Arizona Cardinals news, rumors and injuries
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:53:34 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Cutler is aging and coming off of major shoulder surgery. His upside is pretty minimal as a QB2 wherever he lands.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:18:54 -0800
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler is expected to be released this offseason, and the MMQB's Peter King "wouldn't be shocked" if he ends up with the Arizona Cardinals to serve as the backup for Carson Palmer.
Fantasy Tip: It would be very surprising for Cutler to accept a backup job with so many teams in need of a starter, although the fit in Arizona makes a lot of sense. Head coach Bruce Arians' offense loves to go downfield and Cutler still has one of the stronger arms in the league. From Cutler's perspective, he'd get a chance to resurrect his value somewhat by working with one of the better offensive minds in the league. Regardless of where he lands, Cutler will be nothing more than a middling QB2 in fantasy.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:43:52 -0800
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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:41:10 -0800
The Arizona Cardinals have had contract talks with the agent for impending free-agent LB Chandler Jones but no deal is imminent at this point. General manager Steve Keim said the team will place the franchise tag on Jones if the two sides are not able to reach a long-term agreement.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 20:04:20 -0800
Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (illness) is now "very healthy," according to team president and owner Michael Bidwill, who also said that it "looks like they found the issue" regarding the sickle cell problem the receiver was dealing with this past season. Bidwill added: "We'll get (Brown) back the way we had him."
Fantasy Tip: That would be terrific news for the Cardinals and fantasy owners, as Brown regressed mightily after a breakout 2015 campaign that saw him register his first career 1,000-yard season. In 2016, Brown managed only 39 receptions for 517 yards and a pair of scores, but that had more to do with the sickle cell issue than anything else. With a clean bill of health, Brown could easily be a nice buy-low candidate and re-emerge to deliver solid WR3 value.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:44:57 -0800
Arizona Cardinals LB Chandler Jones will receive the franchise tag if both sides can't agree to terms on a multi-year contract, according to team president and owner Michael Bidwill, who said, "He's a great pass rusher, but if we can't agree to terms that work for us, we're just going to franchise him, and his people know that."
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:53:26 -0800
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer is returning for a 14th NFL season, but general manager Steve Keim admits that he wants to find a quarterback for the Cardinals long-term future. "You're not a GM for long if you don't find [a quarterback]," Keim said. "I have to do a better job with my staff and the coaching staff, we have to identify the right guy and put this organization in position to have success for years to come.
Fantasy Tip: Palmer is nearing the end of his playing career at 37 years old, so the Cardinals could very well look to free agency or the draft this year for that possible answer. As for Palmer, he's a borderline QB1, but it's safer to draft him as a backup fantasy quarterback.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:17:32 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Palmer is coming off a 2016 season where he recorded 4,233 yards, 26 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. Palmer will have plenty of weapons to work with in the passing game, but he probably should be considered a No. 2 quarterback in most fantasy leagues.
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 21:38:23 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Romo will have plenty of suitors this offseason, and he should still be able to produce QB1 numbers in the right situation. However, he needs to drafted as a fantasy backup because of his injury history.
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 20:53:43 -0800
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 11:58:28 -0800
Fantasy Tip: With fellow veteran Larry Fitzgerald recently announcing that he'd back next year, there is strong belief that Palmer will indeed return as well. In an above-average offense that puts up a lot of points, the former No. 1 overall draft pick will have potential to put up some desirable numbers, but coming off a down campaign last season, he should be considered more of a QB2 on draft day in most leagues.
Thu, 02 Feb 2017 18:06:04 -0800
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Thu, 02 Feb 2017 13:32:56 -0800
Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor "is very appealing to Arizona," according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. Furthermore, Taylor would make a great fit in head coach Bruce Arians' scheme if the Bills choose to move on from their quarterback.
Fantasy Tip: There's still plenty of time to make conjectures before the draft, and Taylor's name will be the subject of many of those conjectures. Arizona's quarterback situation does need to be addressed soon with Carson Palmer's age and subsequent decline. He can no longer be considered a starting fantasy quarterback.
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