Tyrann Mathieu | S | Arizona Cardinals
Posted: 9/8/2014 10:22pm et
The Arizona Cardinals have declared FS Tyrann Mathieu, LB Alex Okafor, TE Darren Fells, OG Earl Watford, LB Glenn Carson, DL Kareem Martin and QB Logan Thomas, inactive for Week 1.
Huddle Up: The hopes for the play-making safety's Week 1 comeback turned out to be a little too optimistic following his late-season 2013 knee injury, but his return isn't too far off.
Posted: 9/4/2014 11:02pm et
Arizona Cardinals FS Tyrann Mathieu (knee) tackled in practice Thursday, Sept. 4, for the first time since tearing his anterior cruciate ligament last December, but head coach Bruce Arians said he still needs more reps to regain a comfort level with tackling.
Huddle Up: It's always been a bit of longshot for Mathieu to see action in the opener, so IDP owners will need to be patient.
Posted: 8/25/2014 10:14pm et
Arizona Cardinals FS Tyrann Mathieu (knee) will need to play in the final preseason game if he wants the chance to play Week 1. Mathieu said he believes there is a good chance that he will be able to play in Thursday's exhibition contest.
Huddle Up: This would be a needed dose of good news for an Arizona defense that has had more than its share of personnel losses (Karlos Dansby, Daryl Washington & Darnell Dockett) this offseason. Mathieu had 2 interceptions, 1 sack, 9 passes defensed and 68 total tackles in the 13 games before his rookie year was cut short last season.
Posted: 8/8/2014 12:50am et
Arizona Cardinals FS Tyrann Mathieu (knee) said he expects to be practicing in two to three weeks.
Huddle Up: Mathieu missed the final 3 games of his rookie season, but the Cards' D could use his return as it will be missing one of its top playmakers with LB Daryl Washington getting smacked with a yearlong suspension.
Posted: 7/26/2014 1:00pm et
Arizona Cardinals FS Tyrann Mathieu (knee) said he is about six to eight weeks away from being able to play in a game.
Huddle Up: The hope is that Mathieu is back on the field by early October, so plan your fantasy drafting of the Cardinals and/or Mathieu as an IDP accordingly.
Posted: 7/23/2014 9:51pm et
The Arizona Cardinals placed FS Tyrann Mathieu (knee) on the team's Physically Unable to Perform list Wednesday, July 23.
Huddle Up: The Cards weren't expecting Mathieu to be ready for the start of camp, and they're not holding their breath with regards to his availability for the start of the season. While he could still surprise everyone, IDPers shouldn't bank on him being ready to play until midseason.
Posted: 5/17/2014 12:47pm et
Arizona Cardinals FS Tyrann Mathieu (knee) could be healthy enough to play in Week 1 against the San Diego Chargers on Monday Night Football, according to general manager Steve Keim. Last month, the team believed Mathieu would begin the year on the Physically Unable to Perform list. 'He has been a gym rat,' Keim said. 'He's in here all the time. We have to kick him out of the building and tell him 'Tyrann, go home for a little bit.' He's always in the training room doing his rehab.' Mathieu is recovering from torn anterior and lateral collateral ligaments in his left knee.
Huddle Up: Knee injuries are no longer a death sentence in the NFL, with players consistently returning to action faster than the old timetables suggested they would. Mathieu seems to be on a similar path, though if you're banking on him in an IDP league you'll need to keep closer tabs on his progress once training camp opens.