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Former Arizona Cardinals Player John Abraham Wanted After Strip Club Fight
July 2nd, 2015 at 5:24 AM
It's been a rough year plus for former Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker/defensive end John Abraham. ***PHOTO1*** The 37-year-old Abraham is wanted by police on a misdemeanor charge of battery after he allegedly got in a fight at an Atlanta-area strip club. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the alleged incident took place on...

Defensive Coordinator James Bettcher Off to a Good Start with Arizona Cardinals
July 1st, 2015 at 5:23 AM
If all goes well, the Arizona Cardinals' defensive unit should not miss a beat in 2015. ***PHOTO1*** New defensive coordinator James Bettcher would be one of the main reasons why. Replacing Todd Bowles as the Arizona Cardinals' defensive coordinator is not an easy task indeed. However, Bettcher seems to be more than up...

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...

Watch Out for Arizona Cardinals Wide Receiver John Brown in 2015
June 29th, 2015 at 6:06 AM
Watch out for Arizona Cardinals wideout John Brown during the 2015 NFL season - he may be ready to become the best wide receiver on the club. A club that has Super Bowl aspirations. ***PHOTO1*** By all accounts, wide receiver John Brown had a very productive rookie campaign last year for the Red...

Sunday Morning Storylines: Calais Campbell Has Real Confidence in 2015 Arizona Cardinals
June 28th, 2015 at 7:51 AM
Pro Bowl defensive lineman Calais Campbell feels the 2015 version of the Arizona Cardinals can be a real contender for the Super Bowl - especially with veteran quarterback Carson Palmer back at the helm. ***PHOTO1*** "With him under center, we know we're a contender. A true contender," Campbell enthused via arizonasports.com. "His...

Arizona Cardinals’ Matt Shaughnessy Adjusting to Playing 3-4 Defensive End
June 27th, 2015 at 6:39 AM
So far, so good. Matt Shaughnessy of the Arizona Cardinals seems to be adjusting well to playing 3-4 defensive end for the Red Birds. ***PHOTO1*** He has the ability to make the transition for the good of the club. After playing the last two seasons with the Arizona Cardinals as an outside linebacker,...

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 Coach Tom Moore Earns Lifetime Achievement Award
June 25th, 2015 at 5:06 AM
Tom Moore has been an NFL assistant coach for 37 years now, dating back to the days when Terry Bradshaw was leading the Pittsburgh Steelers to numerous Super Bowl titles. He's truly an NFL icon. ***PHOTO1*** The Arizona Cardinals assistant head coach has been chosen as one of three recipients for the...

Arizona Cardinals’ Tyrann Mathieu Appears Healthy Heading into 2015 NFL Season
June 24th, 2015 at 4:59 AM
A healthy and happy Tyrann Mathieu should be a very productive player for the Arizona Cardinals in 2015. The Red Birds need him to be. ***PHOTO1*** The third-year safety has had enough of various injuries in his first two seasons in the NFL. Now it's time to stay healthy and hopefully lead the...

Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer Working on Regaining Footwork
June 23rd, 2015 at 5:02 AM
Coming off his second ACL surgery, 35-year-old Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer has to regain what most signal-callers take for granted - his footwork when dropping back for a pass in the pocket. ***PHOTO1*** The USC product has made solid progress during OTA's and minicamps and is regaining the footwork necessary to...

Rushing Attack Must Improve for Arizona Cardinals During 2015 Season
June 22nd, 2015 at 5:12 AM
If the Arizona Cardinals really want to compete for the right to play ion Super Bowl 50, then improving their feeble ground game must be near the top of their "improvements needed" list. ***PHOTO1*** There is nowhere to go but up. The Red Birds averaged a league-worst 3.3 yards per rush last year,...

Sunday Morning Storylines: Arizona Cardinals Have Confidence in New Defensive Coordinator
June 21st, 2015 at 4:49 AM
James Bettcher realizes he has a tough act to follow. ***PHOTO1*** The new Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator, their former outside linebackers coach, has taken the reigns from Todd Bowles, now the head coach of the New York Jets. All Bowles did was guide a top-10 defense in his years with the Red...

2015 Arizona Cardinals Do not Lack for Leaders on Team
June 20th, 2015 at 5:51 AM
There is no secret that teams that advance to the NFL playoffs have their fair share of leaders on their club. ***PHOTO1*** You need to have solid leadership to make the NFL playoffs and the Arizona Cardinals certainly had plenty of that last year. The Red Birds advanced to the playoffs for...

Training Camp Dates Set for 2015 Arizona Cardinals
June 19th, 2015 at 5:06 AM
Minicamps and OTA's have come and gone for the 2015 Arizona Cardinals - next up is training camp and dates have been set accordingly. ***PHOTO1*** Head coach Bruce Arians and the Red Birds will be back at University of Phoenix Stadium for camp for a third straight year, with Report Day coming...

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...

Arizona Cardinals’ Daryl Washington’s Probation Reduced by Two Months
June 17th, 2015 at 4:54 AM
Will we be seeing Daryl Washington on the football field for the Arizona Cardinals during the 2015 NFL season? ***PHOTO1*** The veteran linebacker's probation, the punishment for pleading guilty to aggravated assault in March 2014, has been reduced by two months, according to ESPN. In a petition to end the probation early, his...

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...

Sunday Morning Storylines: Grading the Arizona Cardinals’ Latest Minicamp
June 14th, 2015 at 7:10 AM
The Arizona Cardinals have officially begun their offseason now that their latest minicamp concluded a few days ago. Overall, things went well - so much so that head coach Bruce Arians canceled the final day of the competition. ***PHOTO1*** Overall Grade: B That's a pretty solid B all-around. Here are some pros and...

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,"...