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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...

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...

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...

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’ 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...

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 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...

Is Michael Floyd in the Future Plans of the Arizona Cardinals?
April 15th, 2015 at 4:53 AM
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd is signed through the 2015 NFL season but the club must decide by May 3 if they want to exercise an option to keep him for the 2016 campaign. ***PHOTO1*** The 13th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, Floyd had a somewhat disappointing season in 2014...

Arizona Cardinals’ Kareem Martin to Give Outside Linebacker a Shot in 2015
April 4th, 2015 at 5:44 AM
It was quite a learning experience for Kareem Martin of the Arizona Cardinals in 2014. ***PHOTO1*** The University of North Carolina product was selected in the third round (84th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Red Birds. The 6-foot-6, 272-pounder added depth along the defensive line and finished his rookie...

Busy Offseason Ahead for Arizona Cardinals Quarterback Logan Thomas
April 1st, 2015 at 5:00 AM
This is an important year for Arizona Cardinals quarterback Logan Thomas. ***PHOTO1*** The fourth-round draft pick in the 2014 NFL Draft needs to show improvement. The Virginia Tech product completed just one pass in his 2014 rookie season in nine attempts. It was a memorable one though. Thomas fired an 81-yard touchdown pass...

Improving the Running Game a Real Priority for Arizona Cardinals
March 30th, 2015 at 5:01 AM
The Arizona Cardinals captured their first NFL playoff berth in five years in 2014 but it was not due to their running game. Oh heavens no. ***PHOTO1*** The Red Birds had the second fewest rushing yards in the league last year (1,308) and owned the lowest per-carry average (3.29) as well. They used...

2015 Will Be a Very Important Season for Arizona Cardinals’ Jonathan Cooper
February 28th, 2015 at 6:27 AM
There is no doubt that the 2015 NFL season will be a very important one for Jonathan Cooper. ***PHOTO1*** The Arizona Cardinals guard has been plagued by injuries since he was drafted by the Red Birds with the seventh overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft. The University of North Carolina product...

Arizona Cardinals’ Bruce Arians, Steve Keim Ink Four-year Pacts
February 24th, 2015 at 5:10 AM
The Arizona Cardinals are in good hands for a long time now. ***PHOTO1*** The Red Birds have inked head coach Bruce Arians and general manager Steve Keim to new four-year contracts. The respective deals will keep both men with the organization through the 2018 NFL season. Terms of their new pacts were not...

Arizona Cardinals Need to Improve Speed at Linebacker in 2015
February 21st, 2015 at 6:56 AM
The Arizona Cardinals had a top 10 defense last season but there is a specific need that certainly stands out moving forward. ***PHOTO1*** "We need speed at all our linebacker positions," head coach Bruce Arians said via azcentral.com at the NFL scouting combine. Don't be surprised if the Red Birds try to address...

Arizona Cardinals’ Coaching Staff Among the Biggest in the NFL
February 18th, 2015 at 5:40 AM
The more the merrier when it comes to Bruce Arians' coaching staff. ***PHOTO1*** The Arizona Cardinals head coach has one of the largest coaching staffs in the league with 21 assistant coaches. That number will grow to 23 once another linebacker coach and if an assistant strength and conditioning coach is hired....

Contract Extensions Forthcoming for Arizona Cardinals’ Steve Keim, Bruce Arians
February 12th, 2015 at 5:38 AM
They are the architects of the resurgence of the Arizona Cardinals in recent years. For that, they are to be rewarded accordingly. ***PHOTO1*** General manager Steve Keim and head coach Bruce Arians are expected to receive contract extensions soon, according to team president Michael Bidwill. "I think it's the right thing to do,...

Arizona Cardinals Name James Bettcher New Defensive Coordinator
February 5th, 2015 at 5:05 AM
The Arizona Cardinals have found their new defensive coordinator and did not have to go far to find him. ***PHOTO1*** The Red Birds have named 36-year-old James Bettcher as their new defensive coordinator, replacing Todd Bowles. Bettcher was Arizona's outside linebackers coach the last two seasons when the Cards were one of...

Arizona Cardinals’ Bruce Arians, Larry Fitzgerald Honored
February 1st, 2015 at 7:04 AM
It was quite a 2014 NFL season for the Arizona Cardinals. ***PHOTO1*** The Red Birds soared to an 11-5 record and made the playoffs for the first time since 2009. Despite battling a slew on injuries, head coach Bruce Arians guided his contingent into the playoffs. Due to his outstanding performance, the...

Arizona Cardinals Head Coach Bruce Arians Enjoying Super Bowl Week
January 31st, 2015 at 5:25 AM
Bruce Arians would have loved to have coached a home game in Super Bowl 49. He would have loved to have guided his Cardinals contingent to the big game at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale tomorrow. ***PHOTO1*** Alas, that will not happen. However, the 62-year-old Arians led the Cards to their...