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Justin Bethel of Arizona Cardinals One of the Key Players in Memorable 2014 Season
March 3rd, 2015 at 4:56 AM
Who was one of the most important players for the Arizona Cardinals during their memorable 2014 NFL season? ***PHOTO1*** Justin Bethel of the Arizona Cardinals is arguably the best special teams player in all of football. He participated in his second straight NFL Pro Bowl in January - an excellent honor -...

Arizona Cardinals 2015 NFL Draft Preview: Arik Armstead, DT, Oregon
March 2nd, 2015 at 5:06 AM
Free agency in the National Football League is just around the corner and the NFL Draft is not that far down the road either. This is a continuing part of a series previewing whom the Arizona Cardinals may select with their first round pick (24th overall) in the 2015 NFL...

What the Darnell Dockett Release Means for the Arizona Cardinals
March 1st, 2015 at 5:11 AM
The Arizona Cardinals bid adieu to an old friend and great performer on Friday when they released defensive tackle Darnell Dockett. ***PHOTO1*** The 33-year-old Burtonsville, MD native has played his entire 11-year NFL career with the Red Birds. The FSU product was named to three Pro Bowls and played in 158 games...

Arizona Cardinals Draft Preview: Bud Dupree, OLB, Kentucky
February 27th, 2015 at 4:58 AM
The NFL Scouting Combine has concluded and the NFL Draft is not that far down the road.This is the 10th part of a series previewing whom the Arizona Cardinals may select with their first round pick (24th overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago, IL....

Arizona Cardinals 2015 NFL Draft Preview: Malcom Brown, DT, Texas
February 25th, 2015 at 4:56 AM
The NFL Scouting Combine is now over.This is the ninth part of a series previewing whom the Arizona Cardinals may select with their first round pick (24th overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago, IL. on Apr. 30. The draft concludes on May 2. ***PHOTO1*** Let's take...

Arizona Cardinals 2015 NFL Draft Preview: Paul Dawson, LB, TCU
February 22nd, 2015 at 6:56 AM
The NFL Scouting Combine is starting to wind down in Indianapolis. This is the seventh part of a series previewing whom the Arizona Cardinals may select with their first round pick (24th overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago, IL. on Apr. 30. The draft...

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 2015 NFL Draft Preview: Eddie Goldman, DT, Florida State
February 20th, 2015 at 5:32 AM
This is the sixth part of a series previewing whom the Arizona Cardinals may select with their first round pick (24th overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago, IL. on Apr. 30. The draft concludes on May 2. ***PHOTO1*** Let's take a close look at a prospect...

Review of 2014 Arizona Cardinals Draft: Ed Stinson, Defensive End
February 19th, 2015 at 4:47 PM
The Arizona Cardinals selected defensive end Ed Stinson in the sixth round (160th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. ***PHOTO1*** The University of Alabama product added quality depth along the defensive line for the Red Birds last season. Stinson hails from the same hometown (Homestead, FL) as teammate and fellow 2014 rookie...

Arizona Cardinals 2015 NFL Draft Preview: Bernardrick McKinney, ILB, Mississippi State
February 17th, 2015 at 6:15 AM
This is the fifth part of a series previewing whom the Arizona Cardinals may select with their first round pick (24th overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago, IL. on Apr. 30. The draft concludes on May 2. ***PHOTO1*** Let's take a close look at a prospect...

Taking a Look Back at Arizona Cardinals’ 2014 NFL Draft: Kareem Martin, DE
February 16th, 2015 at 11:29 AM
It was a pretty good rookie campaign for defensive end Kareem Martin in 2014. ***PHOTO1*** The University of North Carolina product was selected in the third round (84th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Cardinals. The 6-foot-6, 272-pounder added depth along the defensive line and finished his rookie season with...

Arizona Cardinals 2015 NFL Draft Preview: Eli Harold, OLB, Virginia
February 16th, 2015 at 5:39 AM
This is the fourth part of a series previewing whom the Arizona Cardinals may select with their first round pick (24th overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago, IL. on Apr. 30. The draft concludes on May 2. ***PHOTO1*** Let's take a close look at a prospect...

Reflecting Back on Arizona Cardinals’ 2014 Draft: Deone Bucannon, Safety
February 15th, 2015 at 11:23 AM
The Arizona Cardinals found a real winner when they selected safety Deone Bucannon with their first pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. ***PHOTO1*** The Washington State product is 6-foot-1 and weighs 211 pounds. He played linebacker as well and tied for second on the Red Birds with 83 tackles. Bucannon also recorded...

Arizona Cardinals NFL Draft Preview: Denzel Perryman, LB, Miami
February 14th, 2015 at 6:05 AM
This is the third part of a series previewing whom the Arizona Cardinals may select with their first round pick (24th overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago, IL. on Apr. 30. ***PHOTO1*** Let's take a look at a prospect that may be available to the Red...

Arizona Cardinals Have Numerous Needs Heading into the NFL Draft
February 9th, 2015 at 6:10 AM
The 2015 NFL Scouting Combine is just around the corner (Feb. 17-23) in Indianapolis and the Arizona Cardinals own the 24th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft in Chicago. ***PHOTO1*** Despite their 11-5 record and first playoff berth in five seasons, the Red Birds have numerous needs. Most NFL teams certainly...

Important Offseason Dates for the Arizona Cardinals and the NFL Announced
February 7th, 2015 at 6:04 AM
Now that a very memorable Super Bowl 49 is in the rear view mirror, the 2015 NFL offseason is officially underway. ***PHOTO1*** Let's take a look at some important upcoming dates for both the Arizona Cardinals and the NFL: Feb. 10: Teams can begin signing player whose 2014 CFL contracts have expired. Feb. 16:...

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 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...

Arizona Cardinals’ Justin Bethel Hopes to Make Pro Bowl as Cornerback Some Day
January 26th, 2015 at 4:58 AM
Justin Bethel of the Arizona Cardinals is arguably the best special teams player in all of football. He participated in his second straight NFL Pro Bowl last night in Glendale - a fine honor - but someday he'd like to return to the all-star extravaganza as one of the elite...

Arizona Cardinals Saturday Storylines: Four Red Birds Preparing for Pro Bowl; Larry Fitzgerald Update
January 24th, 2015 at 10:30 AM
Good Saturday morning Cardinals fans. There is not a whole lot going on in the desert these days but here are a few storylines as you sip your morning coffee: ***PHOTO1*** NFL Pro Bowl: The 2015 version of the NFL Pro Bowl takes place tomorrow in the valley - University of Phoenix...