CARDINALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Arizona looking for first win of season in the East

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) These Arizona Cardinals are not morning people. The team heads east again this weekend, a direction that has not been kind to the Cardinals this season. Arizona enters Sunday's game at Miami with an 0-3 record on the road against teams in the Eastern time zone. It's 0-4 if you throw in a game at Minnesota that also had an early start. The games have started at...
Via Associated Press
38 minutes ago  |  Discuss

David Johnson wins NFC Offensive Player of the Week... Again

The young running back is proving to be one of the best in the NFL In something that is becoming commonplace in the NFL, David Johnson has been named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season. Johnson had 84 rushing and 91 receiving in last Sunday’s victory, good for 175 total yards on the day. In doing so, he extended his franchise record to 12 consecutive...
Via Revenge of the Birds
4 hours ago

David Johnson Named NFC Player of the Week

Cardinals running back David Johnson continues to have a tremendous 2016 season, Despite the fact that things haven’t gone as planned for the team, individually, he has excelled, and Sunday was no different. For his efforts against the Redskins have earned him an NFC Player of the Week honor. In a game that the Cardinals […] David Johnson Named NFC Player of the Week - Raising...
Via Raising Zona
5 hours ago

Larry Fitzgerald named Arizona Cardinals Walter Payton Man of the Year

What Fitz does on the field is no surprise anymore, but his work off the field is even more impressive. There is not much that limits Larry Fitzgerald on the field, at 33 years old he is tied for the NFL lead in receptions at 88, is 120 yards away from another 1000 yard receiving season and he continues to be the best wide receiver on the Arizona Cardinals roster. Yet, something...
Via Revenge of the Birds
7 hours ago

Larry Fitzgerald record books, David Johnson near Pro Bowl lead and more

Arizona Cardinals news and notes from around the web. It is Wednesday, welcome to the hump day droppings, with some of the best Arizona Cardinals news and notes from around the web. Let's take a look. Around The NFC West - Week 13The Seahawks inch closer to the division title while the Rams and 49ers continue to struggle. Cardinals Film Room: J.J. Nelson Goes DeepAnalyzing the...
Via Revenge of the Birds
11 hours ago

Arizona Cardinals: Punting addressed…sort of

The Arizona Cardinals addressed their punting situation Tuesday by not immediately removing Drew Butler The Arizona Cardinals made a roster move involving a punter on Tuesday as promised.  It wasn’t exactly the move fans expected. Punter Drew Butler still has a job and Matt Wile out of Michigan has one but not on the 53-man […] Arizona Cardinals: Punting addressed…sort of...
Via Raising Zona
19 hours ago

Cardinals sign punter to practice squad, Butler job on line

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals have signed punter Matt Wile to the practice squad. The move could be a first step in the team replacing Drew Butler. Butler, who ranks last statistically among NFL punters, had a 28-yard kick in last weekend's victory over Washington and has been inconsistent when healthy. Coach Bruce Arians expressed his displeasure with Butler on Monday...
Via Associated Press
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Saints release former LSU linebacker Lamar Louis from practice squad

Louis came to the Saints in November after the Arizona Cardinals waived him with an injury settlement in September.
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
1 day ago

Punter Wile added to practice squad

The Cardinals brought in punter Matt Wile for a tryout Monday, and Tuesday, signed him to their practice squad. Drew Butler remains the punter on the active roster. To make room for Wile on the practice squad, the Cardinals released linebacker Reshard Cliett. Wile punted well against the Cards two weeks ago when he served as an injury fill-in for the Falcons. In that game, Wile...
Via Word from the Birds
1 day ago

Arizona Cardinals: Jermaine Gresham finally becoming target

Arizona Cardinals tight end Jermaine Gresham starting to pay dividends Arizona Cardinals tight end Jermaine Gresham is finally playing the way many envisioned when the team signed the veteran tight-end during free agency in 2015.  It couldn’t have come at a better time. For a team that does not utilize the tight end in the […] Arizona Cardinals: Jermaine Gresham finally becoming...
Via Raising Zona
1 day ago

Young Cardinals back David Johnson joining elite company

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) David Johnson's NFL career is only 28 games old, and already he is being compared to some of the great running backs of the game. Statistics bear those comparisons out, and his performance in the Arizona Cardinals' 31-23 victory over Washington on Sunday did nothing to diminish such talk. Johnson's multi-purpose skills were on full display when he rushed 18 times...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bruce Arians emphatically shoots down retirement rumor

A rumor broke over the weekend that Bruce Arians is contemplating retirement after the 2016 season, and the Arizona Cardinals head coach squashed it with authority on Monday. Not sure if anyone put stock into that Arians retirement conjecture, but he told @AZSports he's "damn sure coaching next year." No surprise. — Kyle Odegard (@Kyle_Odegard) December 5, 2016 On the surface...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Keim: Palmer praise and Butler answer

Not surprisingly, Steve Keim was much happier today. The Cardinals won and played pretty well. One player the Cardinals General Manager mentioned during his appearance on the “Doug and Wolf” show on Arizona Sports 98.7 a couple of times was Carson Palmer. Keim said the quarterback was exceptional. Palmer completed 30 of 46 passes for 300 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions...
Via Word from the Birds
2 days ago

Jay Gruden unloads on his team after loss to Cardinals

Jay Gruden was not pleased after his Washington squad lost to the Arizona Cardinals 31-23 on Sunday and apparently unloaded on his team in the locker room after the game. The Washington Post’s Mike Jones tweeted that from his spot outside the locker room, Gruden could be heard yelling at his team. Jay Gruden just unleashed on his players in the locker room about not giving...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bruce Arians to consider retiring after season

Bruce Arians has had multiple health scares in recent years, and those incidents could have him thinking about calling it quits on his coaching career. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported on Sunday that some people familiar with Arians’ situation expect the 64-year-old to contemplate retirement after the season. Arians considered retiring a few years back and has done a fantastic...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

LOOK: Patrick Peterson shows off custom cleats for ‘My Cause, My Cleats’

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson will be sporting some flashy kicks during Sunday’s game against the Redskins. Peterson, along with Carson Palmer, Larry Fitzgerald and Tyrann Mathieu, are set to wear custom cleats for the “My Cause, My Cleats” initiative. Here’s the ones that Peterson will be wearing, in an effort to raise awareness for the Patrick Peterson...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals: Are they still alive?

Have the Arizona Cardinals been officially eliminated from the playoffs? No. They still have five games left, and Seattle has a three game lead in the division. They also play each other late in December, but it’s looking like that much anticipated rematch may be one that has no meaning. As crazy as it might sound, and how bad Arizona has been playing lately, they still do have...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Arians on Cardinals’ struggles: ‘Selfishness has crept in’

The Arizona Cardinals entered the 2016 season expected to be one of the top teams in the NFL and a possible contender to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. After the Cardinals have sputtered to a 4-6-1 record through their first 11 games, head coach Bruce Arians isn’t holding back on his thoughts on Arizona’s mediocre start. In his Monday press conference following Arizona’s...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

What is wrong with the Arizona Cardinals?

With preseason super bowl hype the Cardinals were looking for revenge after an early 2015 playoff exit to the Carolina Panthers. A team filled with talent and upside had all the opportunities to make it to Disney world and just fell short. The 2016 Arizona Cardinals are 4-5-1 and are barely in the hunt for a late playoff push. There are several things the Cardinals will need to turn...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Fitzgerald discusses Bruce Arians' recent health scare

Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians was hospitalized earlier this week with chest pains after his team fell to 4-5-1 with a loss to Minnesota Vikings. Was the timing a coincidence? Larry Fitzgerald doesn’t seem to think so. On Monday, Fitzgerald told reporters that he and his teammates feel “partly responsible” for Arians’ health issues. “I think there’s a trend...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Evaluating The Arizona Cardinals' Season From Hell

Last season, the Arizona Cardinals had their best regular season in franchise history, winning 13 games with great talent on both sides of the ball, and there was plenty of optimism heading into the playoffs. Unfortunately, it was a disappointing postseason for the Cardinals, as they squeaked by a depleted Packers team 26-20 but were quickly humiliated by the Panthers in...
Via The Sports Quotient
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Boone threatens Patrick Peterson over Sam Bradford hit

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson blasted Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford during Sunday’s game, and offensive lineman Alex Boone is less than pleased about it. Alex Boone said he wasn't happy about Patrick Peterson's hit on Sam Bradford: "Knows what he did and he knows what he's got coming to him." — Andrew Krammer (@Andrew_Krammer) November 22, 2016...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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