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Darnell Dockett Retires From NFL

Jul 25, 2016 1:56 PM

Darnell Dockett will retire from the NFL after 10 seasons.

Dockett retires with 459 tackles and 40.5 sacks.

Dockett's best season came in 2009 when the Arizona Cardinals reached the Super Bowl.

Dockett last played in 2013 after tearing his ACL before the 2014 season.

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Dennis Green Dies At Age 67

Jul 22, 2016 11:17 AM

Former Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals coach Dennis Green died Friday morning at the age of 67.

Green's former agent Ray Anderson spoke to Green's wife and confirmed the death to ESPN. Anderson said Green died after a cardiac arrest.

Green made eight playoff appearances in 10 seasons with the Vikings, reaching the NFC Championship Game in 1998 and 2000. He led the Vikings to a 15-1 regular season in 1998.

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Larry Fitzgerald Has 'A Lot Of Good Football Left'

Jul 21, 2016 7:40 AM

Larry Fitzgerald, who entered the NFL as a first-round pick in 2004, says he has a lot of football left.

Fitzgerald said in May that he has "no idea" if this season will be his last. He has set goals of winning of a Super Bowl and earning his 10th Pro Bowl nod.

"I'd be lying if I told you I didn't think about it," Fitzgerald said of retirement. "Just trying to prepare for the next phase in your life, but I have a lot of good football left in me. How long I will play, I don't know. I feel great. I can still play at a high level. I just have to take it one year at a time and I got a really fantastic team I'm a part of."

Over 12 seasons, Fitzgerald has 1,018 receptions, 13,366 yards and 98 touchdowns.

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Calais Campbell: 'Licking My Chops' To Face Jimmy Garoppolo

Jul 14, 2016 7:35 AM

The New England Patriots open the season against the Arizona Cardinals and are expected to be without Tom Brady after the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals denied the quarterback's petition to rehear his suspension case.

Calais Campbell told CBS Sports Radio on Wednesday he's looking forward to facing an inexperienced Jimmy Garoppolo.

"Licking my chops," Campbell said. "You get a rookie quarterback, pretty much. You know it's always exciting when you get a guy like that for his first game because he's going to be nervous. He's probably going to be sitting there holding the ball a little longer or trying to get rid of it quick, throwing bad balls. As a vet, we definitely pride ourselves on welcoming (inexperienced quarterbacks) the right way."

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Patrick Peterson Means 'Much More' To His Team Than Other Top CBs

Jul 8, 2016 8:02 AM

Patrick Peterson is shrugging off the idea that some of his peers might get more attention and indicated that he feels he brings more value to his team.

The Arizona Cardinals cornerback said he wants to "do my talking between the white lines."

"I don't need to be boastful or brash. 'Oh, look at me,'" Peterson told USA Today Sports. "I'm all about the team. I don't want to take that focus away from the team. At the end of the day, I know I'm the best. I know I can get in the face of the receiver, and I mean much more to my team versus those guys to their team."

One player Peterson was comparing himself to was Richard Sherman, with whom he's traded barbs on Twitter.

After Sherman signed a contract extension, Peterson said he deserved just as much money from the Cardinals. Sherman tweeted, "never confuse potential with production." Peterson fired back, saying Sherman wasn't a lockdown cornerback because of the Seattle Seahawks' scheme.

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Drew Stanton Excepts Chance To Start When Carson Palmer Retires

Jul 5, 2016 10:24 AM

Drew Stanton expects to receive a chance to start for the Arizona Cardinals once Carson Palmer retires.

Stanton could have chased a bigger, more promising deal this offseason, but he ultimately re-signed with the Cardinals for $6.5 million over two years. It includes $4.5 million in guarantees.

"As you get older, I think just wanting to be a part of a good situation (is the priority)," Stanton said. "There's not a written rule on how you become a starting quarterback in this league and how you can sustain that over a period of time. I've found a great situation here in Arizona. Who knows who long Carson will play for?

"But I've had at-length discussions with everybody in the franchise (about the fact) that there's a chance for me to be able to start when he's done. So that's the whole goal of all this."

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Cory Redding Announces Retirement After 13 Seasons

Jun 29, 2016 2:52 PM

Cory Redding has announced his retirement after 13 years in the NFL.

Redding played in 12 games on the defensive line for the Arizona Cardinals last season and finished the year on injured reserve. He was released by the team in April.

"I'm leaving the game I've played for 23 years. Thanks to the teams I played for, coaches, teammates, fans and my family 4 their support," he announced on Twitter.

Redding, 35, was a third-round pick out of Texas by the Detroit Lions in 2003.

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Patrick Peterson Predicting 'Great Year' For J.J. Nelson

Jun 24, 2016 9:01 AM

Patrick Peterson told NBC Sports Radio that he believes J.J. Nelson will have a breakout year for the Arizona Cardinals.

"I believe J.J. Nelson's going to have a great year," Peterson said. "He had a great, great spring, showed some flashes. I can't wait to see what he's going to do here if he can keep that momentum going into summer camp because I've seen it happen a number of times."

Bruce Arians has praised the second-year receiver as well.

Nelson had 11 receptions for 299 yards and two touchdowns in 2015.

"Guys have great springs but once they get in front of a couple of fans and the crowd, the lights come on, you get a different player," Peterson said. "So J.J. is definitely one of them that had a great spring."

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Bruce Arians Felt Betrayed By Steelers In 2012

Jun 19, 2016 10:21 AM

Bruce Arians felt betrayed by the Pittsburgh Steelers when they let him go after the 2011 season.

Arians was offensive coordinator from 2007 until 2011.

"I got a call on Monday and [Tomlin] said, 'I can't get you the money.' I said, 'OK,'" Arians said. "He said, 'No, I can't get you a contract.'

"I said, 'Are you firing me?' He said, 'No.' 'Well ... it's just a matter of words, Mike. OK. If I don't have a contract, I'm fired.'"

The Steelers made two Super Bowl appearances with Arians as offensive coordinator, winning the title in 2008. Explaining why he felt betrayed, Arians said it was because he felt he had "done a good job."

"Maybe not the right image, but it was a damn good job," he said. "I was pissed. But again, time heals things."

Arians moved onto the Indianapolis Colts before becoming head coach of the Arizona Cardinals in 2013.

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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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Tyrann Mathieu Could Become NFL's Richest Safety
The Cardinals and Tyrann Mathieu could agree upon an extension that makes him the richest safety in the NFL.

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Bruce Arians: Robert Nkemdiche 'Killing People' Already
Bruce Arians had to tell Robert Nkemdiche to turn things down a notch or two.

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Bruce Arians Calls Cardinals His Final NFL Job
Bruce 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
Patrick Peterson suffered the injury on Nov. 23rd.

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Chris Johnson Re-Signs With Cardinals
Chris Johnson's 2015 season ended early with a fractured left tibia.

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Patriots Trade Chandler Jones To Cardinals For Cooper, 2nd Rounder
The Cardinals are sending Jonathan Cooper and a second round pick to the Patriots for Chandler Jones.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Jason Pierre-Paul Signs One-Year, $10.5M Deal With Giants
The Cardinals made a late push to sign Jason Pierre-Paul.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Patriots, Panthers Have Best 2016 Super Bowl Odds (All Teams Listed)
The Broncos have the ninth best odds at 18-1.

Oskar Garcia/AP

2015 Championship Game Matchups (DVOA Infographics)
The Panthers, Cardinals and Patriots are much more well-rounded teams than the Broncos, who rely heavily on their defense.

RealGM Staff Report

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.

RealGM Staff Report

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.

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

RealGM Staff Report

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.

RealGM Staff Report

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.

RealGM Staff Report

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.

RealGM Staff Report

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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