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Arizona Cardinals’ Kevin Minter Will Be Counted on Heavily in 2014
July 7th, 2014 at 6:32 AM
Kevin Minter will be a very important player during the 2014 NFL season. The Arizona Cardinals will be entering training camp later this 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...

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...

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 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...

Arizona Cardinals Conclude Minicamp; Wait for Training Camp
June 14th, 2014 at 6:52 AM
The Arizona Cardinals 2014 have wrapped up their final minicamp and now await training camp to commence next month. ***PHOTO1***Training Camp is six weeks away, which may seem like a long time but in reality it's not. It will be here before you know it. "Some guys may take a couple of...

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 Rookie Profile: Defensive End Ed Stinson
June 12th, 2014 at 5:07 AM
You can never have enough defensive line depth in the NFL. ***PHOTO1***The Arizona Cardinals 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 in New York City last month. Stinson is 6-foot-3 and weighs 287...

Arizona Cardinals Rookie Profile: Defensive End Kareem Martin
June 10th, 2014 at 5:04 AM
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 last month. ***PHOTO1***The University of North Carolina product is 6-foot-6 and weighs 272 pounds. He'll give the Red Birds a young...

Arizona Cardinals Rookie Profile: Safety Deone Bucannon
June 7th, 2014 at 6:05 AM
The signing of strong safety Deone Bucannon to a four-year contract on Thursday was important for the Arizona Cardinals. ***PHOTO1***Bucannon will have a big impact on the team's defensive backfield. He'll team with fellow safety Tyrann Mathieu and cornerbacks Patrick Peterson and Antonio Cromarte to give the Red Birds a stout...

Arizona Cardinals Offense Needs to Step up in 2014
June 6th, 2014 at 4:53 AM
The Arizona Cardinals have had some key losses on the defensive side of the ball this year. ***PHOTO1***Not only did they lose linebacker Karlos Dansby to free agency, the Red Birds will now be without fellow LB Daryl Washington during the 2014 NFL campaign as well due to his season-long suspension. Mix...

Arizona Cardinals Coach Bruce Arians Disappointed in Daryl Washington
June 4th, 2014 at 5:00 AM
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians has expressed "extreme" disappointment in suspended linebacker Daryl Washington, stating that he would not talk again this season about him. ***PHOTO1***The former Pro Bowl linebacker is suspended for the 2014 season for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. "He made a choice and we're all living with...

Arizona Cardinals Hurting at Inside Linebacker Position
June 1st, 2014 at 6:00 AM
As the Arizona Cardinals headed down the stretch of the 2013 NFL season, they had two of the best lnside linebackers in the NFL on their roster. ***PHOTO1***Karlos Dansby and Daryl Washington. Now they have none. Dansby, who led the Red Birds with 122 tackles last season, took his talents to Cleveland in...

Linebacker Ernie Sims Visits Arizona Cardinals
May 31st, 2014 at 12:01 AM
***PHOTO1***Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians would like to add another inside linebacker to their roster - enter Ernie Sims. Sims is visiting the Red Birds, according to espn.com. Whether he leaves an Arizona Cardinal remains to be seen. The Cardinals could certainly add some quality veteran depth to the position. The...

Kevin Minter Being Groomed by Arizona Cardinals to Replace Karlos Dansby
May 29th, 2014 at 5:01 AM
***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 shores of Lake Erie, where he'll play for the Cleveland Browns this coming season. Dansby paced the...