Player News - Cardinals

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CBS Sports' Bryant McFadden reports Patrick Peterson's "ideal trade destination" is the Saints, while the Patriots and Eagles have also showed interested in acquiring Peterson.

The Cardinals have been adamant that Peterson won't be traded, but Peterson has requested a trade and "wants out" of the desert. Arizona has zero use for Peterson as the worst team in the league in a complete rebuild. Peterson offers this organization more value by bringing in draft picks/young players to aid in the process while he's still in his prime and can fetch a nice haul. Still 28, Peterson is signed through 2020. Peterson played his college ball at LSU.
Oct 22 - 6:20 PM

Speaking Monday, Cardinals coach Steve Wilks said trading Patrick Peterson is "out of the question."

Wilks said Peterson has not formally requested a trade, and that the two were meeting later on Monday. Either way, Wilks issued a flat denial that it was a possibility. 28-year-old Peterson is signed in Arizona through 2020. There will never be a better time to trade him than now. Despite their public posture, expect the Cardinals to at least entertain offers.
Oct 22 - 3:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson has requested a trade ahead of next week's deadline and "desperately" wants out of Arizona.

Per Schefter, the Cardinals "continue to insist" Peterson will not be dealt, but CBS' Jason La Canfora reports it is indeed a possibility. The Cardinals' overwhelmed new coaching staff has foolishly stopped using Peterson to shadow opposing No. 1 wideouts, while things have gone all the way off the rails on offense. It's a lost season and 28-year-old Peterson wants out while he still has some of his prime left. He's a player who should generate genuine, widespread interest.
Oct 22 - 2:38 PM

Josh Rosen (toe) was held out of Monday's practice.

Coach Steve Wilks has said Rosen won't miss any time, but his Week 8 is off on the wrong foot. The Cardinals do not have to issue an injury report until Wednesday. A "limited" session would have Rosen on track to suit up against the 49ers.
Oct 22 - 1:32 PM

Cardinals coach Steve Wilks doesn't expect Josh Rosen (toe) to miss any time.

It's good news after what looked like a serious injury. There was some concern with Rosen in a walking boot on Friday. Rosen's practice reps may be scaled back next week, but with the Cardinals on a mini-bye, he shouldn't be in danger of sitting out Week 8.
Oct 19 - 3:59 PM

Josh Rosen injured his toe late in Thursday night's loss to the Broncos and is in a walking boot.

Rosen is also headed for an MRI. The injury occurred on the Cardinals' final offensive play as Rosen was getting sacked. His toe appeared to get stuck in the turf a bit. Afterwards, Rosen said he was "fine" and admitted he was being "soft." Once the doctor takes a look, we should know more.
Oct 19 - 12:21 PM

Cardinals promoted QBs coach Byron Leftwich to offensive coordinator.

It's been a fast rise for Leftwich, who was last a player in 2012. He began his coaching career under ex-Cardinals coach Bruce Arians and was a holdover for new coach Steve Wilks. With OC Mike McCoy getting fired after Thursday night's Week 7 loss to the Broncos, Leftwich now gets his time to put his mark on the offense. First order of business should be getting David Johnson the ball in space. Leftwich played and learned under the aggressive Arians. It's a no-risk move.
Oct 19 - 11:23 AM

Christian Kirk caught 3-of-6 targets for 57 yards in the Cardinals' Week 7 loss to the Broncos.

Both Josh Rosen and OC Mike McCoy seemed to lose track of Kirk for long stretches of time. He still ended up clearing 50 yards for the third-straight game, and fourth in five. Producing ahead of Larry Fitzgerald for most of the season, Kirk's WR4 appeal for Week 8 will be enhanced if the Cardinals fire McCoy, as is looking likely.
Oct 19 - 12:21 AM

Ricky Seals-Jones caught 2-of-4 targets for 12 yards in the Cardinals' Week 7 loss to the Broncos.

The story of Seals-Jones' night was his apparent arm break in the second half, though he said after the game he escaped with a bruise. Although Josh Rosen went all the way off the rails this evening, RSJ will remain a low-end TE2 for Week 8 if he can get cleared.
Oct 19 - 12:13 AM

Larry Fitzgerald caught 4-of-8 targets for 40 yards and a touchdown in the Cardinals' Week 7 loss to the Broncos.

Shamefully, the score was Fitzgerald's first of the season. He's been hamstrung by nagging injuries and awful quarterback play. Fitzgerald got lit up on a fourth quarter hospital ball but was thankfully able to stay in the game. With Josh Rosen playing as bad as possible this evening, Fitz won't be on the WR4 radar for Week 8 against the 49ers. Fitzgerald hasn't posted more than 40 yards since Week 1.
Oct 19 - 12:03 AM

David Johnson rushed 14 times for 39 yards in the Cardinals' Week 7 loss to the Broncos, adding three receptions for 31 additional yards.

If you were watching, you know how infuriating this was. The Cardinals' clueless coaching staff continued to run Johnson right up the middle, only looking to get him into space deep into garbage time in the fourth quarter. It was play-calling so bad it had to be seen to be believed. That's been a theme all season, of course. It appears tonight's disaster could cost OC Mike McCoy his job. Even if it does, Johnson will have a hard time hitting RB1 value against the 49ers' middle-of-the-road run defense in Week 8. There is shockingly little talent around him.
Oct 18 - 11:40 PM

Josh Rosen completed 21-of-39 passes for 194 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions in the Cardinals' 45-10, Week 7 loss to the Broncos, also losing two fumbles.

Two of Rosen's picks were housed for scores. Rosen also tweaked his toe on the final play of the game but said he was "fine." This was one of the worst starts you will ever see from an NFL quarterback. Although he was getting zero help from his play-calling, Rosen was inexcusably bad, delivering passes late and not feeling pressure. He was lucky to escape with "only" five turnovers. Rosen does not have the biggest arm for a first-round quarterback, and it showed this evening. Which brings us back to the play-calling. OC Mike McCoy seems to have zero awareness of Rosen's strengths and weaknesses, dialing up one sideline out after another while all but ignoring play action. There's a strong chance he's fired during the Cardinals' "mini bye" and replaced by QBs coach Byron Leftwich.
Oct 18 - 11:24 PM

Cardinals RG Justin Pugh (hand) is active for Week 7 against the Broncos.

Pugh is playing through a broken left hand. Inactive for the Cardinals are QB Sam Bradford, RB T.J. Logan, CB Deatrick Nichols, S Tre Boston, OL Jeremy Vujnovich, OG Mike Iupati and DE Ifeadi Odenigbo.
Oct 18 - 6:57 PM

Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill refuted a report that the team would consider trading CB Patrick Peterson.

The rebuilding Cardinals could look to move some of their veterans at the trade deadline but from the looks of it, Peterson won't be a part of that exodus. "I've seen the speculation," said Bidwill. "But it's not happening." Perhaps Arizona would reconsider if the right offer came along but as of now, it sounds like the stud corner is staying put.
Source: NFL.com
Oct 18 - 2:00 PM

Christian Kirk has run 59 percent of his routes on the outside this season.

Kirk will run most of his Thursday night routes against Broncos RCB Bradley Roby, who's allowed the fourth-most yards in the league. The Cardinals should feature Kirk with Larry Fitzgerald facing Chris Harris in the slot. Kirk has been Josh Rosen's top target since taking over for Sam Bradford. We like him as an upside FLEX this week.
Oct 17 - 7:35 PM


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