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Bobby Massie | Tackle

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/1/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 316
College: Mississippi
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Bobby Massie started at right tackle during the Cardinals' preseason opener.
Massie played just 57 offensive snaps last season while struggling to learn coach Bruce Arians' offense, but clearly out-played Bradley Sowell during spring practice, and is now the favorite to begin the year at right tackle. Sowell will likely serve in a swing role. Aug 9 - 9:39 PM

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The Cardinals' official website calls 2014 a make-or-break year for third-year RT Bobby Massie.

Massie was drafted by the old regime. He started all 16 games for Rod Graves and Ken Whisenhunt's 2012 Cardinals before playing just 57 offensive snaps for Steve Keim and Bruce Arians' group last season. The former fourth-round pick was considered a first-round sleeper leading up to the 2012 draft who was oozing with upside at 6'6/316 with vine-like 35-inch arms. Massie is the favorite to start over Bradley Sowell opposite LT Jared Veldheer.
Jul 16 - 1:38 PM

Bobby Massie is currently leading the competition to be the Cardinals' starting right tackle and will enter training camp No. 1 on the depth chart.

Massie is competing with Bradley Sowell and Nate Potter for the gig after the team decided not to re-sign free agent Eric Winston. Massie played 57 offensive snaps across eight games last season, a year after starting all 16 games as a rookie. He gave up 13 sacks in 2012 and graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 72 tackle. Arizona has also flirted with free agent RT Tyson Clabo.
Jun 11 - 4:08 PM

The Cardinals will look at internal options to replace free agent RT Eric Winston.

Bobby Massie is the favorite. He only played 57 snaps last season but was a strong performer down the stretch in 2012. G Nate Potter and T Bradley Sowell are also candidates for the job. With the right guard position also up for grabs, the Cards could have as many as four new starters on their 2014 offensive line.
Apr 12 - 9:01 AM

Cardinals OC Harold Goodwin said RT Bobby Massie is entering a "make-or-break year" in 2014.

With Eric Winston a free agent, Massie is the current in-house favorite to start at right tackle. He appeared in just eight games last season, but started all 16 games as a rookie in 2012. The Cardinals are expected to add depth to the right side of their offensive line in the draft, so Massie could end up serving as a swing tackle. Third-year LT Bradley Sowell will also compete with Massie in training camp.
Mar 28 - 8:02 PM

Cardinals GM Steve Keim mentioned second-year RT Bobby Massie as a player he thinks is poised for a "break out" 2013 season.

Massie started all 16 games as a rookie fourth-round pick out of Ole Miss, and he was welcomed to the NFL rudely early on. He gave up a whopping six sacks to Cam Wake and the Dolphins in Week 4. Massie improved his play dramatically after the Week 10 bye, and was arguably the team's best lineman in the second half.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 07:27:00 PM

New Cardinals coach Bruce Arians plans to have as many as four assistants focusing on the offensive line.

It's a stark departure from former coach Ken Whisenhunt, who never hired an assistant for OL coach Russ Grimm. According to the Arizona Republic, that was an even bigger problem than it was on its face because Grimm wasn't overly interested in developing young talent, instead preferring to work with veterans. The Cardinals' terrible line went a long way toward submarining each of the past three seasons, but Arians appears to have the proper urgency when it comes to addressing it.
Wed, Jan 23, 2013 01:33:00 PM

According to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic, Cardinals rookie RT Bobby Massie "has not looked ready for a primetime role" based on preseason games and training camp practices.

The Cardinals' coaching staff wanted Massie to win the starting right tackle job, "but not this way" -- due to injuries. Had Levi Brown stayed healthy, he'd be starting on the left side with D'Anthony Batiste on the right. As it stands currently, Batiste is the left tackle with Massie on the right. The top backup, or "swing tackle" behind both is sixth-round rookie Nate Potter.
Mon, Sep 3, 2012 04:58:00 PM

Fourth-round pick Bobby Massie has been promoted into the Cardinals' starting lineup at right tackle.

29-year-old journeyman D'Anthony Batiste, who has four career starts and none since 2007, is the starting left tackle. Massie was viewed as a raw project coming out of Ole Miss, but he's the desperate Cardinals' best option. Expect John Skelton and/or Kevin Kolb to receive shoddy pass protection all year long.
Mon, Aug 27, 2012 10:28:00 PM

There's a feeling that Cardinals coaches would like fourth-round rookie Bobby Massie to win the right tackle job in camp.

Jeremy Bridges ran with the starters during offseason workouts, but Massie has significantly more upside at 6'6/316. Ideally, Bridges would serve as the swing tackle, also backing up the underwhelming Levi Brown on the left side.
Sat, Jul 21, 2012 09:49:00 AM

Although fourth-round RT Bobby Massie is working with the second team behind Jeremy Bridges, coach Ken Whisenhunt is "looking forward to seeing him compete for that spot."

Whiz is eager to see Massie improve his technique and pick up defenses, but is impressed with the rookie's athleticism. "His pass sets have been very good," said Whisenhunt. "I'll tell you what, he looks the part. Big guy, good movement."
Thu, May 24, 2012 09:21:00 PM

Sources close to the team tell NFLDraftScout.com's Rob Rang that the Cardinals will give fourth-rounder Bobby Massie "every opportunity" to win the starting right tackle job.

Massie was widely-ranked as a second-round talent heading into the draft, and he has the size and experience against top college competition to catch on quickly. Rang's sources suggest Massie fell in the draft not due to talent, but rather to questions about work ethic after showing little in the way of technical improvement at Ole Miss. Massie will only have to beat out the underwhelming pair of Jeremy Bridges and D'Anthony Batiste to win the job in training camp.
Thu, May 17, 2012 03:07:00 PM

Cardinals agreed to terms with fourth-round OT Bobby Massie on a four-year contract.

Massie is the first Cardinals' draft pick to sign. Long and lean at 6-foot-6, 316 pounds, Massie has left-tackle size, but will compete with Jeremy Bridges to be the Cardinals' right tackle. Massie played exclusively right tackle at Ole Miss, but if he bulks up, he could eventually be viewed as an option on the blindside.
Tue, May 15, 2012 12:46:00 PM

VP of player personnel Steve Keim confirmed that the Cardinals envision fourth-round rookie Bobby Massie as a right tackle.

Massie has left tackle length, but was a right tackle at Ole Miss and will battle Jeremy Bridges to start there in Arizona. "He certainly has the mobility and the movement skills that rival many of the offensive tackles that I've seen play on the left side," Keim said. "So I certainly wouldn't count it out, but I think to bring him in right away, he's the prototypical right tackle."
Thu, May 3, 2012 11:45:00 AM

The Arizona Republic expects fourth-round pick OT Bobby Massie to push Jeremy Bridges for the Cardinals' starting right tackle job.

Massie was considered a first-round sleeper by SI's Tony Pauline, but likely fell over concerns about his strength and fluidity. He played exclusively right tackle at Ole Miss, and should be given every opportunity to beat out Bridges, who's started more than five games just once since 2007.
Mon, Apr 30, 2012 11:56:00 AM