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Frostee Rucker | Defensive Lineman | #92

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (34) / 9/14/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 280
College: USC
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 3 (91) / CIN
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Free agent DE Frostee Rucker visited the Jets.
This is his first known visit. Rucker has a connection to Jets coach Todd Bowles, who served as his defensive coordinator in Arizona for two seasons. The 34-year-old registered 29 tackles and 1.5 sacks over 606 defensive snaps for the Cardinals last year. Apr 17 - 5:25 PM

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Cardinals re-signed DE Frostee Rucker to a one-year contract.

Rucker didn't draw much (any?) interest elsewhere so he'll return for a fifth season in Arizona. The 33-year-old earned PFF's No. 37 grade out of 51 qualifiers at 3-4 defensive end last year. Rucker's return takes on greater importance following the loss of Calais Campbell.
Fri, Mar 17, 2017 04:36:00 PM

The Arizona Republic believes the Cardinals could re-sign free agent DE Frostee Rucker.

Rucker offered little as a run stopper or pass rusher last season, but knows Bruce Arians' system and will be cheap. Rucker turns 34 in September.
Tue, Mar 14, 2017 01:18:00 PM

Cardinals DE Frostee Rucker (knee) has resumed practicing.

Rucker has missed the past three games. He'll be good to go for Week 5.
Mon, Oct 3, 2016 03:34:00 PM

Cardinals declared DT Frostee Rucker, P Drew Butler, DT Robert Nkemdiche, DT Olsen Pierre, G Cole Toner, CB Brandon Williams and NT Xavier Williams inactive for Week 4 against the Rams.

Rucker is week to week with an MCL injury. Justin Bethel (foot), Tyvon Branch (groin) and Kareem Martin (knee) are active for Arizona.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 03:11:00 PM

Cardinals DE Frostee Rucker will be sidelined 2-3 weeks after suffering an MCL injury in Sunday's opener.

Rucker was limited to 32-of-74 snaps against the Patriots after going down in the third quarter. The Cardinals will have to dig deeper into their defensive line rotation during Rucker's absence.
Mon, Sep 12, 2016 03:17:00 PM

Cardinals activated DE Frostee Rucker (ankle) from the active/PUP list.

Rucker went under the knife late last winter, but was always expected to be cleared before Week 1. Going on 33, Rucker will be asked to stuff the run this season.
Tue, Aug 16, 2016 03:03:00 PM

Cardinals placed DE Frostee Rucker (ankle) and CB Justin Bethel (broken foot) on the active/PUP list.

As previously reported, Tyrann Mathieu will also start out on the PUP as he completes his recovery from a torn ACL. Rucker and Bethel will both be ready for Week 1. Mathieu is questionable.
Tue, Jul 26, 2016 03:26:00 PM

Cardinals DE Frostee Rucker (ankle) has been sidelined at OTAs.

Recovering from ankle surgery, Rucker is still expected back in time for training camp this summer. Justin Bethel (foot), Tyrann Mathieu (ACL) and Patrick Peterson (ankle) have also been absent for OTAs.
Tue, May 17, 2016 10:15:00 PM

Cardinals DE Frostee Rucker is recovering from ankle surgery.

Rucker missed three games, but played through his ankle injury late in the season. The surgery puts his OTA status in question. 32-year-old Rucker made 13 starts (609 snaps) last year, grading as a league-average run stopper.
Source: ESPN.com
Fri, Mar 11, 2016 05:26:00 PM

Cardinals DE Frostee Rucker is day to day with an ankle injury.

However, the Cardinals are awaiting MRI results. Rucker has been about a 66 percent player (by snaps) for the Cardinals this season, tallying two sacks. He's been league average against the run.
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 02:19:00 PM

Cardinals signed DE Frostee Rucker to a one-year extension through 2016.

A replacement-level player, Rucker appeared in 15 games last season, making seven starts. He tallied five sacks in 487 snaps, and was a plus against the run. He'll be used in a similar capacity this season. Frostee turns 32 in September.
Mon, Jun 1, 2015 02:03:00 PM

Cardinals DE Frostee Rucker is expected to miss Week 2 after suffering a calf injury in Monday's win over the Chargers.

Rucker is officially "doubtful" on a short week. Tommy Kelly should fill in, with rookies Kareem Martin and Ed Stinson perhaps seeing an uptick in snaps against the G-Men.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 03:32:00 PM

Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 Phoenix expects Frostee Rucker to fill the starting left end spot vacated by Darnell Dockett.

Rucker is a soon-to-be 31-year-old who has made 36 career starts, with all but one of those coming with the Bengals. He has 12 career sacks and four forced fumbles. Rucker is merely an average player. We'd expect third-rounder Kareem Martin and/or fifth-rounder Ed Stinson to eventually overtake him.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 01:15:00 PM

Cardinals re-signed DE Frostee Rucker to a two-year, $2.145 million contract.

The deal includes $590,000 guaranteed. Rucker had one sack and 11 tackles for Arizona in limited playing time last season. With Darnell Dockett and Calais Campbell still in town, Rucker should be nothing more than a rotational player again in 2014.
Tue, Mar 11, 2014 04:42:00 PM

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