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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,"...

Arizona Cardinals’ Running Back Corps Poised to Show Improvement
July 5th, 2014 at 3:21 AM
In order to keep NFL defenses honest, a team should have a solid ground game. ***PHOTO1*** The Arizona Cardinals are building a good running back corps. The Red Birds are poised to show improvement in that department this coming season. They averaged 96.3 yards per contest in 2013 and with second-year player Andre...

Upgrades Continuing at University of Phoenix Stadium
July 4th, 2014 at 5:32 AM
Happy 4th of July everyone! ***PHOTO1*** Progress continues to be made at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. Upgrades are continuing. It won't look like the same place by the time the Super Bowl is played there next year. The next Super Bowl (Super Bowl XLIX) is coming to town so the...

Kareem Martin Should Aid Arizona Cardinals’ Pass Rush
July 3rd, 2014 at 6:02 AM
There is a saying around the NFL - you can never have enough pass rushers. The Arizona Cardinals added depth to their defensive line by drafting defensive end Kareem Martin in the third round (84th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft in New York City in May ***PHOTO1*** The University of North Carolina...

Taking a Look at the Arizona Cardinals’ 2014 Pre-Season Schedule
July 2nd, 2014 at 6:21 AM
While we all await the start of training camp later this month, let's take a look at the 2014 pre-season schedule for the Arizona Cardinals. It's blazing hot in the valley right now so sit back (hopefully by a pool) and view the Red Birds' pre-season slate below: ***PHOTO1*** Aug. 9 - Houston...

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...

Can the Arizona Cardinals Win the NFC West This Year?
June 30th, 2014 at 6:10 AM
***PHOTO1*** Is this the year the Arizona Cardinals win the brutally tough NFC West? There is no time like 2014 to win the NFC West, probably the toughest division in the National Football League. Just ask Pro Bowl wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. "The time is now. The time is now," Arizona's star receiver Larry Fitzgerald...

Rookie Ed Stinson Should Bolster Arizona Cardinals’ Defensive Line
June 29th, 2014 at 7:40 AM
The Arizona Cardinals drafted Ed Stinson last month with a purpose in mind. You can never have enough defensive line depth in the NFL. ***PHOTO1*** The Red Birds drafted defensive end Ed Stinson from the University of Alabama in the fifth round (160th overall) in the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall...

Ryan Lindley Battling for Number Three Quarterback Role on Arizona Cardinals
June 28th, 2014 at 6:18 AM
Ryan Lindley can do the math. ***PHOTO1*** The Arizona Cardinals quarterback is currently in a battle to be the number three signal-caller on the 2014 opening day roster. Veteran Carson Palmer is the starter and Drew Stanton is slated to be his backup. That leaves Lindley and fourth round draft pick Logan...

2014 NFL Game-by-Game Predictions: Arizona Cardinals
June 27th, 2014 at 6:06 AM
There is very little going on with the Arizona Cardinals presently or any other NFL team for that matter. This is the time for players to rest up before the start of training camp next month. ***PHOTO1*** With that being said, this is a good time to look into the crystal ball...

Arizona Cardinals’ Jonathan Cooper Hopes to Be Ready by Training Camp
June 26th, 2014 at 5:35 AM
Jonathan Cooper's rookie season ended before it even started last year. ***PHOTO1*** The Arizona Cardinals' first round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft suffered a broken leg during a preseason contest last year against the San Diego Chargers. It's been a long road to recovery for the North Carolina product but he...

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...

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 Will Need a Healthy Jonathan Cooper in 2014
June 23rd, 2014 at 1:11 PM
The Arizona Cardinals need him in 2014 - Jonathan Cooper is making slow but steady progress in his recovery from a broken leg. ***PHOTO1***Arizona's first round draft choice in 2013 broke his leg in a pre-season game against the San Diego Chargers last August and was placed on injured reserve before...

Speed is the Name of the Game for Arizona Cardinals Rookie Walter Powell
June 22nd, 2014 at 8:36 PM
That blur you see flashing down the field might be Walter Powell. ***PHOTO1***You can't teach speed. The Arizona Cardinals concluded making their selections in the 2014 NFL Draft in New York City by tabbing wide receiver Walt Powell of Murray State in the sixth round (196th overall). Murray State is in the Ohio...

Arizona Cardinals Counting Heavily on Linebacker Kevin Minter This Season
June 21st, 2014 at 3:19 AM
The Arizona Cardinals will be entering training camp next month with some questions at the linebacker position. ***PHOTO1***There is no doubt that the 2014 edition of the Arizona Cardinals will miss inside linebacker Karlos Dansby. The popular Dansby signed a big free agent contract in March to take his talents to the...

Kurt Warner to Be Inducted into Arizona Cardinals Ring of Honor
June 20th, 2014 at 4:55 AM
The quarterback to lead the Arizona Cardinals to their only Super Bowl appearance will be given a great honor on September 8. ***PHOTO1***Kurt Warner will be inducted into the Cardinals Hall of Fame during halftime of the Red Birds season opener against the San Diego Chargers that night. Warner will be...

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...

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 Rookie QB Logan Thomas is a Work in Progress
June 17th, 2014 at 5:06 AM
There is nothing like playing experience in the National Football League. ***PHOTO1***The Arizona Cardinals drafted quarterback Logan Thomas in the fourth round of this year's NFL Draft with an eye towards tomorrow. The Virginia Tech product may be the Red Birds' starting signal-caller of the future. Time will tell. Thomas has been impressive so...