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Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said he wants to take a look at FB Robert Hughes as an inside runner.

Andre Ellington and rookie David Johnson both excel in space. Meanwhile, Hughes is short on talent but long on size and toughness at 5'11/235. He's hung around the fringe of NFL rosters for five years as a RB/FB tweener. Ultimately, we expect Johnson to get the first crack at goal-line work even if it doesn't fit his skill set.
Jul 30 - 9:00 AM

Cardinals placed TE Troy Niklas (ankle, hamstring) on active/PUP.

Niklas is a reserve/PUP candidate after undergoing June ankle surgery. He was listed on the Cardinals' active/PUP list with a hamstring injury, however. Niklas was a non-factor as a rookie, primarily due to injuries, appearing in only seven games. We don't have high hopes for him in Dynasty leagues.
Jul 29 - 5:43 PM

Cardinals placed TE Jermaine Gresham (back) on the active/PUP list.

Gresham just signed last week, but is still recovering from offseason back surgery. He projects to start at Y-tight end when healthy. The Cardinals also placed TE Troy Niklas on active/NFI.
Jul 29 - 4:52 PM

The Cardinals have brought in Dr. Jen Welter as a training camp/preseason inside linebackers coaching intern.

Welter is the first ever female coach in the NFL. Just about four months after the NFL hired its first woman official in Sarah Thomas, coach Bruce Arians is giving Welter a chance to impress as a coach. Welter is a Doctor of Sports Psychology and had been working as a coach for the Texas Revolution of the Indoor Football League. Arians openly supported woman coaches at the owners meetings.
Jul 27 - 8:27 PM

Cardinals signed TE Jermaine Gresham to a one-year contract.

Gresham, 27, is coming off a plodding 62-460-5 season in Cincinnati, averaging a putrid 7.4 yards per catch. Gresham received interest from the Packers and Chicago prior to signing in Arizona, and had a standing offer from the Saints. The Cardinals project to start Gresham at Y-tight end, but he's unlikely to make an impact under Bruce Arians. Gresham is still recovering from offseason back surgery and remains questionable for the start of training camp.
Jul 24 - 7:15 PM

The Chicago Tribune reports the Bears have "discussed the possibility" of signing free agent Jermaine Gresham.

Interest is heating up in Gresham, who visited the Packers and Cardinals this past week. The Saints are also known to have interest in the 27-year-old "Y" tight end. The Bears are currently rail thin at tight end behind Martellus Bennett, who reported to minicamp after skipping OTAs over a contract dispute. Gresham would give Chicago flexibility to play more two-tight end sets.
Jul 24 - 2:04 PM

Free agent TE Jermaine Gresham is visiting the Packers.

Gresham's trip to Green Bay comes two days after he visited the Cardinals. He'd provide versatile depth behind the underwhelming duo of Andrew Quarless and Richard Rodgers. Signing Gresham could also make Quarless expendable following his early-July arrest on gun charges. When and where Gresham signs depends on the status of his surgically-repaired back. Gresham is best utilized as a blocker at this stage of his career, but is also a competent pass catcher.
Jul 23 - 9:27 PM

Free agent Jermaine Gresham's visit to the Cardinals will take place on Tuesday.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Raiders and Saints have also maintained interest in Gresham after flirting with him earlier this offseason. RapSheet notes that Gresham's physical with teams will be "important," as he is recovering from back surgery. Gresham turned 27 years old last month.
Jul 20 - 2:51 PM

Appearing on PFT Live, Cardinals S Tyrann Mathieu named John Brown as a player who stood out to him during OTAs.

The hype train is full-steam ahead on Brown, who also impressed Carson Palmer during OTAs and minicamp after adding ten pounds of muscle over the offseason. A second-year wideout coach Bruce Arians has likened to Marvin Harrison, Brown has some breakout appeal and remains affordable at his ninth-round ADP.
Jul 20 - 1:58 PM

The Cardinals will host free agent TE Jermaine Gresham this week.

Gresham's blocking ability would fit well in Arizona, but he shouldn't sign with Bruce Arians' team if he expects to catch many passes. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Gresham already has a contract offer on the table from the Saints, and "has other visits planned the next two weeks." Most NFL officials are currently on vacation. The transaction wire should begin to pick up late this week.
Jul 19 - 11:15 AM

ESPN’s Coley Harvey confirms the Bengals aren’t interested in re-signing free agent TE Jermaine Gresham.

The Bengals are moving on after drafting two tight ends. Gresham visited the Saints last month and has a standing contract offer from them. 27-year-old Gresham will be five months removed from back surgery for the start of training camp.
Jul 18 - 5:29 PM

Cardinals WR John Brown has been living and working out with Carson Palmer this summer. emphasizes that the pair is close. "We’re trying to get our timing down, trying to learn protections, be on the same page with one another, so we’ll be able to play faster," Brown said. The duo's chemistry was evident from the word "go" last season, as well as coach Bruce Arians' admiration for the wafer-thin wideout. All signs point toward Brown taking a sophomore leap. It's possible he'll be an every-week WR3, with the ceiling for more.
Jul 16 - 1:18 PM

Carson Palmer says he's "not even thinking about" his surgically-repaired left knee.

"I’m still rehabbing just to be on the safe side of things, but I don’t need to be at rehab," Palmer said. "I’m full go in the weight room, full go on the field, and until it’s brought up, I haven’t thought about what I’m not doing because I’m doing everything I was doing." Palmer has been speaking sunshine on his knee from practically the day his rehab began, but he appears to have genuinely avoided setbacks. It's been a remarkable recovery at age 35. Palmer will be under center Week 1.
Jul 16 - 1:15 PM

According to the NFL, there has been "no change" in indefinitely suspended ILB Daryl Washington's status.

"There is no change in his status, and we have nothing further to report," was spokesman Greg Aiello's full statement. Washington admitted late last month that he had yet to hear anything about his potential reinstatement, but said he was "confident that something will work out." Washington's ban currently stands at the 408-day mark. He'll be facing additional punishment for his May 2014 domestic-violence arrest upon his return.
Jul 13 - 1:50 PM

Larry Fitzgerald has dropped just two passes over his last two seasons.

That's out of 236 targets. Fitzgerald's burst isn't what it used to be, but when the ball is near him, he almost always makes the play. Fitz played his best football with Carson Palmer under center last year, reeling in 32 catches for 483 yards in Palmer's six games. If Palmer stays healthy -- a huge if coming off ACL and meniscus tears -- Fitz could return WR2 stats in 2015.
Jul 10 - 11:15 AM

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