Cards extend stars Palmer, Fitzgerald

Aug 6, 2016

Cards extend stars Palmer, Fitzgerald

Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and quarterback Carson Palmer have signed one-year contract extensions with the Arizona Cardinals. The deals put Fitzgerald under contract through the 2017 season and Palmer through 2018. Fitzgerald, holder of virtually all the franchise receiving records with statistics among the ...

Cardinals, Mathieu agree to extension

Aug 3, 2016

Cardinals, Mathieu agree to extension

The Arizona Cardinals and All-Pro defensive back Tyrann Mathieu have agreed to a five-year contract extension, a rich reward for a player once considered a high-risk draftee. A person with knowledge of the agreement says the contract totals $62.5 million, with $40 million guaranteed. ...

NFL defensive guru Buddy Ryan, 82, passes away

Jun 28, 2016

NFL defensive guru Buddy Ryan, 82, passes away

Buddy Ryan, who coached two defenses that won Super Bowl titles and whose twin sons Rex and Rob have been successful NFL coaches, died Tuesday. He was 82. His death was confirmed by the Buffalo Bills, who are coached by son Rex Ryan. James ...

Panthers rout Cardinals to claim NFC title

Jan 25, 2016

Panthers rout Cardinals to claim NFC title

Superman is bringing his cape and his pen to Super Bowl 50. He’s leaving behind his camera. “Yeah, we are going to the Super Bowl. We are not going just to take pictures,” Cam Newton said Sunday after leading the Carolina Panthers into the ...

Jan 23, 2016

Ex-front office executive Boone dies

George Boone, a longtime player personnel executive for the Arizona Cardinals, has died at the age of 77, the team announced on Thursday. Boone was the team’s director of player personnel from 1973 to 1991. He served as the team’s assistant personnel director for ...

Cardinals shake off Packers in OT

Jan 17, 2016

Cardinals shake off Packers in OT

After being forced into overtime by another Hail Mary from Aaron Rodgers, the Arizona Cardinals wasted no time calling for the “Hail Larry” to get to the NFC Championship. Fitzgerald was uncovered, caught Carson Palmer’s short pass and darted through tacklers for 75 yards ...

Pittsburgh leaves door open for Roethlisberger

Jan 13, 2016

Pittsburgh leaves door open for Roethlisberger

Maybe Ben Roethlisberger should consider throwing with his left hand. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback said on his radio show Tuesday he’s dealing with torn ligaments and a sprain in his right shoulder, though coach Mike Tomlin stressed the team remains hopeful Roethlisberger will be ...

Dec 22, 2015

'Honey Badger' Mathieu tears ACL

Safety Tyrann Mathieu, one of the inspirational leaders on the Arizona Cardinals defense, is out for the season with a torn ACL. Coach Bruce Arians revealed the extent of the injury at his Monday news conference. Mathieu injured his right knee after intercepting a ...

Freeney, Cardinals clinch playoff spot with victory over Vikings

Dec 11, 2015

Freeney, Cardinals clinch playoff spot with victory over Vikings

Dwight Freeney considered retirement. A month into the season he still wasn’t on a team. Then the Arizona Cardinals came calling, looking to boost their troubled pass rush. The 35-year-old veteran of 14 NFL seasons helped a whole bunch Thursday night. Freeney stripped the ...

Johnson, Cards get past Ravens

Oct 27, 2015

Johnson, Cards get past Ravens

Chris Johnson rolled his way to a big play and Joe Flacco couldn’t quite respond with one of his own as the Arizona Cardinals escaped with a 26-18 victory over the luckless Baltimore Ravens on Monday night. Johnson rushed for 122 yards, 62 on ...

Oct 13, 2015

Cardinals sign veteran LB Freeney: source

A person with knowledge of the situation said the Arizona Cardinals have signed outside linebacker Dwight Freeney to a one-year contract. The person spoke to AP on condition of anonymity on Monday because the signing had not yet been officially announced by the club. ...

Eagles clear space for Tebow, trading Barkley to Cardinals

Sep 5, 2015

Eagles clear space for Tebow, trading Barkley to Cardinals

Tim Tebow made Matt Barkley expendable. The Philadelphia Eagles traded Barkley to the Arizona Cardinals on Friday, clearing a roster spot for Tebow after he won a preseason competition for the No. 3 quarterback job. Arizona sent a conditional seventh-round draft pick to Philadelphia ...