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Jaron Brown (shoulder) will participate in the Cardinals’ offseason program.

Brown suffered a fractured shoulder in January, but managed to avoid surgery. He expects to be full speed for the start of OTAs. Brown is Arizona's No. 4 receiver.
Apr 18 - 9:04 PM

The Arizona Republic's Kent Somers expects Cardinals ILB Daryl Washington to receive a 4-6 game suspension.

That would be on top of the yearlong ban Washington is coming off of this season, as he's expected to apply for reinstatement any day here. The Cardinals figure to roll with Sean Weatherspoon and Kevin Minter at inside linebacker while Washington is out. Washington will turn 29 in October.
Apr 17 - 10:30 AM

The Arizona Republic's Bob McManaman expects "big things" from Cardinals second-year WR John Brown this season.

It's going to be awfully hard for Brown to improve on his 94 targets as a rookie, barring an injury, because Larry Fitzgerald is returning on a new two-year contract. Coach Bruce Arians has also said he expects a bigger year out of Michael Floyd. The Cardinals love "Smokey" Brown, but he may have to sit tight for another year or two. Arizona is also expected to run the ball more in 2015.
Apr 17 - 10:19 AM

The Arizona Republic wonders whether the Cardinals will be able to re-sign contract-year RT Bobby Massie.

Massie started all 17 games last year, including Arizona's playoff loss. He received poor marks in pass protection from Pro Football Focus. If he can take another step forward, Massie should get paid as a 26-year-old. The Cardinals may not be able to afford him after ponying up big free agent contracts to LT Jared Veldheer and LG Mike Iupati in back-to-back offseasons.
Apr 17 - 10:10 AM

Suspended Cardinals ILB Daryl Washington intends to apply for reinstatement "within the next week or so."

Washington recently stated he has not failed or missed a test for banned substances during his suspension, and also completed an anger-management class. Washington still hasn't been disciplined for a past domestic violence arrest; his current indefinite ban is for offenses related to illegal substances. We suspect Washington will begin 2015 on the reserve/suspended list.
Apr 10 - 3:37 PM

Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson said diabetes affected his play last season.

Peterson was oddly getting humiliated by opposing wideouts on a weekly basis early in the year. He says that once doctors detected and got his diabetic condition under control, it "made a big difference." Peterson was still a bit inconsistent in the second half of the year, but did flash some of the shutdown form we know he's capable of. Peterson will likely be asked to shadow No. 1 wideouts again this season, especially with Antonio Cromartie gone.
Apr 7 - 8:02 AM

AzCardinals.com doesn't consider third-year OG Jonathan Cooper a viable candidate for the team's center job.

The Cardinals have a hole at center with released veteran Lyle Sendlein thus far refusing to return at a discount, but Cooper is penciled in at right guard. The No. 7 overall pick of the 2013 draft, injuries have limited Cooper to just 10 appearances and two starts. 2015 is shaping up as a make-or-break year for the interior lineman.
Apr 6 - 2:44 PM

Coach Bruce Arians said Larry Fitzgerald struggled on option routes last season.

Fitzgerald, playing as an inside possession receiver at age 31, finished with just 63 catches for 784 yards and a career-worst two TDs. Poor quarterback play and nagging knee woes were known culprits, but it's a bit surprising that such a savvy veteran didn't fully grasp the scheme. "Larry struggled early when we gave him two or three-way options," said Arians. "He plays faster when he has one option. You have to play almost as fast with two options." Arians went on to say Fitz has made great progress and expects a bounceback with a healthy Carson Palmer.
Apr 2 - 8:42 AM

Andre Ellington forced just 20 missed tackles on 247 touches last season.

Out of 18 running backs who accounted for at least 50 percent of his team's attempts, Ellington received by-far PFF's worst "elusive rating." It's just another sign that the Cardinals can't rely on 199-pound Ellington as their backfield workhorse. He's a change-up back and complementary piece to use in space, not a foundation runner who can bang it between the tackles. Arizona would love for Georgia RB Todd Gurley to be there at No. 24 overall in the draft.
Apr 1 - 11:20 AM

Cardinals signed QB Chandler Harnish to a one-year contract.

A fourth-year journeyman, Harnish played for Bruce Arians in Indianapolis. He could fight for No. 3 duties in the desert, but is likely just a camp arm.
Mar 31 - 3:24 PM

Coach Bruce Arians said Deone Bucannon will move back to safety this season.

Bucannon was a versatile stud as a rookie, playing a hybrid linebacker position despite getting drafted as a safety. But with Sean Weatherspoon now in the fold and Daryl Washington possibly getting off suspension, the need at linebacker isn't as great. So Bucannon will be competing with Rashad Johnson, Tony Jefferson and Tyrann Mathieu for snaps at safety -- at least in base looks.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 30 - 11:17 AM

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians says he wants to see more "consistency" from Michael Floyd in his fourth NFL season.

Arians called Floyd a "victim" of Arizona's 2014 revolving door at quarterback, but indicated the jury is still out on the 13th pick in the 2012 draft. "I think some frustration went into his play at times," said Arians. "But he still needs to hit a consistency level. He's a thousand-yard player every year. He should have had a thousand, easily, last year." The Cardinals must soon decide whether to exercise Floyd's 2016 option year. Floyd turned 25 late last November.
Mar 29 - 2:25 PM

The Cardinals plan to get Logan Thomas "a ton of reps" this offseason.

"He's going to get a ton of work," Bruce Arians said. "We drafted him for two years from now, not November." The Cardinals need to find out what they have in Thomas, who should open the season behind injury-prone QBs Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton. He struggled on limited snaps in 2014, and was passed over for Ryan Lindley in two late-season starts. Thomas won't prevent the Cardinals from drafting a long-term answer at quarterback.
Mar 27 - 8:07 PM

Cardinals signed TE Ifeanyi Momah to a one-year contract.

Momah is the third-known Veteran Combine participant to land a contract. The 6-foot-7 receiver-tight end hybrid has bounced around the league since being part of the Eagles' final cuts last summer. All he really offers is size.
Mar 25 - 3:04 PM

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said the team will give Kareem Martin a look at outside linebacker.

Martin struggled through an underwhelming first season, recording just one sack over 186 snaps at defensive end. He wasn't much of a run-stopper, finishing 73rd out of 89 3-4 defensive ends in Pro Football Focus' rankings. Sam Acho and Matt Shaughnessy were Arizona's main outside linebackers last season, though Acho remains a free agent.
Mar 25 - 11:56 AM


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