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Tyrann Mathieu | Defensive Back | #32

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/13/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 186
College: LSU
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 3 (69) / ARZ
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Cardinals coach Bruce Arians estimates Tyrann Mathieu's surgically-repaired right knee is "96 percent."
Arians did say Mathieu's shoulder is back to 100 percent. Mathieu tore his ACL in Dec. 2015, and never looked quite right in 2016. Going on 25, Mathieu has torn both his ACLs during his four-year NFL career. Mathieu is a gifted playmaker when at 100 percent, but perhaps he'll never be quite the same again. Jan 31 - 4:42 PM

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Cardinals CB/S Tyrann Mathieu has already added 10 pounds this offseason.

Mathieu is bulking up in an effort to stay healthy and return to a safety-slot role close to the line of scrimmage, but he admits he may have to drop weight again if it affects his quickness. Mathieu's bigger concerns are the two ACL tears which seemed to sap his explosiveness in 2016. If he can get back to full health, he should return as the playmaker the Cardinals paid him to be last August.
Jan 26 - 12:55 PM

Cardinals placed CB Tyrann Mathieu (shoulder) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Mathieu struggled mightily coming off last year's ACL tear and dealt with a troublesome shoulder injury throughout 2016. "He gave it everything he had," said coach Bruce Arians. "It ain't Ty." The Cardinals also placed ILB Deone Bucannon and CB/S Tyvon Branch on injured reserve last week. Mathieu signed a new five-year, $64.1 million deal at the start of training camp and should return healthy as Arizona's playmaking slot corner in 2017.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 02:39:00 PM

Cardinals CB/S Tyrann Mathieu will return for Week 15 against the Saints.

This was confirmed by coach Bruce Arians on Friday. Mathieu will return to replace Tyvon Branch at slot corner after Branch was placed on injured reserve this week. Mathieu has struggled in coverage this season, so his presence isn't particularly worrisome for the fantasy outlook of Willie Snead.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 02:56:00 PM

Tyrann Mathieu (shoulder) returned to a limited practice on Wednesday.

He's missed four of the Cardinals' last five games while battling shoulder issues. His return to practice is a step in the right direction but it remains unclear if he'll be ready for Sunday's game against New Orleans. Tyvon Branch has been filling in at slot corner.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 05:49:00 PM

Tyrann Mathieu (shoulder) has been ruled out for Week 14.

The Cards will stay with Tyvon Branch at slot corner, where he has been terrific this year and arguably even better than Mathieu, whose play has declined due to a multitude of injuries. Mathieu remains out indefinitely. Despite this news, we would not upgrade Jarvis Landry's matchup because he'll now face Branch.
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 02:40:00 PM

Cardinals declared Tyrann Mathieu (shoulder), WR Marquis Bundy, LB Sio Moore, OG Cole Toner, DT Olsen Pierre, DT Robert Nkemdiche, and DT Ed Stinson inactive for Week 13 against the Redskins.

Coach Bruce Arians said Mathieu would be a game-time call, but he was never likely to play. Tyvon Branch will cover the slot with Mathieu out. It is an upgrade for Jamison Crowder. First-round pick Nkemdiche continues to be a healthy scratch.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 03:01:00 PM

Tyrann Mathieu (shoulder) is doubtful for Week 13 against the Redskins.

Mathieu has sat out practice the last two days after opening the week as a limited participant. Coach Bruce Arians is calling Mathieu a "game-time decision," but it would be a major upset if he plays on Sunday. Things are looking up for Jamison Crowder and Vernon Davis with Mathieu absent from the slot this week.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 02:48:00 PM

Tyrann Mathieu (shoulder) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

The practice confirms Mathieu did not suffer any setbacks in his return to game action against the Falcons. He could be limited all week, but Mathieu looks set to play against Washington.
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 05:04:00 PM

ESPN's Britt McHenry reports Tyrann Mathieu (shoulder, questionable) will play in Sunday's Week 12 game against the Falcons.

As expected. Mathieu sat out two games with a shoulder subluxation, but he is ready to roll after getting in a limited week of practice. He began the year at free safety but has since moved back to his more familiar position at slot corner. McHenry also reports Mathieu's knee is "feeling strong again," suggesting he will finish this season on a high note.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 08:14:00 AM

Tyrann Mathieu (shoulder) is questionable for Week 12 against the Falcons.

Mathieu put in three limited practices just as he did last week. Unlike last week, Mathieu is fully expected to play. He should resume his role as the team's primary slot corner on Sunday following a two-game absence.
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 03:21:00 PM

Cardinals GM Steve Keim said "there's a good chance" Tyrann Mathieu (shoulder) returns this week against the Falcons.

That was thought to be the case last week as well, but Mathieu was inactive following a week of limited practices. His availability will be more assured if he is able to return to full work in practice this week. The flailing Cardinals need their playmaker back on the field as soon as possible.
Mon, Nov 21, 2016 10:17:00 AM

Cardinals declared CB Tyrann Mathieu, WR Chris Hubert, CB Tharold Simon, G Cole Toner, DT Olsen Pierre, DT Robert Nkemdiche, and DT Corey Peters inactive for Week 11 against the Vikings.

Mathieu (shoulder) is believed to be targeting a Week 12 return.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 11:37:00 AM

Tyrann Mathieu (shoulder) is out for Sunday's Week 11 game against the Vikings.

Mathieu resumed practicing this week but still needs another week to get healthy. With Mathieu out of the mix, it appears Patrick Peterson will handle slot duties Sunday against Stefon Diggs. Look for Mathieu to return against Atlanta in Week 12.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 10:17:00 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Cardinals CB Tyrann Mathieu (shoulder) is not expected to play against the Vikings.

On Friday, coach Bruce Arians called Mathieu's availability a "Sunday decision." It sounds like it's already been decided. Mathieu's absence increases the chances Patrick Peterson will shadow Stefon Diggs into the slot. If Mathieu were healthy, the Cardinals would likely feel more comfortable leaving Peterson outside. Mathieu remains week to week with a dislocated shoulder.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 01:35:00 AM

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