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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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Cardinals FS Tyrann Mathieu (thumb surgery) returned to practice Monday.
Mathieu fractured his left thumb in Week 13. After missing two games, he appears set to return against the Seahawks with a large cast that goes from all the way up to his forearm. Dec 16 - 8:17 AM
Source: ESPN.com

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Cardinals FS Tyrann Mathieu (thumb surgery) hopes to miss only two weeks.

Mathieu went under the knife on Wednesday. Per reporter Kent Somers, Mathieu will be re-evaluated in two weeks, at which point he hopes to return to the field with the aid of a cast. Tony Jefferson, a major downgrade, will man the fort in the meantime. It's possible Mathieu has played his final snap of the regular season.
Dec 4 - 4:51 PM

A source tells ESPN's Ed Werder that Cardinals FS Tyrann Mathieu needs thumb surgery.

Mathieu fractured and dislocated his thumb during Sunday's loss at Atlanta. He'll likely have a pin inserted and a cast placed on the joint, meaning a three-week absence. It's yet another substantial injury to a team that's been decimated by them, most notably Carson Palmer's ACL tear. Tony Jefferson will step in for Mathieu, signifying a major downgrade -- especially in coverage.
Dec 2 - 10:35 AM

According to Cardinals coach Bruce Arians, the "worst case" for FS Tyrann Mathieu (broken thumb) is having a pin inserted and missing three weeks.

Per Arians, the Cardinals are still deciding what to do. The alternative to having a pin inserted is slapping on a cast and playing through the injury. Mathieu's play has come on as the season has progressed after getting off to a slow start as he returned from a torn ACL.
Dec 1 - 2:26 PM

Tyrann Mathieu (thumb) could try to play with a cast for the rest of the season.

Mathieu fractured his thumb during Sunday's loss at Atlanta. We've seen defensive backs play with a "club" before, with varying degrees of success. Tony Jefferson would be a big downgrade if Mathieu ends up not being able to play.
Dec 1 - 12:35 PM

Cardinals S Tyrann Mathieu left Sunday's Week 13 game at Atlanta after fracturing his thumb.

Mathieu didn't return Sunday, but thinks he can play through it going forward. He's made a fine return from his 2013 ACL tear, playing at a plus level while sustaining health since debuting in Week 2. Mathieu was replaced by Tony Jefferson.
Nov 30 - 5:13 PM

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

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

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