Arizona Cardinals Wiretap

Carson Palmer Takes Day Off To Rest Arm

Oct 20, 2016 7:49 AM

Carson Palmer didn't throw any passes during Wednesday's practice in an effort to rest his throwing arm.

The Arizona Cardinals played on Monday Night Football this past week.

"There's no doubt, with that short week we had going into San Francisco and then having all that time off, whether you're 36 or 26, you're going to feel great coming off that week," Palmer said.

Palmer normally doesn't take part in a full Wednesday practice, instead making about a third of the throws he would during a typical practice.

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Cardinals Haven't Been As Successful On Deep Plays

Oct 17, 2016 8:32 AM

The Arizona Cardinals have connected on 19 pass plays of 20 or more yards through five games this season.

The Cardinals call those "explosive" plays and they had the third-most such plays last season with 65.

"We just ain't hitting them," Bruce Arians said.

The coach sees receivers dropping passes and quarterbacks underthrowing them.

"There have been some that I've underthrown. There's been some that they just played coverage and they were basically long throwaways. So, there's been a mix of reasons," Carson Palmer said. "We always love to take those shots. If they're there, we'll take them. If they're not, we won't take them. But, got to continue to improve on it and get better."

Of Arizona's 19 explosive plays, six came in Week 2 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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NFL Changes Start Times For Two Week 8 Games

Oct 12, 2016 4:10 PM

The NFL has announced changes to the start times for a pair of Week 8 games on Sunday, Oct. 30.

The Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons game will kick off at 4:25 p.m. ET (previously scheduled at 1 p.m.) on FOX, while the Arizona Cardinals at Carolina Panthers game moves to 1:00 p.m. ET (originally scheduled for 4:25 p.m.) on FOX.


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Cardinals Clear Carson Palmer To Practice

Oct 12, 2016 9:15 AM

The Arizona Cardinals have cleared Carson Palmer to return to practice.

Palmer didn't play in Arizona's Thursday night victory over the San Francisco 49ers last week as he was in the concussion protocol.

The Cardinals will face the New York Jets on Monday night.

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Cardinals Place Evan Mathis On Injured Reserve

Oct 8, 2016 5:24 PM

The Arizona Cardinals have placed Evan Mathis on injured reserve.

The Cardinals signed offensive tackle Ulrick John off the Miami Dolphins' practice squad to fill Mathis' roster spot.

Mathis, 34, has been hampered by foot and ankle injuries this season, his first with the Cardinals.

Mathis suffered a mid-foot injury in Week 1 against New England and turf toe in Week 2 against Tampa Bay. He missed Week 3's loss at Buffalo but returned for Week 4 against Los Angeles and half of Week 5 against San Francisco on Thursday night.

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Cardinals Rule Out Carson Palmer Against 49ers

Oct 5, 2016 4:04 PM

The Arizona Cardinals have ruled out Carson Palmer for Thursday night's game against the San Francisco Giants.

Drew Stanton will make his first start of the season.

Palmer suffered a concussion in a Week 4 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

The Cardinals, expected to contend for a Super Bowl berth, stand at 1-3.

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Carson Palmer In Concussion Protocol, Unlikely To Play In Week 5

Oct 3, 2016 10:51 AM

Carson Palmer was placed in the NFL's concussion protocol following a hit in the fourth quarter of Week 4.

On the play, a sack was split by Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald and defensive end Eugene Sims, and Palmer's head appeared to hit the turf. He was wobbly after being helped up by teammates and was met by team doctors and trainers at the sideline as he came off the field. They evaluated him on the sideline and then escorted him to the locker room, where he underwent further evaluation.

The Cardinals play at the 49ers in Week 5 on Thursday.

"Probably not, probably not," Bruce Arians said. "We'll be very, very careful with this injury. It is not like a sore wrist or a sore shoulder."

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Bruce Arians: Carson Palmer Was 'Trade Of The Century'

Sep 22, 2016 8:37 AM

Nearly four years after the Arizona Cardinals acquired Carson Palmer for a sixth-round pick and a swap of seventh-round selections, Bruce Arians praised Steve Keim's work.

"Oh God, that was the trade of century by Steve Keim," Arians said.

Palmer went 8-16 over 24 starts with the Oakland Raiders before the deal.

He is tied with Tom Brady for the highest winning percentage (.750) among starting quarterbacks during his time with the Cardinals. During that span, he ranks fifth in passing yards per game (280.4) and eighth in passer rating (95.1).

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Bruce Arians: Our Job Is To Make The Game Better, Not Just Win Games

Sep 12, 2016 1:28 PM

Bruce Arians didn't get a head coaching job until he was 60 and he's since emerged as one of the NFL's best.

Arians wants the Arizona Cardinals not just to win games but teach football to his players.

“We have one of the largest staffs in the league, because I want small classrooms," said Arians. "Michael Bidwill was very gracious. Let’s say I have $450,000 to hire one coach. Could I have three for $150,000? So I have smaller classrooms, and more eyes. I had a different idea how I wanted to get rookies ready. We have two tight end coaches. We have three offensive line coaches. When we come to the spring, and we have 90 guys on our roster, we have two practices going on. I want to have enough quality people to go to that other field, and those rookies get those 48 snaps that day, and the veterans get 48 snaps, rather than the veterans getting all the snaps and the rookies get three. You’re not gonna find a diamond in the rough standing on the sideline. With the larger coaching staff, not only do we get the reps, we got ‘em coached. We’re bringing quality young coaches into the NFL. Our job is to make the game better, not just win games.”

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Larry Fitzgerald Catches 100th TD, Shrugs Off Retirement Reports

Sep 12, 2016 7:20 AM

Larry Fitzgerald caught a pair of touchdown passes against the New England Patriots on Sunday night, giving him 100 for his career.

Fitzgerald's performance came a few hours after reports surfaced that he was telling those close to him that 2016 would be his final season. After the Arizona Cardinals lost to the Patriots following a last-second missed field goal, Fitzgerald shrugged off the reports.

"You know, I don't talk about the future," Fitzgerald said. "I don't even know what I'm having for dinner tonight, let alone what I'm doing next year. I signed another year for a reason. I believe in what we're doing here. I believe in the guys that I have in this room, the head coach [Bruce Arians], his staff. Obviously, [Cardinals president] Michael Bidwill is doing everything he can to put us in a position to win.

"That's where my mindset is at. What I'm doing next year is of no importance. This is the year. And I want to make sure we make it great."

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Bruce Arians Released From Hospital
Bruce Arians said his overnight hospital stay was due to diverticulitis, an existing condition that flared up before practice on Tuesday.

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Bruce Arians Taken To Hospital With Stomach Pains
Bruce Arians was taken to a San Diego-area hospital by ambulance before Tuesday night's practice at Qualcomm Stadium.

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Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals Agree Upon Extension
Larry Fitzgerald caught a career-high 109 passes for 1,215 yards and nine touchdowns in 2015.

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Cardinals Sign Carson Palmer To One-Year Extension
Carson Palmer will get a $6.75 million signing bonus, plus $15.5 million in salary and bonuses fully guaranteed in 2017.

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Tyrann Mathieu, Cardinals Agree Upon Five-Year, $62.5M Extension
The deal includes $40 million in guarantees for Tyrann Mathieu.

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Darnell Dockett Retires From NFL
Darnell Dockett last played in 2013 after tearing his ACL before the 2014 season.

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Dennis Green Dies At Age 67
Former Vikings and Cardinals coach Dennis Green died Friday morning at the age of 67.


Larry Fitzgerald Has 'A Lot Of Good Football Left'
Larry Fitzgerald, who entered the NFL as a first-round pick in 2004, says he has a lot of football left.

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Calais Campbell: 'Licking My Chops' To Face Jimmy Garoppolo
The Patriots open the season against the 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 c

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


Drew Stanton Excepts Chance To Start When Carson Palmer Retires
Drew 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.

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Cory Redding Announces Retirement After 13 Seasons
Cory Redding played in 12 games on the defensive line for the Cardinals last season.


Patrick Peterson Predicting 'Great Year' For J.J. Nelson
J.J. Nelson had 11 receptions for 299 yards and two touchdowns in 2015.

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Bruce Arians Felt Betrayed By Steelers In 2012
Bruce Arians moved onto the Colts before becoming head coach of the Cardinals in 2013.


Larry Fitzgerald Has 'No Idea' If 2016 Could Be His Final Season
Larry Fitzgerald had a resurgent season in 2015, catching 109 balls for 1,215 yards and nine touchdowns.

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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.

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

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