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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals mock draft roundup, free agent shopping, and more

A look around the web on the Arizona Cardinals. Happy Thursday one and all, hope your week is going well. We are almost to the weekend, which for me holds a sweet, sweet beer festival. Of course, there has not been much movement in free agency, so the news is slowing down, but that won’t stop us from keeping you up to date on any and everything on the Arizona Cardinals. NFC West Toughens UpAfter offseason moves, division stacking up as one of NFL's best Arizona Cardinals O-linemen, brewery create beer to honor Pat Tillman - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPNWith its 42 types of hops, the IPA...

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Grading Arizona Cardinals moves so far

The Arizona Cardinals have not stood still in free agency, trying to re-tool a roster that can get the them back on the winning track After several other teams spent time making trades and bettering themselves for 2018 and beyond, some Arizona Cardinals fans started to panic.  Teams within the NFC West were wheeling and […] Grading Arizona Cardinals moves so far - Raising Zona - Raising Zona - An Arizona Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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The Arizona Cardinals have completely revamped their offense in free agency

With the first week of free agency done, let’s talk about it. The Arizona Cardinals have completely remade their offense. While they have not been able to do much on defense except create another need with the release of Tyrann Mathieu. That means there is plenty to talk about on this weeks episode of Rise Up, See Red. Jess and I took an hour to go through everything and really get into how it worked out. There are plenty of things to discuss, but I highly recommend the final aspect of the salary and what needs to happen still. The whole hour is fantastic, if I do say so myself, but it is...

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Lamar Jackson makes sense for the Arizona Cardinals

With the quarterbacks likely flying off the board early, the Arizona Cardinals can take advantage and get the most electric player in the 2018 NFL Draft. With the 2018 NFL Draft quickly approaching the information and misinformation is fast approaching. One thing we know for sure, the Arizona Cardinals, despite addressing the quarterback position in free agency, will be shopping for quarterbacks as well. That could be problem for them, like last year. The top four, or at least perceived top four passers look like they will likely be going in the top 10-12 picks, leaving the Arizona...

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Week 2 Free Agency musings on the Arizona Cardinals

Going back over the first week of free agency and looking ahead for the Arizona Cardinals. · Ron Wolfley said this week that he believes the Cardinals are keeping RT Jared Veldheer and that T Andre Davis was signed for depth. If that’s true the Cardinals would be paying $14M on the cap for its two RTs. Seth Cox believes that the Cardinals are trying to work out a trade for Veldheer and I concur. Good tackles are always in demand. The question is---what team would be willing to take on Veldheer’s salary of $6.7M? · Leave it to the Chiefs to pilfer RFA DT Xavier Williams from the...

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Arizona Cardinals receive average marks on Sam Bradford deal

The Arizona Cardinals move to bring in Sam Bradford didn’t move the meter too much. The Arizona Cardinals have made a plethora of moves in the first week of free agency, and those people who feel like grading free agency moves do not seem to like them. While there are a number of sites doing grading, you can check out their full grades in the links, here are the highlights of what they had to say about what the Arizona Cardinals did. Sam Bradford: The Bradford move was met with mostly an eye-brow raise and a shrug of the shoulders. What they have failed to look at, was that this was an...

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Arizona Cardinals Post Free Agency 7-Round Mock Draft

Free agency has started, the Arizona Cardinals look like a different team, how does that change their draft? 1st Round (23rd Overall Selection from Los Angeles Rams)Chukwuma Okorafor - Offensive TackleWestern Michigan - Senior6’6’’, 330 Pounds With trading back, I allow myself to miss possibly Lamar Jackson and maybe Mason Rudolph, but I am assuming the Cardinals won’t be so hard-pressed to select a QBOTF if the trade back option is available. Chukwuma Okorafor is the guy for me, someone who could be groomed to be the future of the right tackle spot. I can’t say Andre Smith is a...

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Mid-free agency NFL Power Rankings

The NFC is absolutely packed. Elliot Harrison has updated his power rankings now that we’re past the first wave of free agency. The biggest takeaway for me? The NFC is going to be brutal this year. Last season, five of the six teams in the playoffs hadn’t been their the previous season. So we’re looking at an NFC landscape in which 11 of the 16 teams have been to the playoffs in the last two seasons. The five that haven’t? The Washington Non-Playoff Makers, Chicago Bears, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers. If Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky or 49ers QB Jolly...

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Kansas City Chiefs sign defensive tackle Xavier Williams

The Arizona Cardinals decided not to match the Kansas City Chiefs offer to Xavier Williams which means the defensive tackle is coming home. The Kansas City Chiefs have been kicking the tires on various defensive linemen in their hopes to bolster the position in free agency. Now they have finally made their first outside addition […] Kansas City Chiefs sign defensive tackle Xavier Williams - Arrowhead Addict - Arrowhead Addict - Kansas City Chiefs - KC Chiefs News, Schedule, Roster and Rumors

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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...

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More former Arizona Cardinals sign elsewhere

Free agency is still going on in the NFL with two more former Arizona Cardinals players finding new homes on Tuesday Still no new news on the Arizona Cardinals signing any players but that should change soon.  What we did see happen on Tuesday was two more former Cardinals landing in new cities. Nose tackle […] More former Arizona Cardinals sign elsewhere - Raising Zona - Raising Zona - An Arizona Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

The Falcoholic

Falcons met with Pro Bowl and All Pro cornerback Justin Bethel

If you thought the Falcons were done in free agency, you were wrong. Dead wrong. Or maybe t you were right and the team is just checking out a few players for post-draft. The Atlanta Falcons have been very conservative in free agency, bringing back only their own players along with guard Brandon Fusco. They have lost two starters along the defensive line, cut another, and got rid of their backup tight end. Basically, they are short on bodies. Luckily the Falcons are still on the lookout for a cheap addition. Enter former Arizona Cardinals special teamer and corner Justin Bethel. Free...

Cincy Jungle

Film review: New Bengals LB Preston Brown is a step above Kevin Minter

The relationship between Buffalo and Cincinnati keeps growing strong. The 2017 free agency period for the Bengals is remembered more for their subtractions in the form of both Andrew Whitworth and Kevin Zeitler moving on to other franchises. But the main addition of that free agency class was middle linebacker Kevin Minter. Entering his fifth year, Minter started the previous 32 games for the Arizona Cardinals and played his best ball in 2016, but Arizona allowed him to walk. The Bengals inked the then 26-year-old to a one-year deal to man the middle of their defense with the possibility...

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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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2018 NFL Free Agency Day Six Open Thread and Best Available Players

Talk about the 2018 NFL Free Agency period. The 2018 NFL free agency period is down to the day-to-day grind lifestyle. Nothing happens until it does, no great big moves come out, but these are the moves that bring teams to the next level. If you’re able to secure talent in tier two and tier three of free agency, you usually are able to do some work in the regular season. The Cardinals have some work to do still and they could make some headway in tier two and three of the free agency period. Here is who is still available. Best Available RB: DeMarco Murray, Frank Gore Best Available WR:...

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Los Angeles Rams making play for Ndamukong Suh

The Arizona Cardinals have upgraded their offensive line, they'll need it if the Rams can sign the great defensive tackle. The Arizona Cardinals have made headway through the first week of the 2018 free agency period. They have been making a concerted effort into improving their offensive line and of course signed their new quarterback. Of course, one thing they have to do is keep an eye on what the rest of the division is doing. No team has been as active in the 2018 offseason as the Los Angeles Rams. They added both Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib to a good defense, but now, the reports, the...

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Giants Free Agency 2018: DE Josh Mauro still on Giants’ radar?

Will signing of Kerry Wynn impact Mauro’s status? The New York Giants have interest in free agent defensive end Josh Mauro, per published reports from both Jordan Ranaan of ESPN and Art Stapleton of The Record. Mauro is familiar to defensive coordinator James Bettcher. Originally an undrafted free agent, the 27-year-old spent four seasons with the Arizona Cardinals. He started 26 of the 47 regular-season games in which he played. Mauro was expected to visit, and perhaps has already done so. You wonder if the re-signing of Kerry Wynn means the Giants would pass on Mauro, or if they would...

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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals introduce Justin Pugh, looking at corners and wide receivers and more

New and notes from around the web on the Arizona Cardinals. Happy Sunday one and all. I hope your weekend was as productive as the Arizona Cardinals first week of free agency. Meanwhile, things have finally calmed down on the free agency signings and we are heading towards the long, drawn out portion of free agency where things happen out of nowhere and quickly. Let’s get to the notes from around the web on the Arizona Cardinals. Cardinals free agent Jaron Brown agrees to one-year deal with SeattleArizona Cardinals free agent wide receiver Jaron Brown is headed to Seattle on a one-year...

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2018 NFL Free Agency Day Five Open Thread and Best Available Players

Day five of NFL Free Agency is here and marks the end of the first weekend of free agency. It is the the end of the first weekend of the 2018 NFL free agency period, which means we are heading into the slow time. That is obvious as the Arizona Cardinals have had two key free agents, two of the best that show up in daily best available lists in E.J. Gaines and Jordan Matthews. Yet, nothing is done. Partially because they are likely out of their initial free agency money, and partially because they have to make some more maneuvers to open up more cap space. Here are the remaining top free...

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Arizona Cardinals bringing in cornerback EJ Gaines for visit

The Cardinals are looking to address another need in free agency, this time at corner. The further into free agency you get, the more the price normally comes down, at least that’s what you would expect. Yet, on day three of free agency, the Arizona Cardinals signed Justin Pugh to a huge five-year $45 million contract to address one of their biggest needs in the offseason. Already securing Sam Bradford to answer the quarterback problem. Now, they are turning to their next big need, the cornerback opposite Patrick Peterson. For now, they are looking outside of Tramon Williams at the...

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2018 NFL Free Agency Day Three Open Thread and Best Available List

Talk about free agency in the NFL. Well, the Arizona Cardinals are going to look quite different on Sunday’s this year. After less than a week of free agency, the Arizona Cardinals are a completely different team on offense. They have found new offensive linemen, two quarterbacks and now are in the wide receiver market. They are running out of money fairly quickly, in fact, even with Josh Mauro’s cuts, they are likely over the cap with the additions of Sam Bradford and Justin Pugh. There are a couple of more moves they need to make along the roster, plus they need to add some more...

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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals officially sign free agents, Tyrann Mathieu moving on and more

A look around the web at the Arizona Cardinals. Happy Saturday one and all. I hope your week was as productive as the Arizona Cardinals first couple days of free agency. The Cardinals have addressed the quarterback room, reconfigured the offensive line and now will be looking into wide receivers. Let’s get your weekend started off with news coming out of free agency. Sam Bradford Officially Joins CardinalsQuarterback replaces retired Palmer behind center Josh Bynes Returning To CardinalsDefensive lineman Josh Mauro released, guard/tackle Vinston Painter re-signs Offensive Line Help With...

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Arizona Cardinals Free Agency Musings

The Arizona Cardinals have been active in free agency, here are some thoughts about what they are building. Michael Bidwill, Steve Keim and Steve Wilks vowed to be very aggressive in free agency and they have been good to their word. Cleary their priority was to address the needs at QB and on the offensive line. With regard to the openings at the QB position, they made a run at Kirk Cousins, made trade inquiries with the Eagles and Bills about Nick Foles and Tyrod Taylor---and when none of those scenarios bore fruit, they honed in on the combo package of Sam Bradford (6-4, 224, 9, Oklahoma)...

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Arizona Cardinals sign Justin Pugh to massive five-year deal

Thr Arizona Cardinals have finished the first week of free agency strong. The Arizona Cardinals have finished the first week of free agency strong with the signing Justin Pugh to a massive five-year $45 million contract. #Giants free agent OL Justin Pugh is signing with the #AZCardinals, sources tell me and @MikeGarafolo. It’s a 5-year deal worth just over $45M. A huge deal to end the week.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 17, 2018

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Arizona Cardinals Bring WR Jordan Matthews In For A Visit

The 25 year old receiver believes he is healthy and ready to contribute After Larry Fitzgerald, the Arizona Cardinals have seen a high amount of turnover at their second WR spot ever since Anquan Boldin left the team. Steve Breaston, Early Doucet, Andre Roberts, Michael Floyd, John Brown and J.J. Nelson have all come into the role and all have mightily struggled outside of a good few years from Floyd. With John Brown leaving to the Ravens in free agency, the team has needed some help at wide receiver, so it’s no surprise that they are bringing in a free agent with upside in for a visit,...

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NFL Free Agency 2018: Justin Pugh is an ex-Giant

Sings five-year deal with Arizona Cardinals Justin Pugh has found a new home. The former New York Giants offensive lineman has reportedly agreed to a 5-year, $45 million deal with the Arizona Cardinals. The Giants’ 2013 first-round pick, Pugh is the second former Giants starting offensive lineman to secure a lucrative free-agent contract. Weston Richburg signed a 5-year, $47.5 million deal with the San Francisco 49ers. The Giants have also parted ways with Bobby Hart, and seem to have little interest in bringing D.J. Fluker back. GM Dave Gettleman promised to re-construct the Giants’...

Field Gulls

Century Links 3/17: Seahawks Add Offensive Pieces

Read! Seattle Seahawks agree to terms with Arizona free-agent WR Jaron Brown | The News TribuneAfter losing three top receivers since September, Seattle adds one. The 28-year-old Brown had a career-high 31 catches last season for the Cardinals. Report: Seahawks sign TE Ed Dickson to 3-year dealThe Seahawks have reportedly signed their second player from free agency: ex-Panthers tight end Ed Dickson. Seattle Seahawks visit with ex-Oregon State star Markus Wheaton: Report | OregonLive.comWheaton struggled through an injury-plagued season in 2017 as the Seahawks look for a replacement for Paul...

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Arizona Cardinals officially sign Andre Smith and Mike Glennon, bring back Josh Bynes and Vinston Painter

The Arizona Cardinals made moves we already knew about official. The Arizona Cardinals have been busy. After bringing in a number of free agents, they have officially put pen to paper and now have added Andre Smith, Mike Glennon from free agency, while re-signing Josh Bynes and Vinston Painter The Cardinals are hoping to catch lighting in a bottle, maybe thunder is a more apt description, with Smith. A nine year NFL veteran, Smith is regarded as one of the more physical run blockers in the NFL. He hasn’t been the same the last two seasons, battling injuries and ineffectiveness. Yet, he...