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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...

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...

Markus Golden, Rodney Gunter Sign Contracts with Arizona Cardinals
May 15th, 2015 at 4:52 AM
The dream of signing an NFL contract has come true for two Arizona Cardinals rookies. ***PHOTO1*** Second-round pick Markus Golden and fourth-round selection Rodney Gunter both inked four-year deals. "It makes it a little personal when you work that hard,” Golden stated via the team's website. “All the times people were doubting you...

Arizona Cardinals Ink Shaq Riddick, J.J. Nelson to Four-year Pacts
May 14th, 2015 at 5:25 AM
The Arizona Cardinals have signed their two fifth round draft picks - linebacker Shaq Riddick and wide receiver J.J. Nelson - to four-year contracts. ***PHOTO1*** Riddick played his final college season at West Virginia after transferring from Gardner-Webb. He registered seven sacks and was the Big 12 Newcomer of the year. The...

Arizona Cardinals Hope They Made a Golden Pick with Markus Golden
May 11th, 2015 at 4:50 AM
The Arizona Cardinals entered the 2015 NFL Draft needing to upgrade their linebacking corps and they're hoping they made the right choice when they drafted outside linebacker/defensive end Markus Golden in the second round (58th overall) in the annual extravaganza. ***PHOTO1*** The University of Missouri product hopes to be the edge rushing...

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...

NFL Draft Recap: Arizona Cardinals Select DE Shaquille Riddick in Fifth Round
May 5th, 2015 at 4:48 AM
The Arizona Cardinals aided their pass rushing corps by drafting defensive end Shaquille Riddick in the fifth round (158th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft in Chicago, IL. ***PHOTO1*** The University of West Virginia stands 6-feet-6 and weighs 242 pounds. He has good length and explosiveness and should compete well with second-round...

2105 NFL Draft Recap: Arizona Cardinals Select Defensive Tackle Rodney Gunter in Fourth Round
May 4th, 2015 at 4:56 AM
The Arizona Cardinals improved their depth on the defensive line by drafting defensive tackle Rodney Gunter in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft in Chicago. ***PHOTO1*** The Delaware State product is 6-foot-5 and weighs 305 pounds. He was a second-team All-MEAC selection in 2014, a first-team All-MEAC pick in 2013...

2015 NFL Draft: Arizona Cardinals Pick Markus Golden in Second Round
May 2nd, 2015 at 6:23 AM
Day two of the 2015 NFL Draft in Chicago has come and gone and the Arizona Cardinals selected defensive end/outside linebacker Markus Golden of Missouri in the second round. ***PHOTO1*** The Red Birds actually traded back three spots to nab Golden with the 58th overall pick. After strengthening their offensive line in...

NFL Mock Draft: Arizona Cardinals Select Markus Golden of Missouri in First Round
April 28th, 2015 at 4:56 AM
After months of anticipation, the 2015 NFL Draft is just two days away now. Are you ready Cardinals fans? This is a continuing part of a series previewing whom the Arizona Cardinals may select with their first round pick (24th overall) in the NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago,...

Arizona Cardinals Second Round Draft Possibility: Eric Rowe, CB, Utah
April 27th, 2015 at 4:56 AM
Anticipation is building and building as the 2015 NFL Draft draws closer this Thursday in Chicago. ***PHOTO1*** So what are the Arizona Cardinals going to do? The Red Birds draft 24th overall in the opening round of the extravaganza and they have the 55th overall pick (second round). According to draft experts,...

Cornerback Kevin Johnson May Be on Arizona Cardinals’ Radar in First Round of NFL Draft
April 25th, 2015 at 5:37 AM
The 2015 NFL Draft is just days away now. Who will the Arizona Cardinals select with their first round pick (24th overall) in the NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago, IL. on Apr. 30? The anticipation is building. ***PHOTO1*** Let's take a look at a top player that may be...

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...

NFL Mock Draft: Red Birds Select Owamagbe Odighizuwa in the First Round
April 23rd, 2015 at 4:49 AM
The NFL Draft is almost here. ***PHOTO1*** This is a continuing 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. Let's take an...

Arizona Cardinals Players Gladly Come Back to Work
April 22nd, 2015 at 4:53 AM
The NFL offseason is a short one. It seems to go by in a blink of an eye sometimes. ***PHOTO1*** The Arizona Cardinals have begun Phase One of their voluntary offseason workouts and are a lively and boisterous bunch. Just ask All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson. "We’ve been around football all our lives,” Peterson...

NFL Mock Draft: Arizona Cardinals Select Cornerback Marcus Peters in First Round
April 21st, 2015 at 4:51 AM
The 2015 NFL Draft is less than two weeks away now and football fans can't wait for the big event. ***PHOTO1*** We're previewing whom the Arizona Cardinals may select with their first round pick (24th overall) in the NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago, IL. on Apr. 30. The draft...