Cardinals Rumors & News

  • Shooter fears he killed Pat Tillman "In his first public statements about the death of Pat Tillman, the former NFL player turned Army Ranger, one of the fellow Rangers involved in the 2004 friendly-fire incident in Afghanistan told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" he has lived for 10 years with the thought that he might have fired the..." April 18

  • Carson Palmer understands Cardinals may draft QB

    Fansided "The Arizona Cardinals had an impressive 2013 season thanks to an improvement under center from starting quarterback Carson Palmer, but the team’s success does not mean they will rule out taking a quarterback early in the 2014 NFL Draft. In our latest mock, we have Teddy Bridgewater falling to..." April 15

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    Ralph Vacchiano @RVacchianoNYDN

    Former Cards WR LaRon Byrd will workout for the Giants Tuesday when they also workout QBs Josh Freeman and Matt Flynn.

  • Look for Arizona Cardinals to fill right tackle job from within

    Arizona Republic "There were lots of good questions during my video chat on Thursday. (Warning: it's about 20 minutes long.) Many of the questions were about the Cardinals' plan for the draft next month. I couldn't answer with anything but guesses, and one was that they wouldn't take an offensive linemen,..." April 12

  • Cardinals were “shocked” Raiders didn’t franchise Jared Veldheer

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals signed left tackle Jared Veldheer to a five-year, $35 million contract at the start of free agency, but that wasn’t what they expected to do at the start of the offseason. Cardinals offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin told Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic that the Cardinals..." April 10

  • Pro Bowl to Arizona in 2015, slated to make Hawaii return in '16 "The National Football League announced today locations and dates for the next two Pro Bowls. The Pro Bowl following the 2014 season will be played on Sunday, January 25, 2015, and televised live on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET from University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona, the site of Super Bowl XLIX a..." April 09

  • 10 intriguing storylines in the NFL preseason schedule

    USA Today "Are you ready for some experimental football? Granted, it's only the preseason schedule that the league announced Wednesday. Nonetheless, this summer's exhibition season provides a more compelling reason to watch -- at least during the first two weeks of games that won't seem as..." April 09

  • Report: Cardinals' Yeremiah Bell mulling retirement "Lost in the hype surrounding the Arizona Cardinals' cornerback pairing of Patrick Peterson and Antonio Cromartie are question marks at safety. Free safety/nickelback Tyrann Mathieu is ahead of schedule in his rehab from reconstructive knee surgery, but he remains without a timetable for his..." April 08

  • Eric Winston would like to sign with team before draft

    Arizona Republic "Eric Winston has found another job. As newly elected president of the NFL Players Association, he must guard the interests of nearly 1,700 professional football players. The only thing missing is a quarterback for Winston to protect every Sunday afternoon, preferably the one in Arizona. "I..." March 30

  • Andre Ellington injury concerns are overblown "Cardinals GM Steve Keim and coach Bruce Arians seem to be fighting themselves when it comes to second-year running back Andre Ellington. They're building the offense around him. They don't see him as a featured back. They want him to get 20 carries and 10 catches - 10! -- per game. They're..." March 28

  • New NFL rules include more fumble reviews, higher goalposts

    USA Today "Five rules changes, an extensive crackdown on on-field taunting and abusive language and a two-game preseason experiment that will move extra-point attempts from the 2-yard line to the 20 (effectively a 38-yard try) will bring a new look to the 2014 NFL season. Representatives from all 32 teams..." March 26

  • Cardinals plan to exercise Patrick Peterson's option

    Arizona Republic "The Cardinals plan to discuss a contract extension for cornerback Patrick Peterson this off-season, but they are under no time constraints in reaching an agreement. The team plans to exercise an option before then to keep Peterson under contract through 2015, a provision in the collective..." March 26

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    Alex Marvez @alexmarvez

    .@AZCardinals HC Bruce Arians said S Tyrann Mathieu (knee) is several weeks ahead of schedule in rehab @caplannfl @SiriusXMNFL

  • NFL may expand to four London games in 2015

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL isn’t done playing American football in London. In fact, not only is the NFL putting three games in London in 2014, but the London package may grow to four games in London in 2015. According to Albert Breer of NFL Network, that’s one of the subjects that will be discussed — although not..." March 24

  • Antoine Cason likely to enter training camp as No. 1 CB

    Fansided "The Carolina Panthers are weak at two positions entering the 2014 seasons — cornerback and wide receiver. The good news for the Panthers is that they made a solid free agent signing in Antoine Cason, who is expected to enter training camp as the starter. The Charlotte Observer passed along the..." March 22

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    Source says there's trade interest inTitans RB Chris Johnson. But doesn't seem to me Rams or Cardinals involved despite RB need.

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Former Jets CB Antonio Cromartie reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals, per ESPN source.

  • NFL may expand replay to personal fouls, and more

    Pro Football Talk "Two of the 13 rule changes the NFL is considering involve expanding the use of instant replay by allowing coaches to challenge personal foul penalties — and potentially much more than just that. The first proposal, put forward by Washington, is to make personal fouls reviewable. This has been..." March 20

  • Eric Winston: No 18-game season on my watch

    Pro Football Talk "Shortly after he was elected president of the players’ union, Eric Winston made clear that he’ll never accept an 18-game season. Asked about expanding the schedule from 16 games to 18 games, Winston said that isn’t even something the NFL Players Association is willing to entertain. “I can..." March 20

  • NFLPA elects new president Eric Winston "With the tenure of NFLPA president Domonique Foxworth coming to an end, three finalists -- free agent tackle Eric Winston, free agent safety Ryan Clark and Saints tight end Ben Watson -- emerged to try to replace him. Winston ranks No. 125 on the free agent list, and he was..." March 19

  • Cardinals expand search for cornerback

    Arizona Republic "The Cardinals' search for a cornerback in free agency does not focus solely on former Jets star Antonio Cromartie. Mike Jenkins, who played for the Cowboys and Raiders, visited the team's Tempe facility on Tuesday, according to a source. Jenkins, 6 feet and 200 pounds, started 15 games last..." March 19

  • Alfonso Smith not returning to Arizona Cardinals

    Revenge Of The Birds "One part of free agency that is difficult for fans is when a player that they like is let go -- starter or reserve. Some fans will be disappointed to hear that running back Alfonso Smith, who worked his way from being an undrafted free agent to the practice squad to playing all 17 weeks in..." March 18

  • Falcons Reportedly Sign CB/KR Javier Arenas

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Falcons agreed to a one-year deal with returner/nickel back Javier Arenas on Tuesday, his Atlanta-based agent Hadley Engelhard told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The team announced the deal later. Arenas, a former star at Alabama, was drafted in the second-round (50th overall) by the..." March 18

  • Cardinals GM Keim sticks to the plan with free-agency approach

    Fox Sports Arizona "One year's worth of free-agent signings isn't enough to judge Steve Keim (and his staff) -- even if the Cardinals general manager hit some home runs in his first season with Karlos Dansby, John Abraham, and some extra base hits with the likes of Alameda Ta'amu, Matt Shaughnessy and Frostee Rucker...." March 18

  • “Nothing happening” with Cromartie and the Cardinals

    Pro Football Talk "Several of you have pointed out an interesting Twitter exchange between Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson and free-agent cornerback Antonio Cromartie. The messages, far less interesting than cornerbacks Richard Sherman and DeAngelo Hall trading barbs, seem to suggest that Cromartie will be..." March 16

  • Former NY Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie visiting Arizona Cardinals

    New York Daily News "Four days after the Jets released Antonio Cromartie in a cost-cutting move, the three-time Pro Bowl cornerback is exploring options. The Daily News has learned that Cromartie is visiting the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday. Cromartie said earlier in the week that “the door’s still open” for a..." March 14

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    Kent Somers @kentsomers

    #asexpected, #azcardinals have paid ILB Daryl Washington his option bonus. Was some question given Washington's legal issue

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    Manish Mehta @MMehtaNYDN

    Former Jets CB Antonio Cromartie is visiting the Cardinals today, per source. #nyj

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    MarkDalton @CardsMarkD

    Cardinals agree on 3-yr deal w WR Ted Ginn & 2-yr deal LB Matt Shaughnessy; release LB Dontay Moch

  • Cardinals sign Jonathan Dwyer, Ted Larsen, Marcus Benard

    Pro Football Talk "After the retirement of Rashard Mendenhall, the Cardinals have picked up another former Steelers running back. Jonathan Dwyer, a 2010 sixth-round pick of the Steelers who has played his entire career in Pittsburgh, has signed with the Cardinals. Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians was the..." March 13

  • Matt Shaughnessy to re-sign with Arizona Cardinals

    Arizona Republic "Cardinals starting outside linebacker Matt Shaughnessy has agreed to terms on a two-year deal with the team, according to an NFL source. Shaughnessy visited the Patriots on Wednesday, but the Cardinals managed to re-sign a key part of their defense." March 13

  • Report: Redskins to Sign WR Andre Roberts

    Hogs Haven "Reports indicate a four-year contract worth $16 million The Washington Redskins have agreed to a four-year, $16 million contract with Cardinals free agent WR Andre Roberts, as first reported by Mike Jones of the Washington Post and Jason La Canfora of CBS News. The deal would be confirmed at..." March 11

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    Tom Pelissero @TomPelissero

    Frostee Rucker got $590K guaranteed on 2-year, $2.145M deal with #Cardinals.

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Former Raiders OT Jared Veldheer reached agreement on a 5-yr, $35M deal with Cardinals, per ESPN league sources.

  • Report: Browns, LB Karlos Dansby agree to terms on 4-year deal "A year ago, nobody wanted Karlos Dansby. Now, according to the Arizona Republic's Kent Somers, the 32-year-old linebacker is headed to the Browns on a four-year, $24 million deal, with $10 million in the first year and $14 million guaranteed. Dansby began his career in Arizona but left for the..." March 11

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    Mike Jones @MikeJonesWaPo

    Source says the #Redskins and WR Andre Roberts have agreed to a deal.

  • Arizona Cardinals set sights on Oakland Raiders' Jared Veldheer

    Arizona Republic "The Chiefs' Branden Albert, one of the top left tackles in free agency, is expected to sign with the Dolphins on Tuesday, according to an NFL source. The Cardinals had expressed interest in Albert, but apparently have set their sights on a younger, cheaper alternative who might have more..." March 09

  • Cardinals' Tyrann Mathieu patient, passionate about journey back from knee injury

    Arizona Republic "Tyrann Mathieu is measuring success these days by the smallest of accomplishments. He no longer has to wear a brace on his surgically repaired left knee, meaning a better night’s sleep and easier access to the television’s remote control. That’s a big deal to someone who has spent most of the..." March 09

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    Kent Somers @kentsomers

    Colledge will be a June 1 designation, meaning $4.55 cap hit spread over two years.

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Teams told Cardinals UFA RB Rashard Mendenhall is, in fact, retiring, per sources. Mendenhall hinted at in a Feb. 25 Huffington Post column.

  • Cardinals fire strength coach John Lott, release linebacker Jasper Brinkley

    Arizona Republic "The Cardinals made two personnel moves on Friday, firing one assistant coach and releasing a player. John Lott, the team’s strength and conditioning coach the past seven seasons, was fired Friday morning. The team also released reserve inside linebacker Jasper Brinkley, who had one year left on..." March 05

  • Re-signing linebacker Karlos Dansby a priority for Cardinals

    Arizona Republic "With a week until the start of free agency, the Cardinals are trying to re-sign a handful of their players, including two important defensive parts. Retaining inside linebacker Karlos Dansby is a priority, but it might be difficult to pull off this week. On Saturday, Dansby and other..." March 05

  • NFL might experiment with making extra-point attempts longer "The NFL Competition Committee has discussed experimenting this preseason with a longer -- much longer -- extra-point try. According to one member, the committee's meetings this weekend included preliminary talks about placing the ball at the 25-yard line for the extra-point kick -- which would..." March 03

  • Team offered Karlos Dansby a contract day after season ended

    Arizona Sports "Once upon a time not too long ago, Karlos Dansby left the Arizona Cardinals because he was offered more money by the Miami Dolphins. A free agent in the prime of his career, Dansby left the desert for a five-year, $43 million contract. The numbers would be different, but could it happen..." March 02

  • Karlos Dansby could become target for Tennessee Titans

    Fansided "The Tennessee Titans seek help at the middle linebacker spot. In addition to their interest in free agent former Cleveland Brown D’Qwell Jackson, it sounds like the Titans might try to pursue Karlos Dansby, who played for the Arizona Cardinals in 2013. He has familiarity with head coach Ken..." March 01

  • Cardinals fire combine star and strength coach John Lott

    USA Today "The Arizona Cardinals made two personnel moves Friday, firing one assistant coach and releasing a player. John Lott, the team's strength and conditioning coach the past seven seasons, was fired. The team also released reserve inside linebacker Jasper Brinkley, who had one year left on a..." March 01

  • Larry Fitzgerald wasn't concerned about Arizona losing Super Bowl

    USA Today "Cardinals star receiver Larry Fitzgerald says he wasn't concerned about the NFL taking the Super Bowl out of Arizona, because he didn't think Gov. Jan Brewer would sign into law the controversial bill that had the league considering its options. "I didn't think there was any chance it was going..." March 01

  • Cardinals part ways with Jasper Brinkley

    Pro Football Talk "Reports on Friday indicated the Cardinals have some interest in linebacker D’Qwell Jackson now that he’s been released by the Browns and they opened up a spot in their linebacking corps later in the day. The team has released linebacker Jasper Brinkley after his first season with the team...." February 28

  • Feely could return to Cardinals, but likely with pay cut

    Revenge Of The Birds "Kicker Jay Feely was one player that Arizona Cardinals fans began to sour on because of some missed field goals during the season, including a pair in Week 17 against the San Francisco 49ers, which ended up a three-point loss. He is a free agent and his future with the team is in doubt. Feely,..." February 28

  • Cardinals’ search shows left tackles are like gold in today’s NFL

    Arizona Republic "It’s no secret the Cardinals will devote considerable resources this off-season to acquire a new left tackle. To me, it became obvious last Sept. 26, talking to General Manager Steve Keim, as the Cardinals practiced in Sarasota, Fla. It was spitting rain. Part of the field already was under..." February 28