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Tyrann Mathieu | Defensive Back | #32

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/13/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 186
College: LSU
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 3 (69) / ARZ
Contract: view contract details

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According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Cardinals CB/S Tyrann Mathieu will start at slot corner Thursday against the 49ers.
Mathieu was arguably the best slot corner in football last season before moving to free safety this year. With Tyvon Branch (groin) on injured reserve, Mathieu should have a chance to play the slot on a regular basis. D.J. Swearinger is the leading candidate to replace Mathieu at free safety. Oct 6 - 3:45 PM

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Cardinals CB Tyrann Mathieu (knee) was hesitant when asked about his health and Week 1 role.

Coach Bruce Arians has said Mathieu will play "every single play," but the defender did not seem as confident. "I’ll be out there," Mathieu said. "So, we’ll see." Mathieu will certainly play and is nearing full health, but he could be limited the first several weeks of the season.
Source: ESPN
Sep 10 - 1:51 PM

Cardinals coach Bryce Arians confirmed CB/S Tyrann Mathieu (knee) will start in Week 1 versus New England.

"Every single play," said Arians regarding Honey Badger's snap count. It's big news for the Cardinals, who will match up with Julian Edelman in Week 1. Mathieu made a remarkable recovery from his second career ACL tear.
Sep 2 - 2:08 PM

Coach Bruce Arians said DB Tyrann Mathieu (knee) will play in Arizona's third preseason game.

Mathieu got in some 11-on-11 work earlier this week. Getting cleared for Sunday's game puts him on track for the season opener. First-round DL Robert Nkemdiche (ankle) is also expected to play against Houston.
Aug 26 - 4:10 PM

Cardinals DB Tyrann Mathieu (knee) saw some snaps during 11-on-11 drills during Sunday's practice.

It is yet another step in the right direction for Mathieu, who is recovering from a December ACL tear. It would be a surprise if he is not ready for Week 1.
Aug 22 - 9:10 AM

Cardinals activated Tyrann Mathieu (ACL) off the active/PUP list.

Mathieu will only take part in walkthroughs for now, but he's officially on track for Week 1. Mathieu is unlikely to see any preseason reps, but has progressed without setbacks since going down last December.
Aug 16 - 2:59 PM

Tyrann Mathieu (ACL) is expected to be removed from the active/PUP list this week.

As are CB Justin Bethel (foot) and DT Frostee Rucker (ankle). Coach Bruce Arians has already said he hopes to get Mathieu some work during the team's joint practices with the Chargers this week, but it is unlikely he participates in anything more than individual drills. Mathieu appears to be on track for Week 1.
Aug 15 - 8:20 AM

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said he is hopeful Tyrann Mathieu (knee) will be able to get in some work next week.

The Cardinals are holding joint practices with the Chargers next week, and Arians hopes Mathieu will be able to participate in some respect during those days. Mathieu will be limited at best when he returns, but any practice would be a good sign for his Week 1 availability. Mathieu tore his ACL in December.
Aug 11 - 10:21 AM

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians says Tyrann Mathieu (knee) is two weeks away from practicing.

The same is true for Frostee Rucker (ankle). Arians said Mathieu was three weeks away last week, so he's progressing on schedule. Mathieu is technically questionable for Week 1, but barring a setback, he should be ready to go.
Aug 4 - 2:23 PM

Cardinals signed CB Tyrann Mathieu to a five-year, $62.5 million contract through 2020.

Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, the deal includes a whopping $40 million guaranteed. That's a ton for a player with two torn ACLs in three seasons, but Mathieu has been a genuinely elite — and extremely versatile — defensive back when on the field. He's a born playmaker who constantly finds himself near the ball. Mathieu is questionable for Week 1, but appears likely to avoid the reserve/PUP list.
Aug 2 - 3:07 PM

Tyrann Mathieu (ACL) believes he's about three weeks away from practicing.

Mathieu says he can "do everything," but that leaves him highly questionable for Week 1. If Mathieu doesn't progress as expected, he could become a candidate for the reserve/PUP list, which would cost him six games.
Jul 28 - 4:56 PM

Tyrann Mathieu (ACL) expects to be activated off the PUP list "shortly."

The Cardinals won't rush Mathieu's activation, as it would preclude him from beginning the year on the reserve/PUP list. The reserve/PUP seems highly unlikely, but Mathieu has said he won't return until he's 100 percent healthy. Evidently, he thinks it will be soon. Mathieu should be considered questionable for Week 1 until proven otherwise.
Jul 26 - 3:54 PM

Cardinals DB Tyrann Mathieu (knee) will open training camp on the active/PUP list.

It’s an expected move with Mathieu recovering from his second ACL surgery. Frostee Rucker (ankle) is also likely to open camp on PUP.
Jul 20 - 5:11 PM

ESPN's Ed Werder reports the Cardinals would like to hammer out an extension with contract-year DB Tyrann Mathieu before training camp.

The talks are complicated not just by the fact that Mathieu is recovering from a torn ACL, but also that he wants to be paid like a corner. The Cardinals are probably more inclined to offer safety money even though the majority of Mathieu's 2015 snaps came in the slot. Week 1 might be a more realistic deadline for a deal.
Jun 28 - 5:51 PM

Tyrann Mathieu (ACL) said he does not "want to be slotted as a corner or a safety."

Position designation could play a role as Mathieu negotiates his expected contract extension. Although he is labeled a safety by some, Mathieu played primarily as a corner last season, and top corners traditionally get paid more than top safeties. Mathieu is trying to eschew both labels, saying instead he wants to be paid like a "top defender." Even coming off his second career ACL tear, he should get his wish.
Source: ESPN
May 23 - 6:16 PM

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