Cardinals Rumors & News

  • US appeals court upholds $50M settlement for retired NFL players "The 8th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a $50 million lawsuit settlement regarding publicity rights for retired NFL players, according to the Associated Press. The appeals court rejected arguments by several retirees -- including Jim Marshall, Joe Senser and Dan Pastorini -- that..." May 21

  • Carson Palmer feels heightened urgency as career nears finish line

    Fox Sports Arizona "Carson Palmer hasn't been in Bruce Arians' ear just yet during the team's offseason workouts, but the Cardinals coach knows it's coming. "He'll try to talk me into something here probably by next week," Arians said Tuesday of his quarterback. "He was back there real antsy in blitz..." May 19

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    Dean Blandino @DeanBlandino

    The extra point rule for 2015 just changed. Snap for kick from the 15-yard line, 2-pt try stays at 2-yard line and defense can return.

  • Extra point tries moved to the 15-yard line

    Pro Football Talk "One of the NFL’s staid elements is getting a shake up. Extra points will be attempted from the 15-yard-line beginning in 2015, the NFL announced Tuesday. Owners approved the rules change, which makes the extra point a 32- or 33-yard attempt, at the league’s spring meeting in San..." May 19

  • Tyrann Mathieu on Jimmy Graham: He'll need to block in NFC West "Cardinals DB Tyrann Mathieu -- and probably every other defensive back and linebacker in the NFC West -- understands Jimmy Graham is going to be a matchup nightmare twice a year. But Mathieu wants Graham to understand something else. Graham plays in the NFC West now and he's going to have to do..." May 17

  • Bruce Arians: David Johnson “will find a niche quick”

    Pro Football Talk "After the Cardinals took Northern Iowa running back David Johnson in the third round of the draft, coach Bruce Arians said that Andre Ellington would continue to play the same role in the team’s backfield. Arians has called Ellington the “focal point” of the Arizona offense in the past, so that..." May 17

  • Arizona Cardinals rookies make a positive impression on Bruce Arians

    Arizona Republic "A week into their first post-college jobs, Cardinals rookies are still finding their way around the team's Tempe headquarters. So it's premature to draw conclusions about their futures. But several of the 24 rookies have made a positive impression on coach Bruce Arians. "Oh, God, all the..." May 16

  • Dansby suspects foul play from 2008 game in New England

    Pro Football Talk "Browns linebacker Karlos Dansby joined PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio to promote Montez Renault, a new skin-care line he developed with former teammate Chris Butler. In so doing, Dansby had some interesting comments about the #DeflateGate controversy. For starters, Dansby believes Patriots..." May 15

  • Cardinals Sign Second-Round Pick OLB Markus Golden

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Arizona Cardinals have signed second-round pick OLB Markus Golden and fourth-round pick DE Rodney Gunter to four-year contracts, according to Darren Urban. The Cardinals now have all but two of their 2015 draft picks under contract. According to, Anthony is projected to..." May 13

  • PAT change coming? NFL owners to consider 3 proposals at May meetings "The extra point as we know it could be coming to an end. When the NFL Spring Meeting kicks off in San Francisco next week (May 18-20), the league's 32 owners will be presented with three proposals on how to make the extra point better. If 24 out of the NFL's 32 owners vote to pass any of the..." May 13

  • Cardinals checking out former rugby star with family ties

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals aren’t much of a fullback team, but that might not matter much to rookie Paul Lasike, since he wasn’t sure he was much of a football player. The New Zealander and former rugby star is among the rookies trying to impress the Cardinals in minicamp, something he never dreamed of..." May 11

  • Reports: Cardinals sign rookie QB Phillip Sims

    Pro Football Talk "A former Alabama quarterback who took part in the Cardinals’ rookie minicamp on a tryout basis will reportedly be added to the roster. Phillip Sims, who finished his collegiate career at Winston-Salem State, has signed a deal with the Cardinals, the school announced Sunday. The Alabama Media..." May 11

  • Cardinals drafting a runner should help Andre Ellington

    Arizona Republic "This week Andre Ellington met possibly the best thing to happen to him in 2015. And he's smart enough to know it. Ellington felt the opposite of threatened when the Cardinals drafted running back David Johnson in the third round last week. If Johnson, from Northern Iowa, is what the Cardinals..." May 10

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    Mike Jurecki @mikejurecki

    Hearing Jonathan Cooper looks healthy, and moving around quite well at RG in the off-season workouts. Coop was dragging his leg last year.

  • Former NFL LB Scott Fujita: 30 to 50 percent of players smoke pot "We live in a society where marijuana is becoming increasingly destigmatized. It has been completely legalized for recreational used in four states, decriminalized in 17 states and the District of Columbia, and allowed for medicinal purposes in 23 states. Even the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence..." May 07

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    Field Yates @FieldYates

    Source: the Cardinals have claimed CB Alfonzo Dennard off of waivers.

  • John Carlson Retires from Cardinals "For a second straight year, the Cardinals are losing a tight end to retirement. John Carlson, who signed as a free agent before the 2014 season, called it a career Tuesday. He had 33 receptions for 350 yards and a touchdown in his only season as a Cardinal, playing in all 16 games. He had at..." May 05

  • Carson Palmer Working Back From ACL Tear, Participated in Cardinals’ Offseason Workouts

    Sportsnaut "The Arizona Cardinals went 11-5 last season and reached the playoffs. But they had to do their late-season heavy lifting without starting quarterback Carson Palmer. Palmer suffered an ACL tear to his knee, the second in his career, in November of 2014, just two days after signing a three-year, $50..." May 05

  • Madden cover finalists are out: Who made the cut? "Just when you thought you could take some fan time off, it's now the season when you'll need to feverishly worry about the Madden NFL 2016 cover jinx. As of Monday, the four finalists are out. Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson, Giants receiver Odell..." May 04

  • Cardinals fix needs with help at linebacker, running back "Help is on the way for the Arizona Cardinals. But only one of their draft picks Friday has the makings of an instant fix. By drafting outside linebacker Markus Golden in the second round and running back David Johnson in the third, they addressed two specific needs -- fixing a pass rush that..." May 04

  • Cardinals fill needs at OLB, RB in second, third rounds

    Fox Sports Arizona "Cardinals third-year general manager Steve Keim has made a habit of moving down in the NFL Draft to acquire more picks. The pattern held on Day 2 of the 2015 version. Two picks before they were due to select in the second round, the Cardinals traded their No. 55 pick to Baltimore for the..." May 03

  • Louisville TE Gerald Christian joins Mr. Irrelevant legacy

    Sporting News "The latest player to be Mr. Irrelevant learned the news via a former Mr. Irrelevant. Chandler Harnish, the final pick of the 2012 NFL Draft, announced Arizona's selection of Louisville tight end Gerald Christian Saturday to close to draft. Harnish, a quarterback from Northern Illinois, was..." May 03

  • Cardinals fix needs with help at linebacker, running back "Help is on the way for the Arizona Cardinals. But only one of their draft picks Friday has the makings of an instant fix. By drafting outside linebacker Markus Golden in the second round and running back David Johnson in the third, they addressed two specific needs -- fixing a pass rush that..." May 03

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    Mike Jurecki @mikejurecki

    Keim: David Johnson three down RB, will also get a chance to return kickoffs.

  • Arizona Cardinals take Florida offensive tackle with 1st-round pick in 2015 NFL draft

    Arizona Republic "Cardinals General Manager Steve Keim likes to joke that his draft philosophy is to avoid selecting players who looked like he did when he played guard at North Carolina State. That's only partially true, because since assuming the general manager's job two years ago, Keim has shown an affinity..." May 01

    2015 NFL Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff NFL Draft day is finally here. Teams begin re-loading tonight and the new NFL season will be here before we know it. I'm going to post rumors in this live blog all day. Pick rumors, trade rumors, etc. April 30

  • 2015 NFL mock draft: Saints, Dolphins, Eagles, Jaguars making trades "It's finally time to bite the bullet. It's time to mock it up. Hopefully, I can do better than last year, where I hit for a pretty strong average – 26 of the 32 players I put in my mock ended up going in the first round – but didn't land nearly enough homers (getting the right player and team..." April 29

  • Cardinals Exercise Michael Floyd Option "“We determined that exercising the fifth year was the option that clearly made the most sense,” General Manager Steve Keim said. “Michael has shown a lot of good things in his time with us and we fully expect him to make a step forward this season. We have high expectations for him on and off..." April 29

  • NFL to end tax-exempt status

    The Score "The NFL will relinquish its tax-exempt status, commissioner Roger Goodell announced in a memo to owners Tuesday. Goodell said the move was made to "eliminate (a) distraction." The memo states the move will not have a significant impact on the operation of the league: Every dollar of..." April 28

  • NFL Commissioner Goodell: "We didn't get it right"

    CBS News "The NFL draft begins Thursday in Chicago. It's a change of venue for a league re-defining itself both on and off the field. The NFL will follow a new personal conduct policy, and two new employees will help investigate player misconduct. In an interview with "CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie..." April 28

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    Josh Weinfuss @joshweinfuss

    #AZCardinals coach Bruce Arians said RB Andre Ellington's foot injury is 95 percent healed and there hasn't been a "reoccurance."

  • Cardinals believe free-agency success allows flexibility in draft

    Arizona Republic "The Cardinals are confident a free-agency shopping spree in March filled every empty spot in their pantry of talent. So next week's draft will be more a matter of stocking up than addressing needs. At least that's the view of General Manager Steve Keim and coach Bruce Arians, who held their..." April 23

  • Fitzgerald says his role limits his production

    Pro Football Talk "Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald recently said he can still play at a high level. So is it possible for him to generate significant numbers? “No, it’s not possible,” Fitzgerald told Burns & Gambo of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM in Phoenix. “And it’s only that reason, because of the role that I..." April 23

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    Mike Jurecki @mikejurecki

    #AZCardinals haven't made a decision on Michael Floyd fifth year option, deadline is COB on May 3rd. Any decision will come after the draft.

  • Larry Foote "50-50" On Playing In 2015 "Larry Foote looked the part of a retired NFL player on Thursday morning, sporting a brand-new $300 golf outfit at Whirlwind Golf Club in Chandler. Then again, all of the Cardinals were in similar attire as they hit the links for the 26th annual Celebrity Golf Classic charity event, and Foote..." April 23

  • Depth Perception: Predicting Cardinals' 8 picks in NFL Draft "Although most attention is spent on the NFL Draft's first round picks that will take place April 30 in Chicago, many more players will be selected during the ensuing two days. And the ability to pick those players in the depths of the draft often decides the difference between success and..." April 22

  • Judge approves concussion settlement, could cost NFL $1 billion "A federal judge has approved a plan that brings the NFL and more than 5,000 former players one step closer to a settlement in a concussion lawsuit that could end up costing the league more than $1 billion over 65 years. Senior U.S. District Judge Anita Brody had twice sent the deal back to..." April 22

  • 2015 Sunday Night Football schedule

    SB Nation "The NFL has released the full schedule for the upcoming 2015 NFL season, which means we know the primetime matchups for Sunday Night Football. Typically some of the best matchups on the schedule (especially with flex scheduling), Sunday Night Football might not be as well-known a phrase as Monday..." April 22

  • Six teams 'in the mix' for Vikings RB Adrian Peterson "It's not clear yet where Adrian Peterson will play in 2015, but we should know for sure by May 2. According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Vikings plan to hold onto Peterson if they can't find a trading partner by the end of the NFL Draft, which runs from April 30-May 2. "If he's not..." April 21

  • Adrian Wilson signs 1-day contract with Arizona Cardinals, will retire "Adrian Wilson signed a one-day contract Monday so he can retire with the Arizona Cardinals. Cardinals president Michael Bidwill said Wilson will also be inducted into the team's ring of honor at University of Phoenix Stadium this coming season. A date will be determined after the NFL's..." April 20

  • Former Cardinals S Adrian Wilson expected to retire "Five-time Pro Bowl and 2009 All-Pro safety Adrian Wilson is expected to hang up his football cleats. The Arizona Cardinals announced on Sunday they will hold a press conference on Monday involving president Michael Bidwill, general manager Steve Keim and Wilson. NFL Media Insider Ian..." April 20

  • NFL schedule will be released on Tuesday

    Pro Football Talk "The wait to find out the 2015 schedule will end on Tuesday evening. The NFL has announced that the schedule will be unveiled during a three-hour show on NFL Network that gets underway at 8 p.m. ET. All 256 games will be revealed during the program, although not all games will remain in the same..." April 20

  • Report Suggests About 1 in 6 NFL Players Go Broke Within 12 Years of Retiring

    Complex "When the NFL comes back in 2015, and you gaze upon the first 11-on-11 play of the bloodsport's season, know that, statistically speaking, at least three players on that field will be bankrupt soon after they hang up their cleats. According to a new research paper by the National Bureau of Economic..." April 15

  • Schedule release likely coming next week

    Pro Football Talk "With the draft only 17 days away and in light of the NFL’s habit of releasing the regular-season schedule before the draft, the window for releasing the 2015 regular-season schedule is getting fairly narrow. The current thinking, per a source with knowledge of the situation, is that the sheet..." April 13

  • Arians: Female coaches could be in NFL's future "The NFL made history Wednesday when it announced Sarah Thomas would become one of nine new officials for the upcoming season. Thomas will be the first full-time female official in league history. In 2012, Shannon Eastin was a line judge for the first three games of the season during the referee..." April 13

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Former #Cardinals TE Rob Housler agreed to terms with the #Browns on a 1-year deal, source said.

  • 2015 NFL preseason schedule announced "Preseason football may be some four months off, but the NFL wants to give you time to get adequately pumped for what amounts to glorified practices. That's right: On Thursday, the league announced the 2015 preseason schedule in all its meaningless glory. Meaningless may be an overstatement; the..." April 09

  • Browns agree to terms with free-agent tight end Rob Housler, according to source

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns are adding a play-making tight end to their roster and relieving the pressure of selecting one in the early rounds of the NFL Draft 2015. A league source said the club has agreed in principle to a one-year contract with Rob Housler, who spent his first four seasons with the..." April 09

  • Browns scheduled to host free-agent tight end Rob Housler on Wednesday

    Akron Beacon Journal "Perhaps the Browns won’t wait until the April 30-May 2 NFL Draft to address their dire need for a tight end. Free-agent tight end Rob Housler is scheduled to visit the Browns on Wednesday, a person familiar with the situation confirmed Tuesday night for the Beacon Journal. The person spoke on..." April 08

  • Cards' Patrick Peterson: 'I am diabetic'

    Arizona Republic "Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson rolled into a car show in Mesa on Saturday in style and backed the Corvette Stingray into the one open spot amid a row of impressive collectible cars, This row was all Peterson's and included a truck and a couple of Camaros. Peterson's been in love with..." April 07