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Tyrann Mathieu | Defensive Back

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (22) / 5/13/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 186
College: LSU
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Coach Bruce Arians said he thinks Tyrann Mathieu was playing scared in the Cardinals' Week 3 win over the 49ers.
Mathieu is coming off ACL surgery and has played just 20 defensive snaps since making his debut in Week 2. It's very possible he's not yet trusting the reconstructed knee. Arians added that SS Tony Jefferson's strong play is making it hard to get Mathieu on the field. Jefferson is PFF's No. 1-ranked safety against the run. Mathieu's snaps should increase as the ballhawking slot corner. Sep 23 - 8:49 PM

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Cardinals S Tyrann Mathieu (knee) made his 2014 debut in Sunday's Week 2 win at the Giants.

Mathieu was a deep reserve in dime packages, playing on just 5-of-73 snaps. But it's an impressive recovery after he blew out his knee on Dec. 8 of last season. Mathieu was one of the league's best rookies before his injury, racking up 68 total tackles, a sack and two interceptions before going down.
Sep 15 - 9:27 AM

Tyrann Mathieu (knee) is listed as probable for Week 2.

Mathieu is on track to make his regular-season debut after getting in a full week of practice. It's an impressive recovery from his December knee surgery. Mathieu figures to see limited snaps in his first game back.
Sep 12 - 8:41 PM

Tyrann Mathieu (knee) is inactive for Monday night's Week 1 tilt with the Chargers.

Coach Bruce Arians called Mathieu a game-time decision, but most never expected Mathieu to play. He was just cleared to tackle last week. We'll consider the talented sophomore week-to-week. Rashad Johnson will make the start.
Sep 8 - 9:08 PM

FOX's Jay Glazer reported Sunday there's an "80 percent chance" Cardinals DB Tyrann Mathieu (knee) will miss Monday night's opener against San Diego.

Coach Bruce Arians called both Andre Ellington (foot) and Mathieu "game-time decisions" on Saturday, but neither player is expected to be active. The Cards will turn to Rashad Johnson at safety, opposite rookie Deone Bucannon. Beat writers in Arizona don't think Mathieu will play in Week 2, either.
Sep 7 - 12:50 PM

Tyrann Mathieu (questionable, knee) is a game-time decision for Monday night's opener against the Chargers.

Mathieu practiced in full this week, but could be held out after missing the entire preseason. He'd likely play limited snaps if active.
Sep 6 - 4:05 PM

XTRA 910 Arizona's Mike Jurecki "guess[es]" FS Tyrann Mathieu (knee) won't play until Week 5, following the Cardinals' bye.

Mathieu has been practicing in full this week, but it's no guarantee that he'll suit up Monday night. The Cardinals are going to be cautious with Mathieu after he was just cleared to begin tackling in practice this week. Coach Bruce Arians previously said Mathieu would have had to play in the preseason finale to be able to play in the season opener. He didn't play last week.
Sep 5 - 9:46 AM

Tyrann Mathieu (knee) was listed as a full participant in Thursday's practice.

It's a step in the right direction, but it remains far from a guarantee that Mathieu will suit up against the Chargers on Monday. Mathieu should be considered week to week until the Cardinals announce he's ready to return.
Sep 4 - 5:39 PM

Cardinals DB Tyrann Mathieu (knee) has been cleared to tackle during practice next week.

Coach Bruce Arians said Mathieu would have to play in Thursday's preseason finale to be active for Week 1, but wants to see how he looks in practice before ruling him out. Mathieu has been participating in 11-on-11 drills since last week. He remains questionable for Arizona's regular-season opener on September 8.
Aug 29 - 5:32 PM

Speaking Monday, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said DB Tyrann Mathieu (knee) must play in Thursday's preseason finale to be active for Week 1.

Per Arians, there's still a "chance of that." We'd ultimately be surprised if the Cardinals took a hardline with Mathieu's health. If he looks healthy in Week 1 practice, it would take an extreme amount of discipline for the Cardinals to hold him out.
Aug 25 - 3:29 PM

Cardinals DB Tyrann Mathieu (knee) has been cleared for 11-on-11 drills.

It's an important step for the Honey Badger in his quest to be ready for Week 1. The Cardinals are still going to err on the side of caution, but Mathieu has a legit shot at being ready for the opener.
Aug 21 - 5:44 PM

Cardinals activated DB Tyrann Mathieu (knee) from the active/PUP list.

As is the case with Rob Gronkowski, there is "some optimism" Mathieu will be ready for Week 1, but it's far from a guarantee. Nevertheless, the Honey Badger is now looking like a good bet to get on the field before October. His presence would be a huge boost for a defense that just lost LE Darnell Dockett for the season, and is looking far-less imposing on paper than a year ago.
Aug 19 - 4:15 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports there's "some optimism" that Cardinals DB Tyrann Mathieu (knee) will play Week 1.

Mathieu will be activated from the PUP list Tuesday and begin practicing with the team. While Week 1 may be asking a lot of Mathieu, it certainly appears he'll be available to the Cardinals during the season's first month. The Cardinals are going to be careful with Mathieu, but they know they need him in the NFC West.
Aug 18 - 7:24 PM

Coach Bruce Arians said FS Tyrann Mathieu (knee) is close to being activated from the active/PUP list, and it may even happen next week.

Last week, Mathieu said he hoped to begin practicing in 2-3 weeks, so this lines up with that timeframe. Getting Arians on board with that plan was going to be the tough part, but it appears Mathieu has convinced him. Once the Cardinals pull Mathieu off the active/PUP list, he can no longer begin the season on reserve/PUP. Mathieu may not be ready Week 1, but he'll be close.
Aug 12 - 2:23 PM

Cardinals FS Tyrann Mathieu (knee) hopes to begin practicing in 2-3 weeks.

"Hopefully we can stick to that timetable," Mathieu said. He also allowed that coach Bruce Arians may not be on board with that plan. Mathieu is doubtful for Week 1. It's not outside the realm of possibility he begins the season on the reserve/PUP list, costing him six games.
Aug 7 - 1:30 PM

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