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  • Cardinals Sign Round 1 DL Darius Robinson

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    The Cardinals are one step closer to completing their rookie signings. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Cardinals have signed first-round defensive lineman Darius Robinson. The rookie inked a four-year, fully guaranteed $13.8MM deal. [RELATED: Cards Sign Round 1 WR Marvin Harrison Jr.] The Cardinals entered the draft armed with a pair of first-round picks. [...]

    May 28 · Pro Football Rumors Arizona Cardinals Darius Robinson
  • Lions Looking Into Options At Kicker

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    Since the departure of Matt Prater following the 2020 NFL season, the Lions have struggled to find constancy at the placekicking position. Twice, Michael Badgley has come to their rescue with admirable results, and though he's set to return in 2024, that hasn't stopped Detroit from examining all its options. Badgley first helped out the [...]

    May 25 · Pro Football Rumors Detroit Lions Arizona Cardinals Michael Badgley Matt Prater
  • Cardinals Sign Marvin Harrison Jr. To Rookie Deal

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    The Arizona Cardinals signed wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. to his rookie deal on Thursday, the team announced on X. The deal includes $35.37 million over four years and a $22.5 million signing bonus. All money is guaranteed. The No. 4 overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft is viewed as one of the best wide receiver prospects of all time, and he's expected to be a true No. 1 wide receiver for Kyler Murray from the jump. Harrison Jr. caught 144 passes for 2,474 yards and 28 touchdowns in his final two seasons at Ohio State and took home the 2023 Fred Biletnikoff Award, which is given to college football's most outstanding receiver each season. Despite having yet to play an NFL snap, Harrison Jr. is being selected as a top-ten fantasy wide receiver in high-stakes FFPC drafts.

    May 23 · Source via Arizona Cardinals Marvin Harrison
  • Cardinals Move Paris Johnson Jr. To LT

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    Seven years ago, the Cardinals flipped their starting tackles by moving Jared Veldheer to the right side and first-round pick D.J. Humphries to the left edge in their then-Carson Palmer-centered offense. Chosen in the first round eight years after Humphries, Paris Johnson Jr. will be at the center of a Cardinals position revamp up front. [...]

    May 21 · Pro Football Rumors Arizona Cardinals Paris Johnson Jr.
  • Paris Johnson Jr. Playing Left Tackle In 2024

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    Arizona Cardinals offensive tackle Paris Johnson Jr. will start at left tackle in 2024 after spending his rookie season on the right side, according to head coach Jonathan Gannon. Johnson was selected with the No. 6 overall pick out of Ohio State in the 2023 NFL Draft and started all 17 games in his debut campaign. Veteran D.J. Humphries occupied the left tackle spot in the desert for nine seasons, but he was released this offseason. Newly acquired veteran Jonah Williams will begin the season at right tackle. Protecting quarterback Kyler Murray and carving running lanes for James Conner and Trey Benson will be key priorities in 2024 for a potential ascending offense. Johnson Jr. will play a key part in that effort, and hopefully, he'll take a Year 2 leap after allowing eight sacks in 2023.

    May 20 · Source via Arizona Cardinals Paris Johnson Jr. Kyler Murray
  • Cardinals Sign Round 2 CB Max Melton

    The current CBA has largely removed holdout-driven drama from the NFL offseason, but the wiggle room regarding second-round picks does add some intrigue to the rookie signing process. The Cardinals' Tuesday signing will help influence this year's guarantee structures. Arizona agreed to terms with its second-round pick -- Rutgers cornerback Max Melton -- Tuesday, according [...]

    May 14 · Pro Football Rumors Arizona Cardinals Max Melton
  • Cardinals To Sign WR Zay Jones

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    A four-visit week did well to show Zay Jones commanded extensive interest following his Jaguars release. The veteran wide receiver will end up in Arizona, with NFL.com's Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero reporting the Cardinals have a deal in place. Jones also met with the Titans, Cowboys and Chiefs this week, setting up an interesting [...]

    May 11 · Pro Football Rumors Arizona Cardinals Zay Jones
  • Zay Jones Signing With Cardinals

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    Free-agent wide receiver Zay Jones is signing with the Arizona Cardinals, according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport. The 29-year-old went on visits with the Tennessee Titans and Dallas Cowboys this week, but he ultimately landed in a spot where he can compete for targets right away. Jones was released by the Jacksonville Jaguars after they selected LSU wideout Brian Thomas Jr. in the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft, but there's a real chance his situation is better in Arizona. Rookie Marvin Harrison Jr. is expected to occupy the WR1 role right away, but Jones is almost certainly slated to start in three-wide sets, and he might even beat out Michael Wilson to start in two-wide sets. He and tight end Trey McBride could battle it out to be Kyler Murray's No. 2 option in the passing game. Pencil in Jones as at least a deep league flex option in 2024.

    May 10 · Source via Arizona Cardinals Jacksonville Jaguars Carolina Panthers Zay Jones Marvin Harrison Trey McBride Kyler Murray Brian Thomas Ian Thomas Michael Wilson
  • Cardinals To Sign LB Markus Bailey

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    A Columbus native who attended Purdue before being drafted by the Bengals, Markus Bailey will soon take up residence outside the Midwest. Winter clothing will be far less relevant for the veteran special-teamer. The Cardinals are adding the linebacker/ST presence, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport tweets. Agreeing to a one-year deal with the NFC West club Tuesday, [...]

    May 8 · Pro Football Rumors Arizona Cardinals Markus Bailey
  • Taulia Tagovailoa Taking Part In Cardinals Rookie Camp

    Rookie quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa participated in rookie camp for the Seattle Seahawks last week, and he is accepting an invite to take part in the Arizona Cardinals rookie camp this week. Despite being the all-time passing leader in the Big Ten, Tagovailoa went undrafted and is looking to find a home where he can compete for a roster spot. The younger brother of Tua Tagovailoa posted 11,356 passing yards, 77 passing touchdowns, and 37 interceptions during his college career that included one season at Alabama and four years at Maryland. He'll have an uphill battle to become a starter in the NFL, but a backup role could be attainable for the Ewa Beach, Hawaii native.

    May 7 · Source via Seattle Seahawks Arizona Cardinals Taulia Tagovailoa
  • Cardinals Not Picking Up Zaven Collins' Fifth-Year Option

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    The Arizona Cardinals have chosen not to pick up defensive end Zaven Collins' fifth-year option, according to general manager Monti Ossenfort. With the move, Collins will be in the final year of his rookie deal in 2024 and will become a free agent next March. It's a surprising move after the 24-year-old former 16th overall pick has recorded 166 tackles (103 solo), 5.5 sacks, 18 tackles for loss, 10 QB hits, two interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), 12 passes defended, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in 50 games (39 starts) in his three years in the NFL. Collins isn't exactly on the IDP fantasy radar as a defensive lineman because of his lack of sacks, but he should continue to be a starting edge defender for Arizona in 2024.

    Apr 30 · Source via Arizona Cardinals Zaven Collins
  • Trey Benson Unlikely To Take Over As Lead Back

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    The Arizona Cardinals took running back Trey Benson in the third round of this year's NFL draft, and it's unlikely that he will take over lead-back duties from James Conner this year, even though Conner hasn't shown that he's up to bell-cow duties in the NFL. Mainly because of injuries, Conner has posted between 200 and 250 touches in each of the last four seasons with the Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers, never playing in more than 15 games. Conner has been a pretty big injury risk for fantasy managers, but when he's been on the field, he's been impressive. The 28-year-old had 5.1 yards per touch in 2023. However, with Benson now in the fold, Arizona's backfield could easily evolve into a platoon situation that turns both Conner and Benson into solid RB2 candidates.

    Apr 30 · Source via Arizona Cardinals Trey Benson
  • Cardinals Sign Three UDFAs

    The Cardinals are keeping their UDFA count low this year, announcing just three UDFA additions after making 12 draft choices last week. Here is Arizona's trio of post-draft hopefuls: Myles Murphy, DL (North Carolina) Joe Shimko, LS (NC State) Xavier Weaver, WR (Colorado) Weaver was part of Deion Sanders' massive transfer haul last year. As [...]

    Apr 30 · Pro Football Rumors NFL Draft Arizona Cardinals
  • Colts Move Up To No. 79

    The Colts have moved up the third-round order, swapping places with the Cardinals. Indianapolis has acquired No. 79 in exchange for 82 and 191. With the newly-acquired pick, the Colts have drafted Pitt offensive tackle Matt Goncalves. That makes him the second player taken on the offensive side of the ball to join the Colts today, [...]

    Apr 27 · Pro Football Rumors NFL Draft Indianapolis Colts Arizona Cardinals
  • Falcons Acquire No. 35 From Cardinals

    After a stunning start (per Kirk Cousins, at least) to Round 1, the Falcons are moving up the board to open Round 2. They are acquiring No. 35 from the Cardinals. Atlanta will pick up Nos. 35 and 186, while Arizona will add Nos. 43 and 79. The Falcons used the pick on Clemson defensive [...]

    Apr 26 · Pro Football Rumors NFL Draft Atlanta Falcons Arizona Cardinals
  • Cardinals Take Tip Reiman At No. 82

    The Cardinals selected University of Illinois tight end Tip Reiman with the No. 82 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. He played four years at Illinois, totaling 420 yards and five touchdowns off 41 catches. While the 22-year-old has plenty of positive attributes, he wasn't as productive at the collegiate level as others in his class. With that said, Reiman will have a chance to carve out playing time in Arizona, a team in a transition phase. However, he'll need to compete for snaps with Trey McBride, one of the league's emerging tight ends.

    Apr 26 · Source via NFL Draft Arizona Cardinals Tip Reiman
  • Cardinals Select Trey Benson With The 66th Pick

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    The Arizona Cardinals selected Florida State running back Trey Benson with the 66th overall pick in the NFL Draft. Benson could be the most complete running back in the draft class. He excelled at breaking tackles, setting the single-season FBS record by forcing 0.51 missed tackles per run. The 21-year-old also possesses great breakaway speed with 14 runs of 20 or more yards (ninth in FBS). Last season, Benson ran for 906 yards on the ground and 227 through the air and 15 total scores. He will join veteran James Connor, who could limit his fantasy value early on, but he should be an early second-round pick in dynasty rookie drafts.

    Apr 26 · Source via NFL Draft Arizona Cardinals Trey Benson
  • Darius Robinson Goes To Cardinals At Pick No. 27

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    The Arizona Cardinals selected Missouri defensive end Darius Robinson with the 27th overall pick in the 2024 NFL draft on Thursday night. Robinson was a late bloomer for the Tigers in college and sometimes disappeared from games, but in the end, the pass-rusher was a first-team All-SEC performer as a fifth-year senior in 2023 after recording 8.5 sacks and 14 tackles for loss in 2023. Robinson weighed in at 285 pounds and has long arms and plenty of power to push his way to opposing quarterbacks. He's also serviceable in the run game and will compete for plenty of playing time right away in the desert in 2024 next to Zaven Collins and BJ Ojulari. Robinson is powerful but is going to need to develop his repertoire to have success in the NFL.

    Apr 25 · Source via NFL Draft Arizona Cardinals Darius Robinson
  • Cardinals Stick At No. 4 And Draft Marvin Harrison Jr.

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    The Arizona Cardinals selected Ohio State wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. with the fourth overall pick in the 2024 NFL draft on Thursday night. With no other team trading up with the Cardinals to make it four straight quarterbacks in a row to start this year's draft, the Cardinals will give QB Kyler Murray a big-time new receiving weapon in Harrison. It makes sense after the team lost Marquise Brown this offseason. Harrison is an absolute stud at the position and should immediately be Arizona's best wideout in his rookie year alongside names like Michael Wilson, Greg Dortch and Chris Moore. Harrison was a unanimous two-time All-American and scored 28 total touchdowns the last two years. He's bigger than his father and has incredible body control. Harrison should be fantasy relevant in Year 1 while being peppered with targets by Murray.

    Apr 25 · Source via NFL Draft Arizona Cardinals Marvin Harrison
  • Latest On Cardinals, No. 4 Pick

    If the top three selections produce quarterbacks in tomorrow's first round - a scenario which remains the expectation - the Cardinals will have plenty of leverage. Retaining the No. 4 pick would leave the door open to adding a high-profile receiver, while a trade down the board would give the team substantial additional draft capital. [...]

    Apr 24 · Pro Football Rumors NFL Draft Arizona Cardinals
  • Cardinals Receive Two Trade Offers For No. 4

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    The Cardinals would appear to hold a strong hand entering this draft, sitting at No. 4 and rostering a quarterback they like in Kyler Murray. If this draft begins QB-QB-QB as expected, Arizona could have some good offers in hand from teams eyeing the fourth passer left on the board. A report Monday indicated the [...]

    Apr 23 · Pro Football Rumors NFL Draft Arizona Cardinals Kyler Murray
  • Cardinals In Talks With Three Teams For No. 4, Will Not Trade Pick Until On Clock

    The Cardinals armed themselves with three additional picks from Rounds 1-3 in this draft by trading down early in Monti Ossenfort's first draft. Arizona sliding down helped Houston and Tennessee end up with Will Anderson Jr. and Will Levis last year. With the Cardinals not needing a quarterback, their No. 4 draft slot should be [...]

    Apr 23 · Pro Football Rumors NFL Draft Arizona Cardinals
  • Why the Cardinals, Marvin Harrison Jr. could be a perfect match

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    The Biletnikoff winner out of Ohio State could be the first wide receiver taken in the 2024 NFL draft.

    Apr 19 · ESPN NFL Draft Arizona Cardinals Marvin Harrison
  • Cardinals Not Committed To Trading Out Of No. 4; Team Eyeing Marvin Harrison Jr.?

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    Viewed by many as the gateway for the Giants or Vikings (or Broncos or Raiders) to trade up for a quarterback, the Cardinals' No. 4 draft slot could certainly bring back a nice haul for a rebuilding team. This Cardinals regime did opt to move down last year, but rookie GM Monti Ossenfort decided to [...]

    Apr 17 · Pro Football Rumors NFL Draft Arizona Cardinals Marvin Harrison
  • Cardinals Hosting Xavier Worthy On Tuesday

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    The Arizona Cardinals are hosting former Texas wide receiver Xavier Worthy on a visit on Tuesday. The speedster notably broke the NFL Combine record for the fastest 40-yard-dash (4.21) in February, making him a potential riser ahead of this month's NFL Draft. Arizona holds the No. 4 and No. 27 (via Houston) overall picks, and Worthy could be a potential target with their later selection. The 20-year-old posted 197 receptions for 2,755 yards and 26 touchdowns during his three seasons in college, including 981 yards and 12 scores as a true freshman. His slight frame (165 pounds) could be a concern for some NFL teams, but DeVonta Smith and Tank Dell have excelled in recent seasons, and he remains in the thick of the first-round discussion.

    Apr 9 · Source via NFL Draft Arizona Cardinals Xavier Worthy
  • Broncos Meet With Laiatu Latu; OLB To Visit Vikings, Cardinals

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    Among the first-round edge rushers in this year's class, Laiatu Latu is coming off back-to-back 10-plus-sack seasons. This came after the UCLA alum had retired from football due to injury. Given the production and medical history, Latu is becoming popular on the visit circuit. The Broncos have met with the former Washington recruit, according to [...]

    Apr 9 · Pro Football Rumors NFL Draft Arizona Cardinals Denver Broncos Minnesota Vikings Laiatu Latu
  • Vikings, Chargers, Cardinals To Host Dallas Turner

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    As one of the top defensive prospects in the 2024 class, edge rusher Dallas Turner unsurprisingly has a busy schedule in the build-up to the draft. Having already lined up visits with the Falcons and Bears, he is also on the radar of three other interested teams. Turner is visiting the Vikings today, Tom Pelissero of NFL [...]

    Apr 8 · Pro Football Rumors NFL Draft Arizona Cardinals Los Angeles Chargers Minnesota Vikings Dallas Turner
  • Brian Thomas A Fit With The Cardinals?

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    The Athletic's Bruce Feldman predicts that the Arizona Cardinals will trade down to pick No. 11 in a swap with the Minnesota Vikings in the first round of this year's NFL draft to take LSU wide receiver Brian Thomas. The 21-year-old pass-catcher has been in the shadow of fellow wideout Malik Nabers, but he was terrific at the scouting combine in February to raise his draft stock tremendously. He also had 68 receptions for 1,177 yards and led the FBS with 17 touchdowns in 2023. "Potentially, I think can be really good in the NFL. He was a red zone nightmare. Even if you were in great position, he could still win those 50-50 balls. But he didn't scare you with (yards after catch) like Nabers did," one coach said. Adding another receiving weapon for quarterback Kyler Murray makes a lot of sense, especially when considering Arizona's top-three receivers are currently Michael Wilson, Chris Moore and Greg Dortch.

    Apr 7 · Source via NFL Draft Arizona Cardinals Brian Thomas
  • Cardinals Host Marvin Harrison Jr. On A Visit Friday

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    The Arizona Cardinals hosted Ohio State star wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. on a top-30 visit on Friday, according to a source. The Cardinals hold the fourth overall pick in this year's NFL draft, and Harrison is widely considered to be at the top of the receiver class in 2024. Arizona is a prime candidate to trade down early in the first round for the second year in a row, but if they stand pat, adding the top receiver in this year's class would be tempting to give quarterback Kyler Murray a top target moving forward. If Harrison were to land in the desert, he'd instantly become the team's No. 1 pass-catcher among a receiving corps that currently includes Michael Wilson, Chris Moore and Greg Dortch. The 21-year-old's fantasy value will depend on where he lands, but most likely he'll be in play in weekly lineups in his rookie campaign.

    Apr 5 · Source via NFL Draft Arizona Cardinals Marvin Harrison
  • Cardinals Host Malik Nabers, Terrion Arnold, JC Latham

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    As mock drafts have the Cardinals addressing their wide receiver need at No. 4 or trading down to stockpile more assets -- as they did last year -- the rebuilding team has a big decision to make. Being effectively assured of the draft's top wide receiver by sticking at 4, the Cardinals made some pivotal [...]

    Apr 4 · Pro Football Rumors NFL Draft Arizona Cardinals Terrion Arnold Malik Nabers
  • Rome Odunze To Meet With Cardinals

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    After meeting with the Chicago Bears on Thursday, Washington wide receiver Rome Odunze's next top-30 visit will be with the Arizona Cardinals, who hold the fourth overall pick in the upcoming NFL draft. However, the Cardinals remain a prime candidate to trade back in the draft. The 21-year-old Odunze is considered a top-three pass-catcher -- along with Ohio State's Marvin Harrison Jr. and LSU's Malik Nabers -- in this year's draft class and is likely to come off the board in the top-10 picks later this month. He already met with the New York Jets, who hold the No. 10 overall pick and the Chicago Bears, who have the No. 1 and No. 9 picks in the first round. Odunze can do it all on the football field. He has elite speed and can also win contested catches deep down the field. Depending on where he lands, he could be a weekly fantasy starter as a rookie.

    Apr 4 · Source via NFL Draft Arizona Cardinals Rome Odunze
  • Greg Dortch Staying Put In Arizona

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    Exclusive-rights free-agent wide receiver Greg Dortch signed his one-year tender to stay with the Arizona Cardinals, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. The move will keep Dortch in Arizona for at least one more season, and he could have the chance to contribute after the departure of DeAndre Hopkins and Marquise Brown over the last two offseasons. The 25-year-old was undrafted out of the class of 2019 and has been with five teams so far in his young NFL career. His only game action has come with the Cardinals since 2021, and he's totaled 79 receptions for 762 yards and four touchdowns in 39 games. The Cardinals are likely to draft Marvin Harrison Jr., Malik Nabers, or Rome Odunze in the upcoming NFL Draft, but for now, Michael Wilson and Chris Moore are the top wideouts on the roster alongside Dortch. He won't have high-end fantasy value, but he could be a deep-league depth option depending on how Arizona's 53-man roster shakes out.

    Apr 3 · Source via Arizona Cardinals Greg Dortch
  • Falcons To Make Depth QB Addition; Desmond Ridder Did Not Request Trade

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    The top of Atlanta's quarterback depth chart is set with Kirk Cousins in the fold. His addition has relegated Taylor Heinicke to backup duties as things stand, but the latter may not have the QB2 role by the time the 2024 campaign begins. Heinicke will see competition for the backup gig brought in, head coach Raheem Morris said (via The Athletic's [...]

    Mar 30 · Pro Football Rumors Atlanta Falcons Arizona Cardinals Kirk Cousins Taylor Heinicke Desmond Ridder
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