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Cardinals announce five signings, including Ryan Bee, Tavien Feaster

The Cardinals announced the signings of receiver Andre Baccellia, defensive lineman Ryan Bee, running back Tavien Feaster, linebacker Jamell Garcia-Williams and receiver Darece Roberson, Jr. on Thursday. In 2020, Baccellia spent training camp with the Chiefs and Patriots after signing with Kansas City as an undrafted rookie out of the University of Washington. Baccellia, 24, [more]

Report: Cardinals signing Darece Roberson

The Cardinals are signing former Wayne State receiver Darece Roberson, Bo Marchionte of college2pro.com reports. Roberson went undrafted in 2020 and did not play last season. Roberson scored 10 total touchdowns as a senior in 2019, catching 34 passes for 706 yards. He also rushed for 118 yards on 11 carries and handled both kick [more]

Dennis Gardeck, Kylie Fitts sign Cardinals tenders

Linebacker Dennis Gardeck was very productive in a limited number of defensive snaps in 2020 and he’ll be back with the Cardinals to try to build on that effort. The Cardinals announced that Gardeck signed his restricted free agent tender on Thursday. He was tendered at the second-round level and will make $3.384 million this [more]

Cardinals give James Conner a one-year, $1.75 million contract

The market for veteran tailbacks isn’t what it used to be. Then again, it’s never really been all that great. The Cardinals gave running back James Conner a one-year, $1.75 million contract, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com. The deal includes a $500,000 signing bonus, and the entirety of the deal is fully guaranteed. Presumably, [more]

James Conner: Chase Edmonds has that dog mentality just like me

James Conner signed a one-year deal with the Cardinals, bringing him out west after spending his college and pro career in Pittsburgh. Conner is one of several veteran free agents Arizona has brought in this offseason, and said during his press conference on Tuesday that part of the franchise’s appeal was the presence of Chase [more]

Cardinals sign James Conner

Yesterday James Conner visited Arizona and today he decided to stay. The Cardinals are signing Conner, Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports. Conner has played his entire four-year career with the Steelers. Last year he carried 169 times for 721 yards and added 35 catches for 215 yards. Arizona was looking to add a running [more]

Cardinals’ trade for DeAndre Hopkins wins best sports transaction of the year

Since 2013, the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference annually has given the Alpha Award for the best transaction in sports. An NFL transaction never had won the award for “Best Sports Transaction of the Year” until this year. The Cardinals’ acquisition of All-Pro receiver DeAndre Hopkins was deemed the best transaction of the year in [more]

Report: James Conner underwent toe surgery after off-field injury

Running back James Conner is in Arizona today, his first known visit since becoming a free agent. Perhaps an offseason injury played a role. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Conner injured a toe while riding a recreational vehicle this offseason. Conner underwent surgery to repair a “very moderate turf-toe type injury,” per Rapoport, [more]

James Conner visiting Cardinals

The Cardinals are looking at some additional help for their backfield. According to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, James Conner is visiting with Arizona on Monday. The running back is available after rushing for 721 yards and six touchdowns with the Steelers in 2020. He also caught 35 passes for 215 yards. A former third-round [more]

Malcolm Butler not trying to replace Patrick Peterson, may not take his number

Patrick Peterson, a cornerback who was chosen to eight Pro Bowls over a 10-year career in Arizona, left the Cardinals this offseason. Malcolm Butler, a cornerback who’s had plenty of success in the NFL himself, arrived. But Butler doesn’t want to be viewed as Peterson’s replacement. “Not too many people can replace a Patrick Peterson,” [more]

On voting-rights law, Arizona governor says he won’t be swayed by Super Bowl LVII pressure

Coincidentally or not, some red states that went blue in 2020 are looking to change their voting laws. Georgia has done it, and Arizona is now possibly doing the same. In Georgia, the NFL had little to say or to do about the new law that widely has been criticized as an effort to suppress the [more]

Alex Cappa earns most in performance-based pay for 2020

The NFL Players Association on Tuesday sent agents the numbers on performance-based pay for the 2020 season. Buccaneers guard Alex Cappa earned a league-high $622,056 in extra pay after starting 16 games for the Super Bowl champions, Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reports. The money is a reward to low-earning players who start a [more]

Rams, 49ers have same projected win total for 2021

The PointsBet win totals for NFC West teams has a tie at the top. And not between the teams that finished atop the division in 2020. The Rams and 49ers both have over-under numbers of 10.5, in a 17-game season. It’s surprising on the surface. The Rams won 10 games in 2020 with Jared Goff [more]

Steve Keim: Kyler Murray’s contract gave us opportunity to be aggressive this offseason

The Cardinals made a big splash in free agency before the new league year started when they signed defensive end J.J. Watt and they continued to make moves throughout the month of March. Arizona signed wide receiver A.J. Green, cornerback Malcolm Butler, kicker Matt Prater, safety Shawn Williams, and guard Brian Winters while also trading [more]

Malcolm Butler: “Kind of amazing” to play home games where I first became known

The first time many people became aware of Malcolm Butler was late in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLIX at State Farm Stadium in Arizona. Butler was playing for the Patriots when he intercepted Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson on the goalline as the Seahawks were trying for a go-ahead touchdown. Butler was an undrafted [more]

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