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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...

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’ 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...

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...

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...

Can Justin Bethel Claim a Starting Cornerback Berth for the Arizona Cardinals?
June 11th, 2015 at 5:11 AM
Is this the year Justin Bethel of the Arizona Cardinals breaks through and becomes a starting NFL cornerback? ***PHOTO1*** We should know in a couple of months. The Sumter, NC native is arguably the best special teams player in all of football. He participated in his second straight NFL Pro Bowl this past...

Arizona Cardinals Linebacker Lorenzo Alexander Happy to Be Healthy Again
June 9th, 2015 at 4:56 AM
Lorenzo Alexander hopes the 2015 NFL season will be a healthy one for him. The Arizona Cardinals linebacker is happy to be healthy again following a foot injury in 2013 that hampered him all the way through last season for the Red Birds ***PHOTO1*** "I want to play for a championship,” said the...

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...

2015 Arizona Cardinals: Sorting Out Possibilities at Inside Linebacker
June 2nd, 2015 at 4:49 AM
Arizona Cardinals fans were a little spoiled in 2013 - they were able to root for two of the best inside linebackers in the entire league on their team. Their names were Karlos Dansby and Daryl Washington. ***PHOTO1*** Fast forward to 2015 - Dansby is now a member of the Cleveland Browns...

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)...

Leadership not an Issue on 2015 Arizona Cardinals Squad
May 31st, 2015 at 5:59 AM
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 the first time since 2009 and the 2015 version of the Cards is ripe with dynamic leaders as well. ***PHOTO1*** From veteran...

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...

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...