1:47 PM EDT, Wed May 27, 2015
Arizona Republic

Cardinals' Tyrann Mathieu feels 'free' after year of injuries

Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu is convinced he's returned to his physical peak.         

Topeka Capital-Journal

Chiefs, Cardinals concussion lawsuits could bring team testimony

Concussion lawsuits filed by former St. Louis Cardinals receiver Roy Green, Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman Neil Smith and their teammates could force team officials to testify about claims they hid the risk of repeated head injuries. A Missouri judge ruled the Cardinals case should be heard separately, and not decided on the federal level, where it could be combined with the recently settled federal class-action lawsuit that could cost the NFL $1 billion or more over the next several decades. read more

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

John Carlson, Minnesota native and former Viking with concussion history, retires from NFL at age 30

Former Vikings tight end John Carlson, a standout at Litchfield High who went on to play for Notre Dame, abruptly retired at age 30 on Tuesday. Per NFL.com: It has been an offseason of early retirements, and Arizona Cardinals tight end John Carlson is next in line. “After much thought and consideration, my wife Danielle and I know that this is best decision for us,” Carlson said in a statement released by the team. “I was blessed to play seven seasons in the NFL for three tremendous organizations — the Cardinals, Vikings and Seahawks. I will always treasure the experiences and...

Arizona Republic

Cardinals exercise option year for WR Floyd

Exercising the option means Floyd will make $7.3 million in salary in 2016, if he plays under his current contract. That amount is guaranteed for injury but not for performance.