Arizona Cardinals news, rumors and injuries
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Arizona Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer was placed on the Reserve/Non-Football Illness list Thursday, Sept. 18, per a league source. The team now has the option to not pay Dwyer during his time away from the team.
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:02:21 -0700
Arizona Cardinals RB Stepfan Taylor will likely see his role increased with RB Jonathan Dwyer deactivated indefinitely. Stepfan is a smaller back than Dwyer. Taylor and RB Robert Hughes have combined for two carries for four yards in two games as the team's third and fourth options. RB Andre Ellington (foot) also missed practice Wednesday, Sept. 17, and the team is hoping he can do some work Thursday, Sept. 18.
Fantasy Tip: Taylor could see more work as the season progresses, too, if Ellington's foot injury worsens. In FantasyScore lineups this week, Taylor will cost you the minimum of $3,700, but it's probably too early to rely on him.
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:44:50 -0700
Arizona Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife and broke her nose after she refused his sexual advances, and he punched her in the face the next day, according to police. Dwyer was arrested on aggravated assault charges and was deactivated from all team activities. He spent a night in jail and appeared in court before being released Thursday, Sept. 18. Dwyer's wife left the state but came forward to authorities a week ago after Dwyer sent suicidal text message, including a picture of a knife. He's scheduled to have a status hearing Sept. 24 and a preliminary hearing Sept. 26.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:12:02 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Palmer did not start in Week 2, with Drew Stanton getting the nod in his stead. If Palmer is unable to suit up this week, Stanton could be a sneaky sleeper for players of FantasyScore in Week 3.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:11:35 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Ellington has been resting his foot during mid-week practices so far this season, but he has to miss any practice time. The team will want to be especially careful with his health with the uncertainty of Jonathan Dwyer and his legal situation, so don't expect Ellington to push it too terrible hard in practice. However, Ellington should be fine for game day.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:37:01 -0700
Arizona Cardinals LB John Abraham (concussion), LB Alex Okafor (thigh) and DE Frostee Rucker (calf) each did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. LB Larry Foote (shoulder) and P Dave Zastudil (groin) were listed as limited participants, while LB Kevin Minter (quadriceps) and C Lyle Sendlein (ankle) were able to fully participate.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:36:16 -0700
Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer was arrested and charged with one count of aggravated assault causing a fracture, one count of aggravated involving a child and also preventing of a 911 call.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:58:56 -0700
Arizona Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer has been deactivated from all team activities Wednesday, Sept. 17. The team was made aware of allegations by the Phoenix police and are cooperating fully with authorities. The team plans to closely monitor the situation as it develops and evaluate additional information as it becomes available.
Fantasy Tip: It is uncertain if Dwyer has officially been deactivated for the Week 3 game, but if so, Stepfan Taylor would see a bump in fantasy value playing directly behind Andre Ellington.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:51:06 -0700
Arizona Cardinals QB Drew Stanton is in line to start his second straight game against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 3 with QB Carson Palmer (shoulder) sidelined. "It hasn't changed today," head coach Bruce Arians said. "We'll be status quo with Drew as the starter, Logan as the backup and we'll still be waiting on Carson."
Fantasy Tip: There is no timetable for Palmer to return as the starter, so you can forget about him at FantasyScore. Stanton isn't a smart option, either, even at $4,200 (8.4% of cap).
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:59:47 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It's unclear what this might mean for Dwyer's status with the team. Stay tuned.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:39:35 -0700
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (shoulder) is believed to be improving steadily, and the team likes the quarterbacks on their roster, so they will not be looking to add a quarterback from outside the organization.
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