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Carson Palmer understands that the Cardinals might draft a quarterback.

Palmer has quit on two other teams for less, but has a realistic view of his future. "I know I’m not going to play forever," Palmer said. "It’s hard for us players to admit that." Now 34, Palmer was something resembling effective in 2013, but posted a 24:22 TD:INT ratio across 572 passes. The Cardinals are unlikely to draft his successor on Day 1, but will undoubtedly keep an open mind with regards to signal callers in the middle rounds.
Apr 15 - 6:46 PM

The Cardinals will look at internal options to replace free agent RT Eric Winston.

Bobby Massie is the favorite. He only played 57 snaps last season but was a strong performer down the stretch in 2012. G Nate Potter and T Bradley Sowell are also candidates for the job. With the right guard position also up for grabs, the Cards could have as many as four new starters on their 2014 offensive line.
Apr 12 - 9:01 AM

OC Harold Goodwin expects the addition of Ted Ginn to help Michael Floyd and Larry Fitzgerald.

With Rob Housler and Andre Roberts functioning as secondary options in the passing game last season, deep speed was missing. Ginn brings the ability to threaten defenses over the top every time he's on the field. It projects to keep safeties occupied more often, therefore opening up the middle of the field for the physically imposing Floyd and Fitz to do damage. Still just 24 years old and coming off a 65-1041-5 season, Floyd is scratching the surface of his upside.
Apr 10 - 8:20 AM

Free agent S Yeremiah Bell is reportedly likely to retire.

Bell started all 16 games for the Cardinals last season, playing just about every snap and handling himself reasonably well as part of the league's No. 6 defense. But at age 36, it sounds like he wants to go out on a high note. The Cards need depth at the safety spot with Tyrann Mathieu coming off a torn ACL.
Apr 7 - 12:47 PM

Tony Jefferson is a candidate for the Cardinals' strong safety job.

Jefferson appeared in all 16 games as an undrafted rookie last season, making two starts and recording 24 tackles. The strong safety job could come down to Jefferson, incumbent Rashad Johnson, and a draft pick. Jefferson could also see time at free safety if Tyrann Mathieu (knee) isn't ready for Week 1.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 5 - 9:04 PM

Second-year G Earl Watford struggled to earn playing time his rookie season due to mental errors.

Arizona hopes Watford can take a big step forward in 2014. Incumbent RG Paul Fanaika was a disaster last season, and Arizona has not done much to address the position in free agency. If Watford can pick up the mental side of the game, he has all the physical skills to win the job and be a solid starter for the Cardinals.
Apr 5 - 9:27 AM

The Cardinals are moving OLB Lorenzo Alexander to inside linebacker.

It never made sense to have Alexander on the outside in Arizona's 3-4 defense in the first place. He doesn't bring anything to the table as a pass rusher. At inside 'backer, Alexander will compete for playing time behind Daryl Washington and Kevin Minter. Alexander is an ace on special teams.
Apr 2 - 1:36 PM

Cardinals OLB Lorenzo Alexander (Lisfranc) said he plans to participate in OTAs and minicamp.

Alexander tore his right Lisfranc tendon on Sept. 22, 2013. He'll likely be a limited participant in the offseason program and then ramp up his activity at training camp. If healthy, Alexander is an elite special teamer and quality depth at the outside 'backer spot.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 2 - 9:32 AM

Cardinals signed S Eddie Whitley to a two-year contract.

A second-year undrafted free agent, Whitley failed to appear in a game as a rookie. He's just a roster filler.
Apr 1 - 4:07 PM

Cardinals signed CB LeQuan Lewis to a two-year contract.

Lewis is a 25-year-old former UDFA out of Arizona State who's been bouncing around the league for now four offseasons. He spent some time in Patriots camp last year. Lewis will be a long shot for a roster spot in the desert.
Apr 1 - 3:47 AM

Free agent RT Eric Winston wants to sign with a team before the draft.

As would all veteran players left on the market. Winston prefers to remain with the Cardinals but admits talks haven't been "super positive." Some believe Winston's new title as NFLPA president may be working against him.
Mar 30 - 12:03 PM

Cardinals OC Harold Goodwin said RT Bobby Massie is entering a "make-or-break year" in 2014.

With Eric Winston a free agent, Massie is the current in-house favorite to start at right tackle. He appeared in just eight games last season, but started all 16 games as a rookie in 2012. The Cardinals are expected to add depth to the right side of their offensive line in the draft, so Massie could end up serving as a swing tackle. Third-year LT Bradley Sowell will also compete with Massie in training camp.
Mar 28 - 8:02 PM

The Cardinals are considering using second-year RB Stepfan Taylor in a short-yardage role this season.

Taylor was active for all 16 games as a rookie, but limited to 136 snaps and 36 rushing attempts. He's a candidate to replace Rashard Mendenhall and has the potential for a complementary role behind Andre Ellington if the Cardinals fail to upgrade in the draft. Jonathan Dwyer and Ryan Williams are expected to compete with Taylor for short-yardage duties.
Mar 28 - 5:36 PM

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians suggested he plans to remove Andre Ellington in all short-yardage situations.

Ellington is locked into a starting job with Rashard Mendenhall retiring, but the Cardinals want to be careful with how much he's involved in their offense. Both size and durability concerns should prevent Ellington from an every-down role, leaving Stepfan Taylor and Jonathan Dwyer to compete for short-yardage duties. Ellington had 39 catches as a rookie and is expected to see more of his touches in the receiving game. "His skill set is so unique," Arians said. "He can run the football 30 times a game if you do it correctly, but you’d rather have him have 10 catches and 20 carries. You’ve got to watch that you don’t create too much stuff."
Mar 28 - 5:19 PM

Free agent RT Eric Winston said a few teams have expressed interest in him.

Winston, 30, says he's being selective. Working against him is that he's a right tackle only without versatility. The new NFLPA president started all 16 games on the right side for Arizona last season, surrendering seven sacks. At 6-foot-7 and 302 pounds, Winston is a natural in zone-blocking systems.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 28 - 9:30 AM


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