Cardinals Rumors & News

  • Cardinals sign former Chargers LB Donald Butler

    Revenge Of The Birds "The Cardinals added another piece to their puzzle prior to the start of Training Camp. Donald Butler was brought in by the Cardinals to add more experience to a vastly inexperience inside linebacker room. Butler has spent the last five seasons with the San Diego Chargers. He was drafted in 2010..." July 27

  • Who reaches Super Bowl LI? 2016 NFL record projections for all 32 teams

    USA Today "Heading into training camps, all 32 NFL teams have essentially taken shape. So before injuries, benchings, firings, (more) suspensions and hot streaks start shaping the 2016 season, here's USA TODAY Sports' annual projection of how the season will unfold with record projections for each team based..." July 27

  • Darnell Dockett to announce retirement Monday

    ESPN "One of the most outspoken players in Arizona Cardinals history will hang it up Monday. Defensive tackle Darnell Dockett is expected to retire Monday, sources told ESPN. Dockett was cut by the Cardinals in February 2015, seven months after tearing his ACL during training camp in 2014. He..." July 24

  • Chris Clemons Denied KO'ing Woman ... In Bizarre Cop Cam Video

    TMZ "TMZ Sports has obtained body cam footage from the cop who spoke with Arizona Cardinals safety Chris Clemons after he allegedly knocked out a woman in Scottsdale back in May ... and it's weird. Backstory ... Clemons is accused of punching a woman in the face around 2 AM on May 8th -- knocking..." July 23

  • Cardinals' Palmer: Starting 1-0 more important than beating Brady

    The Score "Tom Brady or not, the Arizona Cardinals just want a win. Carson Palmer backed up teammate Calais Campbell's previous comments stating that their team is more concerned about picking up a 'W' in their season opener than claiming bragging rights over Brady. "Yes, to an extent (I would like to..." July 23

  • Carson Palmer on the Jets-Ryan Fitzpatrick dispute: Pay the man

    ESPN "Ryan Fitzpatrick isn't commenting on his contract dispute with the New York Jets, but one of his BFFs -- Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer -- is talking. Not surprisingly, Palmer said the Jets should pay the man, claiming Fitzpatrick gives them "a legit shot." Presumably, he meant for..." July 22

  • Former Vikings coach Dennis Green dies at age of 67

    NFL.com "Former Vikings and Cardinals head coach Dennis Green has passed away at the age of 67, NFL Media's Mike Garafolo reported Friday. " July 22

  • Beckham says Peterson is league's top cornerback

    Sky Sports "Odell Beckham Jr has named the Arizona Cardinals’ Patrick Peterson as the NFL’s best cornerback. The New York Giants star was asked which defensive player gave wide receivers the most trouble when speaking at a Sky Sports' Facebook Live event alongside cricketer Eoin Morgan and rugby player..." July 22

  • Cardinals' starting lineup sees minor changes in 2016

    ESPN "The Arizona Cardinals open training camp on July 28 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Here's a starting lineup projection: Quarterback (Carson Palmer): Set career highs in passing yards (4,671), touchdowns (35) and passer rating (104.6) last season while notching his first..." July 21

  • Larry Fitzgerald: 'I have a lot of good football left in me'

    The Score "Rumors of Larry Fitzgerald's professional demise have been greatly exaggerated. The veteran Arizona Cardinals receiver put together one of his best statistical seasons last year when he racked up a career-high 109 catches for 1,215 yards and nine touchdowns. He added to those stats with 12..." July 21

  • An Overwhelming Number Of People Don’t Think Kids Should Play Tackle Football

    Uproxx "The true toll that playing football takes on the brain has come into focus over the last several years. We’ve reached a point where even the NFL is saying that playing can cause irreparable brain damage (Tell the truth! Tell the truth!), so it’s clear that America will need to reckon with the..." July 20

  • Scottsdale police recommend assault charges against Cardinals' Chris Clemons

    Arizona Republic "The Scottsdale Police Department is recommending that city prosecutors charge Arizona Cardinals safety Chris Clemons in the May 8 assault of a 25-year-old woman outside a downtown Scottsdale nightclub, according to police documents. A woman was knocked unconscious outside the International..." July 20

  • Why Re-Signing Dwight Freeney Doesn't Make Sense For The Arizona Cardinals

    Revenge Of The Birds "Before we dive into this opinion article, I want to preface it by saying that this is just that -- an opinion article. I have no inside sources telling me anything. I am simply looking at the way the current Cardinals roster is constructed and putting pieces together. Dwight Freeney was a..." July 19

  • Despite Rooney Rule, minority NFL coaches still aren't hired often enough

    Sporting News "The number of minority coaches and assistants in the NFL has flatlined to an incredibly low number, ESPN.com reports. In the past five years, 22 new coaches have been hired, with Todd Bowles being the only minority coach hired despite the parameters set by the Rooney Rule in 2003. Former NFL..." July 19

  • NFL reportedly won't keep track of PSI numbers with microchips in footballs

    CBS Sports "Even after two years of tedious debate over whether or not Tom Brady and the Patriots could have masterminded a plot to mildly deflate some footballs, the NFL does not plan to use microchips installed in footballs to track PSI numbers. The NFL is putting microchips in footballs, though. The..." July 19

  • NFL teaches officials to rule all 'bang-bang' passes incomplete 'when in doubt'

    CBS Sports "Some good news in regards to the constantly confusing catch-rule emerged Monday: NFL officials finally received a simpler way to rule on passes that result in unclear outcomes. Some bad news, however, also surfaced: More incomplete passes might be coming this season. As ESPN's Kevin Seifert..." July 18

  • Roger Goodell never called Mark Wahlberg to complain about 'Ballers', NFL spokesperson says

    USA Today "In an appearance on Mike & Mike last week, Mark Wahlberg claimed that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell took time out of fighting with Tom Brady in court and the other things he does as the NFL Commissioner to call and complain about HBO’s Ballers, which uses a number of storylines from the league..." July 18

  • Former NFL players suing Riddell need to understand their own guilt, too

    Sporting News "The customer is not always right, as those who work or have worked in the service industry know. Riddell Inc., America's largest football helmet distributor and official provider for the NFL from 1989-2014, is dealing with some unhappy customers who are both right and wrong. Former Pro Bowl..." July 15

  • LaMarr Woodley: Whenever phone rings, I’ll be ready

    Pro Football Talk "In June, veteran linebacker LaMarr Woodley said he isn’t stressing about the lack of interest from NFL teams about adding him to their roster for the 2016 season because it isn’t something he can control. Woodley’s lack of stress isn’t the same as a lack of desire to keep playing, however...." July 15

  • Polian: Next NFL CBA will focus on commissioner power

    Sportsnaut "Roger Goodell has irked the NFLPA with his actions during this current term for the Collective Bargaining Agreement. While the agreement runs through 2021, issues are already popping up as hot topics for the upcoming NFL CBA, set to be negotiated in five years. Bill Polian suggests that the..." July 14

  • Calais Campbell excited to face Jimmy Garoppolo

    Pro Football Talk "There’s still a chance that an appeal to the Supreme Court will work out for Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, but the prospect that he’ll miss the first four games of the season became likelier with Wednesday’s decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to reject his request for a..." July 13

  • Study finds Patriots have the best fans, Jaguars the worst

    The Score "New England Patriots fans have something else to brag about. A study conducted by Emory University professor Michael Lewis has Patriots fans ranked as the best in the NFL, followed by the Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers, and Philadelphia Eagles. The results of the study..." July 12

  • Fantasy: 10 breakout candidates to target in your draft

    The Score "Every fantasy owner wants to discover the star player no one saw coming. It gives you bragging rights over the competition and puts you in position to make a run at the title. With only a few weeks left until players report to training camp, let’s take a look at this year’s breakout..." July 11

  • The NFL's Catch Rule Got A Little More Complicated

    Deadspin "The NFL published its updated 2016 rulebook this week, and here’s a list of some of the bigger changes. But c’mon, we all want to see what the ever-evolving, always-baffling catch rule looks like now, so we can pretend we have any idea what we’re talking about when there’s a catch..." July 07

  • Patrick Peterson: 'I mean much more to my team' than other top corners

    CBS Sports "Patrick Peterson has been in the NFL for five seasons. In all five seasons, he has played all 16 games. In all five seasons, he has intercepted at least two passes. In all five seasons, he has made the Pro Bowl. In three of five seasons, he has been named a First-Team All-Pro. During those five..." July 07

  • Bruce Arians cut a player for taking his parking spot

    CBS Sports "Bruce Arians is a serious man. He's serious about football. He's serious about driving caps. And he's deathly serious about parking spots. On the Amazon series "All or Nothing," which documents the entire 2015 Cardinals season, Arians let his thoughts on parking spots be known as early as..." July 04

  • Drew Stanton has talked to the Cardinals about starting

    Sportsnaut "Arizona Cardinals starting quarterback Carson Palmer is 36 years old and has two years remaining on his contract. Despite his recent run of success in the desert, there’s a decent chance Palmer will call it quits when his current deal expires. If that’s the case, Palmer’s primary backup, Drew..." July 03

  • Report: Goodell earned $32M in 2015

    The Score "The NFL paid commissioner Roger Goodell $32 million for 2015, according to a tax filing obtained by Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Journal. Since the NFL changed its status from a non-profit to a profitable venture, this is the last year Goodell's salary will be on public record. " June 30

  • Veteran DL Cory Redding announces retirement

    NFL.com "Cory Redding is calling it quits. The veteran defensive lineman on Wednesday announced his intentions to retire over Twitter. The 35-year-old Redding enjoyed a long and productive career, logging 13 seasons with the Lions, Seahawks, Ravens, Colts and Cardinals. Piling up 35.5 career sacks,..." June 29

  • 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