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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: 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: 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...

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...

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...

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...

Stopping the Run Suddenly an Issue for Arizona Cardinals
December 31st, 2014 at 6:23 AM
Over the first 10 games of the 2014 regular season, the Arizona Cardinals had a top three rushing defense. Times have quickly changed though. That's a big concern as the Red Birds prepare for their first playoff game in five years Saturday against the Carolina Panthers. ***PHOTO1*** Case in point - over...

Kevin Minter Has Opportunity to Shine for Arizona Cardinals
December 28th, 2014 at 7:26 AM
He was a second round pick in 2013. Now Arizona Cardinals inside linebacker Kevin Minter gets an opportunity to shine brightly against the San Francisco 49ers. ***PHOTO1*** The LSU product will start this afternoon for the Red Birds (11-4) in their regular season finale in Santa Clara against the 7-8 Niners. That's...

Arizona Cardinals Turn to Ryan Lindley as Their Starting Quarterback
December 16th, 2014 at 6:36 AM
In the season of "next man up", the Arizona Cardinals now turn to Ryan Lindley as their starting quarterback with the biggest game of the season looming. ***PHOTO1*** With Drew Stanton (knee) expected to be out for up to four weeks, Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians has named Lindley as his...

Time on the Playing Field Increasing for Arizona Cardinals’ Deone Bucannon
October 17th, 2014 at 6:35 AM
The Arizona Cardinals drafted Deone Bucannon as a safety in the first round of this year's NFL Draft. ***PHOTO1*** Although he's listed as a strong safety, the Washington State product has been playing more as an inside linebacker or "dollar" linebacker where he can blitz and also help with run support. Bucannon...

Arizona Cardinals Make Important Roster Moves
October 8th, 2014 at 5:20 AM
The 3-1 Arizona Cardinals have placed outside linebacker Matt Shaughnessy on the injured reserve-designated to return list due to a knee injury. ***PHOTO1*** The University of Wisconsin product is a starting linebacker and one of the keys to Arizona's excellent run defense. Shaughnessy must miss a minimum of six weeks of practice...

Arizona Cardinals Sign Linebacker Desmond Bishop, WR Jalen Saunders
October 3rd, 2014 at 6:08 AM
As the Arizona Cardinals prepare for their battle with the Denver Broncos on Sunday, the Red Birds signed a pair of players - linebacker Desmond Bishop and wide receiver Jalen Saunders. ***PHOTO1*** Bishop was cut by the Cards at the end of preseason and was ready to work out for the Miami...

Arizona Cardinals’ John Abraham Going Through Concussion Protocol
September 18th, 2014 at 5:39 AM
Linebacker John Abraham is the NFL's active leader in sacks with 133.5. The Arizona Cardinals could certainly use him against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. However Abraham is not quite there yet. ***PHOTO1*** The 36-year-old Abraham is ready to rejoin his team, but first he must pass concussion protocol. Arizona Cardinals head...

NFL Game Preview: Arizona Cardinals at New York Giants
September 13th, 2014 at 8:19 AM
The Arizona Cardinals hope to lift their record to 2-0 tomorrow when they face the reeling New York Giants at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. ***PHOTO1*** The Red Birds, coming off their season-opening 18-17 win over San Diego on Monday, will be facing a Giants squad in disarray. New York was...

Arizona Cardinals’ Andre Ellington Hopes to Practice Today
September 11th, 2014 at 5:15 AM
As the Arizona Cardinals begin to gear up for their game against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, NJ this Sunday, halfback Andre Ellington (foot) is hoping to return to practice today. ***PHOTO1*** It most likely will be limited practice if he does indeed practice. The University of Clemson product has...

NFL Season Opener: San Diego Chargers at Arizona Cardinals Preview
September 7th, 2014 at 5:25 AM
So will 2014 be the year that the Arizona Cardinals make it back to the NFC playoffs? We'll find out starting tomorrow night when the Red Birds kick off their season when they host the San Diego Chargers at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. ***PHOTO1*** The Cards made a big leap...

Arizona Cardinals Linebacker John Abraham Has Court Date Rescheduled
August 22nd, 2014 at 6:52 AM
Arizona Cardinals linebacker John Abraham has had his court date on a June DUI charge pushed back to October 10. ***PHOTO1*** The University of South Carolina product is the NFL's active sacks leader with 133.5. The 36-year-old Abraham also led the Red Birds in sacks last season with 11.5. That ranked seventh...