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Bill Bidwell Passes Away At Age Of 88

Oct 2, 2019 5:19 PM

Bill Bidwell has passed away at the age of 88.

Bidwell was the longtime owner of the Arizona Cardinals.

"We are overwhelmed by the support our family has received, not only now but throughout the latest chapter of his life," Bidwill's son, Cardinals president Michael Bidwill, said in a release. "We are especially grateful to the nurses, doctors and other caregivers whose endless kindness and compassion in recent years have made our dad's life so meaningful.

"Above all else, we will remember him as a man devoted to the three central pillars of his life -- his immense faith, his love for his family and his life-long passion for the Cardinals and the sport of football."

Bidwill gave up day-to-day operations to Michael in 2007, when Michael became the team president.


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Kyler Murray Focused On Wins, Not Milestones

Sep 16, 2019 9:06 AM

Kyler Murray is the first quarterback since Cam Newton to throw for at least 300 yards in each of his first two starts.

"That's a cool deal,” Murray said. "But wish we could have won the game."

The Arizona Cardinals remain winless, having tied the Detroit Lions in Week 1 and lost the Baltimore Ravens this Sunday.

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Kyler Murray Motivated To Be 'Best To Ever Play The Game'

Sep 12, 2019 9:17 AM

Kyler Murray has continually been doubted for his lack of size and arm strength.

"When I left [Texas] A&M [after my freshman] year, nobody thought I could throw," Murray said. "I'm short and I can't throw. It's a bad combination."

The Arizona Cardinals rookie quarterback is motivated by all the slights.

"What fuels me?" Murray said. "I would like to be the best to ever play the game."

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Cardinals Lose Hakeem Butler (Hand) For Season

Aug 26, 2019 8:06 AM

The Arizona Cardinals have placed Hakeem Butler on injured reserve.

The rookie fractured his hand during the team's second preseason game and is done for the season.


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Cardinals Reach Deal With Michael Crabtree

Aug 22, 2019 7:49 AM

The Arizona Cardinals have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with Michael Crabtree.

Crabtree had a work out with the Cardinals more than two weeks ago.

The addition came hours after they released Kevin White.

"Mike is a guy who I've known a long time and had a ton of success in this league," Kliff Kingsbury said Aug. 6, the day after Crabtree worked out for Arizona.

"He's a talented player."

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

Steve Keim Calls Kyler Murray 'Generational Talent'

Aug 14, 2019 11:03 AM

The Arizona Cardinals made the bold decision to draft Kyler Murray with the first overall pick one year after taking Josh Rosen at No. 10.

“Taking this guy no. 1, I took a lot of grief for that,” Steve Keim said. “You have to make the tough decisions and avoid the outside noise— ‘Why’d you give up on this guy? Why would you trade this guy?’ … It’s unprecedented. I took [Rosen] in the top 10. I just felt that [Murray] was a generational talent that I just couldn’t pass up.”

Murray was already familiar with the ethos and mechanics of Kliff Kingsbury's system.

“To be able to process so many things at once and look at the defense and execute the play, it’s a lot,” Kingsbury said. “All he’s done his entire life is no-huddle spread stuff. So he feels really confident in that.”

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Kyler Murray Not Concerned About Lack Of Scheme Reps

Aug 13, 2019 8:06 AM

Kyler Murray still believes the Arizona Cardinals will be ready for Week 1 against the Detroit Lions despite the fact that he won't run the team's offensive scheme in its entirety during the preseason.

The rookie says he's been running a version of the system since eighth grade.

"I know it'll work against teams," Murray said. "It's hard to prepare for what we will do when the season comes."

Josh Weinfuss/ESPN

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Cardinals Executive Arrested On DUI Citation

Aug 12, 2019 8:13 AM

Arizona Cardinals executive vice president and chief operating officer Ron Minegar was arrested on a DUI citation late Saturday.

Minegar, 60, was pulled over at 11:30 p.m. Saturday for "speeding, failure to drive within one lane of traffic and driving within the bicycle lane."

He was subsequently arrested on suspicion of DUI, cited and released.

"Ron Minegar's actions last night are inexcusable," the team said in a statement. "He made the decision to drive after drinking alcohol and is fortunate that he was pulled over before injuring anyone or himself.

"According to MADD, drunk driving results in almost 11,000 deaths per year and is the number one cause of fatalities on roadways. We fully recognize the seriousness of these actions and they will have serious consequences."

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Kyler Murray Goes 6-For-7 On First Preseason Drive

Aug 9, 2019 8:31 AM

Kyler Murray played just one drive for the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night and impressed.

The first overall pick completed 6-of-7 attempts for 44 yards on the night.

Arizona's drive began on their own 2-yard line. Murray's only incompletion came when a receiver stepped out of bounds for a penalty on the catch, which by league rule is deemed an incompletion.

"I thought it was smooth," Murray said. "I was anxious to get out there, move around and throw it a little bit. I really just tried to execute whatever coach called, and I think we did that for the most part."

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Michael Crabtree Unable To Agree To Deal With Cardinals

Aug 6, 2019 8:34 AM

Michael Crabtree and the Arizona Cardinals were unable to agree to a contract following a workout on Monday.

Crabtree played for the Baltimore Ravens last season and remains a free agent.

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Larry Fitzgerald: Kliff Kingsbury Has Cardinals Going 'Faster'
Larry Fitzgerald says new coach Kliff Kingsbury has the Cardinals playing much faster in offseason practices.

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Cardinals Select Jalen Thompson As Lone Supplemental Draft Pick
The Cardinals will lose their fifth round pick in the 2020 draft.

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Kliff Kingsbury Hopes Larry Fitzgerald Plays A Few More Seasons
Kliff Kingsbury is installing a new offense with the Cardinals and hopes Larry Fitzgerald is a key cog for a few more years.

Patrick Peterson Suspended Six Games For PED Violation
Patrick Peterson is an eight-time Pro Bowl cornerback.

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Steve Keim Never Communicated With Josh Rosen Before 2019 NFL Draft
Josh Rosen only learned of Arizona's intention to select Kyler Murray one minute before the pick was announced when he received a call from Kliff Kingsbury.

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Kyler Murray Signs Rookie Deal With Cardinals
The Cardinals have signed first overall pick Kyler Murray to his rookie contract.

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Kyler Murray Will Start Opener For Cardinals
The Cardinals used the No. 1 overall pick on Kyler Murray last week.

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Cardinals Criticized For Inexplicably Waiting To Shop Josh Rosen
The Cardinals waited until they had selected Kyler Murray to initiate at least some teams in talks for Josh Rosen.

Matt Miller/Bleacher Report

Kliff Kingsbury Denies Insisting On Cardinals Selecting Kyler Murray
Kliff Kingsbury was prepared to work with Josh Rosen had the Cardinals decided to draft Nick Bosa at No. 1 instead of Kyler Murray.

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Dolphins Acquire Josh Rosen From Cardinals For No. 62
Josh Rosen became expendable after the Cardinals drafted Kyler Murray with the first overall pick.


Dolphins, Cardinals Continue To Discuss Josh Rosen Trade
Miami has been doing background work on Josh Rosen for weeks, but the Cardinals still aren't prepared to give him away.

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2019 NFL Draft First-Round Results
Kyler Murray, Nick Bosa and Quinnen Williams kicked off the first round, but the Raiders started a trend of unpredictability by taking Clelin Ferrell with the fourth overall pick.

RealGM Staff Report

Giants Discussing Josh Rosen Trade With Cardinals
The Giants own 12 picks in the draft, including No. 37 overall in Round 2.

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Cardinals Make Decision On First Overall Selection
Quinnen Williams has received a call from Steve Keim that he's still a possibility to be selected first overall.

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2019 NFL Mock Draft, Final Version
After months of film work and sourcing, Jeff Risdon's final mock draft for the 2019 NFL Draft is here.

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Cardinals To Hold Final Meeting About No. 1 Pick
The Cardinals have the first overall pick on Thursday night and will hold a final meeting over the next couple of days to discuss their options, according to sources.

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Josh Rosen: It's My Duty To Prove Cardinals Wrong If They Ship Me Off
Josh Rosen admits the uncertainity of his future with the Cardinals has bothered him.

Josh Weinfuss/ESPN

Cardinals Claim They Haven't Decided On No. 1 Pick
The Cardinals have the first overall pick in next week's NFL draft, but Steve Keim said a decision on whom Arizona will pick has not been made.

Josh Weinfuss/ESPN

Jason La Canfora: Cardinals All-In On Kyler Murray
Kliff Kingsbury was on record praising Kyler Murray before he became head coach of the Cardinals.

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David Johnson Excited To Run More Shotgun
Kliff Kingsbury used a lot of shotgun at Texas Tech and is expected to do the same with the Cardinals.