Player News - Cardinals

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Mike Jurecki of azcardinals.com considers Chad Williams, Brice Butler and J.J. Nelson to be next in line behind Larry Fitzgerald on the Cardinals' receiving depth chart.

Absent from this list is second-round pick Christian Kirk, who Jurecki mentioned as a candidate to return punts. It would be a shame to see Kirk limited to special teams as a rookie—he was one of the more productive slot receivers in college football during his tenure at Texas A&M. Of course, there's still plenty of time for the 21-year-old to move up the Cardinals' depth chart. At this point, it's anyone's guess what the pecking order will be behind Fitzgerald.
Jul 19 - 9:48 AM

Ricky Seals-Jones was arrested and charged with assault, disorderly conduct, and criminal trespassing in Scottsdale, Arizona this past Saturday.

Seals-Jones was arrested after he attempted to use the restroom in the W Hotel in Scottsdale. He then tried to use the facilities at the sushi restaurant located in the hotel and was again denied due to the restrooms only "available to guests." An employee says RSJ "one-hand shoved" him in the shoulder as Seals-Jones attempted to walk past staff. It’s a relatively minor incident, but who knows if anything will come of it, which RSJ could then be subject to a very minor suspension.
Jul 17 - 8:19 PM

Cardinals GM Steve Keim has been suspended five weeks and fined $200,000 by the team after pleading guilty to extreme DUI.

The team decided to get out in front of the league with its punishment. Keim should face no further discipline. The suspension is apparently starting now, and Keim will be "barred from the Cardinals’ facilities and prohibited contact from the team." It's far from ideal timing for a general manager to be away from his club, but Keim will be back before the Cardinals have to cut down from 90 to 53 players.
Jul 17 - 5:36 PM

Cardinals GM Steve Keim has pleaded guilty to "extreme" DUI in Arizona.

The "extreme" designation means Keim was more than twice the legal limit of .08. He could be forced to spend a day in jail. League discipline should be handed down some time in the next few months.
Source: KTAR.com
Jul 17 - 5:19 PM

Larry Fitzgerald wouldn't rule out playing beyond this season.

It's the second time Fitzgerald has suggested this may not be his last season. 34-year-old Fitzgerald's contract runs out after 2018, so his decision will likely be based on Arizona's chances of contending. Fitzgerald will only play for the Cardinals if he doesn't retire.
Jul 17 - 9:04 AM

Cardinals reporter Mike Jurecki expects Ricky Seals-Jones to be the Cardinals' "breakout offensive player" in 2018.

Jurecki has been tooting this horn much of the offseason, and it makes a ton of sense after the Cardinals didn't add any tight end help outside of a pair of end-of-roster undrafted rookies. When on the field last season, albeit on limited snaps, Seals-Jones' yards per route run was more than double the average for tight ends. RSJ should open as the No. 1 tight end in the desert.
Jul 8 - 11:29 AM

Cardinals GM Steve Keim was arrested for DUI on Wednesday in Chandler, Arizona.

The arrest was made at a DUI Checkpoint on July 4. Keim was released later that night. The Cardinals are aware of the situation and have reported it to the NFL. Signed to a four-year extension this offseason, Keim's standing with the Cardinals is likely safe but he's subject to the league's substance abuse policy and should face some form of discipline. The Broncos suspended executives Tom Heckert and Matt Russell for alcohol-related arrests in 2013.
Source: KTAR.com
Jul 7 - 11:04 AM

Cardinals coach Steve Wilks views rookie Chase Edmonds as a potential every-down back backup.

"You want a guy that’s going to be able to step up, give you the same elements from the standpoint of a three-down back that you’re going to be able to use out in space, but most importantly, in pass protection," Wilks said. Edmonds got first-team minicamp reps with David Johnson in a contract dispute. He's the heavy favorite to be Arizona's No. 2 back over D.J. Foster and 2017 fifth-rounder T.J. Logan. Johnson's injury history makes Edmonds a high upside handcuff.
Jul 4 - 7:16 PM

Patrick Peterson believes the new defensive scheme will free him up to make more interceptions.

Peterson has just one season with more than three interceptions, and he picked off only one pass last year. "I’m just looking forward to getting back to my play-making ways because I believe over the last two and a half, three years, I’ve been kind of handcuffed in doing that," Peterson said. "But now, coach [Al] Holcomb and coach [Steve] Wilks are going do a great job of finding ways to install me into the game." Behind what should be a blitz-happy front, Peterson should have more opportunities to jump passes and make plays this season.
Jul 3 - 9:15 AM

Cardinals LT D.J. Humphries (knee) is "trending to be ready" for the start of the season.

Humphries got in some limited offseason reps but wasn't cleared for team drills. There haven't been any setbacks in his rehab from MCL surgery. Humphries looks to have a good chance of returning for training camp.
Jun 23 - 4:09 PM

Darren Urban of azcardinals.com lists Chad Williams as a projected starter.

He had him starting opposite veteran Larry Fitzgerald and ahead of both speedster J.J. Nelson, free agent signing Brice Butler and second-round rookie Christian Kirk. Williams was on the field for just 98 snaps as a rookie but should see more work this year following the offseason departures of John and Jaron Brown. "It just feels like Williams will be able to be the one who makes that step," said Urban. Fitzgerald is penciled in as the Cardinals' WR1, but it's anyone guess how the rest of the pecking order shakes out.
Jun 22 - 3:39 PM

AzCardinals.com projects offseason trade acquisition as the team's starting corner opposite Patrick Peterson.

The Arizona Republican made the same projection in May. Taylor merely needs to beat out third-year pro Brandon Williams, who made zero starts in 2017.
Jun 21 - 5:30 PM

Cardinals EDGE Markus Golden (knee) is targeting a preseason return.

Golden was cleared to run in April and got in some limited side work this offseason. It's doubtful he'll be ready for the start of training camp, but Golden is trending in the right direction. With Arizona moving to a 4-3 scheme, Golden should bookend Chandler Jones when healthy.
Jun 16 - 11:20 AM

Cardinals rookie RB Chase Edmonds repped with the first-team offense at minicamp.

It confirms Edmonds as the clear No. 2 back. Arizona's contract talks with David Johnson are bad news for Edmonds' dynasty outlook, but he has handcuff upside as an every-down backup. Edmonds could get some preseason hype if Johnson's holdout extends into training camp.
Jun 15 - 6:49 PM

Christian Kirk could open the season as the Cardinals' No. 2 wideout.

Kirk only has to beat out Chad Williams, J.J. Nelson, and Brice Butler. There were concerns over Kirk moving outside after playing the slot in college, but he was repping with the first-team offense at minicamp. Kirk has the playmaking skills for a rookie year impact.
Jun 15 - 6:30 PM


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