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Watch Out for Arizona Cardinals Wide Receiver John Brown in 2015
June 29th, 2015 at 6:06 AM
Watch out for Arizona Cardinals wideout John Brown during the 2015 NFL season - he may be ready to become the best wide receiver on the club. A club that has Super Bowl aspirations. ***PHOTO1*** By all accounts, wide receiver John Brown had a very productive rookie campaign last year for the Red...

Sunday Morning Storylines: Calais Campbell Has Real Confidence in 2015 Arizona Cardinals
June 28th, 2015 at 7:51 AM
Pro Bowl defensive lineman Calais Campbell feels the 2015 version of the Arizona Cardinals can be a real contender for the Super Bowl - especially with veteran quarterback Carson Palmer back at the helm. ***PHOTO1*** "With him under center, we know we're a contender. A true contender," Campbell enthused via arizonasports.com. "His...

Arizona Cardinals Rookies Earning Their Keep on the Gridiron
June 26th, 2015 at 5:04 AM
Now matter where you're selected in the draft, it's not easy being a rookie in the National Football League. ***PHOTO1*** You may have been a big man on campus at your alma mater but that status disappears by the time you participate in OTA's, minicamps and, of course, training camp. The same scenario...

Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer Working on Regaining Footwork
June 23rd, 2015 at 5:02 AM
Coming off his second ACL surgery, 35-year-old Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer has to regain what most signal-callers take for granted - his footwork when dropping back for a pass in the pocket. ***PHOTO1*** The USC product has made solid progress during OTA's and minicamps and is regaining the footwork necessary to...

Rushing Attack Must Improve for Arizona Cardinals During 2015 Season
June 22nd, 2015 at 5:12 AM
If the Arizona Cardinals really want to compete for the right to play ion Super Bowl 50, then improving their feeble ground game must be near the top of their "improvements needed" list. ***PHOTO1*** There is nowhere to go but up. The Red Birds averaged a league-worst 3.3 yards per rush last year,...

2015 Arizona Cardinals Do not Lack for Leaders on Team
June 20th, 2015 at 5:51 AM
There is no secret that teams that advance to the NFL playoffs have their fair share of leaders on their club. ***PHOTO1*** You need to have solid leadership to make the NFL playoffs and the Arizona Cardinals certainly had plenty of that last year. The Red Birds advanced to the playoffs for...

Arizona Cardinals Rookie Profile: Tight End Gerald Christian
June 18th, 2015 at 5:01 AM
The Arizona Cardinals had one of the weakest tight end units in all of the National Football League in 2014. So have they drafted a sleeper in this year's NFL Draft? ***PHOTO1*** The Red Birds completed their draft selections in the 2015 NFL Draft by selecting Gerald Christian in the seventh and...

Sunday Morning Storylines: Grading the Arizona Cardinals’ Latest Minicamp
June 14th, 2015 at 7:10 AM
The Arizona Cardinals have officially begun their offseason now that their latest minicamp concluded a few days ago. Overall, things went well - so much so that head coach Bruce Arians canceled the final day of the competition. ***PHOTO1*** Overall Grade: B That's a pretty solid B all-around. Here are some pros and...

So Far, So Good for Arizona Cardinals Quarterback Carson Palmer
June 12th, 2015 at 5:01 AM
The biggest question heading into Arizona Cardinals minicamp was - how is veteran quarterback Carson Palmer progressing following his season-ending ACL tear last November? ***PHOTO1*** Let eight-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald chime in on that one. "There’s nothing changed about him,” Fitzgerald said via espn.com. “He throws a great, accurate ball....

Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer Set for More Work at Minicamp
June 8th, 2015 at 4:51 AM
Minicamp commences for the Arizona Cardinals this week and veteran quarterback Carson Palmer will be an eager participant. ***PHOTO1*** The USC product is 35 years old now and six months removed from surgery to repair his torn left ACL. As he participates in team OTA's, Palmer participates in various drills with a...

Arizona Cardinals Sunday Morning Storylines: Red Birds Sign Guard Jon Halapio, Release Tavon Rooks
June 7th, 2015 at 6:13 AM
The latest round of Organized team activities (OTA's) are now over for the Arizona Cardinals and the Red Birds remain busy reworking their roster. ***PHOTO1*** The Cards have signed Jon Halapio and released Tavon Rooks. The 23-year-old Halapio is a 6-foot-2, 320-pound guard who was a sixth-round pick of the New England Patriots...

Arizona Cardinals Rookie Profile: Running Back David Johnson
June 6th, 2015 at 5:00 AM
The Arizona Cardinals ranked next to last in the NFL last season in rushing. They needed to address their lackluster ground game in the 2015 NFL Draft and the Red Birds hope they did so by drafting running back David Johnson in the third round. ***PHOTO1*** The Northern Iowa product is being...

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown Looks to Be Even Better in 2015
June 5th, 2015 at 4:50 AM
By all accounts, wide receiver John Brown had a very productive rookie season in 2014 for the Arizona Cardinals - 48 receptions for 696 yards and five touchdowns. ***PHOTO1*** Not bad. But he could do better. "He hit the wall around Dec. 1," head coach Bruce Arians said via azcentral.com. "like most rookies...

Arizona Cardinals Glad to Have First Round Pick D.J. Humphries Under Contract
June 3rd, 2015 at 4:57 AM
Now the hard part begins for rookie offensive tackle D.J. Humphries. ***PHOTO1*** The Arizona Cardinals have signed their 2015 first round pick to a four-year, $8.9 million deal with a $4.74 million signing bonus. It comes with a fifth-year team option. Now the University of Florida product must prove his worth on...

Leadership not an Issue on 2015 Arizona Cardinals Squad
May 31st, 2015 at 5:59 AM
You need to have solid leadership to make the NFL playoffs and the Arizona Cardinals certainly had plenty of that last year. The Red Birds advanced to the playoffs for the first time since 2009 and the 2015 version of the Cards is ripe with dynamic leaders as well. ***PHOTO1*** From veteran...

Arizona Cardinals Rookies Paying Their Dues on the Practice Field
May 30th, 2015 at 6:43 AM
There are no guarantees on the 2015 Arizona Cardinals roster for rookie players. They have to earn the respect of head coach Bruce Arians through production on the practice field. ***PHOTO1*** There is no sense of entitlement in the desert, that's for sure. The Red Birds head coach was asked about the rookie...

2015 Arizona Cardinals Goal: Improve Lackluster Ground Attack
May 29th, 2015 at 5:03 AM
There is nowhere to go but up for the Arizona Cardinals' ground game. ***PHOTO1*** The Red Birds averaged a league-worst 3.3 yards per rush last year, and finished second-to-last in total rushing (1308) and rushing scores (six). In reflection, it's easy to see why — running back Andre Ellington was hampered by...

Arizona Cardinals are Hoping J.J. Nelson Can Help Boost Offensive Attack
May 28th, 2015 at 4:52 AM
Fifth round draft picks in the annual NFL Draft don't always work out. Some players never make it to the opening day roster. The Arizona Cardinals hope that is not the case with their fifth round selection in 2015. ***PHOTO1*** The Red Birds improved their depth in their wide receiver and special teams...

Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald Quite the Celebrity Around the NFL
May 26th, 2015 at 4:59 AM
He's 31 years old now and has not had 1,000 yards receiving in any of his last three NFL campaigns. However, he is an Arizona Cardinals icon and remains one of the top celebrity faces in the NFL. ***PHOTO1*** He's eight-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. How popular is the University of...

Arizona Cardinals Rookie Gerald Christian Hopes to Be Very Relevant
May 23rd, 2015 at 4:16 AM
Arizona Cardinals rookie tight end Gerald Christian hopes to be very relevant during the 2015 NFL season. ***PHOTO1*** The Red Birds completed their draft selections in the 2015 NFL Draft by selecting Christian in the seventh and final round. He was the 256th and final player drafted. Therefore, he receives the NFL's...