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Cardinals released RB Chris Johnson.

The move clears a roster spot for Adrian Peterson. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians is a CJ2K fan, but the 32-year-old back was running on fumes this season, averaging 2.53 yards on his 45 carries. The Cardinals' line is a disaster, but Johnson's play-making ability is gone. It's possible, if not likely, he's taken his final NFL carry. A transcendent player in his prime, Johnson isn't quite a Hall-of-Famer, but is just one level below.
Oct 10 - 1:40 PM

Packers signed OT Ulrick John off the Cardinals' practice squad.

The move adds depth with LT David Bakhtiari and RT Bryan Bulaga still ailing. The Packers are also recently lost swing OT Jason Spriggs to I.R. and are reeling with offensive tackle injuries ahead of Thursday's date with the Bears.
Sep 25 - 4:39 PM

Cardinals released TE Jim Dray.

He was signed last week with Jermaine Gresham set to miss Sunday's game with injured ribs. Releasing him suggests Gresham will be back this week.
Sep 19 - 12:52 PM

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports the Cardinals intend to re-sign Chris Johnson.

It makes sense after David Johnson was sent to injured reserve with a wrist injury. Johnson did not look great in the preseason, however, and the Cardinals kept Kerwynn Williams over him for a reason. Johnson is not guaranteed a role, but he is worth a speculative add in deeper leagues.
Sep 12 - 11:45 AM

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said the team is considering re-signing free agent RB Chris Johnson following David Johnson's wrist injury.

It's an obvious development with David expected to miss a minimum of 2-4 weeks. Were he to land back in the desert, Chris would form a three-man committee with Kerwynn Williams and Andre Ellington.
Sep 11 - 3:18 PM

Cardinals released LB Phillip Wheeler.

The Cardinals dumped him to make room for Scooby Wright, who was promoted from the team's practice squad. Wheeler underwhelmed in a backup role with Atlanta last year, earning PFF's No. 24 grade out of 31 qualifiers at 4-3 outside linebacker.
Sep 8 - 4:35 PM

Cardinals waived OG Dorian Johnson.

Johnson was a highly ranked prospect who fell to the fourth round of this year's draft simply because of medical concerns, so it is surprising to see him on the cut list. The Cardinals likely hope he will slip through waivers and to their practice squad.
Sep 2 - 8:03 PM

Cardinals released OLB Jarvis Jones with an injury settlement.

The first-round disappointment couldn't revive his career in Cardinals camp. An outside 'backer who can't get after the passer and turns 28 in October, Jones is going to have trouble drumming up interest on the open market. The Cardinals also waived or released WR Carlton Agudosi, DT Peli Anau, LB Alex Bazzie, LB Cap Capi, CB Jarrell Carter, TE Gerald Christian, CB Gump Hayes, WR Krishawn Hogan, OG Dorian Johnson, OG Kaleb Johnson, LB Tre’Von Johnson, LB Ryan Langford, P Richie Leone, CB Ryan Lewis, OT Jonathan McLaughlin, S Harlan Miller, DT David Moala, C Daniel Munyer, OT Givens Price, WR Jeremy Ross, TE Ricky Seals-Jones, CB Sojourn Shelton, DT Ed Stinson, RB James Summers, DT Pasoni Tasini, OG Cole Toner, TE Hakeem Valles and LB Terence Waugh.
Sep 2 - 7:55 PM

Cardinals released WR Aaron Dobson.

Arizona is the third team to cut Dobson in the past year. The No. 59 overall pick of the 2013 draft could simply never put it together. He is still only 26, but is unlikely to be one of the first calls when teams are looking to work out receivers this season.
Sep 1 - 5:06 PM

Cardinals released RB Chris Johnson.

Johnson re-signed just before training camp and didn't look the same in preseason, losing out for the Cardinals' No. 2 running back job to Kerwynn Williams. Andre Ellington appears safe for now as Arizona's No. 3 back.
Sep 1 - 2:34 PM

Ravens acquired G/C Tony Bergstrom from the Cardinals in exchange for a conditional 2018 seventh-round pick.

A 2012 third-rounder of the Raiders, Bergstrom provides some interior depth and could even push Ryan Jensen for the starting center gig. Bergstrom has appeared in 40 career games, making just four starts and is 31 years old.
Sep 1 - 1:23 PM

Cardinals released CB Jumal Rolle and LB Tevin Floyd with injury settlements.

Both players were dealing with hamstring injuries. Rolle missed all of 2016 with a torn Achilles'. He's appeared in nine regular season games since 2014.
Jul 27 - 5:00 PM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports free agent CB Tramon Williams is flying to Arizona for a visit with the Cardinals.

After being released by the Browns in February, Williams is still looking to play in the NFL. Despite going on his age-34 season, his versatility in the secondary should make it easier for him to land a roster spot. The Cardinals also met with free agent CB Brandon Flowers this week.
Jul 27 - 10:10 AM

Free agent CB Brandon Flowers will meet with the Cardinals on Wednesday.

ESPN's Adam Schefter adds Flowers has "also been talking with the Patriots." Once among the league's most underrated corners, Flowers flamed out in San Diego while battling a multitude of concussions. He drew some interest from the Steelers in March, but nothing came of it. Flowers would compete for snaps opposite Patrick Peterson in Arizona. He would likely man slot corner between Stephon Gilmore and Malcolm Butler in Foxboro.
Jul 24 - 3:46 PM

Former NFL WR Plaxico Burress has joined the Cardinals as a coaching intern.

Arizona has gained a reputation for providing coaching opportunities to former players including Byron Leftwich, who interned with the Cardinals before becoming the team's QBs coach. Burress also has history with coach Bruce Arians, who served as his position coach in Pittsburgh back in 2004. The 39-year-old should be a good resource for young receivers like rookie Chad Williams.
Jul 21 - 4:46 PM

Free agent Chris Johnson says he expects to sign with a team before training camp.

Johnson confirmed he’s been in talks with the Cardinals and is open to returning. He added his primary goal is to play for a contender. Arizona may not have room for Johnson after moving Andre Ellington to running back. Johnson is just 463 yards shy of 10,000 career rushing yards.
Jun 7 - 6:06 PM

Cardinals waived QB Zac Dysert.

The longtime Josh Norris favorite goes to make room for rookies on Arizona's 90-man roster. Dysert was the Broncos' seventh-round pick in 2013.
Jun 2 - 3:07 PM

Free agent RB Chris Johnson reiterated his desire to continue his playing career.

Johnson, 31, said getting to 10,000 career rushing yards is a motivating factor. He currently sits at 9,537 in 32nd place all time, and only 29 players ever have accumulated 10,000 yards on the ground. CJ2K said he remains in "close contact" with the Cardinals, and a "few teams" have also shown interest.
Jun 2 - 11:08 AM

Cardinals released ILB Daryl Washington.

Suspended for three years, 30-year-old Washington was surprisingly reinstated 16 days ago. In a statement, the team said it believed it was best to "release Daryl and give him the opportunity to continue his career elsewhere." Washington was a force before his marathon ban, but hasn't played a live snap since Dec. 29, 2013, and arguably has more off-the-field baggage than any player in the NFL. He will be up against it to get a second chance. Perhaps perennial risk takers Cincinnati, Dallas or Oakland will come calling.
May 11 - 1:20 PM

The Houston Chronicle reports the Cardinals are "in talks" with free agent QB Blaine Gabbert.

It's the first we've heard of Gabbert since last season ended. The 49ers' new regime appears unaware Gabbert exists. Not that we can blame them, of course. The Cardinals struck out on quarterbacks in the draft, and need a tourniquet behind aging starter Carson Palmer. Gabbert isn't better than many quarterbacks, but he's probably better than Drew Stanton.
May 2 - 5:45 PM


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