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Chandler Catanzaro Named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week
October 16th, 2014 at 5:43 AM
Rookie kicker Chandler Catanzaro has been perfect so far for the Arizona Cardinals. ***PHOTO1*** The University of Clemson product has connected on 14 of 14 field goals this season, including three last Sunday against the Washington Redskins in Arizona's 30-20 triumph. For his performance against Washington, Catanzaro has been named the NFC...

Arizona Cardinals Make Important Roster Moves
October 8th, 2014 at 5:20 AM
The 3-1 Arizona Cardinals have placed outside linebacker Matt Shaughnessy on the injured reserve-designated to return list due to a knee injury. ***PHOTO1*** The University of Wisconsin product is a starting linebacker and one of the keys to Arizona's excellent run defense. Shaughnessy must miss a minimum of six weeks of practice...

Observations from Arizona Cardinals’ 25-14 Victory Over New York Giants
September 14th, 2014 at 3:19 PM
The long plane ride home from East Rutherford, NJ will be a very pleasant one for the Arizona Cardinals this evening. ***PHOTO1*** The Red Birds lifted their record to 2-0 with a 25-14 triumph over the New York Giants this afternoon at sunny MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands. The Giants dipped to 0-2. Here...

Arizona Cardinals Fall to San Diego Chargers in Preseason Finale; Jonathan Cooper Plays
August 29th, 2014 at 7:49 AM
In a battle of field goals, the Arizona Cardinals came up a little short last night. ***PHOTO1*** Nick Novak booted four field goals to lift the San Diego Chargers over the Red Birds, 12-9 in the preseason finale at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. It was a ho-hum affair in which Arizona...

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’ Chandler Catanzaro Wins Kicker Competition
August 26th, 2014 at 5:10 AM
We have a decision - rookie Chandler Catanzaro has won the Arizona Cardinals kicker competition over Jay Feely. ***PHOTO1*** The 38-year-old Feely was one of 12 players cut by the Red Birds yesterday. We'll see if he can land with another NFL team. Catanzaro made all four of his field goal attempts during...

Arizona Cardinals Linebacker John Abraham Has Court Date Rescheduled
August 22nd, 2014 at 6:52 AM
Arizona Cardinals linebacker John Abraham has had his court date on a June DUI charge pushed back to October 10. ***PHOTO1*** The University of South Carolina product is the NFL's active sacks leader with 133.5. The 36-year-old Abraham also led the Red Birds in sacks last season with 11.5. That ranked seventh...

Arizona Cardinals Special Teams Have a Chance to Be Really Special in 2014
July 23rd, 2014 at 7:04 AM
Keep an eye out for Justin Bethel this coming season Arizona Cardinals fans. ***PHOTO1*** He is truly one of the premier players in the NFL. Arizona Cardinals cornerback Justin Bethel made the Pro Bowl as a special teams player last year. Head coach Bruce Arians knows how good a special teams performer Bethel is. He also...

Arizona Cardinals’ Kicker Competition Continuing Heading into Training Camp
July 12th, 2014 at 5:58 AM
Training camp opens on July 26 for the Arizona Cardinals. ***PHOTO1*** Although it's not a headline-grabbing competition, the battle wages on to see who will be the Red Birds' kicker for the 2014 NFL season. Arizona Cardinals' veteran kicker Jay Feely turned 38 years of age in May. Despite his "advanced" age, the...

Arizona Cardinals’ Justin Bethel is a Player on the Rise
July 6th, 2014 at 4:18 AM
He is truly a player on the rise. Arizona Cardinals cornerback Justin Bethel made the Pro Bowl as a special teams player last year. ***PHOTO1*** Head coach Bruce Arians knows how good a special teams performer Bethel is. He also knows what his potential is as a talented cornerback as well. "He could be our best,"...

Will Jay Feely Win the Kicking Battle with the Arizona Cardinals?
June 25th, 2014 at 4:53 AM
The Arizona Cardinals have a kicking battle going on in the desert. Arizona Cardinals' veteran kicker Jay Feely turned 38 years of age last month. Despite his "advanced" age, the 14-year veteran has no plans on relinquishing his role anytime soon. ***PHOTO1***The Red Birds signed Danny Hrapmann in January and undrafted rookie...

Robert Hughes Vying for Arizona Cardinals Roster Spot
June 18th, 2014 at 4:56 AM
Now is his time to shine. ***PHOTO1***University of Notre Dame product Robert Hughes is competing to become the fourth running back on the Arizona Cardinals' depth chart behind Andre Ellington, Stepfan Taylor and Jonathan Dwyer. He's been impressive in OTA's and minicamps so far but he is still a long way...

Arizona Cardinals Should Have Much Better Special Teams Unit This Season
June 16th, 2014 at 5:03 AM
It looks like the Arizona Cardinals are putting the word special back when describing their special teams unit for the upcoming 2014 NFL season. ***PHOTO1***The Red Birds had a fine season in 2013, going 10-6 and just missing the NFC playoffs on the last day of the season. It was a breakthrough...

Arizona Cardinals’ Justin Bethel Impressing Head Coach Bruce Arians
June 13th, 2014 at 5:08 AM
Arizona Cardinals cornerback Justin Bethel made the Pro Bowl as a special teams player last year. ***PHOTO1***Head coach Bruce Arians knows how good a special teams performer Bethel is. He also knows what his potential is as a talented cornerback as well. "He could be our best," Arians told azcentral.com. "He's got all...

Arizona Cardinals’ Jay Feely Focused on Winning Kicking Battle
June 3rd, 2014 at 5:02 AM
Arizona Cardinals' veteran kicker Jay Feely just turned 38 years of age a week ago. Despite his "advanced" age, the 14-year veteran has no plans on relinquishing his role anytime soon. ***PHOTO1***The Red Birds signed Danny Hrapmann in January and undrafted rookie Chandler Catanzaro earlier this month to compete with Feely. Feely...

Arizona Cardinals’ Special Teams Should Be Much Improved in 2014
May 22nd, 2014 at 5:04 AM
***PHOTO1***The Arizona Cardinals had a fine season in 2013, going 10-6 and just missing the NFC playoffs on the last day of the season. It was a breakthrough season for Arizona but more work needs to be done to become a playoff team. One Achilles heel for the Red Birds was the...

Arizona Cardinals’ Return Game Much Better Now
April 2nd, 2014 at 4:59 AM
***PHOTO1***The punt and kickoff return units of the Arizona Cardinals has improved significantly with the additions of Ted Ginn, Jr. and Antonio Cromartie recently. The addition of Ginn gives the Red Birds a more dynamic return man than they've had in years. Cromartie can fill in if needed and gives the...

Veteran Kicker Jay Feely Staying with the Arizona Cardinals
March 13th, 2014 at 5:01 AM
***PHOTO1***Despite some shaky moments in 2013, veteran kicker Jay Feely is coming back to the Arizona Cardinals for the 2014 NFL season. His future with the Red Birds was uncertain after he missed five of his final 12 field goal attempts last season, including two against the San Francisco 49ers in the...

Arizona Cardinals’ Special Teams not Overly Special
February 20th, 2014 at 4:55 AM
***PHOTO1***There were some positives and negatives regarding the special teams unit of the 2013 Arizona Cardinals. The 2013 Arizona Cardinals went 10-6 in the rugged NFC West. It's now the best division in football. Let's take a look at their report card for the special teams unit: Grade: C Kicker Jay Feely connected on...

Six Arizona Cardinals Honored by Pro Football Focus
January 29th, 2014 at 5:23 AM
***PHOTO1***The awards keep on coming for the 10-6 Arizona Cardinals of 2013. Six Arizona Cardinals players have been named to the PFF All-NFC West team - Calais Campbell, Karlos Dansby, Patrick Peterson, Michael Floyd, Justin Bethel and rookie Andre Ellington. Larry Fitzgerald was not named. Interesting. Ellington had a superb rookie season, leading the...