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Fact or Fiction? The Arizona Cardinals will make the playoffs in 2018

After an 8-8 season, will the Arizona Cardinals be a surprise team in the NFC? Last year, the 2017 Arizona Cardinals fell well short of expectations, finishing with an 8-8 record and a roster riddled with injuries. However, they did it all without cohesion on the defensive side under James Bettcher or a solid starting quarterback in Carson Palmer for half the season, and without David Johnson for all of it. Will the offseason additions the team has made be enough to make some noise in the NFC? Or is this a team that’s going to have some growing pains? Let’s look at five reasons why...

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Arizona Cardinals David Johnson has work to do to get to elite company

As David Johnson holds out, he still needs to produce two more high end seasons to join an exclusive club. After David Johnson’s first season in the NFL, the idea that he could be special was not only viable, but had been on display the backhalf of his rookie season. Then, in 2016, he outperformed even the wildest expectations, creating an even bigger level of success, but also expectations. Obviously, those expectations were not met in 2017, as Johnson suffered a season ending injury in game on and played a meager 46 snaps on the season. It goes to show you that the running back position...

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Arizona Cardinals should produce better in fantasy in 2018

Injuries and ineffectiveness lead to only Larry Fitzgerald being a viable fantasy option in 2018. The Arizona Cardinals had many struggles in 2017, and while many fans did not care about the struggles in fantasy football, the world of fantasy football is what has taken the NFL to greater heights. So, with the David Johnson injury, the Carson Palmer injury and the struggles on offense, the fantasy results for the Cardinals was less than optimal. Well, Pro Football Focus doesn’t see that happening again in 2018: With Palmer and Bruce Arians both retiring, both Browns moving on in free...

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Can Sam Bradford man the Cardinals quarterback position while Josh Rosen gets ready?

We conclude our scouting of the 49ers opponents for 2018. We end with the Arizona Cardinals. It may be a foregone conclusion that the San Francisco 49ers will beat the Arizona Cardinals in 2018 and I really can’t see any other situation besides injuries that should suggest otherwise. The team that was once one of the most underrated in the NFL is going through transition. Quarterback Carson Palmer announced his retirement as did head coach Bruce Arians. In Palmer’s place is hope for Josh Rosen and perhaps Sam Bradford. Thank goodness wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has decided to come...

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Seahawks' Kam Chancellor: 'Time for the next chapter'

RENTON, Wash. — Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor said scans on his injured neck have shown no improvement and declared it was time for the next chapter.Chancellor had been awaiting further clarity on his neck, which he injured in a game against the Arizona Cardinals in November. In a posting on his Twitter account Sunday night, Chancellor said his latest scans showed no healing.Ive played through all types of bruises and injuries at a high level. But this one, I just cant ignore, he wrote.Chancellor never used the word retirement in his statement, which may have been...

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Five plays that define Kam Chancellor’s career

It looks as if Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor’s career on the gridiron is over due to the neck injury he suffered last season against the Arizona Cardinals. He never explicitly used the word “retire” but the gist of the statement is that it’s far too dangerous for him to ever suit up and play football again. Obviously you wish all the best healthwise for Kam as he enters what he calls, “the next chapter.” Chancellor was drafted in the 5th round back in 2010, but didn’t see regular playing time until 2011, as the Legion of Boom slowly took shape alongside Richard...

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Seahawks players react to Kam Chancellor’s quasi-retirement

It’s all but certain that Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor will never play another NFL snap. In a statement written on Sunday, Chancellor indicated that the neck injury he suffered against the Arizona Cardinals is not healing as he’d hoped, and while he never explicitly used the word “retirement,” it reads as if he knows he can’t continue his career. Chancellor has been with Seattle since 2010, earning regular defensive snaps in 2011, as the Legion of Boom began its rise to the top of the NFL. He was the leader of the pack, a fearsome hitter, and a physical freak who...

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Seahawks great Kam Chancellor tweets his apparent retirement

After seven and a half seasons in Seahawks college navy and action green, Kam Chancellor announced Sunday on Twitter what looked an awful lot like his retirement from professional football, eight months after a neck injury against the Arizona Cardinals rendered him unable to compete for the rest of the 2017 NFL season. Chancellor, who was selected in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft but became an All-Pro, a revolutionary strong safety (at 6-foot-3, 225 pounds) and a feared player over the middle of the field, had this to say on Twitter: “God has given me a sign that I just can’t...

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The Cardinals have a good old-fashioned QB battle on their hands

The Arizona Cardinals have a showdown for their starting quarterback position this summer. It will be interesting to see just who the Seattle Seahawks defense will be up against come Week 4. The Cardinals recently signed Sam Bradford to a one-year, $20 million deal. It was a risky move since Bradford is coming off a year of injury and only played two games for the Minnesota Vikings last season. We’ll have to base Bradford’s future performances on his 2016 season with Minnesota, since it’s the best we have to pull from. However, it is worth mentioning his one and only full start for...

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Arizona Cardinals Linebacker Outlook for 2018

Deone Bucannon to be more vocal, Linebacker depth is a problem Deone Bucannon’s fifth-year option was picked up and he will take on a more vocal leadership role in the upcoming season. He has the physical skills and the hard-hitting nature that can set the tone for this defense as he transitions to the weak-side linebacker position. After two seasons dealing with nagging leg injuries, he is finally healthy and should thrive in his new role. With him entering his contract year and his expanded leadership role, a contract extension could be in the works for him. Cardinals’ 2017...

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Bird Droppings: Injuries frustrate Arizona Cardinals starters, Warner talks DJ holdout and more

News and notes from around the web on the Arizona Cardinals. Happy Tuesday one and all. Hope your week has been a good one thus far. For the Arizona Cardinals, not much is happening, outside of the questions and concerns around David Johnson that aren’t really questions or concerns unless he is not paying attention to his years of service. That leads us to.. The news today. Even though not much is going on, much is still being written about the Arizona Cardinals, so get your day started off the right way. J.J. Nelson Wants To Offer More Than SpeedWide receiver works to make himself...

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Arizona Cardinals Offensive Line Outlook for 2018

D.J. Humphries trending in the right direction, Versatility of Cardinals’ depth General Manager Steve Keim made the offensive line a priority for improvement, after the Cardinals had the third-worst rushing offense (86.6 avg) and allowed the third-most sacks (52) in 2017. He made a major upgrade at right guard by signing Justin Pugh, formerly of the Giants, to a five-year $45 million contract. Andre Smith was signed to a two-year deal to start at right tackle. Former first-round pick D.J. Humphries continues to rehab from MCL surgery and is progressing well to be ready to start in the...

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Arizona Cardinals Running Back Outlook for 2018

David Johnson’s ‘bounce back’ year, Re-introduction of the Fullbacks It wasn’t long ago when David Johnson posted over 100 scrimmage yards in each of the first 15 games of the 2016 season. That same season, he led the NFL in all-purpose yards (2,118) and touchdowns (20). He has established himself as one of the NFL’s most dynamics players. After suffering a leg injury at the conclusion of the 2016 season and a wrist injury in the 2017 season opener, he is ready to return to form. His goal of 1,500 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards remains a possibility that can come to...

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Herrera's homer carries Phillies to 4-3 win over Cardinals

Odubel Herrera hit a tiebreaking, solo homer in the seventh inning, Cesar Hernandez hit a two-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 Wednesday. Yadier Molina hit a pair of homers for the Cardinals, who lost starter Michael Wacha to injury. Both came off Phillies...

Richard Sherman's Emotional Press Conference After Injury vs. Cardinals (Week 10) | NFL

Listen to Seattle Seahawks cornerback, Richard Sherman, speak after suffering an injury against the Arizona Cardinals during Week 10. Watch full games with NFL Game Pass: https://www.nfl.com/gamepass?campaign=sp-nf-gd-ot-yt-3000342 Sign up for Fantasy F