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Would Bears unretire No. 3 for Russell Wilson?

The issue of retired numbers that aren’t really retired resurfaced this week when the Cardinals unretired Marshall Goldberg’s No. 99 for J.J. Watt. Another situation with retired numbers becoming unretired could happen in Chicago, if the Bears manage to trade for Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. Wilson has worn No. 3 for nine NFL seasons in [more]

Michael Brockers on J.J. Watt joining the Cardinals: “We all know who the real 9-9 is”

In his recent remarks to TMZ.com, defensive lineman Michael Brockers didn’t simply comment on his team’s eventual new quarterback. Brockers also was asked to name the best defensive line in the NFC West, given the arrival of J.J. Watt in Arizona. “You already know that question, bro. It’s all about consistency, what the Rams been [more]

Cardinals to make procedural move, release Zane Gonzalez

Zane Gonzalez was set to become an unrestricted free agent later this month, but the Cardinals have sped up that process. According to NFL Media’s Mike Garafolo, Arizona is releasing Gonzalez on Friday. Garafolo adds the Cardinals could still bring back Gonzalez for the 2021 season. Gonzalez was inconsistent during the 2020 season with Arizona, [more]

Kyler Murray’s hat choice creates a stir

Nearly eight years ago, then-49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick created a major stir by wearing a Dolphins hat. (Oh, simpler times.) Last night, Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray created a stir (albeit not as major) with his hat choice at a Phoenix Suns basketball game. Murray wore an Oakland A’s hat. That’s significant because the A’s made [more]

Kliff Kingsbury confident Chase Edmonds can be Arizona’s lead running back

Kenyan Drake is set to become a free agent later this month after playing the 2020 season under the transition tag. He accounted for 1,092 yards from scrimmage and 10 total touchdowns, but there’s a possibility the running back won’t return for 2021. If that’s how things shake out, Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury said [more]

Kliff Kingsbury: Cardinals players won’t want to let J.J. Watt down

There were plenty of on-field factors that led the Cardinals to sign J.J. Watt. But what he can bring to the locker room is critical for the club, too. Head coach Kliff Kingsbury was asked during his Thursday press conference how Watt might help hold players accountable. With Watt being a three-time defensive player of [more]

Steve Keim: Sky’s the limit for Kyler Murray

After deciding to play for the Cardinals, J.J. Watt texted Kyler Murray. “I’m here because I believe in you,” Watt said he wrote to the quarterback. The Cardinals believe in Murray, too. Murray didn’t take second-year jump that some recent quarterbacks such as Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson did. But Murray did take another step, [more]

Kliff Kingsbury: I hope Larry Fitzgerald plays five more years

Larry Fitzgerald has not yet announced if he will play in the 2021 season, but his head coach would like him to be around for a lot longer. During his Thursday press conference, Kliff Kingsbury said he also doesn’t know Fitzgerald’s decision. But Kingsbury also praised Fitzgerald for the work he’s done since the head [more]

Steve Keim: Cardinals won’t be “drastically limited” in free agency after J.J. Watt signing

Michael Bidwill said signing J.J. Watt already has “raised the energy” around the team, and the Cardinals owner called the addition of the defensive end a “culture changer.” It remains to be seen whether Watt’s presence will entice more free agents to join the Cardinals. But General Manager Steve Keim said Wednesday that he doesn’t [more]

Cardinals giving Larry Fitzgerald time to decide his future

The Cardinals still have not heard from Larry Fitzgerald regarding his future. They are not rushing the receiver. General Manager Steve Keim answered “not necessarily” when asked Wednesday whether the team wants Fitzgerald to made a decision by the March 17 start of free agency. “Knowing him, he’s just trying to make me sweat,” Keim [more]

Michael Bidwill expects “seismic shift in talent” across league this offseason

The Cardinals didn’t wait until the start of the new league year to make a big score in free agency. J.J. Watt signed with the team this week and Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill said that Watt has already “raised the energy” around the team. During an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Bidwill said he saw [more]

Two years, $28 million for J.J. Watt

After two days, the real numbers have emerged on the J.J. Watt deal with the Cardinals. As suspected, it’s not a two-year, $31 million deal. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media (who also with Adam Schefter of ESPN told the world it was a two-year, $31 million deal), it’s actually a two-year, $28 million [more]

J.J. Watt: The one thing I want for Deshaun Watson is to be happy

Defensive end J.J. Watt negotiated his own departure from the Texans and was all smiles during his introductory press conference with the Cardinals on Tuesday. Among the reasons why Watt is happy to be in Arizona is the presence of quarterback Kyler Murray, who he called extremely talented and capable of getting even better in [more]

J.J. Watt went to great lengths to keep his news quiet until he announced it himself

J.J. Watt did something not many players have ever done. He made his own free agent announcement. “Take control of your own narrative,” Watt said, via Josh Weinfuss of ESPN. No reporter was tipped off, and the Cardinals didn’t beat him to the punch. The defensive end took no chances, though, even using subterfuge in [more]

Cardinals used Frank Caliendo, Blake Shelton to recruit J.J. Watt

Money talks louder than anything, so the Cardinals likely didn’t need to “pull out all the stops” to land J.J. Watt. But they did just that to make sure the defensive end felt their love. Cardinals General Manager Steve Keim joined The Rich Eisen Show on Tuesday to discuss landing the big free agent fish. [more]

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