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Chris Johnson Signs One-Year Deal With Cardinals

Aug 17, 2015 6:15 PM

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

Johnson spent last season with the New York Jets.

During the offseason, Johnson was shot in a drive-by that killed the driver of his vehicle.

Jay Glazer/Fox Sports

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

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Chris Johnson Expected To Sign With Cardinals

Aug 14, 2015 8:47 PM

Chris Johnson will visit the Arizona Cardinals this weekend and he's expected to sign with the team.

Johnson earned $4 million last season with the New York Jets.

The Cardinals have been thin at running back for the past couple of weeks. Starter Andre Ellington returned to 11-on-11 drills Thursday during training camp after missing the past two weeks with a hamstring injury. Rookie David Johnson (hamstring) has yet to practice since the Cardinals put on pads the third day of camp. Marion Grice has also been out with a hamstring injury.

Josh Weinfuss/ESPN

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Cardinals Offer Chris Johnson One-Year Deal

Aug 11, 2015 12:36 PM

The Cardinals have made a one-year offer to running back Chris Johnson, sources told ESPN's Dianna Russini on Tuesday.

Johnson, who became an unrestricted free agent after the Jets declined to exercise their option after the 2014 season, recorded career lows for carries (155), rushing yards (663) and rushing touchdowns (one) last season after signing a two-year, $8 million deal. 

ESPN.com

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, New York Jets, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Michael Floyd Dislocates Three Fingers

Aug 6, 2015 11:14 AM

Michael Floyd suffered three dislocated fingers in his left hand during Wednesday's practice.

Floyd is expected to miss four weeks and might not be ready for the team's season opener against the New Orleans Saints on Sept. 13.

Floyd took a step back last season, finishing with 47 receptions for 841 yards and six touchdowns after tallying 1,000 receiving yards in 2013.

Dan Hanzus/NFL.com

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Fantasy, Injury

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Cardinals Hire NFL's First Female Coach

Jul 27, 2015 9:26 PM

The Arizona Cardinals have hired the NFL's first female coach in Jen Welter.

Welter is a former collegiate rugby player who played 14 seasons of pro football, mostly in the Woman's Football Alliance.

Welter will serve as a training camp/preseason intern coaching inside linebackers.

“Coaching is nothing more than teaching,” Bruce Arians said Monday. “One thing I have learned from players is, ‘How are you going to make me better? If you can make me better, I don’t care if you’re the Green Hornet, man, I’ll listen.’ I really believe she’ll have a great opportunity with this internship through training camp to open some doors for her.”

Welter holds a master's degree in sport psychology and a PhD in psychology.

“She came for an OTA and I met her, and I thought she was the type of person that could handle this in a very positive way for women and open that door,” Arians said.

Darren Urban/NFL.com

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Misc Rumor

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Jermaine Gresham Signs With Cardinals

Jul 24, 2015 7:23 PM

Jermaine Gresham has agreed upon a one-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals.

Gresham is a two-time Pro Bowler and a former first round pick.

Gresham has averaged 56 catches and 544 yards per season during his five-year career with the Bengals. 

Kyle Odegard/AZCardinals.com

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

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Jermaine Gresham To Visit Cardinals

Jul 20, 2015 12:43 PM

Jermaine Gresham will visit the Arizona Cardinals this week.

Gresham is still recovering from herniated disc surgery.

Gresham also visited the New Orleans Saints last month.

The Cardinals are looking for depth at tight end.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Patrick Peterson Adjusting To Life With Diabetes

Jun 27, 2015 10:01 AM

Patrick Peterson was diagnosed with diabetes last season and lowering his sugar intake was one of the most significant byproducts.

"Being as lean as I am and being a world-class athlete, you think you can get away with a lot of things," Peterson said. "And at some point in time, your body is definitely the temple and you have to make sure that you have to listen to your body. So, at this point in time, my body was like 'no more sweets,' and [you] have to put it down and slow down a little bit, so that's what it has to be."

Peterson, 24, said he was diagnosed around Week 7 last season, when Arizona played at Oakland on Oct. 19.

Peterson learned diabetes could be life threatening if it's not treated carefully.

"Talking to them definitely got me through it," he said.

Peterson called the period when he didn't know what was affecting him "very tough." It also showed on the field. Peterson allowed four of his eight touchdowns in the first seven weeks, according to Pro Football Focus.

"I'm looking at it ... I'm a world class athlete and I can't figure out what's going on with my body," he said.

More than eight months after his diagnosis, Peterson said "everything's going well right now."

Josh Weinfuss/ESPN

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Carson Palmer 100 Percent Recovered From ACL Tear

Jun 9, 2015 11:21 AM

Carson Palmer believes he's 100 percent recovered from tearing his ACL last season in Week 10.

"I'm ready. I'm excited. I'm 100 percent. I'm cleared," Palmer told ESPN's Josh Weinfuss on Monday. "I can do everything. I've tested out. Gotten stronger every week, every month, just ready to get going."

Palmer said he "actually was cleared weeks ago," but despite his lobbying, coach Bruce Arians and the training staff took a cautious approach to their starting quarterback.

Palmer is now 35 and is entering his third season with the Arizona Cardinals.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Injury

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Cardinals Sign Frostee Rucker To One-Year Extension

Jun 1, 2015 7:43 PM

The Arizona Cardinals have signed Frostee Rucker to a one-year extension.

Financial terms of the extension were not available, but Rucker earned $1 million last season and was scheduled to make $1.1 million in 2015.

 

Rucker went from being a role player on the Cardinals' defensive line in 2013 to a starter in 2014 after replacing Darnell Dockett, who missed the season with an ACL injury. In 15 games, Rucker had a career-high five sacks, 24 tackles and two forced fumbles.

Josh Weinfuss/ESPN

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Gronkowski, Beckham, A. Brown, Peterson Four Finalists For Madden
Rob Gronkowski, Odell Beckham, Antonio Brown and Patrick Peterson are the four finalists for the Madden '16 cover.

Ben Volin/Boston Globe

Cardinals Open To Trading Michael Floyd
Michael Floyd caught 47 passes for 841 yards and six touchdowns last season.

Kent Somers/Arizona Republic (via PFT)

Vikings Insist Adrian Peterson Won't Be Traded
The Vikings have reportedly had absurd trade demands for Adrian Peterson, signalling they've wanted to keep him.

Sander Philipse/Bucs Nation

Cardinals, Buccaneers, Jaguars In Running For Peterson; Cowboys Out
The number of teams who realistically might trade for Adrian Peterson are less than what has been previously reported.

Charles Robinson/Yahoo! Sports

Cardinals, Falcons, Cowboys, Jags, Chargers, Bucs In Mix For Peterson
The Vikings could entice a team to trade for Adrian Peterson once Melvin Gordon and Todd Gurley are drafted.

Chris Tomasson/Pioneer Press

Adrian Peterson Unlikely To Receive Additional Suspension
Adrian Peterson wants to have his status settled with the Vikings or another team by the draft.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Kurt Warner Approached By NFL Team About Possible Return
Kurt Warner has been retired five years and is 43 years old.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

NFL Received 2,000 Applications For Vet Combine, One Player Signed
Nathan Slaughter was the only player immediately signed as he joined the Cardinals.

Darin Gantt/Pro Football Talk

Cardinals Would Need Adrian Peterson To Restructure Deal If Traded
The Cardinals said that Adrian Peterson's three years and $45 million remaining is an "absolute non-starter."

Peter King/Sports Illustrated

Mike Iupati To Sign With Cardinals
Mike Iupati has been one of the NFL's best guards since coming into the NFL out of Idaho in 2010.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Darnell Dockett Signs Two-Year Deal With 49ers
Darnell Dockett missed all of 2014 after tearing his ACL during training camp.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Cardinals, Colts, Cowboys, Chargers, Bucs On Adrian Peterson's List
Adrian Peterson would consider a restructuring of his contract to help facilitate a trade.

Charles Robinson/Yahoo! Sports

Cardinals Sign Bruce Arians, Steve Keim To Extensions Through 2018
Bruce Arians signed a four-year deal in 2013 when he became head coach of the Cardinals, so this is a two-year extension.

Albert Breer/NFL.com

Fitzgerald Restructures Contract, Creates $13M In Space For Arizona
Larry Fitzgerald's cap hit was scheduled to be $26.3 million.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals Begin Talks On Restructured Contract
Larry Fitzgerald is due $16 million in 2015, but he has a massive $23 million cap hit.

Dan Hanzus/NFL.com

Cardinals Hire James Bettcher As Defensive Coordinator
James Bettcher had been on the Cardinals' staff in both of Bruce Arians' seasons.

ProFootballTalk

Seahawks Have Best Super Bowl 50 Odds
The Seahawks, Patriots and Packers have the best odds of winning the Super Bowl next season.

ProFootballTalk

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.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

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

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