will be game-day decision. #SDvsAZ

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    Greg Auman @gregauman

    Solomon Patton had continued to get reps on punt return all week despite being on practice squad. No word on what duties he'll have Sunday.

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    Mike Jurecki @mikejurecki

    Re: Ellington consulted with three foot/ankle specialists all agreed no surgery at this time. RT @52southway: Anymore word on Ellington?

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    Mike Jurecki @mikejurecki

    As for Andre Ellington time frame a lot will depend the how quickly he heals, could be 4-6 weeks or longer depending on further prognosis.

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    On #Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (foot), who had an MRI last night: First prescription is rest. He’s hopeful. Still a chance he plays on MNF

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    Mike Jurecki @mikejurecki

    Hearing Andre Ellington was dealing with some discomfort in his left foot the past week, irritated his foot during practice on Thursday #MRI

  • Former Cardinals QB Max Hall arrested on shoplifting, cocaine possession allegations

    Arizona Republic "Former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Max Hall was arrested Friday on suspicion of possession of stolen items and cocaine, Gilbert police said. Gilbert police were called to the Best Buy near Loop 202 and Williams Field Road about 11:30 a.m. Friday where they found Hall in possession of "several..." September 02

  • Will the Cardinals regret the Ted Ginn signing?

    Revenge Of The Birds "One of the key free agent signings the Arizona Cardinals made this offseason was veteran receiver and returner Ted Ginn. He was signed to a three-year $9.75 million contract. Admittedly, I thought he was a great signing, although a little pricey for a guy that had bounced around a bit, joining..." September 02

  • Cardinals GM Keim on Daryl Washington: 'Out of sight, out of mind' "The Cardinals were clearly not pleased with linebacker Daryl Washington's year-long suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy, writing in an unusually-terse statement that "It's completely unacceptable that Daryl has once again put us in this position." It appears general..." September 02

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    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    Walter Powell claimed off waivers by the Jets, according to his agents, @symmetryreps

  • Larry Fitzgerald hopes to get back into 'flow' for Arizona Cardinals in 2014

    Arizona Republic "It's impossible to write about Cardinals' offensive playmakers, past and present, without including receiver Larry Fitzgerald. No player in team history has made more plays. Fitzgerald is the franchise leader in receptions (846), receiving yards (11,367), touchdowns (87), 100-yard receiving..." September 01

  • Cardinals claim outside linebacker Thomas Keiser off waivers

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals and Chargers will play twice in 11 days, since the rematch of the preseason finale will be played next Monday night. Thomas Keiser will have the rare ability to play for both teams. The Cardinals claimed the outside linebacker, who was waived by the Chargers yesterday,..." August 31

  • Cardinals trim roster to 53

    Pro Football Talk "Twenty players were released, one was given an injury settlement and one was moved to injured reserve as the Cardinals got down to 53 on their roster today. Arizona announced that the following players were cut: RB Zach Bauman, LB Marcus Benard, G Philip Blake, LB Jonathan Brown, WR Dan..." August 31

  • Andre Ellington adds some intrigue to Arizona Cardinals run game

    Arizona Republic "The production of the running backs will be one of the more intriguing story lines of the 2014 season, and will help us learn more about Arians the Xs and Os guy. To be clear, the coach doesn't seem worried. "I don't have any concerns with the running game," he said. "The running game's been..." August 31

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    Josh Weinfuss @joshweinfuss

    Confirmed that #AZCardinals have released DT Isaac Sopoaga, LB Marcus Benard and RB Jalen Parmele.

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    James Harrison's agent, Bill Parise, said as well as his client's visit went with Cardinals, he is not expected to sign there.

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    Josh Weinfuss @joshweinfuss

    #AZCardinals have released CB Bryan McCann, his agent.John Biggins said.

  • Chargers-Cardinals, Instant Analysis

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Training camp confirmed one basic thing that college film hinted would be true about rookies Jason Verrett and Jerry Attaochu. They can cover ground against NFL talent. Verrett appeared quicker than any other Chargers cornerback -- "First-round draft-pick quick," Keenan Allen said -- while..." August 29

  • Cardinals sign Tommy Kelly "Tommy Kelly was one of the most surprising and notable cuts during the recent roster shrinkage to 75 players. He wasn't out of work for long. The Arizona Cardinals announced the signing of Kelly on Wednesday. Kelly adds depth at defensive tackle, where the team just lost Darnell Dockett for the..." August 28