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2015 Arizona Cardinals Goal: Improve Lackluster Ground Attack
May 29th, 2015 at 5:03 AM
There is nowhere to go but up for the Arizona Cardinals' ground game. ***PHOTO1*** The Red Birds averaged a league-worst 3.3 yards per rush last year, and finished second-to-last in total rushing (1308) and rushing scores (six). In reflection, it's easy to see why — running back Andre Ellington was hampered by...

Arizona Cardinals Safety Tyrann Mathieu Happy to Be Healthy Again
May 27th, 2015 at 4:52 AM
Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu 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 Red Birds to the Super Bowl. ***PHOTO1*** The "Honey Badger" suffered a season-ending knee injury in Week 14 of his rookie year against...

So Far, So Good for New Arizona Cardinals Defensive Coordinator
May 25th, 2015 at 5:56 AM
Replacing Todd Bowles as the Arizona Cardinals' defensive coordinator is not an easy task indeed. However, new Red Birds DC James Bettcher seems to be more than up to the task so far. ***PHOTO1*** Just ask third-year safety Tyrann Mathieu. "He’s very intelligent,” Mathieu enthused via espn.com. “I think the biggest thing is...

Arizona Cardinals Monitoring Fatigue Factor During OTA’s
May 24th, 2015 at 5:26 AM
The heat of the Arizona sun in unrelenting at times. That's why the Arizona Cardinals are closely monitoring the distance their wide receivers and defensive backs run in an effort to prevent fatigue during organized team activities (OTA's). ***PHOTO1*** "You didn’t really feel that way at the moment (during OTAs),” Arizona cornerback...

Arizona Cardinals Quarterback Carson Palmer Working His Way Back
May 21st, 2015 at 4:53 AM
He's 35 years old now and six months removed from surgery to repair his torn left ACL. As he participates in team OTA's, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer participates in various drills with a real sense of urgency. ***PHOTO1*** At this point in time, the Red Birds signal-caller is limited to individual...

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...

2015 is a Very Important Year for Arizona Cardinals Quarterback Logan Thomas
May 12th, 2015 at 4:57 AM
The second season of a young NFL quarterback is always an important one in terms of their development. Such is the case as well with Arizona Cardinals second-year signal-caller Logan Thomas. ***PHOTO1*** The fourth-round draft pick in the 2014 NFL Draft needs to show solid improvement this upcoming season. The Virginia Tech...

Alfonzo Dennard Adds Depth to Arizona Cardinals’ Cornerback Contingent
May 9th, 2015 at 5:34 AM
It was a little surprising that the Arizona Cardinals did not draft a cornerback in this year's NFL Draft but they added some depth to their cornerback corps by claiming cornerback Alfonzo Dennard from the New England Patriots. ***PHOTO1*** The Red Birds went from having a deep well of options at cornerback...

Arizona Cardinals 2015 NFL Draft Party is All Set for April 30
April 26th, 2015 at 6:49 AM
The 2015 NFL Draft is almost upon us and anticipation is building rapidly. Make it a special occasion by partying on the Great Lawn. It promises to be fun-filled day for the entire family. ***PHOTO1*** The Arizona Cardinals 2015 Draft Party presented by Valley Chevy Dealers will take place on Thursday, April...

Arizona Cardinals Set Their Top 130 College Players as NFL Draft Nears
April 24th, 2015 at 5:00 AM
With the 2015 NFL Draft less than a week away, the Arizona Cardinals have their draft board set with their top 130 college football players. Let the draft begin. ***PHOTO1*** The Red Birds normally have 120 players on their board but added 10 more this year. They'll have eight picks overall, including...

Is Michael Floyd in the Future Plans of the Arizona Cardinals?
April 15th, 2015 at 4:53 AM
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd is signed through the 2015 NFL season but the club must decide by May 3 if they want to exercise an option to keep him for the 2016 campaign. ***PHOTO1*** The 13th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, Floyd had a somewhat disappointing season in 2014...

Arizona Cardinals’ Kareem Martin to Give Outside Linebacker a Shot in 2015
April 4th, 2015 at 5:44 AM
It was quite a learning experience for Kareem Martin of the Arizona Cardinals in 2014. ***PHOTO1*** The University of North Carolina product was selected in the third round (84th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Red Birds. The 6-foot-6, 272-pounder added depth along the defensive line and finished his rookie...

Busy Offseason Ahead for Arizona Cardinals Quarterback Logan Thomas
April 1st, 2015 at 5:00 AM
This is an important year for Arizona Cardinals quarterback Logan Thomas. ***PHOTO1*** The fourth-round draft pick in the 2014 NFL Draft needs to show improvement. The Virginia Tech product completed just one pass in his 2014 rookie season in nine attempts. It was a memorable one though. Thomas fired an 81-yard touchdown pass...

Improving the Running Game a Real Priority for Arizona Cardinals
March 30th, 2015 at 5:01 AM
The Arizona Cardinals captured their first NFL playoff berth in five years in 2014 but it was not due to their running game. Oh heavens no. ***PHOTO1*** The Red Birds had the second fewest rushing yards in the league last year (1,308) and owned the lowest per-carry average (3.29) as well. They used...

2015 Will Be a Very Important Season for Arizona Cardinals’ Jonathan Cooper
February 28th, 2015 at 6:27 AM
There is no doubt that the 2015 NFL season will be a very important one for Jonathan Cooper. ***PHOTO1*** The Arizona Cardinals guard has been plagued by injuries since he was drafted by the Red Birds with the seventh overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft. The University of North Carolina product...

Arizona Cardinals 2015 NFL Draft Preview: Malcom Brown, DT, Texas
February 25th, 2015 at 4:56 AM
The NFL Scouting Combine is now over.This is the ninth part of a series previewing whom the Arizona Cardinals may select with their first round pick (24th overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago, IL. on Apr. 30. The draft concludes on May 2. ***PHOTO1*** Let's take...

Arizona Cardinals’ Bruce Arians, Steve Keim Ink Four-year Pacts
February 24th, 2015 at 5:10 AM
The Arizona Cardinals are in good hands for a long time now. ***PHOTO1*** The Red Birds have inked head coach Bruce Arians and general manager Steve Keim to new four-year contracts. The respective deals will keep both men with the organization through the 2018 NFL season. Terms of their new pacts were not...

Arizona Cardinals’ Coaching Staff Among the Biggest in the NFL
February 18th, 2015 at 5:40 AM
The more the merrier when it comes to Bruce Arians' coaching staff. ***PHOTO1*** The Arizona Cardinals head coach has one of the largest coaching staffs in the league with 21 assistant coaches. That number will grow to 23 once another linebacker coach and if an assistant strength and conditioning coach is hired....

Taking a Look Back at Arizona Cardinals’ 2014 NFL Draft: Kareem Martin, DE
February 16th, 2015 at 11:29 AM
It was a pretty good rookie campaign for defensive end Kareem Martin in 2014. ***PHOTO1*** The University of North Carolina product was selected in the third round (84th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Cardinals. The 6-foot-6, 272-pounder added depth along the defensive line and finished his rookie season with...

Contract Extensions Forthcoming for Arizona Cardinals’ Steve Keim, Bruce Arians
February 12th, 2015 at 5:38 AM
They are the architects of the resurgence of the Arizona Cardinals in recent years. For that, they are to be rewarded accordingly. ***PHOTO1*** General manager Steve Keim and head coach Bruce Arians are expected to receive contract extensions soon, according to team president Michael Bidwill. "I think it's the right thing to do,...