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Arizona Cardinals: Early impressions from training camp

With the first day of training camp in the books, the Arizona Cardinals unofficially begin their 2014 campaign without the pads on. With fans in the stands and everyone present (even the injured Honey Badger), this is the earliest everyone in the organization is present. Sure, minicamps have come and gone. But these camps are the last big hurdle until preseason games. Only one day...
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Arizona Cardinals linebacker Kevin Minter is getting his chance

About the only time Kevin Minter had a pack full of television cameras and microphones stuck in his face last season as a rookie was the week leading up to the Cardinals' road game at the Saints. Minter was one of a handful of Arizona players who played collegiately at LSU and, therefore, there were some natural questions about making a homecoming. When the Cardinals opened...
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Cardinals open camp loaded with talent, expectations

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- A very different feel filled University of Phoenix Stadium on Saturday. A year ago, the Cardinals were settling into their new training camp home after relocating their preseason training from Flagstaff. More than that, though, expectations were low for a team with a first-year head coach, a new general manager and a turned-over roster. This year, coming off a...
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Bruce Arians cried after learning of Vick Ballard’s injury

News of Vick Ballard's season-ending injury apparently has reverberated far beyond Indianapolis. According to reporter Darren Urban, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians cried upon learning that Ballard suffered a torn left Achilles tendon during Friday's training camp practice. For those wondering about the connection...
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Darnell Dockett offers his unique take on Larry Fitzgerald

USA TODAY Sports Whenever Cardinals defensive end Darnell Dockett speaks to the media, you know that he’s going to have some comedy gold.  And that’s exactly what happened on Friday afternoon. Dockett was being asked about the differences in playing defensive end and wide receiver, and specifically Larry Fitzgerald.  Dockett, who is entering his 11th season in the NFL, was...
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Patrick Peterson doesn’t respect a player that doesn’t believe he’s the best

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Antonio Cromartie excited to play with Patrick Peterson and Tyrann Mathieu

Cornerback Antonio Cromartie told The Post Game that he’s excited to play with Patrick Peterson and Tyrann Mathieu. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Loading... ZergNet The post Antonio Cromartie excited to play with Patrick Peterson and Tyrann Mathieu appeared first on Pro Football Zone.
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Tyrann Mathieu says he’s over a month away from returning

Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu told reporters on Friday that he’s over a month away from returning to the field as he continues to rehab his knee. Tyrann Mathieu mentioned 6-8 weeks from returning. #CardsCamp — Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) July 25, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Loading...
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NFL Notes: Buccaneers, Cardinals, Colts, Raiders, & Titans

  Buccaneers GM Jason Licht made it clear that 2012 second-round pick DE Da’Quan Bowers will need to prove his worth this season. “I (don’t) mean to sound too harsh, but it’s a matter of fact that he needs to prove that he wants to make an impact with this football team and I expect that he will,’’ Licht said, via Roy Cummings of the Tampa Bay Tribune. Cardinals The...
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Female Friday: It’s five months to Christmas (plus Arizona Cardinals cheerleaders)

The thermometer hit 116 degrees yesterday and set a record in Phoenix for the date. Today is five months to Christmas–and cooler weather. So we put the two thoughts together and came up with this picture of the Cardinals cheerleaders in a holiday stocking-type costume. From 2012′s Chicago-Arizona game Here’s to cooler weather! You may also be interested in:Female Friday: It’s...
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Arizona Cardinals: Antonio Cromartie Excited to Play with Peterson & Mathieu

Antonio Cromartie is the newest addition to the Arizona Cardinals’ secondary, and he’s excited to be playing alongside Patrick Peterson and Tyrann Mathieu. That trio of defensive backs should make throwing the ball against Arizona extremely difficult. Cromartie’s combination of size and speed makes him a viable option to be Arizona’s No. 2 corner this year, allowing Mathieu...
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Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians: Defense getting stronger

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians didn't sound as if he was whistling past a graveyard or wishing upon a star when asked about his defense on Wednesday. He seemed sincere when he said the group should be better against the run than last year and that the secondary is "as strong as I've ever been around." And entering his 22nd year coaching in the NFL, Arians has been...
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Cardinals Rumors: Cornerback Justin Bethel has had 'best spring of anybody'

Marc Sessler of has reported that Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians is very excited about his defensive back corps, especially young standout Justin Bethel, and he has very good reason to be. According to Sessler:After Arians told reporters last month that Bethel had the potential to someday become Arizona's best cornerback, the coach recently touted the third...
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Cardinals place Mathieu, Ta'amu on PUP list

The Cardinals placed safety Tyrann Mathieu and nose tackle Alameda Ta'amu on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list on Wednesday, two days before the team opens training camp at University of Phoenix Stadium. Both players are recovering from torn ACLs (Mathieu also suffered a torn LCL), so the moves did not come as surprises. The Cardinals are allowed keep both players on...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
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50 Thoughts Going Through the Mind of an Arizona Cardinals Fan Heading into the season

Training camp opens Friday and expectations are at their highest level for the Arizona Cardinals in several years. It has to be just one of about 50 things going through their mind. Let’s see just what Arizona fans are thinking about this morning. Can we win 10 games again? Can we compete for the NFC West title? Is Carson Palmer good enough to take us to the Super Bowl? 50/1 are...
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