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Category: ‘2012 NFL Draft’

Kareem Martin Should Aid Arizona Cardinals’ Pass Rush
July 3rd, 2014 at 6:02 AM
There is a saying around the NFL - you can never have enough pass rushers. The Arizona Cardinals added depth to their defensive line by drafting defensive end Kareem Martin in the third round (84th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft in New York City in May ***PHOTO1*** The University of North Carolina...

Deone Bucannon Should Have Big Impact on Arizona Cardinals Secondary
July 1st, 2014 at 5:53 AM
The Arizona Cardinals continue to improve one of the best secondaries in the NFL. ***PHOTO1*** The signing of strong safety Deone Bucannon to a four-year contract last month was quite important for the Red Birds. Arizona's first round draft pick this year will have a big impact on the team's defensive backfield. He'll...

Rookie Ed Stinson Should Bolster Arizona Cardinals’ Defensive Line
June 29th, 2014 at 7:40 AM
The Arizona Cardinals drafted Ed Stinson last month with a purpose in mind. You can never have enough defensive line depth in the NFL. ***PHOTO1*** The Red Birds drafted defensive end Ed Stinson from the University of Alabama in the fifth round (160th overall) in the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall...

Speed is the Name of the Game for Arizona Cardinals Rookie Walter Powell
June 22nd, 2014 at 8:36 PM
That blur you see flashing down the field might be Walter Powell. ***PHOTO1***You can't teach speed. The Arizona Cardinals concluded making their selections in the 2014 NFL Draft in New York City by tabbing wide receiver Walt Powell of Murray State in the sixth round (196th overall). Murray State is in the Ohio...

Arizona Cardinals Rookie QB Logan Thomas is a Work in Progress
June 17th, 2014 at 5:06 AM
There is nothing like playing experience in the National Football League. ***PHOTO1***The Arizona Cardinals drafted quarterback Logan Thomas in the fourth round of this year's NFL Draft with an eye towards tomorrow. The Virginia Tech product may be the Red Birds' starting signal-caller of the future. Time will tell. Thomas has been impressive so...

Arizona Cardinals’ Rookie Troy Niklas Has Excellent Potential
June 15th, 2014 at 5:06 AM
The Arizona Cardinals have needed an upgrade at the tight end position for some time. ***PHOTO1***Enter Troy Niklas. The Red Birds selected Niklas with their second round pick in this year's NFL Draft. The University of Notre Dame product is 6-foot-6 and weighs 269 pounds. He's currently recovering from a broken hand but will...

Arizona Cardinals Rookie Profile: Defensive End Ed Stinson
June 12th, 2014 at 5:07 AM
You can never have enough defensive line depth in the NFL. ***PHOTO1***The Arizona Cardinals drafted defensive end Ed Stinson from the University of Alabama in the fifth round (160th overall) in the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York City last month. Stinson is 6-foot-3 and weighs 287...

Arizona Cardinals Rookie Profile: Defensive End Kareem Martin
June 10th, 2014 at 5:04 AM
The Arizona Cardinals added depth to their defensive line by drafting defensive end Kareem Martin in the third round (84th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft in New York City last month. ***PHOTO1***The University of North Carolina product is 6-foot-6 and weighs 272 pounds. He'll give the Red Birds a young...

Rookie John Brown Continues to Impress Arizona Cardinals
June 8th, 2014 at 6:04 AM
Not much was known about wide receiver John Brown when the Arizona Cardinals selected him in the third round of this year's NFL Draft in New York City. ***PHOTO1***The Pittsburg State product is making himself known though during team OTA's. Brown is just 5-foot-10 and weighs 179 pounds. He matriculated at a...

Arizona Cardinals Rookie Profile: Safety Deone Bucannon
June 7th, 2014 at 6:05 AM
The signing of strong safety Deone Bucannon to a four-year contract on Thursday was important for the Arizona Cardinals. ***PHOTO1***Bucannon will have a big impact on the team's defensive backfield. He'll team with fellow safety Tyrann Mathieu and cornerbacks Patrick Peterson and Antonio Cromarte to give the Red Birds a stout...

Arizona Cardinals’ Jonathan Cooper Making Progress
June 2nd, 2014 at 5:05 AM
Jonathan Cooper is making slow but steady progress in his recovery from a broken leg. ***PHOTO1***Arizona's first round draft choice in 2013 broke his leg in a pre-season game against the San Diego Chargers last August and was placed on injured reserve before he ever got a chance to play in...

Walt Powell Adds Speed to Arizona Cardinals Wide Receiver Corps
May 30th, 2014 at 5:07 AM
***PHOTO1***You can't teach speed. The Arizona Cardinals concluded making their selections in the 2014 NFL Draft in New York City by tabbing wide receiver Walt Powell of Murray State in the sixth round (196th overall). Murray State is in the Ohio Valley Conference. Powell is 5-foot-11 and weighs 189 pounds. He should...

Arizona Cardinals Rookie QB Logan Thomas Learning the Ropes
May 27th, 2014 at 5:22 AM
***PHOTO1***The Arizona Cardinals drafted quarterback Logan Thomas in the fourth round of this year's NFL Draft with an eye towards tomorrow. The Virginia Tech product may be the Red Birds' starting signal-caller of the future. Time will tell. Thomas has been impressive so far during team OTA's and rookie minicamp. The 6-foot-6 quarterback...

Troy Niklas Should Boost Arizona Cardinals’ Offense in 2014
May 26th, 2014 at 6:40 AM
***PHOTO1***An important cog in a Bruce Arians offensive scheme is the tight end position. The Arizona Cardinals have been lacking a little in that department over the last several seasons. However, the Red Birds drafted University of Notre Dame product Troy Niklas in the second round of this year's NFL Draft to...

Arizona Cardinals’ Rookie Ed Stinson Adds Depth to Defensive Line
May 25th, 2014 at 6:09 AM
***PHOTO1***You can never have enough defensive line depth in the NFL. The Arizona Cardinals drafted defensive end Ed Stinson from the University of Alabama in the fifth round (160th overall) in the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York City earlier this month. Stinson is 6-foot-3 and weighs...

Arizona Cardinals Sign Rookie QB Logan Thomas to Four-year Pact
May 22nd, 2014 at 1:28 PM
***PHOTO1***The Arizona Cardinals have signed rookie quarterback Logan Thomas to a four-year contract, the team has announced. The Virginia Tech product was a fourth round selection (120th overall) in this year's NFL Draft in New York City and should enter training camp as the number three signal-caller behind veterans Carson Palmer...

Arizona Cardinals’ Special Teams Should Be Much Improved in 2014
May 22nd, 2014 at 5:04 AM
***PHOTO1***The Arizona Cardinals had a fine season in 2013, going 10-6 and just missing the NFC playoffs on the last day of the season. It was a breakthrough season for Arizona but more work needs to be done to become a playoff team. One Achilles heel for the Red Birds was the...

Arizona Cardinals Rookie WR John Brown Turning Heads So Far
May 21st, 2014 at 5:02 AM
***PHOTO1***Rookie wide receiver John Brown, drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft, has been turning heads in the short time he has been with his new team. "John Brown is blowing everyone away," a team source told azcentral.com. "Explosive and sudden. Great hands and...

Arizona Cardinals’ Deone Bucannon Remains Unsigned – for Now
May 20th, 2014 at 4:59 AM
***PHOTO1***It shouldn't take that much longer. Strong safety Deone Bucannon, the Arizona Cardinals' first-round pick in this year's NFL Draft, has not signed a contract yet but the length of contract and the financial terms appear to be agreed upon. Due to the NFL rookie wage scale, Bucannon's four-year rookie contract is...

Arizona Cardinals Sign Three 2014 Draft Picks
May 17th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1***The Arizona Cardinals did not waste any time following the 2014 NFL Draft. The Red Birds have signed tight end Troy Niklas, defensive end Kareem Martin and wide receiver John Brown to four-year contracts. Niklas is a second round pick while Martin and Brown are third round selections. Niklas is from the University...