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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Browns are shopping the No. 4 pick.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero adds Cleveland has had "a lot of conversations" about a trade. The fourth-overall pick is a potential move up spot for teams looking to draft a quarterback. The Browns would get multiple Day 2 picks if they trade down, but it may put them out of the range of Saquon Barkley and NC State DE Bradley Chubb.
Apr 25 - 7:09 PM's Ian Rapoport considers the Cardinals a "team to watch" when it comes to trading up for a quarterback.

Per Rapsheet, the Birds are "making a lot of noise about moving up." GM Steve Keim has spoke of the (obvious) need to find a franchise quarterback. The Cardinals, who are picking at No. 15, have average draft ammunition, with nine total picks, three of which are in the top 79. Moving up to the No. 5 or 6 spot might be too prohibitive, but Rotoworld's Josh Norris has the Cardinals landing UCLA's Josh Rosen at No. 10 in his latest mock draft.
Apr 24 - 3:37 PM

According to SI's Peter King, the Cardinals "don't like Baker Mayfield, they love him."

In fact, King has the Cardinals trading up from No. 15 to No. 5 to draft Mayfield in the spot currently owned by Denver. It would be a steep price for Arizona to pay, almost certainly including next year's first-round pick. To date, Mayfield has been the favorite to go to the Jets at No. 3 overall. King has the Jets passing on Mayfield in favor of UCLA QB Josh Rosen.
Source: MMQB
Apr 23 - 2:31 AM

Cardinals coach Steve Wilks said LB Deone Bucannon will play weakside linebacker this season.

Bucannon will also call defensive plays from the huddle. Josh Bynes will start as Arizona's inside linebacker with Haason Reddick factoring in. The Cards are hoping for a bounce-back year from Bucannon as the 25-year-old finished with PFF's third-worst grade among inside linebackers last season. He'll be asked to play a similar role to how Thomas Davis was used in Wilks' base defense in Carolina.
Apr 19 - 5:26 PM

Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks said there's "no rush" to get Sam Bradford on the field full-time.

Bradford was limited in Tuesday's workout and it seems like that's the approach Wilks will take in minicamp moving forward. "We will continue to do the same with Sam," Wilks said. Bradford signed a one-year, $20 million contract with Arizona this offseason that could net him another $20 million if the team picks up his option in 2019. The Cardinals are fully expected to draft a quarterback in the coming weeks.
Apr 17 - 9:24 PM

Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield will visit the Cardinals.

It will be Mayfield's last visit before the draft. Mayfield has had to address size and immaturity concerns throughout the draft process but now seems destined to be a top-five pick. The Cardinals are well aware that Sam Bradford isn't a long-term fix and will likely target a quarterback early in the draft. They'll have to trade up to have any shot at Mayfield.
Apr 17 - 4:59 PM

Chiefs signed RB Kerwynn Williams, formerly of the Cardinals, to a one-year contract.

Williams started six games for the Cardinals last season but averaged just 3.6 yards per carry and one score over 130 touches. He'll compete with Spencer Ware, Charcandrick West, and Damien Williams for touches behind Kareem Hunt.
Apr 15 - 2:33 PM

The Cardinals, Ravens, Bills, and Packers have shown interest in free agent Dez Bryant.

All four teams Schefter lists have adequate cap space to sign Bryant. The Bills would be an interesting landing spot if only because Bryant would immediately become the focal point of a passing game that saw LeSean McCoy lead the team in both targets and receptions from the backfield last season. Joining the Packers sans Jordy Nelson would still give Bryant the best fantasy outlook for 2018.
Apr 14 - 12:47 PM

Free agent DE Benson Mayowa is visiting the Cardinals on Thursday.

Mayowa previously visited with the Redskins, Seahawks, Colts, and Jets. He led Dallas with six sacks in 2016 but only recorded one last season. The Cardinals have also hosted Connor Barwin among available edge rushers.
Apr 12 - 7:56 PM

Cardinals released C Max Tuerk.

Tuerk was the Chargers' third-round pick in 2016 but has played only one snap the past two seasons. Arizona signed hybrid guard/tackle Justin Pugh to a five-year, $45 million contract this offseason, but the team's interior line remains a looming question mark given the recent performance of all. A.Q. Shipley will continue to start at center.
Apr 12 - 4:27 PM

Free agent OLB Connor Barwin will visit the Cardinals this week.

Last month, Rams GM Les Snead said the team was attempting to re-sign Barwin, but nothing has happened to this point. Barwin recorded five sacks across 656 snaps last season.
Apr 9 - 10:29 AM

Patriots signed TE Troy Niklas, formerly of the Cardinals, to a one-year contract.

Niklas was the 52nd overall pick in the 2014 draft and is still just 25. However, he suffered a number of high-ankle sprains as a rookie and missed most of 2016 with a wrist injury. He's big (6'6/270) and strong (27 bench reps) with long arms but is a mediocre athlete and real injury-prone. If Niklas can stay healthy, he could push for No. 2 tight end duties for the Patriots.
Apr 4 - 3:56 PM

Bears signed OG Earl Watford, formerly of the Cardinals.

A depth signing, Watford was one of the least-effective players in the league over the past two years in Arizona. He turns 28 in June.
Apr 3 - 2:05 PM

The Cardinals have extended a contract offer to free agent WR Jordan Matthews.

The fact that Matthews hasn't signed suggests it's not for much money. In Arizona, Matthews would reunite with Sam Bradford, his quarterback in Philly during Matthews' best seasons. Matthews would team with fellow slot receiver Larry Fitzgerald, deep threat J.J. Nelson, and 2017 third-round pick Chad Williams. The Patriots and Packers have also shown interest in Matthews.
Apr 2 - 5:45 PM

Free agent WR Brice Butler is visiting the Cardinals on Monday.

Despite being underused in Dallas, Butler recorded 31 catches for 536 yards (17.3 YPR) and six touchdowns over the last two seasons. Desperate for receiver help, Butler would be a good flier for the Cardinals.
Apr 2 - 12:28 PM

Titans signed Blaine Gabbert, formerly of the Cardinals.

Tennessee needed a new backup after releasing Matt Cassel earlier this month. Gabbert played surprisingly well early in his five-game run as a starter last season, but the wheels predictably fell off. Still, he is an upgrade on Cassel.
Mar 27 - 7:21 AM

Free agent WR Brice Butler has visits lined up with the Bears, Seahawks, Jaguars, and Cardinals over the next two weeks.

Butler's market has been nonexistent to this point despite averaging 21.1 yards per catch last season. The problem was he caught just 15 balls in a minuscule role with the Cowboys, who for some reason refused to play him significant snaps. Butler is long on talent. We'd love to see him in a more prominent offensive role with an aggressive coach and quarterback.
Mar 26 - 6:45 PM

Free agent CB Marcus Cooper is visiting the Cardinals on Friday.

Cooper was with the Cardinals in 2016 but received a three-year, $16 million contract from the Bears the following year. After an ineffective season in which he was benched in favor of Prince Amukamara and released, Cooper remains on the hunt for backup work. Arizona could be the perfect destination since the team just released Tyrann Mathieu and lost Tramon Williams to the Packers in free agency.
Mar 23 - 10:11 AM

Packers signed CB Tramon Williams, formerly of the Cardinals, to a two-year, $10 million contract.

Williams returns to Green Bay after spending his first nine NFL seasons there, then bouncing from the Browns to Arizona the past three years. Williams solidified the Cardinals' No. 2 corner job across from Patrick Peterson in 2017, but he just turned 35 and is a short-term fix at best. The Packers became desperate at cornerback after the Bears matched their offer sheet to Kyle Fuller.
Mar 22 - 4:26 PM

Free agent CB Robert McClain is visiting the Cardinals on Thursday.

McClain did not have the best season with the Bucs last year, but he would offer Arizona an option both outside and in the slot. He also has a history with new Cardinals coach Steve Wilks.
Source: ESPN
Mar 22 - 12:50 PM

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