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Larry Fitzgerald Has 'No Idea' If 2016 Could Be His Final Season

May 24, 2016 8:18 PM

Larry Fitzgerald had a resurgent season in 2015, catching 109 balls for 1,215 yards and nine touchdowns.

"Honestly, I have no idea," Fitzgerald said, via the Cardinals' team site. "I really don't look at it like that."

Fitzgerald hinted last month that his future could be linked to the quarterback position of the Arizona Cardinals.

"A lot of it's tied to Carson (Palmer) -- Carson's playing at a high level," he said. "I don't want to go through any other quarterback situations. It's been great to have the stability that we have now with the big fella, he's been playing lights out."

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Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Tyrann Mathieu Could Become NFL's Richest Safety

May 16, 2016 3:08 PM

The Arizona Cardinals and Tyrann Mathieu could agree upon an extension that makes him the richest safety in the NFL.

"They view him as one of the faces of the franchise and their community efforts," Ian Rapoport said. "... From what I am told a new payday is expected to make him among the highest paid, if not the highest-paid safety in the NFL and don't be surprised, if all goes well, if this is done before everyone breaks for the summer."

Seattle's Earl Thomas earns $10 million per season, New England's Devin McCourty has the highest guarantee at $22 million and Eric Berry is under the franchise tag at $10.8 million in Kansas City.

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Bruce Arians: Robert Nkemdiche 'Killing People' Already

May 8, 2016 9:19 PM

Robert Nkemdiche has almost looked too good in practice with the Arizona Cardinals.

Bruce Arians had to tell Nkemdiche to turn things down a notch or two after the first-round pick started to get overly physical in rookie workouts.

"He was killing people in walk-through," Arians said. "I had to slow him down. It's a walk-through, and he bench-pressed a lineman already."

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Bruce Arians Calls Cardinals His Final NFL Job

May 4, 2016 7:27 PM

Bruce Arians is calling his current position as head coach of the Arizona Cardinals his final in the NFL.

"Oh, yeah. You never know how long this will last," Arians told Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic. "There's the old saying, there's two kinds of coaches, ones that are fired and others who are going to get fired. You just enjoy every day. Right now, it's the highlight of it. There will be lowlights, we know that. But I'm enjoying every single day."

Said Arians: "This will be my last job."

Arians is now 63 and has become one of the NFL's best coaches since joining the Cardinals.

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Patrick Peterson Undergoes Ankle Surgery

Apr 21, 2016 11:39 AM

Patrick Peterson has undergone ankle surgery.

Peterson suffered the injury on Nov. 23rd.

Peterson may be able to participate in organized team activities at some point.

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Injury

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Chris Johnson Re-Signs With Cardinals

Mar 17, 2016 6:03 PM

Chris Johnson has agreed upon a one-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals.

Johnson had recently visited the Miami Dolphins but left without a contract.

"I feel like Arizona is the best place for me right now," Johnson said last month.


Johnson's 2015 season ended early with a fractured left tibia.

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Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Patriots Trade Chandler Jones To Cardinals For Cooper, 2nd Rounder

Mar 15, 2016 2:52 PM

The Arizona Cardinals are sending Jonathan Cooper and a second round pick to the New England Patriots for Chandler Jones.

Cooper began the 2015 season as the Cardinals' start at right guard and lost his job due to injury.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, New England Patriots, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Jason Pierre-Paul Signs One-Year, $10.5M Deal With Giants

Mar 8, 2016 2:06 PM

Jason Pierre-Paul and the New York Giants have agreed upon a one-year, $10.5 million deal.

The Arizona Cardinals made a late push to sign Pierre-Paul.

Pierre-Paul badly injured his hand last July 4th and was limited upon his return.

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Tags: Arizona Cardinals, New York Giants, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Patriots, Panthers Have Best 2016 Super Bowl Odds (All Teams Listed)

Feb 8, 2016 10:41 AM

The New England Patriots are the favorites to win the 2016 Super Bowl at 9-1.

The Patriots lost to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship Game, while the team with the second best odds, the Carolina Panthers, lost to the Broncos in the Super Bowl.

The Broncos have the ninth best odds at 18-1.

New England -- 9-1
Carolina -- 10-1
Seattle -- 11-1
Green Bay -- 12-1
Pittsburgh -- 12-1
Arizona -- 15-1
Cincinnati -- 15-1
Indianapolis -- 15-1
Denver -- 18-1
Dallas -- 24-1
Kansas City -- 25-1
Minnesota -- 25-1
Philadelphia -- 35-1
Baltimore -- 38-1
Giants -- 42-1
Jets -- 42-1
Buffalo -- 45-1
Houston -- 45-1
Atlanta -- 50-1
LA Rams -- 50-1
Washington -- 50-1
Miami -- 60-1
Detroit -- 60-1
Oakland -- 60-1
Chicago -- 65-1
New Orleans -- 65-1
San Diego -- 75-1
Jacksonville -- 85-1
San Francisco -- 110-1
Tampa Bay -- 110-1
Cleveland -- 200-1
Tennessee -- 220-1

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2015 Championship Game Matchups (DVOA Infographics)

Jan 20, 2016 4:17 PM

The following infographics show the percentile rankings for all four 2015 NFL playoff teams in the NFC and AFC Championship Games in the categories of DVOA for offense, defense, pass offense, rush offense, pass defense and rush defense. 

The infographics show the strengths and weaknesses of every team.

New England Patriots at Denver Broncos

Arizona Cardinals at Carolina Panthers

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Panthers, Cardinals Were Two Of Five Teams In Top-10 Off., Def. DVOA
The Panthers and Cardinals were top-10 teams in the regular season on both sides of the ball, while the Patriots were in the top-10 only on offense and the Broncos were in the top-10 only on defense.

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NFL Final Four Matchups Since 2005 (Infographic)
The Patriots are in the AFC Championship Game for the fifth straight season and for the 10th time during the Bill Belichick-Tom Brady era.

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Cardinals-Packers Has Highest Ever Saturday Night Divisional Rating
The 33.7 million viewers were up 9 percent from last year's Panthers-Seahawks matchup.


2015 Divisional Round Playoff Matchups (DVOA Infographics)
The infographics show the strengths and weaknesses of every team as the second round begins.

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Wild Card Playoff Matchups (DVOA Infographics)
The infographics show the percentile rankings for all 12 2015 NFL playoff teams in the categories of DVOA for offense, defense, pass offense, rush offense, pass defense and rush defense.

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Cardinals Given Best Super Bowl Chance At 29 Percent
The Panthers rank second at 20 percent with the Patriots third at 18 percent.

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Seahawks Lead NFL In DVOA For 4th Straight Season (Infographic)
The Seahawks, Bengals, Cardinals, Panthers and Chiefs finished the 2015 regular season in the top-10 in both Offensive and Defensive DVOA.

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Full NFL Playoff Schedule With Times, TV Listings
The NFL has announced its television schedule for the 2015 playoffs.

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Tyrann Mathieu Out For Season With Torn ACL
Tyrann Mathieu tore his ACL on a late interception in the Cardinals' win at the Eagles.

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Joey Bosa, Paxton Lynch Go 1st, 2nd In First McShay Draft
Todd McShay has Joey Bosa going first overall to the Titans in his initial mock for the 2016 NFL Draft.

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Bruce Arians Was Snubbed By Bears, Eagles, Browns, Chargers
Bruce Arians should have been one of the strongest head coaching candidates in 2013.

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Palmer: David Johnson A 'Todd Gurley-Style Runner'
David Johnson could be a major upgrade in short-yardage situations as well as the passing game.

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Chris Johnson Placed On IR, Could Return If Cardinals Reach Super Bowl
Chris Johnson was fourth in the NFL in rushing with 814 yards and was on pace for his first 1,000-yard season since 2013.

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Carson Palmer: 'Extra Bit' On Playing Former Team
Four years after Carson Palmer was traded by the Bengals to the Raiders, he still doesn't talk about his departure.

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Cardinals Interested In Multi-Year Deal With Carson Palmer
Carson Palmer turns 36 next month, making him just slightly older than Eli Manning and Philip Rivers, who have each signed new deals.

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Cardinals Engage Chris Johnson On Possible Extension
Chris Johnson has 567 rushing yards through seven games entering Sunday for Bruce Arians and the Cardinals.

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Cardinals To Increase Andre Ellington's Usage
Andre Ellington played 18 snaps in Monday night's win, but compiled just five rushes for 21 yards and three receptions.

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Ben Roethlisberger Trying To Return For Week 6 Against Cardinals
But Roethlisberger wants to return this coming week to face Bruce Arians and the Cardinals.

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Cardinals Sign Dwight Freeney To One-Year Deal
Dwight Freeney will serve in a designated pass-rush role for the Cardinals.

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Eagles Trade Matt Barkley To Cardinals
Tim Tebow had a solid performance for the Eagles in their final preseason game.

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