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Chandler Jones targets Michael Strahan’s sacks record

Chandler Jones made 19 sacks last season. That’s only 3.5 sacks off Michael Strahan’s single-season NFL record. The Cardinals pass rusher has Strahan’s 22.5 sacks as a target for this season. “I feel like I’m getting closer and closer,” Jones said in a videoconference Thursday, via Darren Urban of the team website. “I don’t feel [more]

David Johnson likes the pressure that comes with being traded for DeAndre Hopkins

The Texans are confident that running back David Johnson will rebound from the injuries and ineffectiveness that marked his final years with the Cardinals, but plenty of other people think that the back’s best days are behind him. Those voices have often made unfavorable comparisons between Johnson and wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, who went to [more]

Kliff Kingsbury admits his draft day setup was “a bit much”

The 2020 NFL draft was unlike any other, with everyone isolating at home and football fans getting to see how coaches, general managers and prospects live. We saw Bill Belichick in the kitchen with his dog, Mike Vrabel’s sons, and most of all Kliff Kingsbury’s setup. Kingsbury looked like a model for Architectural Digest, in [more]

Cardinals sign Andre Patton, Kentrell Brice

The Cardinals made the signing of safety Kentrell Brice official, announcing the deal Wednesday afternoon. The team also signed receiver Andre Patton. The Bears waived Brice on July 26. He did not play last season. Patton, 26, played 13 games with five starts with the Chargers last season. He made six receptions for 56 yards [more]

Cardinals are expected to sign Kentrell Brice

The Cardinals are expected to sign free agent safety Kentrell Brice to a one-year deal, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. The move is pending a physical and COVID-19 test. The Bears waived Brice on July 26. He signed with the Bears on Jan. 8. Brice played with the Packers from 2016-18, appearing in 36 [more]

Cardinals tight end Maxx Williams passes physical to come off non-football injury list

Arizona Cardinals tight end Maxx Williams passed a physical with the team on Tuesday and was activated from the non-football injury list. Williams and tackle Marcus Gilbert were both placed on the non-football injury list on Monday. Both players’ tenure on the list lasted just day albeit for different reasons. Williams came off the list [more]

Marcus Gilbert opts out of 2020 season

When Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury spoke to reporters on a Tuesday video conference, he said he expected prospective right tackle Marcus Gilbert to be activated from the non-football illness list soon. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Gilbert is opting out of playing this season. He is the first Cardinals player and 52nd NFL [more]

Texans think David Johnson will be a good investment

It was easy to knock the Texans, since they traded one of the best receivers in football to the Cardinals for a second-round pick and a bad contract. But Texans coach Bill O’Brien is excited about the player attached to the contract, and thinks he can help. “We studied David when he was coming out [more]

Former lineman Tootie Robbins dies, after contracting COVID-19

Former Packers and Cardinals offensive tackle Tootie Robbins has died at the age of 62. According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Robbins passed after contracting COVID-19. “He contacted COVID and it in return took my uncle’s life,” his niece Lakeisha King wrote in an email. “But he is in heaven with his [more]

Cardinals cut Jake Benzinger, Reggie Floyd, Rashad Medaris

The Cardinals announced they cut offensive lineman Jake Benzinger, safety Reggie Floyd and receiver Rashad Medaris on Monday. All three were signed as rookie free agents. Floyd was a three-year starter at Virginia Tech. He made 222 tackles, five interceptions, 10 pass breakups and two forced fumbles in 39 games over four seasons. Benzinger appeared [more]

DeAndre Hopkins: Kyler Murray has an arm

DeAndre Hopkins hasn’t seen much of Kyler Murray, but he’s seen enough. Since the Texans traded the All-Pro receiver to the Cardinals on March 16, Hopkins has gotten little on-field work with the team’s second-year quarterback because of the pandemic. Murray passed for 3,722 yards with 20 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in winning offensive rookie [more]

Marcus Gilbert, Maxx Williams on Cardinals NFI list

The Cardinals put a couple of prospective offensive starters on the non-football illness list on Sunday. The NFL’s daily transaction report brought word that tackle Marcus Gilbert and tight end Maxx Williams have landed on the list. They are eligible to be activated at any point and won’t be able to work with the rest [more]

No season tickets for Cardinals

Phoenix continues to be one of the biggest national COVID-19 hotspots. Not surprisingly, the Arizona Cardinals will not have season tickets in 2020. Via Jeremy Cluff of the Arizona Republic, the Cardinals have informed their season-ticket holders that, this year, no season tickets will be sold. The Cardinals explained to season-ticket holders that, if local [more]

2020 could be strangest NFL season since 1943

The 101st season of the National Football League could end up being the strangest one since the 24th. In 1943, World War II caused the league to shrink from 10 to eight teams, and to institute out of necessity one specific rule change that revolutionized the game. The depleted supply of players due to World [more]

Isaiah Simmons still expecting to make an impact despite COVID-19

COVID-19 has changed many things for teams and players this season, but it hasn’t changed Isaiah Simmons’ goals. Despite no on-field work in the offseason, the eighth overall choice still expects a successful rookie season. “I’m not going to adjust my personal goals because we’re having a little adversity with this global pandemic,” Simmons said, [more]

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