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Free agent Sam Bradford was unable to practice for his final five weeks on the Cardinals' roster.

The main reason Bradford was not claimed by any teams on waivers Monday was because of his massive salary. Lower down the list but still relevant is the fact that Bradford's long-bothersome knee has become "bone on bone" with no cartilage after two ACL surgeries. We'd be surprised if Bradford played again.
Nov 5 - 5:35 PM

Cardinals fired OC Mike McCoy.

The Cardinals had to make this move. Once viewed as an up-and-coming offensive mind after his work in Denver with Kyle Orton and Tim Tebow, McCoy got a head-coaching gig in San Diego, lasting four years there before then going back to Denver last year as their OC. He was fired mid-season, and has now been canned the second-straight year in the middle of the year. McCoy has about run his course as a play-caller. QBs coach Byron Leftwich is Arizona's new OC.
Oct 19 - 11:19 AM

Cardinals released WR Kendall Wright.

Wright's Arizona tenure ended without him ever seeing the field. The 2012 first-rounder could latch on elsewhere as a depth option, though his NFL future is looking bleak after being cut for the second time in a month.
Oct 18 - 4:19 PM

49ers declared WR Marquise Goodwin, OT Shon Coleman, OG Josh Garnett, DT D.J. Jones, WR Dante Pettis, DT Juliann Taylor, CB Jimmie Ward inactive for Week 5 against the Cardinals.

Goodwin is out after re-injurying his hamstring in last week's loss to Seattle. His absence will open up targets for Pierre Garcon and tight end George Kittle. Matt Breida (shoulder), OT Mike McGlinchey (knee), C Weston Richburg (knee), Richard Sherman (calf) and OT Joe Staley (knee) are all active for the Niners.
Oct 7 - 3:05 PM

Free agent WR Rishard Matthews will visit the Browns and Cardinals.

Cleveland will host Matthews on Monday and the Cards will follow that up with a workout the following day. It's the first visits the free agent's scheduled since hiring Drew Rosenhaus as his agent. Now relying on someone else to manage his negotiations, Matthews will likely land with a suitor soon. The Browns make a lot of sense given coach Hue Jackson's reported plan to reduce rookie Antonio Callaway's snaps moving forward.
Oct 6 - 12:38 PM

Free agent WR Kendall Wright worked out for the Cardinals on Tuesday.

Wright left his visit without a contract, so it's possible the Cardinals were just updating their emergency contact list. Despite leading the Bears in receiving yards a year ago, Wright has had trouble finding work since being let go by Minnesota at the end of training camp. The Baylor alum had previously worked out for the Patriots, though New England has since addressed its receiver need by trading for Josh Gordon.
Sep 19 - 5:55 PM

Redskins declared RB Samaje Perine, CB Adonis Alexander, DL Caleb Brantley, OL Geron Christian, C Casey Dunn, WR Maurice Harris and LB Josh Keyes inactive for Week 1 against the Cardinals.

Perine is a healthy scratch. Adrian Peterson will draw the start at running back against his former team with Chris Thompson spelling him on passing downs. LB Zach Brown (oblique), LB Ryan Kerrigan (hip), QB Colt McCoy (thumb) and OT Trent Williams (knee) are all active for Sunday's opener.
Sep 9 - 2:59 PM

Free agent Corey Coleman worked out for the Cardinals.

It's the first team to show Coleman interest since he was waived from Buffalo. Coleman should eventually resurface, but he's just a reclamation project. The Bills are on the hook for Coleman's entire $3.5 million salary.
Sep 7 - 5:39 PM

Cardinals waived/released RB Elijhaa Penny, WR Carlton Agudosi, OL Josh Allen, DT Siupeli Anau, RB Sherman Badie, TE Alec Bloom, CB Chris Campbell, DE Cap Capi, S Trevell Dixon, WR C.J. Duncan, OL Will House, DE Alec James, QB Charles Kanoff, WR Greg Little, K Matt McCrane, LB Airius Moore, CB Jonathan Moxey, DT Owen Obasuyi, LB Matthew Oplinger, OL Vinston Painter, OL Greg Pyke, LB Edmond Robinson, CB Tim Scott, DT Pasoni Tasini, CB Tavierre Thomas, WR Jalen Tolliver, DT Tani Tupou, RB Darius Victor, TE Andrew Vollert, OL Brant Weiss, TE Bryce Williams, DT Nigel Williams, WR Corey Willis and LB Scooby Wright.

Penny got 31 carries in the Cardinals' banged up backfield last season. He made the switch to fullback and tight end in the spring but it didn't stick.
Sep 1 - 7:51 PM

Cardinals released WR Brice Butler.

An explosive deep threat, Butler did his thing this preseason, catching six balls for 137 yards. It wasn't enough to crack a receiver corps that includes a host of young receivers, as well as pure deep threat J.J. Nelson. Someone would be well served by signing Butler and giving him more snaps than the Cowboys did in 2017.
Sep 1 - 7:37 PM

Redskins signed RB Adrian Peterson, formerly of the Cardinals, to a one-year contract.

The Skins also worked out Jamaal Charles and Orleans Darkwa but Peterson impressed them the most. The 33-year-old is a shell of the player who once rushed for over 2,000 yards in a season, but obviously the Redskins feel he still has something left. Not that they had much of a choice—Washington's backfield is a mess right now with Derrius Guice (ACL), Samaje Perine (ankle) and Byron Marshall (ankle) all injured. Look for AD to mix in with Rob Kelley on early downs with Chris Thompson playing his usual role on passing downs.
Aug 20 - 2:47 PM

Cardinals QB Josh Rosen will work with the first-team offense in Friday's preseason game versus the Saints.

Sam Bradford is expected to play more, but Cards coach Steve Wilks wants to see the No. 10 overall pick work with the first unit, too. Rosen struggled behind (and with) the second-team offensive line Saturday, completing just 6-of-13 passes for 41 yards and no touchdowns. Despite his final passing line, his adamant gunslinger tendencies were impressive. Larry Fitzgerald, Brice Butler, Chad Williams, and rookie RB Chase Edmonds should log a few additional snaps as long as Rosen stays on the field.
Aug 13 - 5:48 PM

Cardinals signed LB Gerald Hodges.

Hodges played sparingly in 11 games for the Saints last season, and started 12 games for the 49ers in 2016. His best bet for sticking with the Cardinals on their 53-man roster is excelling on special teams.
Aug 12 - 4:22 PM

Chad Williams opened 11-on-11 drills as the Cardinals' No. 3 WR Sunday.

Larry Fitzgerald, Brice Butler, and Williams opened as the Cardinals' starters in their nickel offense. Williams was reportedly "more comfortable" in the team's offense during OTAs and apparently has a leg up on rookie Christian Kirk as the starting slot receiver. Kirk has the higher fantasy ceiling if he wins the job out of camp.
Jul 29 - 6:17 PM

Cardinals HC Steve Wilks said the team's starting QB spot is Sam Bradford's job to lose.

Wilks also said the backup quarterback role is currently a wide open competition between rookie Josh Rosen and FA signee Mike Glennon. The decision will come down to preseason performance. Bradford has looked good when on the field, but he hasn't played a full season since 2012. If Arizona struggles out the gate, Rosen could still receive his first start sooner than later.
Jul 28 - 12:54 PM

Free agent S Mike Mitchell will visit the Cardinals on Wednesday.

His former Steelers teammate, LB Arthur Moats, is also visiting Arizona. Mitchell has history with Cardinals coach Steve Wilks, who served as his position coach in Carolina back in 2013. The 31-year-old logged 53 tackles over 681 defensive snaps for Pittsburgh last season.
Jul 25 - 9:57 AM

Free agent Tre Boston turned down an offer from the Cardinals.

Boston visited Arizona last month, but they were only willing to give him the veteran minimum. There hasn't been any market for safeties this offseason with Boston, Kenny Vaccaro, Mike Mitchell, and Eric Reid all still unsigned. Coming off a career year, 25-year-old Boston should resurface before training camp.
Jun 22 - 5:12 PM

Raiders signed DE Frostee Rucker, formerly of the Cardinals, to a one-year contract.

Rucker turns 35 in September and spent the previous five seasons with the Cardinals. He's made 73 career starts with Arizona, Cleveland, and Cincinnati. Rucker started all 16 games last season in the desert, managing 1.5 sacks across 606 snaps while receiving plus marks from PFF for his run defense.
Jun 11 - 6:23 PM

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports the Cardinals could revisit talks with free agent Bashaud Breeland in a "few weeks."

This conflicts a previous report that Arizona was out on Breeland after trading for Jamar Taylor. Breeland would give the Cardinals a legitimate starter opposite Patrick Peterson, but guaranteed money may be a hangup given his injury status. The Colts and Packers have also been linked to Breeland.
Jun 2 - 3:31 PM

Free agent S Tre Boston is visiting the Cardinals.

Boston previously visited the Colts this month, which was his first of free agency despite a solid season with the Chargers last year. The safety market has been dead quiet. Boston played for new Cardinals coach Steve Wilks in Carolina from 2014-2016 and would be a solid third safety in the desert.
May 30 - 2:22 PM


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