CARDINALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Some gave all, including Arizona Cardinal Pat Tillman

Memorial Day. For a lot of Americans, it marks the unofficial beginning of summer. For many others, it is a time to remember those we have lost. I remember going out to the cemetery and spending time at the grave site of my grandfather who was a World War II veteran. For the Arizona Cardinals, it is another moment to sit back and to remember Pat Tillman. Pat Tillman was a local boy...
Via cover32
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals week in review

This week we took a look at a couple of the Cardinals draftees trying to make the team. We got an inside look at what goes into producing a football. And we had a view of a couple of veterans who are trying to make the Cardinals 2016 roster. Cardinals Rookie Spotlight: Marqui Christian: The Arizona Cardinals selected safety Marqui Christian from Midwestern State University. Midwestern...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals get some help for D. J. Humphries

D. J. Humphries looks to be the starting right tackle for the Arizona Cardinal when the season starts. Humphries knows that he has a lot of growing up to do this year. The Cardinals have enlisted the help of veteran right guard Evan Mathis, who they signed in the offseason, to help Humphries along. Humphries was the Cardinals first round draft pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. He was the...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals want Tom Brady to play Week 1

As of right now New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady would not be playing for the team in its Week 1 outing against the Arizona Cardinals. The future Hall of Fame signal caller is in the midst of appealing the four-game suspension the NFL levied against him for his alleged role in the Deflategate scandal that rocked the football world back in January of 2015. Should his latest...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald not thinking beyond this season

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Larry Fitzgerald has been an Arizona Cardinal all 12 of his NFL seasons, breaking every franchise receiving record along the way. Now, he enters the final year of a two-year, $22 million contract, and he said Tuesday that he doesn't even think about whether he will play football beyond this season, with the Cardinals or anyone else. ''We're just in OTAs right...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Arizona Cardinals’ Pay Tyrann Mathieu as a Top Defender?

Arizona Cardinals’ Tyrann Mathieu has has been named an All-Pro twice and a Pro Bowler once in three seasons in the NFL. Along with these accolades, Mathieu has suffered a torn ACL and LCL as a rookie in 2013, a fractured thumb in 2014 and a torn ACL in 2015. Mathieu has a difficult negation with the Cardinals as his tremendous production on the field is coupled with his lengthy...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyrann Mathieu won’t play unless 100-percent healthy

Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu is looking to get back on the field with his team after suffering a season-ending knee injury late in the 2015 season. He is pretty confident that he will be ready to go this year, but he wants to be absolutely sure he is ready to play. Mathieu was attending a fundraiser for coach Bruce Arians’ foundation on Sunday when he spoke to The Arizona...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Arizona Cardinals will improve on last season

The Arizona Cardinals learned a tough but valuable lesson last season: don’t trust the regular season hype. Their impressive 13-3 record, which was a franchise best, would ultimately be capped off with disappointment in the NFC Championship. Since then Arizona has become one of the most improved teams entering the new season. Several moves have been made to the roster, although...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Carson Palmer ‘addicted’ to idea of reaching Super Bowl

The last time Carson Palmer took the field, he threw four interceptions and turned the ball over a ridiculous six times in the Arizona Cardinals’ blowout loss to the Carolina Panthers in the NFC Championship game. In the months since that horrendous performance, Arizona has done everything in its power to help Palmer overcome the bitter end to that season. The team upgraded its...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Palmer shrugs off 'big game' failure, expects big season

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Carson Palmer had probably the finest season of his 13 years as an NFL quarterback. But he and the rest of the Arizona Cardinals must deal with the ugly way it ended in a blowout loss to Carolina in the NFC championship game. Palmer knows he will carry the `can he win the big game' question with him until he gets a chance to redeem himself. And the Cardinals opened...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Tyrann Mathieu to be NFL’s highest-paid safety

The Arizona Cardinals and safety Tyrann Mathieu are reportedly “deep in negotiations” to make him the highest-paid safety in the NFL, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. An ACL hasn't changed the plans: #AZCardinals are deep in negotiations for an extension for Tyrann Mathieu, soon to be highest paid safety — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 16, 2016 Rapoport added this, speaking...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Fitzgerald graduates college, fulfills promise to mother

Though Mother’s Day was one week ago, this is a touching story from Larry Fitzgerald, who fulfilled a promise he made to his mother Carol before she died of breast cancer in 2003: to graduate from college. “I’m glad I can finally shake the 15-year college student stigma,” Fitzgerald joked to ESPN. Fitz left the University of Pittsburgh after his sophomore season to pursue...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals: Three takeaways from the offseason

The master plan for the Arizona Cardinals is finally coming to full view this offseason, and behind it all lies one person. For the last three years, general manager Steve Keim has made several risky moves that will typically put a GM on the hot seat. To his credit those risks have paid off. Two were All-Pro last season, Tyrann Mathieu and Carson Palmer, while Arizona became a playoff...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Nkemdiche Told To Stop ‘Killing People’ In Arizona Cardinals’ Rookie Mini-Camp

Darron Lee isn’t the only rookie defensive player who went a little too hard in his first day of mini-camp.  The former Ohio State linebacker, who tackled a teammate during a New York Jets’ non-contact drill, has company in former Ole Miss defensive lineman/current Arizona Cardinal Robert Nkemdiche.  Arizona head coach Bruce Arians reportedly had to tell Nkemdiche to stop “killing...
Via College Spun
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Coker signs UDFA contract with Cardinals

Of the 15 quarterbacks taken in the 2016 NFL Draft last weekend, former Alabama quarterback Jake Coker was not one of them. It looks like he has gotten his shot by signing with the Arizona Cardinals. He is looking to have his shot in the NFL after signing as an undrafted free agent and he is excited to play under a veteran like Carson Palmer. He seemed to enjoy his first day as a...
Via Campus Sports Net
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals sign first-, fifth-round picks

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Cardinals have signed first-round draft pick Robert Nkemdiche to a four-year contract with a fifth-year team option.The $8.6 million contract includes a $4.4 million signing bonus.Nkemdiche, a defensive tackle from Mississippi, was considered one of the top talents in the draft but slid to the Cardinals largely because of character concerns.The Cardinals...
Via Associated Press
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruce Arians: Coaching Cardinals ‘will be my last job’

Bruce Arians has been coaching in the NFL for so long that it seems hard to believe that he has only been a head coach for three years. The Cardinals were the first team to give Arians a head coaching job (aside from an interim stint with the Colts), and the 63-year-old says his first will be his last. Following a 13-3 season and a trip to the NFC Championship, Arians knows expectations...
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals may ask Robert Nkemdiche to distance himself from his brother

The Arizona Cardinals made an investment in Robert Nkemdiche on Thursday night, and they may ask him to make some uncomfortable changes in order to get the most out of their investment. That could include asking Nkemdiche to distance himself from his troubled brother, Denzel. Robert Nkemdiche arrived at Ole Miss in 2013 as the No. 1 player nationally in his recruiting class. He...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Robert Nkemdiche falls to Arizona, picked No. 29 in 1st round

While Robert Nkemdiche watched his teammate go thirteenth overall despite his personal life going up in flames on social media…..Nkemdiche waited to be picked. Nkemdich, like Tunsil, had concerns which caused his stock to drop way below his skill level. The Arizona Cardinals finally took a chance on Nkemdiche at No. 29 of the first round. If Nkemdiche keeps on the straight and...
Via This Given Sunday
April 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals Select Ole Miss DL Robert Nkemdiche No. 29 Overall

The Arizona Cardinals took Ole Miss DL Robert Nkemdiche, a highly-talented player who slipped due to off-field issues with the 29th-overall pick.  Round: 1 Pick: 29 With the #29 pick in the 2016 #NFLDraft, the @AZCardinals select DT Robert Nkemdiche! pic.twitter.com/MqDqr7Q5Di — NFL (@NFL) April 29, 2016 Selection: Arizona Cardinals select Ole Miss DL Robert Nkemdiche Analysis...
Via College Spun
April 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Beanie Wells victim of attempted extortion from drug deal gone wrong

Former Arizona Cardinals running back Beanie Wells has been named as the victim in an extortion case, according to a report. Two men are accused in a federal case of attempting to extort Wells in an attempt to recoup money from a drug deal gone wrong. The men were allegedly put into touch with a Mexican drug dealer through Wells’ brother. The men, Franklin Conley and Patrick...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals: Tyrann Mathieu has something to prove

Tyrann Mathieu is out to show his worth to the Arizona Cardinals entering the new season. The All-Pro safety is coming off his best year, conveniently right before his rookie contract expires, but he has yet to play a full season. There’s some speculation as to why Arizona hasn’t inked Mathieu long term, but after taking a look at his entire career don’t second guess the hesitation...
Via isportsweb.com
April 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Bruce Arians: Moms are afraid of football

It has been well documented that Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians, who has been around football for going on four decades, is a staunch defender of the game. When you strike the integrity of football, Arians strikes back. And that’s just what he did on Friday at the Cardinals’ training facility while delivering a keynote speech to over 130 high school football coaches...
Via The Comeback
April 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Tyrann Mathieu says he knows alleged murderer of Will Smith

Former LSU star Tyrann Mathieu says he’s familiar with the man who allegedly murdered former Ohio State defensive end Will Smith in New Orleans Saturday night. Cardell Hayes, a 28-year-old former prep star in Louisiana, was arrested and charged Sunday with the killing of Smith. Hayes was booked with a second-degree murder charge. He allegedly shot Smith and his wife, Raquel (who...
Via College Spun
April 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Cardinals confident in re-signing Chandler Jones

The Arizona Cardinals aren’t worried about newly acquired pass-rusher Chandler Jones—who was dealt to Arizona from New England during the second week of free agency—becoming a one-year rental. “When he hits free agency, we’ll have the dollars to make sure he stays,” head coach Bruce Arians said, via the team’s official site. Jones, 26, is entering the final year of...
Via The Sports Daily
March 24, 2016  |  Discuss
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