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NFL Received 2,000 Applications For Vet Combine, One Player Signed

Mar 23, 2015 2:23 PM

The NFL received 2,000 applications for Sunday's veteran combine and had 105 players participate.

Nathan Slaughter was the only player immediately signed as he joined the Arizona Cardinals.

The NFL currently has 2,880 roster spots available.

Darin Gantt/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Cardinals Would Need Adrian Peterson To Restructure Deal If Traded

Mar 16, 2015 12:20 PM

The Arizona Cardinals and Adrian Peterson have mutual interest if the Minnesota Vikings choose to move on.

The Cardinals said that Peterson's three years and $45 million remaining is an "absolute non-starter."

Charles Robinson of Yahoo! reports Peterson would be looking for at least $25 million guaranteed on what would essentially be a three-year deal.

Peter King/Sports Illustrated

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Mike Iupati To Sign With Cardinals

Mar 9, 2015 6:57 PM

Mike Iupati plans to sign with the Arizona Cardinals.

The New York Jets, Oakland Raiders and Buffalo Bills were also interested in signing Iupati.

Iupati has been one of the NFL's best guards since coming into the NFL out of Idaho in 2010.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Darnell Dockett Signs Two-Year Deal With 49ers

Mar 5, 2015 10:03 AM

Darnell Dockett has agreed to sign with the San Francisco 49ers.

Dockett signed a two-year, $7.5 million contract with the 49ers with $4 million being paid in the first season and $2 million guaranteed.

Dockett missed all of 2014 after tearing his ACL during training camp.

Dockett was released by the Arizona Cardinals to free up $6.8 million in cap space.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Cardinals, Colts, Cowboys, Chargers, Bucs On Adrian Peterson's List

Mar 4, 2015 4:59 PM

Adrian Peterson would consider a restructuring of his contract to help facilitate a trade.

"All the options are open," Nelson Peterson said of those scenarios. "There's no doors closed on anything at this time. … Adrian will come back from this with a vengeance. He plays hard anyway, but he's got an extra chip on his shoulder. He will bounce back from this."

Peterson would prefer a move to the Arizona Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, Dallas Cowboys, San Diego Chargers or Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings are meeting on Wednesday to discuss next steps.


Charles Robinson/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Vikings, San Diego Chargers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Cardinals Sign Bruce Arians, Steve Keim To Extensions Through 2018

Feb 23, 2015 1:06 PM

The Arizona Cardinals have signed Bruce Arians and Steve Keim to extensions through 2018.

Arians signed a four-year deal in 2013 when he became head coach of the Cardinals, so this is a two-year extension.

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Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Misc Rumor

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Fitzgerald Restructures Contract, Creates $13M In Space For Arizona

Feb 18, 2015 10:40 AM

The Arizona Cardinals and Larry Fitzgerald have agreed upon a restructured deal to create nearly $13 million in cap space for 2015.

Fitzgerald's cap hit was scheduled to be $26.3 million.

Fitzgerald turns 32 in August and has been less productive at wide receiver over the past few seasons.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals Begin Talks On Restructured Contract

Feb 13, 2015 12:54 PM

Larry Fitzgerald and the Arizona Cardinals are working on restructuring his contract.

Fitzgerald is due $16 million in 2015, but he has a massive $23 million cap hit.

The Cardinals would gain $9.2 million in salary cap space if they were to release Fitzgerald, though the team doesn't plan to do so.

Fitzgerald restructured his contract with the Cardinals last year.

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Cardinals Hire James Bettcher As Defensive Coordinator

Feb 5, 2015 11:21 AM

The Arizona Cardinals have hired James Bettcher as defensive coordinator.

Bettcher made several stops at the college level before coming to the NFL, including a stint at North Carolina when future NFLers Robert Quinn, Bruce Carter and Quinton Coples were playing at the school.

Bettcher had been on the Cardinals' staff in both of Bruce Arians' seasons.


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Seahawks Have Best Super Bowl 50 Odds

Feb 2, 2015 4:16 PM

The Seattle Seahawks are 5-1 favorites to win Super Bowl 50 next season.

Here are the Super Bowl 50 odds for all 32 teams:

Seahawks: 5-1
Patriots: 6-1
Packers: 6-1
Cowboys: 10-1
Colts: 12-1
Broncos: 12-1
49ers: 18-1
Eagles: 20-1
Steelers: 20-1
Lions: 22-1
Bengals: 25-1
Saints: 25-1
Cardinals: 30-1
Chiefs: 30-1
Ravens: 30-1
Chargers: 40-1
Giants: 40-1
Panthers: 40-1
Bears: 50-1
Dolphins: 50-1
Falcons: 50-1
Texans: 50-1
Bills: 60-1
Rams: 60-1
Vikings: 60-1
Browns: 75-1
Jets: 100-1
Raiders: 100-1
Washington: 100-1
Buccaneers: 150-1
Jaguars: 150-1
Titans: 250-1


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Cardinals Confident Of Agreeing To New Deal With Larry Fitzgerald
The Cardinals will ask Larry Fitzgerald to take a pay cut from his $15 million salary, which will count $23.6 million against the cap.

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Cardinals Would Hire Dick LeBeau As 'Senior Position', Not DC
Bruce Arians and Dick LeBeau worked together for many years with the Steelers.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Jets Hire Todd Bowles As Head Coach
Todd Bowles will receive a four-year contract with the Jets.

Josina Anderson/ESPN

Dick LeBeau Could Become Cardinals' Defensive Coordinator
Bruce Arians and Dick LeBeau spent eight seasons together with the Steelers.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Todd Bowles To Have 2nd Interviews With Jets, Falcons
Todd Bowles is one of the most sought after head coaching candidates following another great season as defensive coordinator with the Cardinals.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals Begin Talks On Return
The Cardinals are expected to ask Larry Fitzgerald to accept a paycut from his $15 million salary that is due to count $23.6 million against the salary cap.

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Kurt Warner Would Have Seriously Considered Return With Cardinals
Kurt Warner is 43 and hasn't played since the 09-10 season.


Kurt Warner Can't Return This Season
Kurt Warner admitted that he considered coming out of retirement to join the Cardinals after Drew Stanton suffered a knee injury.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Drew Stanton Likely Out For Season Following Surgery
The Cardinals discovered an infection in Drew Stanton's knee, which required arthroscopic surgery.

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Cardinals To Start Ryan Lindley Instead Of Logan Thomas
When naming Logan Thomas the starter this week, Bruce Arians said it was more about finding out what the rookie could do than passing judgment on Ryan Lindley.

Kevin Patra/

Drew Stanton Has 85 Percent Chance Of Starting In Playoffs
The Cardinals are now optimistic of Drew Stanton's chances of being ready for the playoffs, indicating there's an 85 percent likelihood.

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Sherman: I'd Be Benched Giving Up As Many TDs As Patrick Peterson
Patrick Peterson signed a five-year, $70 million extension with the Cardinals in July.

Peter King/Sports Illustrated

Cardinals Prepared To Keep Larry Fitzgerald Despite Huge Cap Hit
Larry Fitzgerald is scheduled to have a $23.6 million cap hit in 2015.

Darin Gantt/Pro Football Talk

Cardinals To Start Ryan Lindley At QB
Drew Stanton suffered a partial tear of his ACL, in addition to a sprained MCL in the same right knee.


Drew Stanton Suffered Knee Sprain, Could Return For Playoffs
Drew Stanton is out for the rest of the regular season with a knee injury.

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Drew Stanton Carted Off Field With Knee Injury
Ryan Lindley took over for Drew Stanton at quarterback instead of Logan Thomas.

Josh Weinfuss/ESPN

Andre Ellington Done For Season With Sports Hernia
The Cardinals will place Andre Ellington on season-ending injured reserve with a sports hernia.

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Cardinals Tried To Trade For Alex Smith In 2013
The 49ers did not want to trade Alex Smith within their division to the Cardinals.

John Weinfuss/ESPN

Tyrann Mathieu To Undergo Surgery For Thumb Injury
Bruce Arians said Monday that the Cardinals' best-case scenario was for Tyrann Mathieu to have been able to play Dec. 7, against Kansas City.


Andre Ellington Didn't Suffer Structural Damage To Hip
Andre Ellington is "sore and in pain," but he will undergo treatment and hopes to not miss any game time.

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