Arizona Cardinals Wiretap

Bruce Arians Released From Hospital

Aug 17, 2016 5:03 PM

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

Arians, 63, said late Wednesday morning that he's feeling "much better" and that he plans on attending Arizona's practice with the San Diego Chargers later in the afternoon.

"I'm too old not to listen to doctors anymore," Arians said. "I have a tendency to push it but I'll go out today and see how long we'll stay. It's nothing serious."

Arians has been on a fairly strict diet recently, which made Tuesday's health scare a surprise to the coach.

"It was odd that it happened," Arians said.

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Bruce Arians Taken To Hospital With Stomach Pains

Aug 17, 2016 8:03 AM

Bruce Arians was taken to a San Diego-area hospital by ambulance before Tuesday night's practice at Qualcomm Stadium.

The Arizona Cardinals and San Diego Chargers were engaged in a joint practice.

Arians alerted the team's medical staff that he wasn't feeling well and was "experiencing stomach pain."

"He's going to be fine," Larry Fitzgerald said. "We got the toughest coach in the business."

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Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals Agree Upon Extension

Aug 5, 2016 8:10 PM

Larry Fitzgerald has signed a one-year contract extension with the Arizona Cardinals.

Fitzgerald caught a career-high 109 passes for 1,215 yards and nine touchdowns in 2015. 

Fitzgerald had several down seasons as the Cardinals had injuries and inconsistency at quarterback.

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Cardinals Sign Carson Palmer To One-Year Extension

Aug 5, 2016 8:07 PM

The Arizona Cardinals have signed Carson Palmer to a one-year contract extension. 

Palmer will get a $6.75 million signing bonus, plus $15.5 million in salary and bonuses fully guaranteed in 2017.

Palmer's 2018 salary will be $12.5 million plus a $1.5 million roster bonus, none of which is guaranteed.

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Tyrann Mathieu, Cardinals Agree Upon Five-Year, $62.5M Extension

Aug 2, 2016 3:33 PM

Tyrann Mathieu and the Arizona Cardinals have agreed upon a five-year, $62.5 million extension.

The deal includes $40 million in guarantees for Mathieu, who has become one of the NFL's best safeties.

Mathieu tore his ACL in December.

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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
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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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.


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

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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.

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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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