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A source tells PFT that the Cardinals will not release Larry Fitzgerald this offseason.

Fitzgerald carries an exorbitant $23.6 million cap number for 2015 as part of the eight-year, $128.5 million contract he signed in 2011. Per PFT, the future Hall of Famer could be traded, restructure his deal or lower his cap number via an extension of some sort -- but he won't be cut. Of course, this could be a leverage leak from the team looking to maintain some kind of trade market for a 31-year-old receiver who has just 61 catches, 755 yards and two touchdowns in 13 games this season.
Dec 22 - 8:33 AM

John Brown caught three passes for 54 yards in the Cardinals' Week 16 loss to Seattle.

Brown led the Cardinals in receiving in a game where Ryan Lindley completed just 41 percent of his passes. He remains the No. 3 option behind Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd. Brown won't be on the daily-league radar against the 49ers.
Dec 22 - 1:19 AM

Michael Floyd caught two passes for 41 yards in Sunday night's Week 16 loss to Seattle.

Floyd was a non-factor outside of a 32-yard catch in the third quarter. He was Ryan Lindley's No. 2 option, finishing with eight targets. Floyd is averaging 59 yards over his last four games and hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 11.
Dec 22 - 1:11 AM

Larry Fitzgerald caught four passes for 33 yards in Sunday night's Week 16 loss to Seattle.

Fitzgerald had 11 targets, but was held back by Ryan Lindley. His longest play was a 16-yard catch late in the fourth quarter. Fitzgerald could get an upgrade with Drew Stanton hoping to return in Week 17. The Cardinals play the 49ers in their final game before the postseason.
Dec 22 - 12:53 AM

Kerwynn Williams was held to two carries for four yards in Sunday night's loss to Seattle.

Williams barely saw the field behind Stepfan Taylor. He surprisingly wasn't part of the gameplan after leading the backfield in snaps last week. Taylor averaged just 1.7 YPC, so Williams could be more involved in Week 17 against the 49ers.
Dec 22 - 12:45 AM

Stepfan Taylor rushed 11 times for 19 yards in Sunday night's Week 16 loss to Seattle.

Taylor started and got the majority of carries. He was a non-factor in the run game, but managed two catches for 25 yards on three targets. Taylor should remain in a timeshare with Kerwynn Williams going forward despite significantly outsnapping him this week. The Cardinals have a matchup with the 49ers in Week 17.
Dec 22 - 12:33 AM

Ryan Lindley completed 18-of-44 passes for 216 yards and an interception in Sunday night's Week 16 loss to Seattle.

Lindley predictably struggled to move the offense, missing open receivers throughout the game. His interception came on a bad overthrow directly to Richard Sherman. Lindley completed only 41 percent of his passes and averaged an anemic 4.9 yards per attempt. With the loss, Arizona drops to second place in the NFC West. The Cardinals are hoping Drew Stanton can return in Week 17.
Dec 22 - 12:18 AM

Drew Stanton (knee) is inactive for Sunday night's Week 16 game against Seattle.

Ryan Lindley will start, with Logan Thomas backing him up. The rest of the Cardinals inactives are WR Brittan Golden, S Chris Clemons, OG Jonathan Cooper, NT Alameda Ta'amu, OL Anthony Steen, and DE Kareem Martin.
Dec 21 - 7:03 PM

Cardinals LG Jonathan Cooper (wrist) has been ruled out of Week 16 against the Seahawks.

Cooper says the injury is "something between a break and a sprain." Ted Larsen will move from right guard to the left side, and Paul Fanaika will slot in at right guard.
Dec 20 - 1:37 PM

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians suggested Friday that Drew Stanton (knee, doubtful) could be active for Sunday's game versus Seattle to serve as Ryan Lindley's backup.

Arians confirmed Lindley will start. Stanton is dealing with ACL and MCL sprains in his knee, but the Cardinals obviously have very little confidence in rookie Logan Thomas. We still don't see any scenario where Stanton plays.
Dec 19 - 2:39 PM

Despite Drew Stanton's (knee) "limited" return to practice, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians confirmed Friday that Ryan Lindley will start at quarterback in Week 16 against the Seahawks.

Lindley has been beyond horrendous any time he's taken the field in his three-year career. Seattle's fantasy defense should be fired up with excitement.
Dec 19 - 2:37 PM

Drew Stanton (sprained ACL, MCL) "did nothing" during the portion of practice that is open to the media Friday.

The Cardinals listed Stanton as "limited" in Thursday's practice, but there's no way he's playing on Sunday Night Football. Perhaps the Cards were trying to create the illusion he might start ahead of a division game versus Seattle.
Dec 19 - 1:32 PM

Larry Fitzgerald (knee) was upgraded to "full" on Thursday.

Fitz will be ready to go against the Seahawks, but won't be a realistic fantasy option with Ryan Lindley under center against the Legion of Boom.
Dec 18 - 7:37 PM

Cardinals QB Drew Stanton (sprained ACL, MCL) returned to practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

It's an eye-brow raiser, but there's still little reason to believe Stanton will be ready to return just 10 days after spraining his knee. The Cardinals are likely just trying to confuse the situation for the Seahawks. It is a sign, however, that Week 17 could be a realistic possibility. Stanton's status will be updated on Friday, but we fully expect Ryan Lindley to be under center for Week 16.
Dec 18 - 7:19 PM

Larry Fitzgerald (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Fitzgerald looked healthy last week and should be close to 100 percent. With Ryan Lindley starting, he isn't on the WR3 radar for a Sunday night matchup against Seattle.
Dec 17 - 7:40 PM


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