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Arizona Cardinals NFL Draft Profile: Linebacker Gary Johnson

In the fifth of many Arizona Cardinals NFL draft profiles, we look at inside linebacker Gary Johnson; a productive player that earned national recognition after playing in the JUCO ranks. Although the Arizona Cardinals added Jordan Hicks in free agency, they could stand to add more inside linebacker depth behind Hicks and 2017 first round pick […] Arizona Cardinals NFL Draft Profile: Linebacker Gary Johnson - Raising Zona - Raising Zona - An Arizona Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals meeting with 2019 NFL Draft prospects, deciding what to do with the first pick and more

Happy Monday one and all, hope you had a good weekend. The Arizona Cardinals are heading into the final month of owning the first pick in the 2019 NFL Draft and it really feels like if something was going to happen it would be this week. The NFL has descended upon Arizona for the NFL Meetings and all the decision makers will have the chance to talk with each other to see if the first pick is for sale or if the Cardinals are selling anything else. We’ll have all the news from around the web to help you keep up, let’s get to it. NFL free agency: Mike Glennon signs with RaidersThe former...

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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals could use a little more cap room, introducing the new free agents, looking at WR’s for the draft and more

Happy Saturday one and all, hope your week has been a good one and you are getting ready to enjoy a wonderful weekend. The Arizona Cardinals are fast at work getting ready for the league meetings and then the race to the 2019 NFL Draft. So, to help you get ready we have a look around the web at the Arizona Cardinals. Cardinals Still Attracting Free AgentsTeam's 3-13 record in 2018 hasn't been a deterrent Cover 2 Clips - 'The Look Of The Offensive Line'Mike Jurecki and Craig Grialou project the 2019 offensive line with the new additions in free agency. Cover 2 Clips - 'Suggs On Set'Terrell...

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Arizona Cardinals meet with top offensive guard propsect

The Arizona Cardinals have already bolstered their offensive line via free agency, but that doesn’t mean they won’t continue to do so during the draft. Per Tony Pauline of DraftExpert.com, the Arizona Cardinals were one of the five teams to send an offensive line coach to the Boston College pro-day to interview and workout talented […] Arizona Cardinals meet with top offensive guard propsect - Raising Zona - Raising Zona - An Arizona Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals continue their free agency spree on defense, looking towards the 2019 NFL Draft and more

Happy Friday one and all, we have made it. The Arizona Cardinals and the NFL are through a week of free agency and that means second wave of signings, smaller deals for bigger names are on their way. We saw the Arizona Cardinals cash in on the second wave yesterday with a deal for Darius Philon. However, we now start to also focus in on the draft, a mere five weeks away. Let’s take a look at the news from around the web on the Arizona Cardinals. Cardinals Sign Cornerback Josh ShawTeam bolsters secondary depth with one-year contract Cardinals Cheerleaders To Hold Tryouts March...

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Pro Football Focus picks the Arizona Cardinals as one of five teams that needs to win the 2019 NFL Draft

For the Arizona Cardinals, free agency brought many welcomed additions as well as a few questions. For Pro Football Focus the next step is the 2019 NFL Draft. While each team needs to do well drafting, PFF addressed “Five teams that need to win the 2019 NFL Draft after free agency” and you’ll never guess who was at the top of the list. “The Arizona Cardinals are on the clock, and they have been since December 30th, 2018. Of course, this isn’t unusual for a team that finished a season with the worst record in the NFL, but what is unusual is the position they now find themselves in....

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Arizona Cardinals not tipping their hand when it comes to the 2019 NFL Draft

As the Arizona Cardinals continue to add to their ranks, the moves lend us still no solid idea of what they plan on doing come the start of the 2019 NFL Draft. Today, with the signing of Darius Philon, they added to what was a completely depleted defensive line rotation. Now, with Philon in tow and Corey Peters manning the middle, the Cardinals have just enough to fill the defensive line, at least when it comes to starters. They’ve added two names at outside linebacker in free agency in veterans Brooks Reed and of course the big signing of Terrell Suggs. However, defensive coordinator...

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Three free agent defensive linemen who could make sense for the Arizona Cardinals

The second wave of free agency is on its way and hopefully the Arizona Cardinals will be somewhat involved. Not because they have massive needs left, they do as both John and Tyler explained, but because there are some great bargains that could help the Arizona Cardinals continue to build a competent roster for 2019. Here are three along the defensive line that could be immediate starters for the Arizona Cardinals in 2019. Timmy Jernigan, DT: Jernigan did his best work with the Baltimore Ravens in their attacking 34 defense. Getting teamed back up with Terrell Suggs as well as Jordan Hicks...

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Jordan Hicks signing one of the most underrated in the NFL

The NFL Draft has not played out as well as the Arizona Cardinals had hoped at the inside linebacker position. So, when the team added another in free agency, with the pick up of Jordan Hicks, it was bittersweet. The bitter part is obviously the moving on from Deone Bucannon, someone who Arizona Cardinals fans had longed to see return to his 2015 form. It never happened and the Cardinals needed to move on. Hmm, moving on. Alas they moved onto Jordan Hicks, who Pro Football Focus has labeled as one of the most underrated signings of the 2019 offseason. From PFF: “Jordan Hicks to the...

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Remaining needs for Arizona Cardinals post-free agency

Now that the main wave of free agency has passed us, what needs do the Cardinals still have to fill out their roster? The Arizona Cardinals shored up their roster considerably during the opening days of free agency. They signed a couple of linebackers, made a trade for a quality starting tackle, signed a division rival offensive guard and, most notably, added depth to what was a depleted roster. But when you are the worst team in the NFL, there is always work to do in reshaping the roster as a whole to get back to a winning level. That’s why, after free agency, these are still huge...

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2019 NFL Draft: Arizona Cardinals 7-round mock draft 2.0

It’s beginning to feel like draft season, and you know what that means, right? You got it. Another Arizona Cardinals mock draft. After the first round of free agency, the Arizona Cardinals look to have fewer team needs than before. They bolstered their offensive line, added to the linebacking core, and signed a few high-reward […] 2019 NFL Draft: Arizona Cardinals 7-round mock draft 2.0 - Raising Zona - Raising Zona - An Arizona Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Rebuilding and retooling: Grading Steve Keim’s offseason so far

While we’re only technically one week into the 2019 league year, it’s already been a busy offseason for Steve Keim and the Arizona Cardinals. How have Keim’s forays into the trade market and free agency gone so far? This offseason has been one of monumental change for the Arizona Cardinals—new coaching staff, an influx of new players, and a mass exodus of notable names. However, in the midst of all that change, there is one name that has remained constant: GM Steve Keim. Somewhat surprisingly, Keim retained his job after the disastrous 3-13 2018 season that saw first-year coach...

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The Revenge of the Birds Podcast Ep. 19: Breaking Down Free Agency

The Cards and Keim made moves, were they good? Bad A little bit of both? The Cards and Keim made moves, were they good? Bad A little bit of both? What might be the impact of Suggs and Hicks? The ROTB Staff of Blake & Johnny break it all down and preview what’s next for the Arizona Cardinals. ———- You can also find your preferred listening site at the links below: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Stitcher Radio Spotify Be sure to leave a 5 star rating if you love the show and SUBSCRIBE!

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Who should the Cardinals add in Week Two of Free Agency?

The Arizona Cardinals have been busy at the start of free agency. They added LB Jordan Hicks, LB Terrell Suggs, OG J.R. Sweezy, WR Kevin White, OG Max Garcia, and QB Brett Hundley via free agency. The Cardinals also traded for OT Marcus Gilbert from the Steelers. Near the end of the 2018 regular season and before the start of free agency, the Cardinals added WR Pharoh Cooper, FS D.J. Swearinger, CB Robert Alford, TE Charles Clay, LB Brooks Reed, and LB Tanner Vallejo. Even with all of the new additions to the team, don’t expect the Cardinals to be finished just yet. There are still holes...

Niner Nation

SB Nation’s latest mock is another for Bosa to 49ers

That Montez Sweat is starting to get some stock. Free agency is still going on, but with all the acquisitions made, things are starting to get a bit more consistent in the mock draft space. SB Nation’s Dan Kadar’s latest mock restates a lot of what we’ve been seeing these past few days: Kyler Murray to the Arizona Cardinals, Nick Bosa to the San Francisco 49ers. Here’s what Kadar said about the Cardinals taking Murray: The Cardinals have smartly added pieces on their offensive line in right tackle Marcus Gilbert and guard J.R. Sweezy. And they’ve cut out linebacker from their...

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CBS Sports Two Round 2019 NFL Mock Draft has the Arizona Cardinals taking Kyler Murray, addressing defensive line in round two

With the first round of free agency in the books, we'll continue to get new and different mock drafts each and every week as we draw closer to the 2019 NFL Draft. It should represent a more detailed and planned out approach from the mock drafters and give us a closer idea of what to expect on draft day. CBS Sports did a 2019 NFL Draft roundtable and their experts have the Arizona Cardinals taking the most polarizing prospect in the draft at one and the addressing their biggest need at 33. 1. Cardinals Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma As we get closer to the draft, the more likely it seems that...

Field Gulls

Yes, Earl Thomas’ flipping off was for Pete Carroll

One of the final images we saw of Earl Thomas suited up to play in a Seattle Seahawks uniform was him being carted off the field after breaking his leg against the Arizona Cardinals. Of course, what made all the headlines was his flipping off of the Seahawks sideline, an obvious reference to the drama surrounding the team not giving him the contract extension he desired. He held out up until the 2018 regular season started, and you know the rest of the story from there. As expected, the legendary free safety went elsewhere in free agency, signing a four-year, $55 million ($35 million...

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Arizona Cardinals meet with 4 draft prospects

The Arizona Cardinals are starting to build their final draft board with a few private workouts. While free agency frenzy has taken the NFL landscape by storm, teams are using their private meetings to get a better grasp of just who prospects are. One such team is the Arizona Cardinals, who own the top pick […] Arizona Cardinals meet with 4 draft prospects - Raising Zona - Raising Zona - An Arizona Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Arizona Cardinals having fun with the excitement and uncertainty of the first pick in the 2019 NFL Draft

What the Arizona Cardinals are doing is a mystery. They have made a number of free agency moves, but only one comes with any eye towards beyond 2019. No, instead the Arizona Cardinals have made a bunch of signings that will allow them to be flexible and aggressive in the 2019 NFL Draft. They also have enjoyed the spotlight. As Blake so expertly breaks down each week on the Cardinals “Flight Plan” they have been doing a lot of work at the 2019 NFL Combine to make things hard for other teams to understand where they are heading. They are enjoying their time in the spotlight and General...

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3 available veteran receivers that can help the Arizona Cardinals

With free agency frenzy winding down, there are still a few interesting wide receivers available that the Arizona Cardinals could target. The Arizona Cardinals signing oft-injured but freakishly talented Kevin White is a good start to rebuilding their wide receiver core, but it’s still not ready for the 2019 season. Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk […] 3 available veteran receivers that can help the Arizona Cardinals - Raising Zona - Raising Zona - An Arizona Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Arizona Cardinals 2019 free agency moves tell us nothing about the 2019 NFL Draft

The Arizona Cardinals have been busy. They have signed a cornerback, an inside and outside linebacker, a tight end, an offensive lineman and then traded for their biggest piece… a very good offensive tackle in Marcus Gilbert. However, nothing they have done has mattered. No, not in the sense that it won’t make a difference in 2019, but in the sense that the moves of the Arizona Cardinals in the 2019 offseason won’t change how they attack the 2019 NFL Draft. While they have added all these positions, the only position that seems unlikely to be drafted highly at this time is an inside...

NFL Spin Zone

Arizona Cardinals: Josh Rosen decisions signaling draft plans?

Josh Rosen is still on the Arizona Cardinals roster. So, will Arizona trade down from the first overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft? The free agency frenzy has came and gone with some big blockbuster deals. Terrell Suggs signed with the Arizona Cardinals to solidify the defensive pass rush, and Jordan Hicks helped give […] Arizona Cardinals: Josh Rosen decisions signaling draft plans? - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.

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Breaking down early free agency and reactions to the Arizona Cardinals signings

It is time for the 2019 NFL Free Agency podcast from the Rise Up, See Red Arizona Cardinals podcast. This week we talked about the free agency moves, what we thought about them, how they effect the 2019 NFL Draft and the rest of the offseason and more. There is a lot of good stuff on the Cardinals here, then some quick reactions to the craziness of the 2019 offseason around the NFL as a whole, so sit back, relax and enjoy the best hour of Cardinals talk on the web. (2:45) Running down the moves and reacting to the addition of Terrell Suggs (16:38) Breaking down and reacting to the addition...

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Arizona Cardinals still have needs to address

The Arizona Cardinals have had a decent free agency signing period so far but there is still plenty of work to do No one can say the Arizona Cardinals didn’t try to get better.  However they still have some deficiencies after the initial free agency signing period. They added a cornerback in Robert Alford in […] Arizona Cardinals still have needs to address - Raising Zona - Raising Zona - An Arizona Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Seahawks NFC West rival free agents: Cardinals add a force plus depth

There have been a lot of big names moving around the NFL in free agency so far. The Seahawks NFC West rival Cardinals have been as active as any team. While the Seahawks took their time to get into the free agent market, the same can’t be said for their NFC West division rivals. Seattle […] Seahawks NFC West rival free agents: Cardinals add a force plus depth - 12th Man Rising - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Where did the former Arizona Cardinals players end up in the 2019 free agency period?

When the offseason started for the Arizona Cardinals, there were reports they would like some players back. Based on the contracts that they received from other teams with the moves the Cardinals made, those reports may not have been the most accurate. Let’s take a look at where some of the bigger names from the Arizona Cardinals have gone. Markus Golden to New York Giants: Golden signed a one-year deal for $3.75 million from the Giants. Golden has been a nice secondary pass rusher and strong player against the run. Getting back with James Bettcher should help him get his stock back...

Field Gulls

Field Gulls Podcast: A look at the first week of free agency

Seattle addresses needs at linebacker, guard and kicker in the first week of free agency Just a few days into free agency and the Seattle Seahawks have addressed two major areas of need with the offensive line and their kicker. Seattle has signed D.J. Fluker to a two-year deal and brought in former Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers guard Mike Iupati to replace J.R. Sweezy who left for Arizona. Adam Emmert and Brandan Schulze discuss how losing Sweezy means Seattle misses an opportunity to maintain continuity on the line, but the team philosophy remains in place to have an offensive...

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Arizona Cardinals announce free agent signings

The Arizona Cardinals gave the home town boys the stage on Thursday and then announced the rest of the first wave of free agency signings on Friday. From the team: Terrell Suggs (6-3, 265) is the NFL’s active sack leader (132.5) and the only active NFL player with at least 900 tackles, 100 sacks and 30 forced fumbles. His 132.5 sacks are tied (Leslie O’Neal and Lawrence Taylor) for the 13th most in NFL history and his 31-career strip sacks lead all active NFL players. The 36-year old Suggs has spent his entire 16-year career with Baltimore after entering the league with the Ravens as a...