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NFL salary cap comes in even higher than expected for 2024 NFL season

NFL salary cap comes in even higher than expected for 2024 NFL season

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports The Arizona Cardinals will have almost $60 million in cap space before making any moves. We talked earlier this week about the potential salary cap of 2024 and how it could come in at $250 million. Well, the NFL announced today that the salary cap for 2024 is even higher than expected, as it came in at $255.4 million. The NFL just announced the salary cap for the 2024 season will be $255.4 million. That would give the Cardinals about about $59.3 million in cap space as of now, according to ESPN's Roster Management System.— Josh...
Feb 22, 2024
Arizona Cardinals part ways with director of player personnel Dru Grigson

Arizona Cardinals part ways with director of player personnel Dru Grigson

Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire via The Arizona Cardinals have once again let go of one of their veteran front office personnel, this time Dru Grigson. The Arizona Cardinals are letting Monti Ossenfort build his front office. The team released Quentin Harris, their Vice President of player personnel yesterday, today they have released the Director of Player Personnel Dru Grigson. The Cardinals have parted ways with director of player personnel Dru Grigson, a source told ESPN. He had been with the team for 16 years.— Josh Weinfuss (@joshweinfuss) February 22,...
Feb 22, 2024
Matt Miller has 16 first round grades for 2024 NFL Draft

Matt Miller has 16 first round grades for 2024 NFL Draft

William Purnell-USA TODAY Sports The ESPN NFL Draft writer only has 16 players with first round grades in the 2024 NFL Draft. We are entering into the meat of the 2024 NFL offseason, first with the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, then we have NFL free agency, then of course the big boy, the 2024 NFL Draft. Matt Miller of ESPN has dropped his initial rankings, kind of. He has 16 players with first round grades, and today he gave player comparisons for each of them. If you want to read the article, it is an interesting one, but I wanted to focus on three...
Feb 21, 2024
Arizona Cardinals reportedly part ways with Quentin Harris

Arizona Cardinals reportedly part ways with Quentin Harris

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports The long-time Arizona Cardinals employee is out per CBS Sports. The Arizona Cardinals have reportedly parted ways with vice president of player personnel Quentin Harris per CBS Sports’ Jonathan Jones: The Cardinals have parted ways with VP of player personnel Quentin Harris, source says. Harris had been with Arizona’s scouting department for 16 years. A respected personnel man, Harris has previously interviewed for the Giants and Titans GM jobs.— Jonathan Jones (@jjones9) February 21, 2024 Harris has been with the Arizona...
Feb 21, 2024
Red Rain Podcast: Why Monti Will Trade Down from Pick #4

Red Rain Podcast: Why Monti Will Trade Down from Pick #4

The more that I look at the number of Top 15 2024 NFL Draft prospects whom I believe are likely to be rated very highly by the Cardinals (article coming tomorrow), the more convinced I am that if Monti Ossenfort gets an offer he likes, the Cardinals will trade down from #4. Kyle and I discuss this, as well as what we believe the Bears, Commanders and Patriots could do —- including the rumors today out of New England about a UFA QB in whom they are interested in offering a 3-year contract —- and how that could affect their draft plans at #3. ROTB Polls Your thoughts?
Feb 20, 2024
Daniel Jeremiah 2024 Mock Draft 2.0: Arizona Cardinals add dynamic wide receiver, rising defensive prospect in first round

Daniel Jeremiah 2024 Mock Draft 2.0: Arizona Cardinals add dynamic wide receiver, rising defensive prospect in first round

Photo by Jonathan Bachman/ The Arizona Cardinals get a dynamic wide receiver, and a potential game wrecker on defense. It is mock draft season before the 2024 NFL Combine. That means when one of the top tastemakers drops a new 2024 NFL Mock Draft, you listen. Daniel Jeremiah has his NFL Mock Draft 2.0 and he has some interesting new picks for the Cardinals. From NFL.com: 1.4 - Malik Nabers, WR - LSU Arizona needs to get more dynamic in the passing game. A healthy Kyler Murray paired with Nabers would be fun to watch. 1.27 - Darius Robinson, Edge - Missouri Robinson is...
Feb 19, 2024
2024 NFL salary cap to be in $250 million range per report

2024 NFL salary cap to be in $250 million range per report

Photo by Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via The 2024 NFL salary cap may be about $5-6 million more than expected. We are almost to the start of the 2024 NFL offseason. We will know more within the next couple of weeks, as we head into the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine. The Combine will provide a large amount discussion and rumors on free agency, but the salary cap will be the first step and Pro Football Talk had some interesting information today. Another source says it will be closer to $250 million than $243 million. https://t.co/i5O8XNEvhy— ProFootballTalk...
Feb 19, 2024
Top 2024 Draft prospects at each position and this year’s favorite prospect for Cardinals

Top 2024 Draft prospects at each position and this year’s favorite prospect for Cardinals

Photo by Eakin Howard/ With player “ceiling” comps These are the best prospects at each position (per my evaluations and ceiling player comps) —- many of which we can debate, especially after the NFL Combine and Pro Days. 11 Personnel QB: Drake Maye, North Carolina —- Aaron Rodgers, NYJ RB: Blake Corum, Michigan —- Aaron Jones, GB WR: Marvin Harrison Jr., Ohio St.—- Mike Evans, TB WR: Malik Nabers, LSU —- Davante Adams, LV WR: Rome Odunze, Washington —- Justin Jefferson, MIN TE Brock Bowers, Georgia —- speedier Travis Kelce, KC LT: Joe Alt, Notre...
Feb 18, 2024
Should Cardinals switch Paris Johnson Jr. to Left Tackle?

Should Cardinals switch Paris Johnson Jr. to Left Tackle?

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ The decision to move PJJ to LT is complicated Some Cardinals’ fans were disappointed that the GM and coaches decided to play Paris Johnson Jr., the #6 pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, at right tackle. Reasons: PJJ was considered by most scouts and draftniks as the top LT prospect in the 2023 class. Moving him to RT was his 3rd position change in 3 years: RG in 2021, LT in 2022, RT in 2023. Fans who were on board with the Cardinals moving PJJ to RT argue that moving sides for a tackle is “no big deal” because, for example, Penei Sewell of the...
Feb 16, 2024
Arizona Cardinals get wide receiver, offensive tackle in first round of Field Yates 2024 NFL Mock Draft

Arizona Cardinals get wide receiver, offensive tackle in first round of Field Yates 2024 NFL Mock Draft

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ The Arizona Cardinals offense gets two young studs to help take it to the next level. Happy Friday one and all. The Arizona Cardinals and the rest of the NFL are getting ready for the NFL Combine in Indianapolis in 10 days. That will give the rumor mill plenty of time to get things churning, but for now, let’s get another ESPN 2024 NFL Mock Draft out of the way. This one is from Field Yates and is of course on E$PN+. 4. Arizona Cardinals Marvin Harrison Jr., WR, Ohio State Few pick projections are as straightforward as this one, as the...
Feb 16, 2024
Coaching and Politics

Coaching and Politics

Photo by Ryan Kang/ For many coaches, maneuvering around politics is the ultimate survival test Anyone who has played or coached organized sports knows how politics can affect who makes the team, who starts on the team and what person coaches the team. In 2000. after coaching football, basketball and baseball for over 20 years, the basketball team I was coaching at Foxborough High School was coming off the deepest run in the Southeastern Massachusetts State Tournament in school history, having beaten 2 of the top 3 seeds and one of our fiercest league rivals on this...
Feb 15, 2024
What will it take for the Arizona Cardinals to make the playoffs in 2024?

What will it take for the Arizona Cardinals to make the playoffs in 2024?

A healthy and productive Kyler Murray is perhaps the most important factor in the Cardinals making an ahead-of-schedule playoff run in 2024. | Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports The Cardinals just spent January watching the playoffs from home... again. What will it take for that to change in 2024? For the second straight year, and sixth time in seven years, the Arizona Cardinals were at home for the playoffs. Not at home like having a home playoff game, but at home as in watching from the couch. But hey, at least the Niners lost, right? So what’ll it take to get this...
Feb 15, 2024
2024 NFL Draft: Draft Scout’s WR Comps

2024 NFL Draft: Draft Scout’s WR Comps

Photo by Aaron J. Thornton/ You be the judge on each of these 10 WR comps As we Cardinals’ fans look ahead to the 2024 NFL Draft with great excitement, it’s always interesting to have a look at what some of the NFL’s most prolific draftniks believe are good player comps. In this case, we are going to turn to Matt Miller and The Draft Scout’s comparisons of the top WRs, many of whom will be on Monti Ossenfort’s and Dave Sears’ radar. I would like to dedicate this thread to CardsRepinChile, one of our most ardent, insightful and dedicated members of the ROTB...
Feb 14, 2024
Steve Wilks relieved of defensive coordinator duties by the San Francisco 49ers

Steve Wilks relieved of defensive coordinator duties by the San Francisco 49ers

Photo by Harry How/ The Niners are making a change at defensive coordinator after their run to the Super Bowl. Someone had to go, right? At least that seemed to be the sentiment after another blown lead by a Kyle Shanahan team in the Super Bowl. Kyle cannot fire himself, so he decided that former Arizona Cardinals Head Coach Steve Wilks would be the man to fall on the sword. The San Francisco 49ers coach announced today that they have let go of Steve Wilks as the teams defensive coordinator. The Niners defense wasn’t awful, but over the last two months, since the...
Feb 14, 2024
Dane Brugler releases his top 100 2024 NFL Draft Big Board

Dane Brugler releases his top 100 2024 NFL Draft Big Board

Barbara J. Perenic/Columbus Dispatch / USA TODAY NETWORK Where do the Arizona Cardinals pick and what prospects are in that range? For the Arizona Cardinals we will know much, much more about their draft strategy in about 35 days. Until then, we will look at some of the top free agents available, who fits with the Arizona Cardinals and more. Starting with the 2024 NFL Draft. Dane Brugler, the head draft writer for The Athletic has updated his 2024 NFL Draft Big Board Top 100. So, how does Dane’s big board jive with where the Arizona Cardinals pick? Let’s take a look...