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Arizona Cardinals Kicker Chandler Catanzaro not Concerned by Extra Point Change
May 22nd, 2015 at 5:56 AM
Now entering his second NFL season in 2015, Arizona Cardinals kicker Chandler Catanzaro isn't fazed by the new NFL rule for kickers - starting this coming season, the ball will be snapped from the 15-yard line instead of the one. ***PHOTO1*** Catanzaro is taking the change in stride. "What it comes down to...

Arizona Cardinals Quarterback Carson Palmer Working His Way Back
May 21st, 2015 at 4:53 AM
He's 35 years old now and six months removed from surgery to repair his torn left ACL. As he participates in team OTA's, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer participates in various drills with a real sense of urgency. ***PHOTO1*** At this point in time, the Red Birds signal-caller is limited to individual...

Rookies David Johnson, Gerald Christian Sign Contracts with Arizona Cardinals
May 20th, 2015 at 4:52 AM
Rookies David Johnson and Gerald Christian have been signed by the Arizona Cardinals to four-year deals. That means only 2015 first round pick D.J. Humphries remains unsigned from the Red Birds' draft class. ***PHOTO1*** Johnson, a third-round selection and seventh-round pick Gerald Christian, a tight end and the NFL’s “Mr. Irrelevant” for...

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...

Arizona Cardinals Happy to Welcome RB David Johnson Aboard
May 16th, 2015 at 4:48 AM
The Arizona Cardinals entered the 2015 NFL Draft knowing they had to upgrade their running back post. They knew Andre Ellington could not handle the workload by himself, as talented as he is. ***PHOTO1*** Enter third round selection (86th overall) David Johnson. of Northern Iowa. The 6-foot-1, 224-pounder is expected to be...

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 Sign Three Tryout Football Players for 90-man Roster
May 13th, 2015 at 4:51 AM
The Arizona Cardinals are making moves again - signing quarterback Phillip Sims and a pair of safeties after rookie minicamp concluded. ***PHOTO1*** Sims, a Winston-Salem State product, worked out with the team on a tryout basis during last weekend’s rookie minicamp and was one of three tryout players the Red Birds decided...

2015 is a Very Important Year for Arizona Cardinals Quarterback Logan Thomas
May 12th, 2015 at 4:57 AM
The second season of a young NFL quarterback is always an important one in terms of their development. Such is the case as well with Arizona Cardinals second-year signal-caller Logan Thomas. ***PHOTO1*** The fourth-round draft pick in the 2014 NFL Draft needs to show solid improvement this upcoming season. The Virginia Tech...

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...

Arizona Cardinals’ D.J. Humphries Happy with Rookie Minicamp So Far
May 10th, 2015 at 5:40 AM
Rookie offensive tackle D.J. Humphries had certain expectations once Arizona Cardinals rookie minicamp opened up on Friday. ***PHOTO1*** “I expected it to be a whole other world,” Humphries said via the team's website. The University of Florida product was Arizona's first round draft pick (24th overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft. Any worries...

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...

John Carlson’s Retirement Leaves Arizona Cardinals Thin at the Tight End Position
May 8th, 2015 at 4:52 AM
John Carlson's retirement at age 30 leaves the Arizona Cardinals very thin at the tight end position as presently constituted. It is just May though so there is time to try and restock. ***PHOTO1*** Still, the University of Notre Dame product's retirement came as somewhat of a shocker. "After much thought and consideration,...

NFL Draft Recap: Arizona Cardinals Pick TE Gerald Christian in the Seventh Round
May 7th, 2015 at 5:02 AM
The Arizona Cardinals completed their draft selections in the 2015 NFL Draft by selecting tight end tight end Gerald Christian in the seventh round. He was the 256th and final player drafted. Therefore, he gets the NFL's annual draft title of Mr. Irrelevant. ***PHOTO1*** The University of Louisville product is 6-foot-3 and...

2015 NFL Draft Recap: Arizona Cardinals Select WR J.J. Nelson in Fifth Round
May 6th, 2015 at 4:57 AM
The Arizona Cardinals improved their depth in their wide receiver and special teams units by selecting UAB's J.J. Nelson in the fifth round (159th overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft last week in Chicago, IL. ***PHOTO1*** The Midfield, AL native is small by NFL standards - he's 5-foot-10 and weighs just 156...

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...

NFL Draft Recap: Arizona Cardinals Select Running Back David Johnson in Third Round
May 3rd, 2015 at 6:10 AM
The Arizona Cardinals filled a real need by drafting running back David Johnson in the third round (86th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft in Chicago, IL. ***PHOTO1*** The Northern Iowa product is 6-foot-1 and weighs 224 pounds. He was selected as a first-team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference in both 2013 and...