John Brown - WRPosted 8/26/14 8:39pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown may be used on 60 percent of the team's offensive snaps, according to head coach Bruce Arians. Brown has looked impressive all offseason and could very well end up being the team's third best wideout behind Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd.
Huddle Up: The speedy third-round pick out of FCS Pittsburg State leads the Cards with 20 targets and 165 receiving yards on 10 catches this preseason and is a must-add in deeper and dynasty leagues.
Tyrann Mathieu - SPosted 8/25/14 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.
Darnell Dockett - DEPosted 8/18/14 8:41pm ET
Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals DT Darnell Dockett (knee) suffered a right knee injury during practice Monday, Aug. 18, and will undergo an MRI.
Huddle Up: Potentially more bad news for a Cards' front seven that is already without LBs Karlos Dansby (free-agent departure) and Daryl Washington (suspension). See what the MRI reveals.
Darnell Dockett - DEPosted 8/18/14 10:39pm ET
Arizona Cardinals DT Darnell Dockett will need season-ending surgery after an MRI on his right knee Monday, Aug. 18, revealed a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
Huddle Up: As feared, it's another haymaker for one of 2013's top defenses, which will be without the 3-time Pro Bowler and team leader, who had 4.5 sacks and 46 total tackles a year ago. Frostee Rucker is the likely replacement
Michael Floyd - WRPosted 8/18/14 11:11pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (groin) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 18.
Huddle Up: It's been a lost preseason so far for the third-year player, whom many forecast will be the Cards' No. 1 WR this season. That certainly remains on the table, though, and in the meantime, young wideouts Jaron and John Brown have seized the opportunity to impress.
Michael Floyd - WRPosted 8/14/14 9:23am ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Floyd appears poised for a big year, and some people in camp believe he'll be the team's leading receiver in 2014.
Huddle Up: Floyd actually topped Larry Fitzgerald in yardage last year despite being targeted roughly one-and-a-half times fewer per game. While Fitz is still formidable, it wouldn't be at all surprising for this to be the year the mantle changes, a la Reggie Wayne and Marvin Harrison in Indy a few years ago.
John Abraham - LBPosted 8/14/14 2:15pm ET
Arizona Cardinals OLB John Abraham is expected to report to training camp Thursday, Aug. 14. Abraham has been absent from training camp for an undisclosed reason.
Huddle Up: With other questions on D, Cards are hoping to coax another strong season out of the 36-year-old DE, who led the team with 11.5 sacks a season ago.
Andre Ellington - RBPosted 8/13/14 6:43pm ET
The Arizona Cardinals would like to get RB Andre Ellington 20 carries a game in 2014, mainly outside the tackles. The team feels Ellington is more dangerous in space as a wide receiver.
Huddle Up: That would be just about double his average of 10.5 touches per outing a year ago, when he gained 1,023 yards from scrimmage and scored 126 fantasy points -- 165 in PPR leagues -- on 157 touches. Fantasy GMs can do the math from there.
Carson Palmer - QBPosted 8/8/14 12:50am ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer wants to be knocked down in the preseason because it prepares his body for the regular season. He said he wants to get the soreness out of the way during the preseason.
Huddle Up: Carson must not have gotten enough last season when he was sacked 41 times -- the eighth-most by any QB in 2013. The Cards do expect to have an improved offensive front with the addition of LT Jared Veldheer and 2013 first-round pick Jonathan Cooper's return from injury, and they'll need it with 6 games against division foes Seattle, San Fran and St. Louis.
Tyrann Mathieu - SPosted 8/8/14 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.
Jake Ballard - TEPosted 8/6/14 3:49pm ET
Arizona Cardinals TE Jake Ballard has announced his retirement from professional football.
Huddle Up: Since his 38-604-4 2011 season with the champion Giants, Ballard just hasn't been able to rebound from his serious Super Bowl knee injury in ensuing stints with the Pats and Cards.
John Carlson - TEPosted 8/3/14 3:36pm ET
Arizona Cardinals TE John Carlson worked with the first-team Saturday, Aug. 2.
Huddle Up: Carlson combined for 106 catches and 12 TD receptions in his first 2 pro seasons but has only 71 grabs and 2 TDs in the 4 seasons since. He might've found new life in the desert under Bruce Arians, however, and this is a prime opportunity to seize the moment.
Michael Floyd - WRPosted 7/30/14 9:21am ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Floyd scored two touchdowns in team drills Tuesday, July 29. Floyd beat CB Patrick Peterson deep for his first score and outmuscled CB Justin Bethel for his second.
Huddle Up: Floyd seems poised for a monster season in 2014, and he continues to demonstrate why in camp--which will only drive his fantasy draft-day value higher.
Andre Ellington - RBPosted 7/29/14 8:08pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (neck) will return to practice Wednesday, July 30, after sitting out Tuesday, July 29.
Huddle Up: Good news for the speedy second-year back who has generated much fantasy buzz this offseason as he assumes the starting role in the desert.
Stefan Taylor - RBPosted 7/29/14 11:55pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Stepfan Taylor worked with the first-team offense in place of RB Andre Ellington (neck) Tuesday, July 29. Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com believes the move means that Taylor is ahead of RB Jonathan Dwyer in the battle for the No. 2 RB job.
Huddle Up: The Cards' No. 2 RB gig is intriguing as many wonder how many carries Ellington will be able to shoulder, but also be mindful that it's still more than a week before the Cards play their first preseason game and the depth chart may shuffle several times before the dust settles.
John Brown - WRPosted 7/28/14 11:39pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown has impressed general manager Steve Keim during camp, according to ESPN.com's Josh Weinfuss. 'I can tell you so far we haven't been able to cover him,' Keim said Monday, July 28, per Weinfuss.
Huddle Up: Even though it's still early -- 2-weeks-before-most-preseason- contests early -- go ahead and pencil in the third-round pick from FCS Pittsburg State on your deep-sleeper list as the Cards' WR depth chart is wide open behind starters Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd.
Tyrann Mathieu - SPosted 7/26/14 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.
Andre Ellington - RBPosted 7/26/14 1:08pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington is ready to be the bell cow in the offense, according to head coach Bruce Arians. The big thing for Ellington will be his development as a pass catcher.
Huddle Up: Ellington has yet to see more than 15 carries in an NFL game, but he added weight this offseason in anticipation of a larger workload. The Cardinals have Stepfan Taylor and Jonathan Dwyer to run between the tackles so they may not have to overwork Ellington there, but the plan is for Ellington to see 20-plus touches on a regular basis. Fantasy owners are salivating, though the question remains whether or not he can hold up to such a workload.
Tyrann Mathieu - SPosted 7/23/14 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.
Jonathan Dwyer - RBPosted 7/16/14 12:34am ET
Arizona Cardinals RBs Jonathan Dwyer and Stepfan Taylor will both be used to spell RB Andre Ellington this season, according to ESPN.com's Josh Weinfuss.
Huddle Up: With the 5-10, 195-pound Ellington not built to carry a full-size workload, it's looking like a three-headed RBBC in the desert. Ugh.
Ted Ginn Jr. - WRPosted 7/13/14 10:23pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Ted Ginn Jr. appears to have the inside track for the No. 3 wide receiver job this upcoming season.
Huddle Up: Ginn has had only one season of more than 38 receptions, and that was way back in his second season of 2008, so things thin out pretty quickly in the desert behind starters Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd.
Antonio Cromartie - CBPosted 6/30/14 12:32am ET
Arizona Cardinals CB Antonio Cromartie said he recently ran the 40-yard dash in 4.34 seconds and 4.36 seconds.
Huddle Up: Cromartie turned 30 in April but hasn't missed a start since 2010. Regardless, he'll see plenty of action if he starts opposite Patrick Peterson as expected.
Carson Palmer - QBPosted 6/15/14 4:00pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer will become an unrestricted free agent in 2015.
Huddle Up: Palmer, who threw for a career-high 4,274 yards last season, will turn 35 in December, but the Cards don't currently have their future starting QB on the roster, unless fourth-round pick Logan Thomas develops quicker than expected.
Jonathan Dwyer - RBPosted 6/12/14 8:53pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer received praise from head coach Bruce Arians during organized team activities for his pass-catching abilities. Dwyer also is effective in pass blocking, which is something that Arians covets in his offense.
Huddle Up: Dwyer only had 27 receptions in 4 seasons in Pittsburgh, but his pass-blocking prowess could earn him some extra offensive snaps in the desert if second-year backs Andre Ellington and Stepfan Taylor struggle with protection.
Daryl Washington - LBPosted 5/30/14 6:25pm ET
Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals LB Daryl Washington acknowledged his upcoming NFL suspension was the result of failing the NFL's Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse related to marijuana. Washington said he is committed to making changes in his life to allow him to return to the NFL as soon as possible.
Huddle Up: Washington has been suspended indefinitely, which means he can apply for reinstatement after a year. Don't look for any IDP contributions from him until at least 2015.
Andre Ellington - RBPosted 5/28/14 11:27am ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington is expected to receive 25-30 touches per game, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
Huddle Up: It's the offseason, so take the coachspeak with a grain of salt. Ellington has definite fantasy value as the most talented back in Arizona, but at his current ADP of RB17--ahead of, among others, Shane Vereen and Ryan Mathews--he's no longer a value pick. The concern, which Arians has voiced before, is how Ellington will hold up to such a workload at 5-9 and 200 pounds.
Logan Thomas - QBPosted 5/24/14 1:53pm ET
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said the biggest hurdle for QB Logan Thomas to clear is breaking the habit of trying to decide where to throw while dropping back. Arians wants Thomas to drop back and set his feet before making a throw.
Huddle Up: Thomas is a project, but there are few better choices for a coach to develop such a prospect than Arians. He's a deep, deep dynasty investment, one with low risk and a potentially huge payoff if he flashes the ability he did a couple seasons back at the collegiate level.
Michael Floyd - WRPosted 5/23/14 11:38am ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Floyd has impressed the team thus far in offseason workouts. Cardinals QB Carson Palmer said Floyd is more fluid this year and runs and catches effortlessly. Wide receivers coach Darryl Drake wants Floyd to improve his block, route running and technique.
Huddle Up: Big things are expected from Floyd this season, both by the Cardinals and potential fantasy owners. Floyd actually had more receiving yards than Larry Fitzgerald last season; don't be surprised if he surpasses him in other categories this season as well.
Tyrann Mathieu - SPosted 5/17/14 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.
Ryan Williams - RBPosted 5/13/14 5:55pm ET
The Arizona Cardinals have released RB Ryan Williams.
Huddle Up: The often-injured 2011 2nd-round pick's' 3-year run in the desert netted 3 starts and 58 carries for 164 yards.
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