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Seventh Round Draft Pick Hoping to Make Impact on the Arizona Cardinals
July 19th, 2015 at 6:27 AM
Can a seventh round draft pick make an impact for the Arizona Cardinals in 2015? ***PHOTO1*** Rookie tight end Gerald Christian hopes to become very relevant during the upcoming NFL campaign. So do the Red Birds. They sure need help at the tight end position. The Cards completed their draft selections in the 2015...

Small-School Players Hope to Make Impact for Arizona Cardinals
June 30th, 2015 at 5:51 AM
There were doubts about how well third-round draft pick John Brown would perform last season with the Arizona Cardinals. ***PHOTO1*** The wide receiver out of Pittsburg State burst onto the scene immediately last year, catching 48 passes for 696 yards and five scores, including four game-winning touchdowns in the first nine games. “John...

Arizona Cardinals Rookies Earning Their Keep on the Gridiron
June 26th, 2015 at 5:04 AM
Now matter where you're selected in the draft, it's not easy being a rookie in the National Football League. ***PHOTO1*** You may have been a big man on campus at your alma mater but that status disappears by the time you participate in OTA's, minicamps and, of course, training camp. The same scenario...

Arizona Cardinals Rookie Profile: Tight End Gerald Christian
June 18th, 2015 at 5:01 AM
The Arizona Cardinals had one of the weakest tight end units in all of the National Football League in 2014. So have they drafted a sleeper in this year's NFL Draft? ***PHOTO1*** The Red Birds completed their draft selections in the 2015 NFL Draft by selecting Gerald Christian in the seventh and...

Larry Foote Leaning Toward Coaching for Arizona Cardinals in 2015
June 16th, 2015 at 5:04 AM
Larry Foote is enjoying his time as an assistant linebacker coach with the Arizona Cardinals so far. So much so that we may have seen the last of Foote competing on the football field for the Red Birds. ***PHOTO1*** The 35-year-old Foote, isn’t thinking about the decision between playing or coaching this...

Arizona Cardinals Rookie Profile: Defensive Lineman Rodney Gunter
June 15th, 2015 at 4:56 AM
Did the Arizona Cardinals get a steal when they drafted defensive end/defensive tackle Rodney Gunter? Perhaps. ***PHOTO1*** The Red Birds certainly improved their depth on the defensive line by drafting Gunter in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft in Chicago, IL last month. The Delaware State product is 6-foot-5 and weighs 305...

Arizona Cardinals Rookie Profile: D.J. Humphries
June 13th, 2015 at 6:20 AM
Rookie offensive tackle D.J. Humphries has just completed his first minicamp and progress is being made. The 2015 first-round pick of the Arizona Cardinals might not be ready to capture a starting berth just yet but he appears to be improving with each passing day. ***PHOTO1*** "I’m trying to be the best,"...

Arizona Cardinals Sunday Morning Storylines: Red Birds Sign Guard Jon Halapio, Release Tavon Rooks
June 7th, 2015 at 6:13 AM
The latest round of Organized team activities (OTA's) are now over for the Arizona Cardinals and the Red Birds remain busy reworking their roster. ***PHOTO1*** The Cards have signed Jon Halapio and released Tavon Rooks. The 23-year-old Halapio is a 6-foot-2, 320-pound guard who was a sixth-round pick of the New England Patriots...

Arizona Cardinals Rookie Profile: Running Back David Johnson
June 6th, 2015 at 5:00 AM
The Arizona Cardinals ranked next to last in the NFL last season in rushing. They needed to address their lackluster ground game in the 2015 NFL Draft and the Red Birds hope they did so by drafting running back David Johnson in the third round. ***PHOTO1*** The Northern Iowa product is being...

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown Looks to Be Even Better in 2015
June 5th, 2015 at 4:50 AM
By all accounts, wide receiver John Brown had a very productive rookie season in 2014 for the Arizona Cardinals - 48 receptions for 696 yards and five touchdowns. ***PHOTO1*** Not bad. But he could do better. "He hit the wall around Dec. 1," head coach Bruce Arians said via azcentral.com. "like most rookies...

2015 Arizona Cardinals Rookie Profile: Markus Golden
June 4th, 2015 at 5:15 AM
Call it a "golden" opportunity for a fine prospect. The Arizona Cardinals entered the 2015 NFL Draft needing to upgrade their linebacker unit and they're hoping they made the correct choice when they drafted outside linebacker/defensive end Markus Golden in the second round (58th overall) in the annual extravaganza last month. ***PHOTO1*** The...

Arizona Cardinals Glad to Have First Round Pick D.J. Humphries Under Contract
June 3rd, 2015 at 4:57 AM
Now the hard part begins for rookie offensive tackle D.J. Humphries. ***PHOTO1*** The Arizona Cardinals have signed their 2015 first round pick to a four-year, $8.9 million deal with a $4.74 million signing bonus. It comes with a fifth-year team option. Now the University of Florida product must prove his worth on...

Arizona Cardinals Hope Rookie Shaq Riddick Can Boost Pash Rush
June 1st, 2015 at 4:49 AM
Entering the 2015 NFL Draft, the Arizona Cardinals were looking to improve what had become a mediocre pass rush. Getting to the quarterback remains a priority. They hope they've taken a giant step to solving that issue. ***PHOTO1*** The Red Birds selected defensive end Shaquille Riddick in the fifth round (158th overall)...

Arizona Cardinals Rookies Paying Their Dues on the Practice Field
May 30th, 2015 at 6:43 AM
There are no guarantees on the 2015 Arizona Cardinals roster for rookie players. They have to earn the respect of head coach Bruce Arians through production on the practice field. ***PHOTO1*** There is no sense of entitlement in the desert, that's for sure. The Red Birds head coach was asked about the rookie...

Arizona Cardinals are Hoping J.J. Nelson Can Help Boost Offensive Attack
May 28th, 2015 at 4:52 AM
Fifth round draft picks in the annual NFL Draft don't always work out. Some players never make it to the opening day roster. The Arizona Cardinals hope that is not the case with their fifth round selection in 2015. ***PHOTO1*** The Red Birds improved their depth in their wide receiver and special teams...

Arizona Cardinals Rookie Gerald Christian Hopes to Be Very Relevant
May 23rd, 2015 at 4:16 AM
Arizona Cardinals rookie tight end Gerald Christian hopes to be very relevant during the 2015 NFL season. ***PHOTO1*** The Red Birds completed their draft selections in the 2015 NFL Draft by selecting Christian in the seventh and final round. He was the 256th and final player drafted. Therefore, he receives the NFL's...

Rookies David Johnson, Gerald Christian Sign Contracts with Arizona Cardinals
May 20th, 2015 at 4:52 AM
Rookies David Johnson and Gerald Christian have been signed by the Arizona Cardinals to four-year deals. That means only 2015 first round pick D.J. Humphries remains unsigned from the Red Birds' draft class. ***PHOTO1*** Johnson, a third-round selection and seventh-round pick Gerald Christian, a tight end and the NFL’s “Mr. Irrelevant” for...

Versatility Should Serve Arizona Cardinals Rookie Rodney Gunter Well
May 19th, 2015 at 4:50 AM
Versatility may be the main reason rookie Rodney Gunter makes the Arizona Cardinals roster in 2015. ***PHOTO1*** The Red Birds improved their depth on the defensive line by drafting Gunter in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft in Chicago. The Delaware State product is 6-foot-5 and weighs 305 pounds. He was...

Several Rookies Impressing Arizona Cardinals Head Coach Bruce Arians
May 18th, 2015 at 4:51 AM
So far, so good. ***PHOTO1*** Just a little over a week into their new NFL careers, several of the 24 rookies in Arizona Cardinals camp are impressing head coach Bruce Arians. "Oh, God, all the drafts picks are right on the money," Arians enthused via azcentral.com. Outside linebackers Markus Golden (second round pick) and...

A Real Opportunity Awaits Arizona Cardinals’ Justin Bethel
May 17th, 2015 at 4:43 AM
The year 2015 is shaping up as the season of opportunity for Arizona Cardinals cornerback/special teamer Justin Bethel. ***PHOTO1*** The Sumter, NC native of the Arizona Cardinals is arguably the best special teams player in all of football. He participated in his second straight NFL Pro Bowl this past January - a...