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CARDINALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Cardinals Look To Hire Internal Candidate for DC Role

At least Dick LeBeau can be eliminated from contention. The Arizona Cardinals’ next defensive coordinator will be someone already inside the organization, according to Darren Urban on the team’s official website. From Urban: The announcement won’t come until after the Super Bowl, Bruce Arians said Monday, but he knows who his defensive coordinator is going to be — and it’ll...
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5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Expected To Promote James Bettcher To Defensive Coordinator

Mike Jurecki of Fox Sports 910 is “hearing” that the Cardinals will promote OLB coach James Bettcher to defensive coordinator now that Todd Bowles has departed for the Jets head-coaching position. Arizona HC Bruce Arians recently mentioned that the team’s next defensive coordinator “will be hired from within,” and an official announcement is expected to be made next...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Calais Campbell to Undergo Surgery in February

Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman Calais Campbell will undergo surgery next month to repair a sports hernia, according to multiple media reports. He was hamming it up after the game with teammates Patrick Peterson, Justin Bethel and Antonio Cromartie as we see in this picture. But he was hiding a painful issue. Your #AZCardinals #ProBowl players: @CRO31, @RealPeterson21, @Campbell93...
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Three Years Later: Grading The 2012 Arizona Cardinals Draft

There is a saying amongst NFL fans and experts that you can't really judge a draft until three years down the line.  This is because the NFL has such a shorter season compared to the NBA or NHL, it takes three years of starting every game in the NFL just to achieve the same amount of play time in half a season for the NBA.It also doesn't help that the NFL has no affiliate or development...
Via Football Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals Offseason Review: Tommy Kelly

Today’s review covers a key rotational player in the Arizona Cardinals defensive line. Today we look at Tommy Kelly.Height: 6’6 Weight: 310 D.O.B.: December 27, 1980 (34)School: Mississippi State Experience: 11 Position: DEGoing Into Season:Kelly spent the 2013 season with the New England Patriots and began the preseason on their roster in 2014. After Darnell Dockett tore his...
Via Pro Football Spot
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cardinals Are Not Hiring Dick LeBeau

Kent Somers reports that the Cardinals will not be adding former Steelers DC Dick LeBeau to their coaching staff, despite previous reports that had said Arizona was a potential landing spot. Somers concedes that he doesn’t know LeBeau’s plans at this point in time. According to Somers, Cardinals HC Bruce Arians is expected to promote a position coach to defensive coordinator...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Peterson Hangs Out With a Giant Vegetable

On the right is Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson. On the left is a giant artichoke. Seriously. Proud to host NFL Pro Bowl practice today. Artie was a hit with @RealPeterson21 #scottsdalecc #probowl2015 #artie pic.twitter.com/DSlPZkNdsC — ScottsdaleCC (@ScottsdaleCC) January 23, 2015 The artichoke is Artie the Artichoke and is the official mascot of Scottsdale Community...
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Arizona Cardinals Offseason Review: Lyle Sendlein

Our next installment of Arizona Cardinals offseason reviews is center Lyle Sendlein.Height: 6’3 Weight: 308 D.O.B.: March 16, 1984 (30)School: Texas Experience: 8th Season (Undrafted) Position: CGoing into Season:Lyle Sendlein went undrafted in the 2007 NFL draft. The Arizona Cardinals signed Sendlein as an undrafted free agent and has been with the team ever since. Signing with...
Via Pro Football Spot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dick LeBeau More Likely To End Up With Titans Than Cardinals?

Reports from earlier in the week mentioned that the Arizona Cardinals were working to hire former Steelers DC Dick LeBeau the team’s new linebackers coach. However, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette isn’t so sure that LeBeau will eventually end up with the Cardinals. “Knowing what I know about Dick LeBeau, and as I said in the tweet, unless he has changed his...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals Free Agency Profile: John Abraham

Free Agency Status:Unrestricted Free Agent2014 Contract:$3,925,000Why they must keep him:The Arizona Cardinals desperately need a linebacker who can rush the quarterback and in 2013 John Abraham led the team with 11.5 sacks. If Abraham were to come out of retirement for the 2015 season he would be the NFL’s sack leader among active players. Great as Abraham was in 2013, the Cardinals...
Via Pro Football Spot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Darnell Dockett's Explosive Sled Row with Training Mask

Arizona Cardinals defensive end Darnell Dockett is wasting no time getting down to business in the off-season. Last week, Dockett posted two videos of himself performing Explosive Sled Rows, which
Via Stack
4 days ago  |  Discuss

It's not Hawaii, but Cardinals are well represented at Pro Bowl

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Antonio Cromartie took a break from his duties hauling and dumping cement to let the NFL, the Pro Bowl and gathered media members know there was some place he'd rather be. "It's definitely not like a vacation in Hawaii," said a smiling Cromartie, his shirt stained with dirt as he helped build a fitness trail at the Arizona National Guard Armory as part of the NFL...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Calais Campbell donates $1.6 million to alma mater Miami

Want some good news following a NFL season that’s been tarnished by image problems around the league? Here you go. Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman Calais Campbell, a seven-year veteran from Miami (F), has donated a cool $1.6 million to his alma mater. The money will be used to create the Calais Campbell Football Defensive Lineman Endowed Scholarship. The team’s meeting...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals' Calais Campbell pledges $1.6M to alma mater

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Calais Campbell's fallback plan for a career was to work in advertising, which he studied at the University of Miami. Fortunately for him, football is working out just fine. Fortunately for the Hurricanes, he's also now giving back. The Pro Bowl defensive lineman from the Arizona Cardinals announced Wednesday that he has pledged $1.6 million - the largest single...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Miami Star Defensive Lineman Calais Campbell Makes Record-Setting $1.6 Million Donation to ‘Canes Program

The Miami football program has fallen on some tougher times of late, but that doesn’t mean former players from “The U” have lost their pride in their former team. Current Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman and former Hurricane star Calais Campbell elected to show his dedication and love for Miami by contributing a $1.6 million donation, the largest in program history.  In...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cardinals to Hire Dick LeBeau as Linebackers Coach

The Arizona Cardinals are reportedly working a deal that would make former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau their new linebackers coach. LeBeau, 77, spent the past 11 seasons with Pittsburgh, where his defenses were feared predominantly because of linebacker play—edge rushers, especially. Names like James Harrison, LaMarr Woodley and Joey Porter were known...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals: The Larry Fitzgerald Dilemma

In his 11th NFL season, Larry Fitzgerald had his worst statistical season yet. Fitzgerald caught 63 passes for 784 yards (both his lowest totals since his rookie season) while only managing to get into the end zone twice (his lowest total ever). The 31-year old receiver is due an $8 million roster bonus in March which presents an interesting question for Arizona. If the Cards...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Darnell Dockett sends fiery tweet regarding Todd Bowles’ departure

Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles has been long overdue to get his shot as a head coach in the National Football League. On Tuesday, he was granted that chance, when the New York Jets hired him to replace Rex Ryan. Several teammates spoke out about Bowles leaving. Defensive tackle Darnell Docket was the most passionate about it. Former Jets CB Antonio Cromartie...
Via The Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals begin contract talks

Larry Fitzgerald might end up on another NFL team next season, but he’s still giving his current squad a chance.   Fitzgerald’s agent and the Arizona Cardinals have begun “preliminary, yet positive” contract talks, sources told Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic on Saturday. Reports surfaced shortly after the Cardinals’ loss to the Carolina Panthers in the NFC wild...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals send out hilarious tweet after playoff defeat

In today’s sports world, every professional team has a Twitter page, Instagram and so on. Social media is the order of the day, and the Arizona Cardinals are no exception. The team tweeted throughout Saturday’s Wild Card playoff game against the Carolina Panthers, which Arizona lost 27-16. The contest was ugly for the Cardinals, who were playing a third-string quarterback in...
Via Awful Announcing
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Larry Fitzgerald will be asked to take pay cut

  Larry Fitzgerald might have taken his last snap with the Arizona Cardinals after their NFC Wild Card Game loss to the Carolina Panthers on Saturday.   NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that the Cardinals likely will ask the veteran wide receiver to take a pay cut from his $15 million salary in 2015. Fitzgerald has a $23.6 million cap hit for next season...
Via NESN.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals official Twitter account calls out trolls

The Arizona Cardinals had one heck of a season. Dealing with injuries up and down their roster, Bruce Arians’ squad was still able to finish with an 11-5 record and earn a spot in the postseason. Unfortunately, injuries caught up with the team as it fell to the Carolina Panthers 27-16 in a NFC Wild Card game on Saturday afternoon. In the loss, Arizona managed to rack up the fewest...
Via Sportsnaut
23 days ago  |  Discuss

The pain of the Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals went out with a whimper in the NFC Wild Card playoffs, losing 27-16 to the Carolina Panthers on a rainy Saturday night. Arizona began the season so well, only to watch Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton succumb to knee injuries. Without them, Ryan Lindley became the starting quarterback and subsequently lost the final two regular-season games before falling in the...
Via This Given Sunday
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Five teams that should pursue Larry Fitzgerald

Signs are pointing towards Larry Fitzgerald not staying the with Arizona Cardinals in 2015. Here are 5 teams that should sign him immediately. The post The 5 Teams That Should Consider Signing Larry Fitzgerald In 2015 appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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