Arizona Cardinals Wiretap

Cardinals To Start Ryan Lindley At QB

Dec 15, 2014 3:23 PM

Ryan Lindley will start at quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals in Week 16 against the Seattle Seahawks.

Drew Stanton suffered a partial tear of his ACL, in addition to a sprained MCL in the same right knee, in Thursday's win against the St. Louis Rams. Medical sources say a realistic return to action should occur in "about four weeks."

The Cardinals will also have a package in place for rookie Logan Thomas.


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Drew Stanton Suffered Knee Sprain, Could Return For Playoffs

Dec 13, 2014 4:35 PM

Drew Stanton is out for the rest of the regular season with a knee injury, but there's hope he can return to the Arizona Cardinals for the playoffs.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday evening that Stanton has a Grade 2 MCL sprain and is expected back for the playoffs, per two sources.

It's a "huge relief," a source familiar with the MRI results told Rapoport.

"(Stanton) definitely has a chance to be back this season, we just don't know when," Bruce Arians said.

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Drew Stanton Carted Off Field With Knee Injury

Dec 12, 2014 11:00 AM

Drew Stanton was carted off the filed in the Arizona Cardinals' 12-6 win over the St. Louis Rams with a knee injury.

The Cardinals have already lost Carson Palmer for the season due to injury.

"We know he has a knee injury," Bruce Arians said. "We have no idea what the extent of it is. He's had a previous one, so there's not any knowledge whatsoever.

"We'll take it very slow with him and see how it goes once we get in the MRI and all that information."

Ryan Lindley took over for Stanton at quarterback instead of Logan Thomas.

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Andre Ellington Done For Season With Sports Hernia

Dec 7, 2014 11:40 PM

The Arizona Cardinals will place Andre Ellington on season-ending injured reserve with a sports hernia.

Also dealing with foot and hip injuries, Ellington's year is over after generating 660 yards and three touchdowns on the ground at 3.3 yards per rush.


Ellington never crossed 100 yards on the ground in 12 starts and hasn't topped 42 yards rushing in a game since Week 9.

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Cardinals Tried To Trade For Alex Smith In 2013

Dec 2, 2014 8:56 PM

The Arizona Cardinals tried to trade for Alex Smith in 2013, but the San Francisco 49ers "quickly" rejected their efforts.

While Bruce Arians wanted to work with Smith, the Cardinals traded for Carson Palmer.

The 49ers ultimately traded Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs, who will play the Cardinals this week.

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Tyrann Mathieu To Undergo Surgery For Thumb Injury

Dec 2, 2014 12:28 PM

Tyrann Mathieu will have surgery for his fractured and dislocated left thumb and will miss at least three weeks, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Ed Werder on Tuesday.

The Cardinals do not plan on putting Mathieu on injured reserve as they are hopeful he'll return this season, sources told Werder. 

Bruce Arians said Monday that the team's best-case scenario was for Mathieu to have been able to play Dec. 7, against Kansas City.


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Andre Ellington Didn't Suffer Structural Damage To Hip

Dec 1, 2014 2:26 PM

Andre Ellington did not suffer any structural damage to his hip in Sunday's game, according to a source close to the player.

Ellington is "sore and in pain," but he will undergo treatment and hopes to not miss any game time.

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Arians: Cardinals Need Bigger Running Back

Nov 25, 2014 11:45 PM

Bruce Arians has acknowledged that the Arizona Cardinals need a bigger running back.

After a failed waiver claim on Ben Tate, the Cardinals elected to turn to Michael Bush instead, working him out and signing him to a deal on Tuesday.

“We really miss (Jonathan Dwyer),” Arians said in an interview with Alex Marvez and Takeo Spikes on Sirius XM NFL Radio. “I like our backs but we need a guy who’s going to pound it in there and close out some games in short yardage and goal line situations. Michael is in great shape.”

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Cardinals Extend Todd Bowles Through 2017

Nov 13, 2014 10:42 AM

The Arizona Cardinals and Todd Bowles have agreed upon an extension through the 2017 season that includes a significant pay raise.

Bowles is now believed to be on the five highest-paid assistant coaches in the league.

Bowles is the Cardinals' defensive coordinator and considered one of the best head coaching candidates in the NFL.


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Arians: Cardinals Can Win Super Bowl With Drew Stanton

Nov 10, 2014 12:13 PM

The Arizona Cardinals will likely be without Carson Palmer for the rest of the season with a torn ACL.

But Bruce Arians is confident in the abilities of Drew Stanton.

“We can win the Super Bowl with Drew Stanton,” Arians said. “There is no doubt in my mind.”

Stanton started several games earlier this season when Palmer was out with a shoulder injury.

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Carson Palmer Tears ACL
Carson Palmer was injured on a sack just two days after he signed a three-year contract extension worth a reported $50 million, including $20.5 million guaranteed.


Carson Palmer, Cardinals Agree Upon Three-Year, $50M Extension
Carson Palmer was set to become a free agent in the 2015 offseason.

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Bidwill: Arians, Keim 'Sort Of The Same Kind Of Guy'
The Cardinals nearly reached the playoffs in 2013 and have a two-game lead in the NFC West.

Peter King/Sports Illustrated

Fitzgerald Calls Lack Of Touches 'Champagne Problem'
The Cardinals are now in first place in the NFC West while Larry Fitzgerald's production has decreased dramatically.

Darin Gantt/Pro Football Talk

Carson Palmer, Cardinals Discussing Contract Extension
Carson Palmer turns 35 in December and is scheduled to become a free agent this offseason.

Kent Somers/Arizona Republic

Palmer 'Loved' Playing For Raiders But 'Chaos' Was Issue
Carson Palmer came to the Raiders in a trade with the Bengals shortly after the death of Al Davis.

John Weinfuss/ESPN

Carson Palmer's Nerve 'Woken Up' By Specialist
Carson Palmer was able to throw 40 to 50 passes on Tuesday.

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Jonathan Dwyer Pleads Not Guilty To Assaulting Wife
Jonathan Dwyer pleaded not guilty to charges that he assaulted his wife during two arguments in July at their Phoenix apartment.


Arians: Broncos' Block On Campbell 'Dirtiest Play I've Ever Seen'
Bruce Arians said Calais Campbell has a sprained MCL and will miss two to four weeks.

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Carson Palmer's Injury Not Season Or Career-Threatening
Carson Palmer's nerve issue is rare -- a "one in 100,000" kind of deal, and is mostly connected to automobile accidents.

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Jonathan Dwyer Charged With Nine Counts
Jonathan Dwyer allegedly broke his wife's nose during a July 21 argument and engaged in a dispute the following day in which he punched his wife.


Stanton: My Stats Stink And I Don't Care
In two games, Drew Stanton is 32 of 62 (51.6%), with two touchdowns and no picks, a rating of 83.5.

Peter King/Sports Illustrated

Jonathan Dwyer Head-Butted, Punched Wife
Jonathan Dwyer threatened to kill himself in front of her and their child if she told police about the assault, police said.


Jonathan Dwyer Arrested On Domestic Violence Charge
Jonathan Dwyer has been arrested on domestic violence charges.

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Carson Palmer Deactivated For Week 2
Drew Stanton will start at quarterback for the Cardinals instead of Carson Palmer.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

John Abraham Leaves Cardinals, Suffering Memory Loss
John Abraham is suffering from severe memory loss and has been for well more than a year.

John Weinfuss/ESPN

Andre Ellington Could Miss 'Extended Time' With Foot Injury
Andre Ellington could miss an "extended period of time" with a foot injury.

Jay Glazer/Fox Sports

Tommy Kelly Signs With Cardinals
Tommy Kelly has signed a one-year deal with the Cardinals.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Belichick, Carroll, Payton Considered Best HC's In NFL By Peers
Bill Belichick is ranked as the best coach in the NFL, according to a poll of 30 league insiders.

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Darnell Dockett Has Torn ACL
Darnell Dockett is a three-time Pro Bowler and turned 33 in the offseason.

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