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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...

Former Arizona Cardinals Safety Adrian Wilson Signs with Chicago Bears
June 24th, 2014 at 5:47 AM
Former Arizona Cardinals safety Adrian Wilson has signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Bears. ***PHOTO1***The 34-year-old Wilson played for the Red Birds from 2001 through the 2012 NFL season. The Cards cut him last year and Wilson then signed with the New England Patriots. During the preseason, Wilson suffered an Achilles...

Arizona Cardinals Hoping Tyrann Mathieu Will Be Ready for Training Camp
June 19th, 2014 at 5:05 AM
Arizona Cardinals training camp is just over a month away now and the Red Birds are hoping that safety Tyrann Mathieu will be a participant once Training Camp 2014 is underway. ***PHOTO1***The second-year player is working diligently to make that happen. Now the question is - will he be able to take...

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’ 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...

Could Tyrann Mathieu Be Ready for the Arizona Cardinals’ Season Opener?
May 19th, 2014 at 4:56 AM
***PHOTO1***What a boost it would be for the Arizona Cardinals if safety Tyrann Mathieu would be ready to return to action when the Red Birds face the San Diego Chargers in their 2014 NFL season opening game. Now the question is - will he be able to take the field in...

Grading the Arizona Cardinals’ 2014 NFL Draft
May 15th, 2014 at 5:41 AM
***PHOTO1***The 2014 NFL Draft is in the books and the Arizona Cardinals addressed a variety of needs to improve a squad that finished 10-6 and were in the playoff hunt until the last game of the 2013 season. Who better to grade the Red Birds' draft then Mel Kiper, Jr., the...

2014 NFL Draft: Arizona Cardinals Select Safety Deone Bucannon in First Round of NFL Draft
May 9th, 2014 at 4:56 AM
***PHOTO1***Welcome to the desert Deone Bucannon. The Arizona Cardinals selected safety Deone Bucannon of Washington State University in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft last night at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Bucannon is 6-foot-1 and 211 pounds. Here is his scouting profile via nfl.com: Strengths Good length and...

Arizona Cardinals 2014 NFL Draft Preview: Jimmie Ward, Strong Safety
May 2nd, 2014 at 4:58 AM
***PHOTO1***The 2014 NFL Draft is less than a week away now and the Arizona Cardinals are preparing in earnest. The Red Birds will select 20th overall in the first round. Let's take a look at a player the Cards may draft when it's time to make their selection. His name is Jimmie...

Red Birds Draft Preview: Calvin Pryor, Safety
April 21st, 2014 at 4:51 AM
***PHOTO1***It's almost time. With Tyrann Mathieu currently recovering from ACL and LCL surgery, the Arizona Cardinals could use more help at the safety position. The Red Birds will be drafting 20th overall in this year's NFL Draft. Let's take a look at a player that may be available to them when they...

Arizona Cardinals May Draft a Safety in the First Round of NFL Draft
April 9th, 2014 at 4:55 AM
***PHOTO1***The Arizona Cardinals have one of the best defenses in the NFL. They could use some help at safety though and may concentrate on drafting one in the upcoming NFL Draft. Arizona's safety corps is in flux until Tyrann Mathieu returns from his ACL and LCL injuries and until a strong...

Tyrann Mathieu an Important Part of Arizona Cardinals’ Plan for Success
March 29th, 2014 at 6:35 AM
***PHOTO1***Free agency in the NFL is starting to wind down. The 2014 NFL Draft is now just a little over a month away. Now is a good time to reflect back and take a look at how well the Arizona Cardinals drafted in 2013. The Red Birds went 10-6 last season and...

Arizona Cardinals NFL Draft Preview: FS Calvin Pryor
March 24th, 2014 at 5:04 AM
***PHOTO1***With Tyrann Mathieu currently recovering from ACL and LCL surgery, the Arizona Cardinals could use more help at the safety position. The Red Birds will be drafting 20th overall in this year's NFL Draft. Let's take a look at a player that may be available to them when they are officially...

Arizona Cardinals’ Tyrann Mathieu Looks Like a Future Star
February 27th, 2014 at 5:17 AM
***PHOTO1***The NFL Scouting Combine is now in the history books. Now is a good time to reflect back and take a look at how well the Arizona Cardinals drafted in 2013. The Red Birds went 10-6 last season and things are looking up in the desert under head coach Bruce Arians. One...

2013 Arizona Cardinals Draft Analysis: Tyrann Mathieu
February 9th, 2014 at 5:11 AM
***PHOTO1***The NFL Scouting Combine will be held from Feb. 19-25 in Indianapolis. Now is a good time to reflect back and take a look at how well the Arizona Cardinals drafted in 2013. The Red Birds went 10-6 last season and things are looking up in the desert under head coach...

Arizona Cardinals’ Player Profile: Tyrann Mathieu
January 10th, 2014 at 4:57 AM
***PHOTO1***Tyrann Mathieu had quite a rookie season for the 2013 Arizona Cardinals despite missing the final three games with a torn MCL and LCL. The Red Birds drafted the "Honey Badger" in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft from LSU and he turned out to be one of the...

Arizona Cardinals’ Tyrann Mathieu Slated for Surgery
December 11th, 2013 at 9:07 PM
***PHOTO1***Arizona Cardinals rookie safety Tyrann Mathieu is slated to have surgery to repair his torn ACL and LCL in the next week to 10 days, once the LCL has time to heal on its own. The LSU product tore both his ACL and LCL while returning a free kick during Arizona's...

Arizona Cardinals’ Tyrann Mathieu Has Torn ACL, LCL; Out for Season
December 10th, 2013 at 5:00 AM
***PHOTO1***What a shame. Rookie free safety Tyrann Mathieu tore the ACL and LCL in his left knee during Sunday's 30-10 win over the St. Louis Rams, head coach Bruce Arians said yesterday. An MRI exam yesterday morning confirmed the injuries. The LSU product will wait 10 days to allow the LCL to...

Tyrann Mathieu Making Impact for Arizona Cardinals
November 21st, 2013 at 4:55 AM
***PHOTO1***It's been quite a season so far for Tyrann Mathieu. The Arizona Cardinals rookie safety is second on the team in tackles (61) two interceptions, one sack and one fumble recovery. He was named NFC Defensive Rookie of the Month for October. For a third round draft pick, he looks like...

Arizona Cardinals’ Tyrann Mathieu Added to Pro Bowl Ballot
November 8th, 2013 at 5:04 AM
***PHOTO1***A fine rookie season just keeps getting better for Tyrann Mathieu. The rookie safety, the NFC Defensive Rookie of the Month for October, has been added to the NFL's Pro Bowl ballot. It's quite an honor for the LSU product, who has enjoyed a stellar initial campaign for the Red Birds. This...