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GM Steve Keim said G Jonathan Cooper is dealing with a "significant" turf toe injury.

Cooper is back in practice as he tries to figure out how to play through the pain. The No. 7 overall pick in 2013 has lost the starting left guard job to Ted Larsen. "It's sad because we all have such high expectations," Keim said. "I'm disappointed in the injuries; I'm not disappointed in the player."
Sep 1 - 8:45 AM

Cardinals GM Steve Keim said he hasn't talked about ILB Daryl Washington "for a minute" since his suspension.

The Cardinals are steamed at Washington for getting a year-long ban as a result of a marijuana violation. "You can accept a player being injured because that's going to happen, but when off-field issues come about, those are unacceptable," Keim said. The GM went on to say that they'll discuss bringing Washington back after the season, but sounded skeptical that he can stay out of trouble long enough to get reinstated. The league office hasn't even handed down punishment yet for the aggravated assault charges Washington plead guilty to.
Sep 1 - 8:39 AM

Cardinals claimed OLB Thomas Keiser off waivers from the Chargers.

Keiser has nine career sacks across 24 games, and is a worthwhile flier for the pass rush-needy Cardinals. He'll be a rotational edge rusher in Arizona.
Aug 31 - 5:10 PM

Cardinals RB coach Stump Mitchell believes Andre Ellington will be an every-down back this season.

"He can do it all," Mitchell said. "He's a great route runner. Excellent in terms of vision and the ability to catch and cut. Very serviceable as a pass blocker. He can stay in and be an every-down back, which a lot of teams don't do nowadays." Despite the Cardinals using Ellington in a three-down role all preseason, there's been concern about his ability to handle a full workload. Jonathan Dwyer remains a candidate to spell him on inside runs, but isn't a threat for a major role. Ellington offers RB1 upside at his early third-round ADP.
Aug 30 - 9:31 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

Cardinals signed DT Tommy Kelly.

Kelly, entering his age-34 season, was cut by the Patriots on Sunday. Once a strong interior pass rusher with the Raiders, Kelly is trying to come back from a torn ACL. He'll try and earn a roster spot before final cuts on Saturday.
Aug 27 - 3:13 PM

Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 Phoenix expects Frostee Rucker to fill the starting left end spot vacated by Darnell Dockett.

Rucker is a soon-to-be 31-year-old who has made 36 career starts, with all but one of those coming with the Bengals. He has 12 career sacks and four forced fumbles. Rucker is merely an average player. We'd expect third-rounder Kareem Martin and/or fifth-rounder Ed Stinson to eventually overtake him.
Aug 27 - 1:15 PM

Cardinals G Jonathan Cooper (toe) returned to practice this week.

The embattled Cooper has decided to play through pain as doctors have assured him his toe can't get worse. He's going to get 20-25 snaps in Thursday's preseason finale. Regardless, Cooper is not expected to start at left guard over Ted Larsen, a massive disappointment for the No. 7 pick in 2013.
Aug 27 - 10:29 AM

Coach Bruce Arians believes third-round WR John Brown could play up to 60 percent of the Cardinals' offensive snaps.

That would be more than enough to put Brown on the fantasy radar. As NFL.com's Chris Wesseling points out, T.Y. Hilton played 57 percent of the Colts' snaps as a rookie for Arians in 2012. Hilton is a player to whom Brown has been frequently compared. The source of constant praise from his coach and GM Steve Keim, Brown has 10 catches for 165 yards and a touchdown through three preseason games. He's shaping up as a viable late-round flier.
Source: The MMQB
Aug 26 - 6:20 PM

Cardinals LE Darnell Dockett (injured reserve) underwent successful ACL surgery on Monday.

Dockett's surgery took place just one week after his injury, a quick turnaround. Per coach Bruce Arians, Dockett had "no ancillary damage." Although he's now well on the wrong side of 30, Dockett has more than enough time to get back to 100 percent for Week 1 2015.
Aug 26 - 5:31 PM

Free agent DL Tommy Kelly will visit the Cardinals.

Kelly was cut loose by the Patriots on Sunday. The Cardinals are looking for bodies up front after losing LE Darnell Dockett (ACL). Kelly, 33, was limited to five games last season by a torn ACL. He might not have anything left.
Aug 25 - 4:58 PM

Speaking Monday, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said DB Tyrann Mathieu (knee) must play in Thursday's preseason finale to be active for Week 1.

Per Arians, there's still a "chance of that." We'd ultimately be surprised if the Cardinals took a hardline with Mathieu's health. If he looks healthy in Week 1 practice, it would take an extreme amount of discipline for the Cardinals to hold him out.
Aug 25 - 3:29 PM

UDFA Jaron Brown appears to have sewn up the No. 4 wideout job.

Brown had just one catch for nine yards in Sunday's game against the Cardinals, but continues to run ahead of Ted Ginn. Fellow rookie John Brown is the No. 3 receiver. Through three preseason games, the 6'2/205 Jaron has 11 catches for 150 yards and one touchdown.
Aug 25 - 9:17 AM

Ted Ginn was held without a catch on one target in Sunday's preseason game against the Bengals.

Ginn has fallen behind impressive third-round rookie John Brown for No. 3 receiver duties. He'll focus strictly on returns this season.
Aug 24 - 11:39 PM

Stepfan Taylor rushed two times for 10 yards in Sunday's preseason game against the Bengals.

Taylor didn't get any first-team reps, as he's clearly lost out to Jonathan Dwyer for the No. 2 job. Through three preseason games, Taylor has rushed 19 times for just 36 yards and caught one pass for 11 yards. He has the look of a borderline NFL talent.
Aug 24 - 11:26 PM


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