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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 percent of their [more]

D.J. Humphries ready to emerge as a veteran leader for 2021 Cardinals

Cardinals left tackle D.J. Humphries is accustomed to going out on the practice field and seeing two players: receiver Larry Fitzgerald and cornerback Patrick Peterson. Both were veterans when Humphries entered the league as a first-round pick in 2015. But now with training camp about to begin at the end of the month, neither are [more]

Cardinals will have 12 open training camp practices

The Cardinals are the latest team to announce their plans for having fans back at training camp after they were barred from attending last year’s practice sessions. A dozen practices will be open to fans, starting with the team’s July 30 practice at 8 a.m. It is free to attend the practices, although fans must [more]

D.J. Humphries: Complacency kills, every week has to be the same preparation

Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray and wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins won an ESPY for the best play of the year for their Hail Mary to beat the Bills in Week 10 of the 2020 season, but there weren’t any prizes for the Cardinals after that thrilling victory. Arizona was 6-3 after Hopkins’ touchdown, but they went [more]

Larry Fitzgerald says he’s undecided on playing this season

Free agent wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has not determined whether he will be back for an 18th season. In an interview today with Rachel Nichols on ESPN, Fitzgerald said he’s undecided on whether he’ll be back with the Cardinals, or any other team, or whether he’ll retire. “I haven’t decided anything,” Fitzgerald said. “Training camp [more]

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