Cardinals Rumors & News

  • Arizona Cardinals' Bruce Arians no fan of watching video during game

    Arizona Republic "The NFL is experimenting this preseason with allowing teams to use video on the sidelines during one game. The Cardinals did it against the Raiders in the first game, and coach Bruce Arians is not a fan. The technology worked, but Arians prefers the current rules, which allow only still..." August 25

  • Texans-Cardinals game time changed to 3:25 pm "The preseason Week 3 game between the Houston Texans and Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, Aug. 28 will now start at 3:25 p.m. CT. Previously, the kickoff time was listed as 3 p.m." August 24

  • Cardinals’ wideout John Brown possibly out with a headache

    Today's Pigskin "The Arizona Cardinals may not have WR John Brown in practice today. He apparently has a headache and may need to skip the session. This isn’t good because he got a concussion earlier in the month and missed much of August battling the symptoms. He recently returned, but, if that headache is..." August 24

  • Bruce Arians, John Elway added to competition committee

    Pro Football Talk "Rams coach Jeff Fisher said he was taking a “leave of absence” from the competition committee, but they may have filled the job on him. According to Adam Schefter of, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians and Broncos executive John Elway have been added to the committee, which sets the agenda..." August 24

  • Steve Keim regrets passing on Russell Wilson, even though Keim really didn’t

    Pro Football Talk "As the Cardinals prepare for another season featuring another pair of games (at a minimum) against the Seahawks and quarterback Russell Wilson, the man who runs Arizona’s football decision spent some time regretting a decision made more than four years ago: Not drafting Wilson. “There’s this..." August 22

  • Arizona Cardinals' Tyrann Mathieu reaches 'stepping stone' in camp

    Arizona Republic "He wasn’t in full pads, but just the fact he could participate in several 11-on-11 and seven-on-seven drills was an encouraging sign on Sunday for Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu. The Honey Badger actually was involved in a lot more action than coach Bruce Arians had planned for him. “Coach..." August 22

  • Cardinals wide receiver John Brown cleared to practice

    Today's Pigskin "Good news for the Arizona Cardinals today as head coach Bruce Arians announced that wide receiver John Brown has been cleared to practice and would be returning on Sunday. Brown originally suffered the injury three weeks ago when he got a concussion in practice and was going through the..." August 21

  • Report: Alex Okafor plans to play with torn biceps tendon

    Pro Football Talk "After Friday night’s game against the Chargers, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said that linebacker Alex Okafor faced a decision between having surgery to repair a torn biceps tendon or playing with the injury. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Okafor has opted for the latter course of..." August 21

  • NFL drops “probable” from injury report, redefines “questionable” and “doubtful”

    Pro Football Talk "It’s definite that “probable” no longer will be part of the NFL injury lexicon. As first noted (as best we can tell) by Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald and as the league office confirms, the widely-misconstrued P-word has been dumped from the injury reporting procedures. “The ‘Probable’..." August 21

  • Chargers shut down Cardinals 19-3

    The Sports Xchange "The San Diego Chargers, despite Philip Rivers being idle, breezed past the visiting Arizona Cardinals 19-3 on Friday night. Rivers was a healthy scratch and the Cardinals' Carson Palmer played only three series. The Chargers leaned on their kicker and defense. Josh Lambo kicked..." August 20

  • Cardinals’ Okafor has torn biceps tendon; Fitzgerald has minor knee issue

    Arizona Sports "Arizona Cardinals linebacker Alex Okafor will decide between surgery and playing through a torn biceps tendon, coach Bruce Arians said after his team’s 19-3 loss to the Chargers on Friday. Additionally, Arians said receiver Larry Fitzgerald sat out with a minor MCL injury that isn’t considered..." August 20

  • Cardinals' Arians 'pissed' after preseason loss to Chargers

    The Score "Preseason games may not be about wins and losses, but there weren't many positives for Bruce Arians to draw from his team's performance Friday. Recovered from the health issues that sent him to the hospital earlier in the week, the Arizona Cardinals head coach was admittedly disappointed..." August 20

  • Wife of Cardinals owner loses battle with breast cancer

    The Score "Nancy Bidwill, wife of Arizona Cardinals owner Bill Bidwill, passed away Wednesday after losing her long battle with breast cancer, the team announced. Cardinals president and son of Nancy and Bill, Michael Bidwill, released a statement regarding the loss of his mother at the age of 84." August 18

  • Snoop Dogg Rips NFL for Allowing Players to Own Guns But Preventing Them From Smoking Weed

    Complex "Deep down, the NFL is probably not OK with its players owning guns. In the past, there have been quite a few players who have gotten themselves into trouble as a result of carrying guns, so if the league had its way, it would likely force all players to stop purchasing guns. They can’t legally..." August 18

  • NFLPA exec says NFL has 'zero credible evidence' for interview demands

    Sporting News "The NFL has threatened to suspend players mentioned in an Al Jazeera America report that alleges steroid use if they don't submit to an interview. The union isn't about to give in so easily. NFL Players' Association executive George Atallah told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" on Wednesday the..." August 18

  • Cardinals coach Bruce Arians taken to hospital prior to practice

    ESPN "Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians was taken to a San Diego-area hospital by ambulance before Tuesday night's practice against the Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. According to a Cardinals spokesman through a tweet, Arians alerted the team's medical staff that he wasn't feeling well and was..." August 17

  • NFL going about minority coaches the wrong way; Cardinals have an answer

    Sporting News "Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians and team president Michael Bidwill believe the NFL has good intentions when it comes to promoting the development of minority coaches. The problem: Both say the league is going about it the wrong way. Arians and Bidwill told Sporting News that a..." August 15

  • NFL considers early week ’18 opener in China

    Sports Business Daily "The NFL could open the 2018 season on a Tuesday or Wednesday in China, with its traditional Thursday night season-opening game following later that same week, according to the league’s top international executive planning the proposed game. Intent on staging a game in China despit... " August 15

  • Raiders pull away in second half to defeat Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "The bugaboo that derailed the Arizona Cardinals last season in the NFC Championship Game came back to haunt them again in their preseason opener against the Oakland Raiders at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals turned the ball over three times -- only half as many as they committed..." August 13

  • Writer Who Ripped Mathieu Before Draft Blocked Him On Twitter

    Black Sports Online "It must feel good to be Tyrann Mathieu nowadays. After battling tons of adversity throughout his young career, the ‘Honey Badger’ is financially set for good. The elite defensive back agreed to a five-year, $62.5 million contract with the Arizona Cardinals earlier in the week." August 07

  • Fitzgerald’s extension: One-year, $11 million, not fully guaranteed

    Pro Football Talk "The notion that Larry Fitzgerald’s one-year extension guarantees he’ll play for the Cardinals beyond the current year is far from a lock. Based on the terms of the contract, 2016 could still be the final season that the 2004 first-round pick spends in Arizona. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports..." August 06

  • Cardinals' Jones next in line for extension

    The Score "Just this week, the Arizona Cardinals locked up three of their most important pieces, giving contract extensions to defensive back Tyrann Mathieu, quarterback Carson Palmer, and wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. But the Cardinals aren't done securing their talent. The next player in line for a..." August 06

  • CB Alan Ball signs with Arizona Cardinals

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Cardinals’ cornerback depth chart continues to reshape itself. After working out cornerback Alan Ball on Thursday, the Cardinals have signed the 31-year-old free agent, as first reported Arizona Sports 98.7 FM’s John Gambadoro." August 05

  • Cardinals' Mathieu 2 weeks away from practicing

    The Score "Arizona Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu is approximately two weeks away from returning to practice, head coach Bruce Arians confirmed Thursday. Mathieu suffered a torn ACL during a December 20 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Prior to the injury, Mathieu recorded 89 tackles, five..." August 05

  • Arizona Cardinals' Deone Bucannon blasts Madden over rating

    Yardbarker "Arizona Cardinals linebacker Deone Bucannon had 112 tackles, three sacks, three forced fumbles and an interception last season. Those kinds of numbers earned him some respect around the league, but apparently the makers of Madden 17 are a little slow to catch on. Bucannon has an overall rating..." August 05

  • Cardinals extend Carson Palmer and Larry Fitzgerald

    Sportsnet "The Arizona Cardinals had the top offence in the National Football League in 2015, and they are reportedly trying to keep its core in place a little longer. ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that the Cardinals have extended both quarterback Carson Palmer and wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald." August 05

  • Josh Norman on Patrick Peterson: 'He shouldn't be trolling me'

    ESPN "Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman fired back at Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson, who took a jab at Norman on Twitter over his Madden NFL 17 ranking. After a video from practice surfaced last week of wide receiver Pierre Garcon running past Norman in a one-on-one drill,..." August 05

  • Patrick Peterson, Josh Norman are feuding over their Madden ratings

    Larry Brown Sports "Who’s the best cornerback in the NFL? If the Madden 17 ratings are to be believed, it’s Josh Norman. According to Patrick Peterson, that’s nonsense. Last Friday, Peterson replied to a video of Norman in camp with Washington being torched by Pierre Garcon and used it as an opportunity to pick at..." August 03

  • Dwight Freeney headed to Atlanta to sign with the Falcons

    Pro Football Talk "The Falcons may have found the pass-rusher they’ve been looking for the last few years, even if he’s a few years from being himself. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, veteran Dwight Freeney is flying to Atlanta with plans to sign a one-year deal with the Falcons. The Falcons have kept an..." August 02

  • Tyrann Mathieu, Cardinals Agree to New Contract

    Bleacher Report "The Arizona Cardinals and defensive back Tyrann Mathieu reached an agreement on a massive new contract extension. Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Mathieu's new deal with the Cardinals is for five years at nearly $12 million per season. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the deal is worth a total of..." August 02

  • Cardinals' John Brown: Leaves Sunday's practice

    CBS Sports "Brown left Sunday's practice early with an unknown injury, the Cardinals' official site reports." August 01

  • Mike Jenkins out after breaking bone in hand

    Pro Football Talk "One of the reasons why the Cardinals signed veteran cornerback Mike Jenkins this offseason was because Justin Bethel is dealing with a foot injury that is keeping him on the sideline, but he’ll miss some chances to stake his claim on playing time in the near future. Jenkins broke a bone in his..." July 31

  • Palmer feeling as good as ever heading into 14th season

    The Score "Retirement doesn't even seem to be on the radar for Carson Palmer ahead of his 14th NFL season. As the Arizona Cardinals quarterback reports for training camp with the rest of his teammates, getting set for a season in which he'll turn 37, the daily grind remains every bit as rewarding. "I..." July 30

  • Robert Nkemdiche sits out Arizona Cardinals' first practice with injury

    UPI "First-round pick Robert Nkemdiche suffered an unspecified ankle injury upon reporting to the Arizona Cardinals early with other rookies and the team's four quarterbacks, forcing the defensive tackle to begin the official start of training camp Friday stuck on the sideline wearing a walking..." July 30

  • Cardinals' Mathieu expects return to practice in 3-4 weeks

    The Score "Arizona Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu expects to make his training camp debut in three or four weeks, according to Arizona Republic's Kent Somers. Mathieu, who is recovering from an ACL tear, was placed on the physically unable to perform list Tuesday, but said he expected to be..." July 29

  • Bruce Arians: We expect to do better this season

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals had a strong season in 2015 as they passed the Seahawks for the NFC West title and then held off the Packers in the playoffs to earn a spot in the NFC title game. Things didn’t go so well for the Cardinals in Carolina, but the team returns most of the key parts of last year’s team..." July 29

  • 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 "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, 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