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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals interest in cornerbacks, quarterbacks in the draft, Sam Bradford’s contract and more

News and notes from around the web on the Arizona Cardinals. Happy Tuesday one and all. Hope your week started well. The Arizona Cardinals are still looking around free agency at cornerbacks, but we have the first look at Sam Bradford’s contract, which can help us understand what they have left to pursue other free agents. There is plenty of news coming out from around the web on the Arizona Cardinals, so let’s start your day with it. Cardinals BlogsSam Bradford and his contract Report: Arizona Cardinals finished third in race for Kirk Cousins - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPNThe Vikings...


2018 NFL mock draft: Bills trade up to take Baker Mayfield in latest mock from The Ringer

The Buffalo Bills are the latest team projected to go after Baker Mayfield in the 2018 NFL Draft. Mayfield has already been picked to go to the Browns, Giants, Jets, Dolphins and Cardinals in various mock drafts. Now The Ringer’s Danny Kelly has Buffalo trading up into the top 10 to take the former Oklahoma quarterback […] The post 2018 NFL mock draft: Bills trade up to take Baker Mayfield in latest mock from The Ringer appeared first on Diehards.

Cincy Jungle

Bengals hosting Northern Iowa WR Daurice Fountain for pre-NFL Draft visit

The Bengals seem to be paying a lot of attention to receivers who are expected to be drafted on Day 3. In that vein, they’ve invited Daurice Fountain to Cincinnati for an official visit. The Bengals have scheduled a pre-draft visit with Northern Iowa wide receiver Daurice Fountain. Northern Iowa WR Daurice Fountain has official visits set up with the #Cowboys, #Jaguars, #Cardinals, #Ravens, #Bengals, #Eagles, #Chiefs, and #Redskins. Listen to my interview with him here: https://t.co/0h5Cb4EfG7#NFLDraft #NFL— Connor (@ConnorNFLDraft) March 19, 2018 Fountain had a productive FCS...

The Mercury News

49ers sign journeyman guard Jonathan Cooper

The 49ers added to their offensive line Tuesday by signing journeyman guard Jonathan Cooper, a 2013 first-round draft pick of the Arizona Cardinals.


49ers sign G Cooper to one-year deal

Last week, the 49ers signed a free agent, center Weston Richburg, who will be a starter on their interior offensive line. On Tuesday, they signed a free agent, Jonathan Cooper, who will compete to be a starter on their interior. The 49ers reached a one-year deal with Cooper, 28, who has played for four teams and made 27 starts since the Cardinals made him the No. 7 pick in the 2013 draft. Last year, Cooper started the final 13 games at left guard in his lone season with the Cowboys. It helped reverse a career nosedive that included a 2016...

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Arizona Cardinals can benefit from Sam Bradford if they draft a quarterback

The veteran gives them time to grow a new quarterback if they draft one. It is early in the offseason but the headline deals have been made and the grades, think pieces and ripping of teams have already started. I wrote on Friday that the signing of Sam Bradford was for the right price and reasoned moreover that this doesn’t hinder the Arizona Cardinals in their pursuit of a quarterback in the 2018 NFL Draft. Ian Wharton of Bleacher Report took it a step further, explaining that this move could also help the Cardinals in their growth of a young quarterback they may have to reach for at 15...

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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals make changes on offensive line, dealing with what’s left in free agency and more

News and notes from around the web on the Arizona Cardinals. Happy Monday one and all. The NFL is winding down the first week of free agency, while there is still some solid talent available, much of the focus of the NFL will begin to turn to the 2018 NFL Draft. There is also still plenty of news coming off a quiet weekend for the Arizona Cardinals so let’s get your week started off the right way. Cardinals BlogsJustin Pugh and Pat Tillman’s jersey New Cardinals offensive lineman Justin Pugh says back is 'good, great' - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPNJustin Pugh, who signed a five-year...

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New York Jets make big move up to third overall pick

The Jets are made a move up in the 2018 NFL Draft, setting the market for the rest of the league. With the 2018 NFL Draft only 40 days away, the Arizona Cardinals are now even further away from landing the top draft prospects they may covet. While the New York Jets were already ahead of the Cardinals at the sixth pick, after a big trade with the Indianapolis Colts, they’ll have a better chance at getting the guy they want at the third pick. Pleasure doing business with you, @nyjets! pic.twitter.com/oAgpEudDWj— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) March 17, 2018 The price to move up just...

Silver And Black Pride

How will the recent seven-team QB carrousel affect the draft top ten?

In particular, what do these moves do to the top ten? Seven teams came into this offseason with a major need at the quarterback position. Those teams are the Browns, Jets, Cardinals, Vikings, Broncos, Bills, and Washington. All seven of them made significant moves to address their need. Some will influence their draft, some won’t. The first team to address the quarterback position was Washington. Having exhausted their franchise tag limit on Kirk Cousins, they knew he would be leaving, so they brought Alex Smith over from Kansas City in a trade. This filled the need Washington had at QB,...

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Arizona Cardinals moves at quarterback set the stage for one more in the 2018 NFL Draft

The Cardinals added two quarterbacks and look like they could add a third in the 2018 NFL Draft. The Arizona Cardinals are close to filling out their quarterback room for 2018. When Sam Bradford passes his physical and signs his contract, the Cardinals will have put together a respectable, if not slightly uninspiring depth chart heading into the 2018 NFL Draft. That’s where, in my estimation, they’ll be filling the final piece of their quarterback puzzle. In fact, based on their signings and the length of the deals involved, a basic one and one deal for Bradford, with a straight...

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Turning into the Money Badger

Moving on hurts but feels like it could have been avoided. For the Arizona Cardinals, releasing the Honey Badger hurts in multiple ways. The Cardinals’ extraordinary faith and 110% investment in him ultimately was not reciprocated by the Badger. The worst problem is the Cardinals did not protect their asset here---because now the Honey Badger is gone---and because of an impossible contract to convert into a trade asset---the Cardinals will get nada---absolutely nothing---in return---not even a potential compensatory draft pick. What happened to the Badger the past couple of years is...

Turf Show Times

NFL Network’s Bucky Brooks Mock Draft, Jan. 26

As free agency rolls on, the 2018 NFL Draft looms. What will the Rams do at #23? Yes, we’re in the midst of free agency...so let’s look at a new mock draft! NFL Network’s Bucky Brooks has his second mock up, and it’s a nice way to break up the free agent frenzy going on, albeit not so much for the Los Angeles Rams. It’s starts with the classic Top 7 that we’ve seen from most mocks of the 2018 NFL Draft. No trades for Bucky; I’d bet on one come April 26 with all the QBs in play. Speaking of, a bit interesting to see what the Arizona Cardinals do at #15 now that they’ve signed...

FOX Sports

'The Herd': Colin likes Cardinals (with trade) getting Josh Rosen at No. 3

Colin Cowherd unveiled his 'Mock Draft 3.0' on Thursday.

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Arizona Cardinals looking to move up in 2018 NFL Draft for a quarterback per report

The Cardinals have invested in the quarterback position and may look to invest even more in the 2018 NFL Draft. While the Arizona Cardinals will likely have two veteran quarterbacks in house heading into the 2018 NFL season, they are likely not done. Benjamin Allbright of the Denver media has intimated that the Arizona Cardinals are looking to move up to grab Josh Allen in the 2018 NFL Draft: Several teams interested in Josh Allen, and moving up for him. Count Arizona among them.— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) March 14, 2018 Talking with Allbright, I asked him if it was with...

SEC Country

Report: Arizona Cardinals releasing former LSU star Tyrann Mathieu

Tyrann Mathieu’s run with the Arizona Cardinals reportedly is over. On Wednesday, FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer reported that the Cardinals had informed the former LSU defensive back that they were releasing him. Mathieu joined the franchise as a third-round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft. He has 307 tackles and 11 interceptions for his career. […] The post Report: Arizona Cardinals releasing former LSU star Tyrann Mathieu appeared first on SEC Country.

NFL Spin Zone

Arizona Cardinals: Sam Bradford deal a step in the wrong direction

The Arizona Cardinals needed a quarterback badly, but paying $20 million for Sam Bradford, who has never proven himself, was quite a blunder. Sam Bradford must have the best sales pitch in the NFL. For some reason this guy just keeps getting chance after chance, despite never living up to his lofty draft status. The […] Arizona Cardinals: Sam Bradford deal a step in the wrong direction - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.


Cardinals release star safety Tyrann Mathieu

TEMPE, Ariz. — The Arizona Cardinals have released safety Tyrann Mathieu on Wednesday after the two sides couldn't rework his contract.Mathieu was due for $18.75 million of his contract to be guaranteed when the league year officially begins at 4 p.m. EDT. By cutting him, Arizona will save close to $5 million in cap space.Mathieu became a star in the Arizona secondary after being selected in the third round of the 2013 draft following a troubled college career at LSU. He was an All-Pro in 2015, when he had five interceptions and 17 passes defensed.But he also has been plagued by injuries...

NFL Spin Zone

Tyrann Mathieu: 5 Potential landing spots in 2018 following release

With the Arizona Cardinals releasing Tyrann Mathieu, here are five potential landing spots for the cornerback in 2018. Back in 2013, the Arizona Cardinals knew they were taking a risk on Tyrann Mathieu in the NFL Draft when they used a third-round pick on the defensive back, but also had the mindset of how much […] Tyrann Mathieu: 5 Potential landing spots in 2018 following release - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.


Broncos trade quarterback Trevor Siemian to the Vikings

With Case Keenum moving on to the Denver Broncos, Sam Bradford to the Arizona Cardinals, and Teddy Bridgewater to the New York Jets, the Minnesota Vikings were left without anyone to back up their newly acquired starting quarterback, Kirk Cousins. They could draft one. But, teams often prefer for their backups to be a little […] The post Broncos trade quarterback Trevor Siemian to the Vikings appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Pats Pulpit

The Patriots should make a run at Tyrann Mathieu

The Cardinals let Mathieu go today. The NFL's free agency period started with the New England Patriots losing some of their core players from years past: Nate Solder, Danny Amendola, Dion Lewis and Malcolm Butler will all be playing elsewhere next season. While the Patriots will need to find a way to replace their past production either during free agency or the draft, they also need to add talent elsewhere – most prominently on defense. New England already started over the weekend by trading for Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Danny Shelton. More moves will follow and maybe even...

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Buffalo Bills move in front of Arizona Cardinals in 2018 NFL Draft

The Cardinals now have another quarterback needy team in front of them in the 2018 NFL Draft. For the Arizona Cardinals, the moves to get in front of them for a quarterback has already begun. Not even 30 days from the draft, without free agency even truly beginning, the Cardinals now sit behind another team in the pursuit for a potential young, franchise quarterback. The Buffalo Bills sent left tackle Cordy Glenn and their 21st pick to the Cincinnati Bengals in exchange for the 12th pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Compensation for Cordy Glenn trade:Bills and Bengals swap 1st Round picks....

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Will the Arizona Cardinals be willing to trade up in the 2018 NFL Draft? Here is what they may have to pay

What it could cost for the Arizona Cardinals to trade up in the 2018 NFL Draft. With the draft two months away, we as Cardinals fans brace for mock draft after mock draft, and recently, many have projected the Cards to trade up for certain QB’s. Here’s the criteria for the mocks: typically, the compensation for both parties isn’t fully disclosed. There is just an assumption the Cardinals are giving up a lot to get into the top-10 of the draft, or vice versa, everyone assumes that a player must be given to acquire such a piece. I have no idea how all the mocks are doing these trades,...

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2018 Cornerback Free Angecy Primer: Who Should The Arizona Cardinals Have Their Eye On?

The Arizona Cardinals have had an obvious need at the cornerback position, even with Patrick Peterson in the fold. Who should the team target to play across from Peterson? Ever since Patrick Peterson was drafted, the Cardinals have had a difficult time finding a counterpart for him to play across the field and defend the opposing offense’s second option. It’s not to say the team hasn’t tried a bunch of different options, it’s just that nobody has really stuck. General Manager Steve Keim could finally look to rectify that issue this offseason either in free agency or the draft. If...

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Todd McShay 2018 NFL Mock Draft 3.0 has some big changes for the Arizona Cardinals

The Cardinals get their quarterback in McShay's newest mock draft. With the 2018 NFL Combine in the rearview mirror, the mock drafts for the 2018 NFL Draft will be hot and heavy. We already covered Matt Miller’s newest seven round mock draft that had the Arizona Cardinals grabbing Baker Mayfield at 15, now Todd McShay has released his 2018 NFL Mock Draft 3.0 and the Cardinals are reaping the benefits of combine aftershock. From McShay: 15. Arizona Cardinals Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA* Arizona is tough to predict right now, because of what the Cardinals might do in free agency. If they sign a...

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Arizona Cardinals get answer at QB in newest 2018 NFL Mock Draft

With the 2018 NFL Combine having come and gone, it’s time for more serious looks at the 2018 NFL Draft… from a mock draft standpoint. Matt Miller of Bleacher Report unleashed his first post combine mock draft of the 2018 off season. How did it turn out for the Arizona Cardinals? Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma Brian O’Neill, OT, Pittsburgh Nick Nelson, CB, Wisconsin DaeSean Hamilton, WR, Penn State Kendrick Norton, DL, Miami Chris Herndon, TE, Miami Jester Weah, WR, Pittsburgh When you look at the positions taken, you see immediately that every need was hit. They get their...

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Retooling the Arizona Cardinals Offensive Line

The Arizona Cardinals are wrapping up their Combine weekend, and will turn around and begin the hectic Free Agency period. The NFL Combine is coming to a close. On Sunday the most talented Linebackers and Defensive Line players participated. On Monday the Defensive Backs will take part in a number of drills to increase their draft stock. While these are all positions the Cardinals will look to address this off-season, they face two more important decisions in the coming weeks. There’s the obvious and biggest decision they face at Quarterback. Will they acquire one through trade? The...

Houston Chronicle

Top draft prospect Deon Cain to join long list of Clemson receivers in NFL

Deon Cain will follow in the footsteps of DeAndre Hopkins (Texans), Sammy Watkins (Rams), Mike Williams (Chargers), Martavious Bryant (Steelers), Jaron Brown (Cardinals), Charone Peake (Jets) and Adam Humphries (Bucs) as recent Clemson receivers who entered the NFL over the last five years.

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NFL Draft Prospect: Braden Smith

Smith would fill a big hole on the Arizona Cardinals offensive line Braden Smith (6-6, 315lbs) is a former four-star offensive guard recruit from Olathe, Kansas. Since signing with the Auburn Tigers, he appeared in 53 games and started in 41 consecutive games. The 21-year-old offensive linemen was the highest graded Auburn Tiger by Pro Football Focus for a reason and his play certainly backs that up. Not only was Smith impressive with his durability but also with his versatility, playing both the right guard and right tackle positions at a high level. Braden Smith was Auburn's...