Cardinals Rumors & News

  • Arizona Cardinals' Carson Palmer just fine with distribution

    Arizona Republic "As fantasy-team owners know by now, they are not winning a championship on the back of a Cardinals receiver. Quarterback Carson Palmer is delivering the football like a UPS driver distributes packages: all over the place. As a result, no single Cardinals receiver is likely to amass impressive..." October 25

  • Arizona Cardinals' Calais Campbell: 'If the game was today I feel like I could play' "There's no doubt the Arizona Cardinals have a better defense when Calais Campbell is on the field, so it stands to reason the team would very much like to have him back for Sunday's tilt with the Philadelphia Eagles. Campbell, who has missed the last two games after suffering a strained MCL in..." October 25

  • Larry Fitzgerald: Lack of touches is a “champagne problem”

    Pro Football Talk "Larry Fitzgerald has piled up a lot of stats for a lot of mediocre teams. So now that he’s not getting as many stats for a good one, he’s not going to complain, at least out loud. While it’s clear that the Cardinals wide receiver isn’t getting the ball as much as he might prefer, it’s also..." October 25

  • Arizona Cardinals' Sam Acho, brother on opposite sides

    Arizona Republic "Other than informal games in yards and parks, brothers Sam and Emmanuel Acho have never played football against each other. That will change on Sunday when Sam's team, the Cardinals, plays Emmanuel's, the Eagles, at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mom, Dad and the boys' two sisters will be among..." October 24

  • Andre Ellington carrying weight of Cardinals offense as feature back

    Arizona Republic "At this time last year, the Cardinals were limiting Andre Ellington's playing time because they didn't think he could survive the pounding of a heavy workload on game days. This year, they are limiting Ellington's practice time so he's healthy enough to take on a heavy workload on game..." October 23

  • Cardinals kicker Chandler Catanzaro uses signing bonus to splurge on headphones

    Arizona Republic "Kicker Chandler Catanzaro is not only the best bargain on the roster, he also might be the top one in the NFL. An undrafted rookie out of Clemson, Catanzaro signed a three-year contract that included a $1,500.00 signing bonus. That's right, a signing bonus with only four digits to the left..." October 23

  • Larry Fitzgerald's numbers are down, but that's not a good thing

    CSN Philly "The numbers tell the story. Through six games last season, Cardinals eight-time Pro Bowl receiver Larry Fitzgerald was targeted a team-high 52 times. Michael Floyd was next with 42. Through six games this season, Fitzgerald and Floyd are tied for the team lead with 39. Running back Andre..." October 23

  • British government backs possibility of an NFL franchise in London

    SB Nation "The British government strongly supports the idea of an NFL team based in London, and recently had discussions with high-level league officials about the possibility of putting a team in the United Kingdom. British treasury chief George Osborne pledged full government backing for a franchise in..." October 23

  • Cardinals' Carson Palmer says nerve no longer an issue

    Arizona Republic "At the tail end of his news conference Wednesday, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians was asked if the nerve problem in Carson Palmer's right shoulder is now a thing of the past. "Yeah, knock on wood," Arians said, rapping three times on the top of table at which he was sitting. "Hopefully, we don't..." October 23

  • Arizona Cardinals happy to have stability with Carson Palmer

    Arizona Republic "Carson Palmer was unsure of what lay ahead when the Cardinals traded for him in April of 2013. But he definitely knew what he was leaving behind with the Oakland Raiders. "There was so much chaos," he said. There was a time in the not-so-distant past that a player seeking order and normalcy..." October 19

  • Arizona Cardinals begin contract negotiations with quarterback Carson Palmer

    Arizona Republic "The Cardinals have opened contract negotiations with quarterback Carson Palmer's agent, David Dunn, and hope to reach agreement before the end of the season. "I won't get into specific points of the negotiations but we've had some dialogue with Dave Dunn," General Manager Steve Keim said. "He..." October 17

  • Cardinals need improvement in red zone

    Arizona Republic "For the Cardinals, there are many good things about being 4-1 overall. They are in first place in the NFC West and are 3-0 against conference opponents, one of the tiebreakers the NFL uses come playoff time. But perhaps the best thing is a belief they can play much better, especially on..." October 16

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    Darren Urban @Cardschatter

    BA: Palmer felt good today. Looks like worst is behind him.

  • Arizona Cardinals top Washington Redskins in Carson Palmer's return to field

    Arizona Republic "Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles isn't quick to anger, but there apparently are at least two things that set him off: a listless performance by his players and allowing an opponent to score in less than 30 seconds at the end of the half. Both happened in the first half Sunday against..." October 13

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Big news for the #Cardinals: QB Carson Palmer is slated to get the start for them, his first game back from a nerve injury.

  • Drew Stanton (concussion) cleared "The Arizona Cardinals may not have to rely on rookie quarterback Logan Thomas after all, as backup quarterback Drew Stanton passed the concussion protocol on Friday, a source told Even though Stanton is cleared to play, there's no indication that he'll play Sunday against the..." October 12

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    Fox Sports 910 @foxsports910

    .@MikeJurecki reports @drewstanton has passed all his exams and has been cleared to play Sunday. (Concussion)

  • Larry Fitzgerald endures early-season phase-out

    Arizona Republic "Before the season, there was speculation that 2014 would be a transitional one in the relationship between receiver Larry Fitzgerald and the Cardinals. Nothing in the first month of the season has happened to dispel that notion. Statistically, Fitzgerald is off to his worst start in 11 NFL..." October 11

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    Kent Somers @kentsomers

    QB Stanton at practice. Palmer lobbed, emphasize lobbed, passes 35 yds or so, lined up with first team. What does it all mean? beats me.

  • Bose sends out free headphones to NFL teams

    Los That Sports Blog "Now that audio powerhouse Bose is the official headphone supplier for the NFL — something that got San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick fined $10k for wearing Beats headphones this past weekend — Bose needs to push their brand via NFL players. Apparently the company has moved quickly to do so, as..." October 10

  • Cardinals' QB situation still muddled; Thomas preparing to start

    Fox Sports Arizona "The Cardinals quarterback situation did not get much clearer Thursday. Starter Carson Palmer took a few reps in practice with his sore shoulder, but Drew Stanton was unable to the same after failing to clear the complicated NFL concussion protocol. If Logan Thomas receives his first career..." October 10

  • Cardinals' QB situation needs some order

    Arizona Republic "As is customary, a horn blew about 20 minutes into Cardinals practice on Wednesday, signaling an end to the portion open to reporters. What wasn't customary is that rookie Logan Thomas was behind center with the first team as the next period started. No one knows if that will still be the..." October 09

  • Dennis Dixon signed by Arizona Cardinals "With Carson Palmer still in a holding pattern, waiting for some clarity on his injured shoulder, and Drew Stanton going through concussion protocol, the Cardinals are in the market for some quarterback depth. With some free space on the practice squad, they've signed former Steelers, Ravens,..." October 08

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    Kent Somers @kentsomers

    Arians said nfl rule should be offending player suspended while opponent is out injured

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    Rand Getlin @Rand_Getlin

    The #Cardinals have re-signed LB Marcus Benard, per a league source.

  • NFL: Correct call on Campbell play "There already has been a lot of speculation on how the low block on Calais Campbell, the one injuring him, was a good call. The NFL this morning said that indeed, the Campbell play was a chop block, violating Rule 12, Section 2, Article 3 in items c) and d). From the league: “The officials threw..." October 06

  • Peyton Manning joins elite club as Broncos prey on Cardinals

    Denver Post "Early Sunday afternoon, on a plot of land made famous by snow storms and John Elway, a 38-year-old Peyton Manning stood frozen in the sunlight. Three years ago, he woke up from the first of four neck surgeries with no strength in his right arm. His career hung in the balance. He spent a week..." October 06

  • Tommy Kelly wants to know if Patriots are about winning or money

    Pro Football Talk "On Monday night, the Patriots suffered an embarrassing blowout loss to the Chiefs. Earlier that day, potent quotes from former Patriots defensive tackle Tommy Kelly landed on his current team’s website. Kelly’s comments were largely unnoticed in the aftermath of the 41-14 nightmare for New..." October 05

  • Nerve issue keeps Carson Palmer week-to-week despite Stanton's assist "The Arizona Cardinals remain unsure of exactly when starting quarterback Carson Palmer will be back from a nerve issue in his shoulder that has kept him out since suffering the injury in Week 1, but have yet to explore outside options. Their hope continues to be that the issue resolves itself..." October 05

  • Drew Stanton gets another start for the Cardinals

    Pro Football Talk "Any doubt that Drew Stanton would be starting at quarterback for the Cardinals again this week lessened with each passing day as it became clear that Carson Palmer hasn’t recovered from the nerve injury in his right shoulder. Coach Bruce Arians made it official on Friday. Stanton, who led the..." October 03

  • Still no cure for Carson Palmer injury "Carson Palmer's injured right shoulder is still structurally sound and won't require surgery, a visit to a spine specialist revealed Wednesday. Palmer was diagnosed with an axillary nerve contusion in his right shoulder, a source confirmed to ESPN. The injury, which has caused Palmer to..." October 03

  • Cardinals have offense, but key to beating Broncos is defense

    Arizona Republic "Harold Goodwin had a short and sweet answer when asked Thursday if his offense is up to the challenge of matching Peyton Manning and the Broncos, touchdown for touchdown "I love my defense," the Cardinals offensive coordinator said happily. If the Cardinals hope to stay unbeaten and improve..." October 03

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    Darren Urban @Cardschatter

    Carson Palmer said specialist just reiterated everything he knew: Shoulder issue not career or season-threatening; could "wake" at any point

  • Diagnosis on Cardinals QB Carson Palmer reveals numbness "A visit to an orthopedic surgeon has revealed that Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer is suffering from numbness over part of his outer shoulder, as well as weakness when he lifts his arm up and away from the body, according to Fox Sports. That is considered good news since it will allow him..." October 02

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    Rand Getlin @Rand_Getlin

    The #Cardinals are re-signing LB Desmond Bishop, per a league source.

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    Craig Morgan @cmorganfoxaz

    Arians said there is the possibility the team puts Palmer on IR with plans to return but they are not close to that decision yet.

  • Jonathan Dwyer charged with aggravated assault, 8 misdemeanors

    SB Nation "Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been formally charged with aggravated assault and eight misdemeanors, per an Associated Press report. The events date back to July 21, when Dwyer reportedly head-butted his wife in the face after she refused his sexual advance. The following..." September 30

  • Cardinals' Jonathan Cooper could ride the bench all season

    Arizona Republic "onathan Cooper's left fibula, fractured in the 2013 preseason, has healed. The turf toe on his right foot, which limited him most of this preseason, is feeling better every day. Cooper watches himself run on video these days and notices that, for the first time in months, he doesn't limp. What..." September 26

  • Cardinals' Carson Palmer believes he'll be back against Broncos

    Arizona Sports "With the Arizona Cardinals on a bye in Week 4, there are plenty of players using the time to get closer to 100 percent healthy. Running back Andre Ellington, who has been bothered by a foot injury, will benefit. So will cornerback Antonio Cromartie, who dinged up his knee in last Sunday's win..." September 25

  • Cardinals QB Carson Palmer says shoulder is much improved

    Arizona Republic "Carson Palmer said he didn't stumble across a miracle cure, but the Cardinals quarterback told azcentral sports on Tuesday that his right shoulder is finally responding to all the treatment he's been getting and he's close to being back to 100 percent. That's huge news considering Palmer has..." September 24

  • Drew Stanton must remain Cardinals' QB over Carson Palmer "The Arizona Cardinals are undefeated, having won two of their three games with a backup quarterback. But there is absolutely no quarterback controversy in the desert. Drew Stanton should be the Cardinals' quarterback for good. Drew Stanton will lead Arizona to the postseason. This is not..." September 24

  • Arizona Cardinals' Tyrann Mathieu still fighting confidence trouble

    Arizona Republic "Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu admitted coach Bruce Arians is right in believing Mathieu played tentatively against the 49ers on Sunday. But when you are nine months removed from surgery to repair two torn knee ligaments, it's hard to do something about it. "I thought I was playing a little..." September 23

  • Cardinals DE Darnell Dockett offers tickets to man wearing his jersey during fan brawl

    New York Daily News "There were no winners in Sunday's bloody brawl between Cardinals and 49ers fans - except the guy wearing a Darnell Dockett jersey. Arizona's defensive end offered the unnamed man free tickets, presumably to a Cardinals game, on Twitter Monday after video of the disturbing fight surfaced..." September 23

  • Sneaky Cardinals sign Marion Grice

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Marion Grice very well could've been on the Chargers' 53-man roster Sunday. He chose another option. Grice, a rookie sixth-round draft pick on San Diego's practice squad, took a physical Monday in Arizona and is signing a two-year deal with the Cardinals, a source said. His departure forces..." September 23

  • Antonio Cromartie to locker room

    Pro Football Talk "The injuries just keep coming for the Cardinals. Cornerback Antonio Cromartie has gone to the locker room for Arizona after suffering an injury to his left leg in the third quarter of the team’s game against the 49ers. Trainers examined Cromartie on the sideline after he exited the game and he..." September 21

  • 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