Posts Tagged ‘Arizona Cardinals’

Watch: Cardinals Surprise Kitchen Staff Member Before Being Deployed

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

The Cardinals took time to surprise a kitchen staff member on his final day before being deployed. Leo Longoria, a member of the Cardinals' kitchen staff and the Arizona Army National Guard, thought he was coming to work to say goodbye to his co-workers. Instead, Longoria was greeted by the entire Cardinals team and head coach Steve Wilks.

Robert Nkemdiche confident he can produce for Cardinals

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche was the 29th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. The former second-team All-American selection at Mississippi has yet to record a single sack in his NFL career despite accounting for 16 sacks in his three years at Ole Miss. Nevertheless, Nkemdiche is optimistic he’ll still be able to become a productive member of the Cardinals defense. “I know I can,” Nkemdiche said, via Bob McManaman of the Arizona Republic.

Cardinals’ Moubarak Djeri takes long journey in NFL quest

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

The journey from the tiny African nation of Togo to the Cologne Crocodiles of the German Football League to the Arizona Cardinals is a very long one. Now, still learning English, Moubarak Djeri is trying to navigate the tough and often complicated world of the NFL and prove he belongs. "This experience is really big," he said after the Cardinals went through a voluntary workout Thursday.

Cardinals tight end Gresham helps air traveler out of a tight spot

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Arizona Cardinals tight end Jermaine Gresham came to the rescue of a distressed traveler on Wednesday, saving a woman from missing her flight. Delilah Cassidy chronicled her experience via Twitter after American Airlines told her she would need to pay $50 to carry on her bag. In stepped Gresham, whom Cassidy didn't recognize.

Cardinals TE Jermaine Gresham helps thankful passenger make flight

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

They say no good deed goes unpunished. Make that no good deed goes unnoticed. Arizona Cardinals tight end Jermaine Gresham's act of kindness toward a fellow traveler Wednesday saved her from missing a flight and has caught the attention of many via social media.

After kneeling: the ways NFL players can protest despite the new rules

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

“All team and league personnel on the field shall stand and show respect for the flag and the anthem”: that is how the NFL worded their edict that players who kneel during the national anthem will be fined. The Guardian spoke with experts in non-violent protest to ask how players might express resistance in light of NFL edict. “They have a number of options,” says Dr Adolphus Belk, a political science professor at Winthrop University.

NFL Kneel Protest Ban Unconstitutional, Says Expert

Saturday, May 26th, 2018

The NFL’s ban on players protesting against racism and police violence by kneeling during the national anthem may be illegal, according to a Harvard labor and industry professor. In an op-ed for Vox published Friday, Harvard labor and industry professor Benjamin Sachs argued that the NFL rules forcing players who wish to protest to remain in the locker room violate both the First Amendment and labor laws. Members of the Dallas Cowboys link arms and kneel during the National Anthem before the start of the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 25, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona.

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.