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Kliff Kingsbury on Larry Fitzgerald: The ball’s in his court

For the first time since 2003, the Cardinals began a training camp without receiver Larry Fitzgerald. “It definitely feels weird without him,” Cardinals receiver Christian Kirk said, via Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. “First time I’ve sat down in my locker and he hasn’t been next to me, so it’s definitely going to be a little [more]

Kliff Kingsbury: Chandler Jones is “jovial” and looks in great shape

On Sunday, a report emerged that Cardinals edge rusher Chandler Jones had requested a trade during the offseason. Though Arizona did not grant that request, Jones has reported to training camp. Asked about Jones on Tuesday, Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury said Jones was “jovial and looked in great shape” when the two saw one [more]

Madden has no 99 edge rushers

The folks at Madden are publishing on a daily basis the initial ratings at the various positions for the upcoming edition of the game. (For those of us who play Ultimate Team, all that matters is our collection current and historical 99s will soon give way to 59s. Again.) At edge rusher, the folks at [more]

Cardinals sign Marcus Henry, Daryl Worley

The Cardinals signed offensive lineman Marcus Henry and cornerback Daryl Worley to one-year contracts Monday, the team announced. Henry played one game last season with Dallas after spending the season on the Cowboys’ practice squad. He originally entered the league with New Orleans as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2016 out of Boise State. [more]

Stefon Diggs snubbed by Madden as top receiver in NFL

Last year, Bills receiver Stefon Diggs made an immediate impact with his new team, leading the league in receptions and receiving yards. That wasn’t enough, however, to vault him to the top of the Madden ratings for the new version of the game. Diggs actually lands at No. 4 in the initial ratings, with a [more]

Report: Chandler Jones requested a trade

Chandler Jones wasn’t with the Cardinals at their minicamp in June and the edge rusher reportedly wants a permanent separation from the team. Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports that Jones requested a trade this offseason. The Cardinals obviously have not granted that request and Fowler adds that they expect Jones to be at training camp [more]

Cardinals place Lorenzo Burns on COVID-19 reserve list

The Cardinals placed rookie cornerback Lorenzo Burns on the COVID-19 reserve list Friday, the team announced. Burns signed with the Cardinals on May 13 after going undrafted. He played at the University of Arizona, where in his sophomore year, Burns tied for the Pac-12 lead with five interceptions. Burns played 41 career games and finished [more]

Bengals claim Lamont Gaillard off waivers

Lamont Gaillard has found a new home. The Bengals claimed the former Cardinals center off waivers on Thursday, the team announced. Gaillard was selected in the sixth round of the 2019 draft and spent his first two seasons with Arizona. He started a pair of games for the club last year while appearing in 13 [more]

DeAndre Hopkins tweets, deletes contemplation of retirement over COVID vaccine

The NFL’s effort to get players to get vaccinated is having the desire effect. Sort of. Incentives and disincentives (like the possibility of non-vaccinated players causing a forfeiture) have the broader goal of getting players to choose to get vaccinated. It’s causing some players to consider getting out of the game. Cardinals receiver DeAndre Hopkins [more]

Cardinals place Dennis Gardeck on PUP

Cardinals linebacker Dennis Gardeck will begin training camp on the active/physically unable to perform list, the team announced Thursday. Gardeck tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in in Week 15 of last season. Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury has said he’s not ruling out Gardeck being ready for Week 1. Gardeck, 26, was [more]

Former NFL player, coach Jim Shofner dies at 85

Former NFL player and long-time assistant coach Jim Shofner died July 17, Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Shofner was 85. TCU confirmed Shofner’s death. Shofner, who grew up in Fort Worth and went on to a two-sport career with the Horned Frogs, was a first-round choice of the Browns in 1958. He [more]

Cardinals release Lamont Gaillard

The Cardinals have made a roster move, announcing the release of backup center Lamont Gaillard on Wednesday. Gaillard was a Cardinals 2019 sixth-round pick. He did not appear in any games as a rookie, but played 13 last season — starting two. Gaillard was expected to compete for the backup center role behind Rodney Hudson, [more]

21 NFL teams will hold joint practices in August

The NFL released the entire schedule of joint practices, and 21 teams will have at least one practice with another team. Only Washington, the Lions, Saints, Seahawks, Cardinals, Chiefs, Texans, Jaguars, Bengals, Steelers and Bills will not work with another team. Seven teams — the Eagles, Giants, Dolphins, Patriots, Jets, Panthers and Rams — each [more]

Adrian Peterson: I feel good, I’m ready to play ball

Adrian Peterson is currently fifth in NFL history in rushing yards and he needs 449 yards to tie Barry Sanders for fourth place, but he’ll need a team to sign him in order to have a chance at moving up the list. Peterson said in April that he is hoping to play a 15th NFL [more]

Report: Four teams remain below 50 percent vaccination threshold

On the day a 10th team met the NFL’s 85 percent threshold of vaccinated players, the news is not as optimistic for four other teams. Rob Maaddi of the Associated Press reports Washington, Indianapolis, Arizona and the Chargers have the lowest vaccination rates in the league. All four have fewer than 50 of their players [more]

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