Archive for the ‘Arizona Cardinals’ Category

Jamar Taylor early favorite to start at cornerback for Cardinals

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

It’s been just a few days since Jamar Taylor joined the Arizona Cardinals, but he’s already being viewed as the favorite to start at cornerback with his new team opposite stalwart Patrick Peterson. Taylor was acquired from the Cleveland Browns last Friday in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick. Taylor recorded 119 tackles, a forced fumble, a half sack and three interceptions over the last two years in Cleveland.

New Cardinals cornerback Taylor looks to earn starting job

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

For now anyway, Jamar Taylor seems the odds-on favorite to win the cornerback job opposite Patrick Peterson, a chore that's loaded with action since that's the direction most opponents decide to throw. Last week, the Arizona Cardinals sent a 2020 sixth-round draft pick to Cleveland in exchange for Taylor, who started 29 games for the Browns the past two seasons. ''It means another opportunity,'' Taylor said after he practiced Wednesday, the second day of the Cardinals' voluntary workouts this week.

The NFL Told Teams to Stand During the National Anthem in the 1960s. Here’s How One Player Protested

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

The decision comes more than a year after San Francisco 49ers then-quarterback Colin Kaepernick decided to sit and kneel during “The Star-Spangled Banner” as a protest against police brutality, inspiring other players to do the same. This isn’t the first time that the commissioner of the league has decided to clarify how players should act during the song. The anthem had become a mainstay at professional football stadiums shortly after the end of World War II, when NFL Commissioner Elmer Layden called for teams to play the national anthem at the beginning of games, continuing what had been seen by some as a temporary wartime show of patriotism.

Josh Rosen wanted to skip marketing event to practice with Cardinals

Friday, May 18th, 2018

Josh Rosen, endlessly and unfairly picked apart before the NFL draft for his love of football among other things, wanted to skip an annual league marketing event so he could stay with his teammates and practice. Rosen, the Arizona Cardinals’ first-round pick and new quarterback, told the team he wanted to decline an invitation to go to the NFLPA’s’s “rookie premiere” event in Los Angeles according to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic. Rosen was told that wasn’t possible.

Cardinals not worried by 2nd-rounder Kirk’s pre-draft arrest

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

The Arizona Cardinals say they were aware that Texas A&M wide receiver Christian Kirk was arrested for disorderly conduct and damaging property in February prior to selecting him in the second round (No. 47 overall) of last month's draft. "We knew about it," coach Steve Wilks told reporters Tuesday. As I stated before, we want to bring in great character guys and I think Christian is one of those guys.

Cardinals’ Christian Kirk was arrested before draft for allegedly throwing rocks at cars

Monday, May 14th, 2018

Receiver Christian Kirk went a little lower than some expected in last month’s NFL draft, and now we might know why. Kirk was arrested leaving the Waste Management Phoenix Open in early February according to the Arizona Republic. The Republic said Kirk, who was born and raised in Scottsdale, Ariz., was charged with criminal damage.

Report: Cardinals WR Christian Kirk Arrested for Disorderly Conduct and Property Damage

Monday, May 14th, 2018

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Christian Kirk, who was drafted in the second round of this year's NFL draft, was arrested almost two months before the draft, Arizona Central reports. On Feb. 3, as Kirk and his friends were leaving the Waste Management Phoenix Open, they were seen throwing rocks at cars outside the tournament. "The suspects were intoxicated and leaving the WMPO," Scottsdale Police said.

Payton would ‘absolutely’ consider signing RB Peterson

Saturday, May 12th, 2018

While he reiterated the team doesn't currently plan to sign a veteran running back, New Orleans head coach Sean Payton said he would "absolutely" consider bringing back Adrian Peterson if the Saints do add a back. New Orleans signed Peterson to a two-year deal last offseason and traded him to the Arizona Cardinals in October, after Cardinals back David Johnson hurt his wrist and then-rookie Alvin Kamara emerged for the Saints. Peterson played in just six games for the Cardinals before a season-ending neck injury, and he was released in March.

Sean Payton open to bringing Adrian Peterson back to Saints with Mark Ingram suspension

Saturday, May 12th, 2018

Adrian Peterson joined the New Orleans Saints last season for a short stint before a trade to the Arizona Cardinals after the emergence of rookie running back Alvin Kamara. Peterson didn’t see much playing time in New Orleans and appeared frustrated at times on the sideline with head coach Sean Payton.

Steve Wilks: Sam Bradford is the starter, but Josh Rosen won’t be held back

Friday, May 11th, 2018

With Carson Palmer retired, the Arizona Cardinals need a new starting quarterback. “We’re pushing everybody to start,” coach Steve Wilks said Friday, via NFL.com. “I’ve stated this several times: Sam Bradford is our starter.