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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 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 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...

Arizona Cardinals Getting Healthier as NFL Draft and OTA’s Approach
April 20th, 2015 at 5:09 AM
The Arizona Cardinals are starting to get healthier as the 2015 NFL Draft and organized team activities (OTA's) quickly approach. ***PHOTO1*** The voluntary strength and conditioning program for the Red Birds commences today, and many of the players are expected to return for daily work. The on-field, Phase II portion of the...

Arizona Cardinals Have a Real Winner in Deone Bucannon
March 6th, 2015 at 4:49 AM
When all is said and done, one of the best selections the Arizona Cardinals have made in the NFL Draft recently could be Deone Bucannon. ***PHOTO1*** The talented strong safety was picked in the first round (27th overall) in the 2014 NFL Draft and his outstanding performance in his rookie year helped...

Arizona Cardinals’ Tyrann Mathieu Expected to Return Sunday Against Seattle Seahawks
December 17th, 2014 at 6:34 AM
After missing the last two games with a broken left thumb, Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu is expected to return to the field on Sunday night when the Red Birds battle the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. ***PHOTO1*** The LSU product practiced on Monday with a cast sheltering...

Arizona Cardinals Safety Tyrann Mathieu to Have Thumb Surgery Today
December 3rd, 2014 at 5:10 AM
Another day and some more bad news for the Arizona Cardinals. ***PHOTO1*** Safety Tyrann Mathieu will undergo surgery on his thumb fracture today and is expected to miss three weeks. He'll have a pin inserted into the injured thumb. The LSU product is expected to play with a cast on his hand when...

Arizona Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald Expected to Practice Wednesday
December 2nd, 2014 at 6:41 AM
The Arizona Cardinals are starting to look like a M*A*S*H* unit. ***PHOTO1*** The 9-3 Red Birds have lost two straight games and there are injuries galore. First, some good news: wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, who has missed the last two games with a left knee sprain, is expected to practice Wednesday and...

Arizona Cardinals Have Found Success Against Atlanta’s Matt Ryan
November 30th, 2014 at 7:08 AM
Don't be surprised if Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan had a sleepless night last night while preparing to play the 9-2 Arizona Cardinals this afternoon. ***PHOTO1*** The numbers don't lie - in his last two starts against the Red Birds, "Matty Ice" has tossed NINE interceptions. Yes, you read that correctly. So why...

Arizona Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson Returns to Practice; May Play Sunday VS. Dallas
October 31st, 2014 at 5:12 AM
Arizona Cardinals Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson has returned to practice and is hopeful of being cleared to play in Sunday's showdown in Dallas against the 6-2 Cowboys. ***PHOTO1*** Peterson suffered a concussion in the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles in Arizona's 24-20 triumph last Sunday and needs to clear NFL...

Arizona Cardinals Hope Calais Campbell Can Play Sunday Vs. Philadelphia Eagles
October 23rd, 2014 at 4:49 PM
The Arizona Cardinals have a huge game on Sunday in Glendale against the Philadelphia Eagles, and they'd like to have Calais Campbell back in their lineup. ***PHOTO1*** The defensive end is recovering from a strained right MCL that he suffered on Oct. 5 against the Denver Broncos. Campbell will need to participate...

Time on the Playing Field Increasing for Arizona Cardinals’ Deone Bucannon
October 17th, 2014 at 6:35 AM
The Arizona Cardinals drafted Deone Bucannon as a safety in the first round of this year's NFL Draft. ***PHOTO1*** Although he's listed as a strong safety, the Washington State product has been playing more as an inside linebacker or "dollar" linebacker where he can blitz and also help with run support. Bucannon...

Arizona Cardinals’ Deone Bucannon Has a Bright Future in the NFL
September 28th, 2014 at 6:25 AM
Safety Deone Bucannon has already had an impact in his rookie season with the Arizona Cardinals. ***PHOTO1*** The Washington State product has been a strong presence in the secondary for the 3-0 Red Birds this season. Bucannon also ranks fifth on the team with 13 tackles. He helps form one of the...

Arizona Cardinals Have a Good One in Strong Safety Deone Bucannon
September 16th, 2014 at 4:47 AM
Deone Bucannon has had a strong start to his NFL career. ***PHOTO1*** The Arizona Cardinals selected the strong safety with their first round draft pick (27th overall) in the 2014 NFL Draft. The Washington State product has 11 tackles in his first two NFL games to help lift the Red Birds to...

Rookie Deone Bucannon Bolsters Arizona Cardinals’ Fine Secondary
September 6th, 2014 at 7:01 AM
The Arizona Cardinals drafted safety Deone Buccanon in the first round of this year's NFL Draft to bolster one of the best secondaries in the National Football League. ***PHOTO1*** The Washington State product has been impressive in training camp and in preseason action this summer. The strong safety has been very active...

Arizona Cardinals Safety Tyrann Mathieu Continues to Show Improvement
September 3rd, 2014 at 6:19 AM
Will safety Tyrann Mathieu be able to play in the Arizona Cardinals' season opener on Sept. 8 against the San Diego Chargers? ***PHOTO1*** That's the $64,000 question right now in Glendale. The "Honey Badger" continues to show improvement in practice and seems to be getting closer to playing in a regular season game...

Arizona Cardinals Wrap up Preseason Tonight Against San Diego Chargers
August 28th, 2014 at 6:16 AM
The Arizona Cardinals wrap up their preseason schedule tonight when they face the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. ***PHOTO1*** The Red Birds are 1-2 in preseason play. The starters are expected to rest tonight and rookie quarterback Logan Thomas (pictured above) is expected to play the entire game. Will...

Arizona Cardinals’ Rookie Safety Deone Bucannon Impressive So Far
August 16th, 2014 at 6:01 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 in June was quite important for the Red Birds. He's been impressive so far in training camp and exhibition play. He'll get another chance to display...

Arizona Cardinals’ Tyrann Mathieu Close to Returning to Practice
August 13th, 2014 at 5:39 AM
Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu appears to be close to returning to the practice field. ***PHOTO1*** Finally. The "Honey Badger" could be back on the practice field as early as next week. The LSU product was placed on the PUP list at the start of training camp but appears ready to come out...