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Cardinals sign Zaven Collins

The Cardinals have signed first-round draft choice Zaven Collins, the team announced Tuesday night.His signing leaves only second-round choice Rondale Moore unsigned. Fourth-round choice Marco Wilson, sixth-round choice Victor Dimukeje, sixth-round choice Tay Gowan, seventh round choice James Wiggins and seventh-round choice Michal Menet previously signed their four-year rookie deals.Collins will earn $14.7 million and [more]

Chandler Jones not at Cardinals minicamp

J.J. Watt posted a picture of himself with new teammate Chandler Jones to Twitter on Tuesday, but the two men were not together when the team’s mandatory minicamp opened later in the day.While Jones was with the team on Monday for their media day, he has opted not to participate in the workout on Tuesday. [more]

Cardinals sign sixth-round picks Victor Dimukeje, Tay Gowan

The Cardinals have signed two more draft picks to their rookie deals.Arizona announced Tuesday that linebacker Victor Dimukeje and cornerback Tay Gowan have put pen to paper. Both were sixth-round picks.Dimukeje was the 210th overall pick out of Duke, where he made 49 starts and recorded 21.5 sacks. Gowan was the 223rd pick out of [more]

Cardinals sign Marco Wilson, James Wiggins, Michal Menet

The Cardinals announced Thursday that they’ve signed three draft picks to their rookie contracts.Cornerback cornerback Marco Wilson, safety James Wiggins, and center Michal Menet all signed their standard four-year deals.Arizona chose Wilson in the fourth round after he played his college ball at Florida, recording three interceptions in his 36 games. Wiggins and Menet were selected [more]

Kliff Kingsbury expects Zaven Collins to start, won’t discuss possible Jordan Hicks trade

When the Cardinals drafted linebacker Zaven Collins in the first round last month, General Manager Steve Keim said that the team sees him as a partner to Isaiah Simmons at inside linebacker.Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury confirmed that’s the plan during a Friday press conference and that led to a question about linebacker Jordan Hicks‘ [more]

Micah Parsons opens as favorite to win defensive rookie of the year

He wasn’t the first defensive player taken in the draft. He’s the first favorite to win defensive rookie of the year.Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons, the 12th overall selection, has been installed by PointsBet as a +450 proposition to secure the award based on the 17 regular-season games of his first NFL season. He was taken [more]

2021 NFL Draft order: Complete list of every pick from Round 1 through Round 7

The 2021 NFL Draft begins with Round 1 on Thursday, April 29 and runs until Saturday, May 1. The Draft will be held in Cleveland, Ohio, at multiple locations across downtown including FirstEnergy Stadium and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The Jaguars will select first overall and are all but guaranteed to take [more]

Cardinals draft picks 2021: All of Arizona’s selections, NFL draft results, team order

The Cardinals’ rebuilding era remains an ongoing process after a disappointing 8-8 finish in 2020. After a 5-2 start to the season, the Cardinals went 3-6 after their Week 8 bye — good for a third-place finish in the NFC West. It’s still an improvement from three- and five-win seasons in 2018 and 2019, but Arizona has some work to do to become a playoff team. [more]

Zaven Collins to Steve Keim: “We’re gonna f–king kill everyone”

The Cardinals, as PFT reported, likely were taking linebacker Zaven Collins at pick No. 16 if receiver Jaylen Waddle, cornerback Jaycee Horn, and cornerback Patrick Surtain II were already gone. They were, Collins wasn’t — and Collins got the call.The Cardinals have posted video of the call to Collins from the Cardinals. Collins was ready [more]

Cardinals see Zaven Collins playing next to Isaiah Simmons at inside linebacker

In 2020, the Cardinals used their first-round pick on a defensive player listed as a linebacker but talked about as a versatile piece who could play at multiple levels of the defense.It took some time for the Cardinals to figure out how best to utilize Isaiah Simmons during his rookie season before settling on an [more]

Steelers take Najee Harris at No. 24

Nearly 50 years after taking running back Franco Harris in round one, the Steelers have added another tailback named Harris in the first round of the draft.At No. 24, the Steelers have selected Alabama running back Najee Harris.It was a clear need for the Steelers, a need they were determined to address unless Tulsa linebacker [more]

Cardinals add Zaven Collins with 16th pick

The Cardinals talked about the possibility of trading down in the first round, but they wound up staying put and making the 16th choice of the 2021 NFL Draft on Thursday night.They used the pick on linebacker Zaven Collins. PFT reported this week that Collins’ ceiling was the 16th overall selection and that the Cardinals [more]