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Isaiah Simmons “way more comfortable” in third year with Cardinals

Isaiah Simmons has spent his first two NFL seasons seeing time at a variety of positions on the Cardinals defense and the 2020 first-round pick thinks that seeing the field from so many different vantage points is starting to pay off for him.Simmons said that “being able to go everywhere has just gave me, conceptually, [more]

Zaven Collins: Feels good to start fresh after “ups and downs” of rookie year

After the Cardinals took Zaven Collins in the first round of the 2021 draft, there was a lot of talk about pairing him with 2020 first-rounder Isaiah Simmons as starting linebackers.That’s not how things played out, however. Jordan Hicks supplanted Collins at the top of the depth chart and Collins wound up playing just 20 [more]

Cardinals release Jordan Hicks

The Cardinals have made a few roster moves on Wednesday, including parting ways with one of their veteran defenders.Arizona announced that the team has released linebacker Jordan Hicks after three years with the franchise.Hicks was set to count $9.5 million against the cap. His release will give the Cardinals $6.5 million in cap space while [more]

Monday Night Football: Stafford, Kupp carry Rams to 30-23 win over Cardinals

Matthew Stafford threw for 287 yards and three touchdowns as the Los Angeles Rams picked up a key 30-23 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Monday night.Cooper Kupp caught a career-high 13 passes for 123 yards and one of Stafford’s three touchdowns, and the Rams intercepted Kyler Murray twice to sink their NFC West rivals. [more]

Kyler Murray, DeAndre Hopkins still not practicing

Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray and receiver DeAndre Hopkins did not practice Thursday. The team released its practice report, confirming both sat out while rehabbing.Murray sprained his ankle on the Cardinals’ final drive last Thursday in the loss to the Packers. He said Wednesday he feels “good” after the mini-bye week.Hopkins’ hamstring limited him to 15 [more]

Packers answer with Aaron Jones’ 2-yard touchdown run

Cardinals edge rusher Chandler Jones imitated Aaron Rodgers‘ belt celebration after a batted pass. The Packers quarterback appeared to say something to Jones in response.Six plays later, the Packers were in the end zone.A.J. Dillon‘s second effort picked up a first down on fourth-and-one from the Arizona 13. He initially was stopped short of the [more]

Jordan Hicks playing bigger role in Cardinals defense than initially expected

For most of the offseason, Jordan Hicks looked like the odd man out at linebacker for the Cardinals.Arizona drafted Zaven Collins in the first round and immediately began talking about him starting alongside Isaiah Simmons. Hicks was given permission to seek a trade while all conversation about Collins referenced him as a first-team player right [more]

Steve Keim dismisses idea that playoff expectations put added pressure on Kliff Kingsbury

Steve Keim became the Cardinals’ General Manager in 2013. Two years later, the Cardinals made the NFC Championship Game, where they lost to the Panthers. The team has not made the playoffs since.The Cardinals, on paper, have their best team since 2015, which is why Keim feels “probably as good as I’ve felt about a [more]

Cardinals first-round rookie Zaven Collins impresses in NFL preseason debut

Cardinals linebacker Zaven Collins is making the step up from college football at Tulsa to the NFL, and in his first preseason game on Friday night he looked like he belonged.Collins tackled Cowboys running back Tony Pollard for a two-yard loss on the second play from scrimmage, later added a quarterback hit, and looked very [more]

Zaven Collins loves having “weight on my shoulders” in Cardinals defense

The Cardinals didn’t waste any time anointing Zaven Collins as a starting linebacker after they drafted him in the first round this year and they aren’t holding back when it comes to heaping responsibilities on the rookie.Collins is going to wear a radio in his helmet and will be the one relaying calls to the [more]

Jordan Hicks wishes he had opportunity to compete for starting job

Linebacker Jordan Hicks is with the Cardinals at training camp, but he’d prefer to be elsewhere.Hicks was given permission to seek a trade after the Cardinals drafted Zaven Collins in the first round earlier this year. They plan to start Collins next to 2020 first-rounder Isaiah Simmons, which left no room in the first team [more]

Zaven Collins arrested for reckless driving

Cardinals first-round pick Zaven Collins was arrested in Scottsdale, Arizona on Sunday night.TMZ reports that Collins was taken into custody after police officers stopped him for speeding and driving dangerously. He was booked for reckless driving and released a short time later.Other outlets have confirmed the arrest, but other details of the incident remain under [more]

Zaven Collins: No choice but to be ready to start Week 1

The Jaguars are trying to play it coy about naming Trevor Lawrence their starting quarterback for his rookie season, but the Cardinals saw no point to smokescreens when it comes to their top pick in this year’s draft.Immediately after drafting Zaven Collins, Cardinals General Manager Steve Keim said that the team plans on starting him [more]

Cardinals sign Rondale Moore

A day after signing first-round pick Zaven Collins, the Cardinals wrapped up a deal with their only remaining unsigned draft pick.Second-round wide receiver Rondale Moore has signed with the team. The Cardinals have seven picks overall in this year’s draft.Moore had 114 catches for 1,258 yards and 12 touchdowns while also running for two scores [more]