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  1. Cardinals camp preview: Defense

    Josh Weinfuss

    If you didn't pay close attention to the Arizona Cardinals during the offseason, you'd think their defense was made up of two positions: inside linebacker and cornerback. Those areas have been getting the most headlines since the 2013 season ended...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  2. Why the Cards wont draft Michael Sam

    Josh Weinfuss

    The Arizona Cardinals won't draft Missouri defensive end Michael Sam in May. And it has nothing to do with his sexual orientation. The Cardinals are stocked, if not overstocked, at outside linebacker, the position Sam will most likely have to t...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  3. Kiper downgrades Cardinals 2013 draft

    Josh Weinfuss

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- It's not surprising that ESPN's NFL draft guru Mel Kiper Jr., dropped the Arizona Cardinals' 2013 draft grade when he re-evaluated them on Thursday. Kiper initially gave the Cardinals a B for their 2013 draft class, but nine months...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  4. Cardinals losing rookies at high rate

    Josh Weinfuss

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- Losing rookie safety Tyrann Mathieu for the season wasn't just a blow to the Arizona Cardinals' secondary, it's a continued decimation of the Cards' 2013 draft class. Mathieu is Arizona's fourth drafted rookie to suffer a season-en...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  5. Cards have options for decimated OLB unit

    Josh Weinfuss

    SARASOTA, Fla. -- Handling a loss is part of the game. And waiting on a star to return from an injury also comes with the territory. Having to rebuild an entire position because of injuries, well, that might have been coach Bruce Arians' "Welcome ...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  6. Alex Okafor of Arizona Cardinals out for season

    Josh Weinfuss

    Alex Okafor of Arizona Cardinals out for season with torn biceps tendon.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2013
  7. Taking stock of 2013 NFC West picks

    Mike Sando

    Eighty-six of the first 88 players drafted in 2013 remain on 53-man rosters entering Week 1. The two exceptions play for NFC West teams. The Arizona Cardinals' Jonathan Cooper, chosen seventh overall, suffered a season-ending leg injury during pre...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  8. NFC West rookie review: Snap leaders

    Mike Sando

    A few notes on playing time for 2013 NFC West draft choices after each team played its second game of the exhibition season: Seattle Seahawks: Seventh-round choice Michael Bowie played extensively yet again and remains on course to earn a roster s...

    Blog | August 18, 2013
  9. Cards rookie review: Snap count leaders

    Mike Sando

    A quick look at the Arizona Cardinals' 2013 draft class following the team's exhibition opener against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field: LG Jonathan Cooper, first round, No. 7 overall. Cooper played 17 snaps at left guard with the starting ...

    Blog | August 10, 2013
  10. At least these cuts won't cost players jobs

    Mike Sando

    With Darnell Dockett's future as an animal handler increasingly in question, the Arizona Cardinals' veteran defensive lineman has found another potential avocation: barber. The following photos from Dockett's Twitter timeline show rookie teammates...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  11. Eight in the Box: Offseason regret

    Mike Sando

    A look at the one offseason move each team in the NFC West needed to make, but didn't: Arizona Cardinals: Pass-rushing outside linebacker is one position where the team could have upgraded more aggressively. Using a fourth-round pick for Alex Okaf...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  12. Eight in the Box: Playing for a contract

    Mike Sando

    A look at a player entering a contract year on each NFC West team who must deliver in 2013: Arizona Cardinals: O'Brien Schofield. An ankle injury against the Green Bay Packers last season ended Schofield's season prematurely after nine games and f...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  13. 2013 draft picks putting veterans on alert

    Mike Sando

    Sometimes it takes a few years to fully assess an NFL draft class' impact. Imperiled veterans can't afford to wait that long. Among the NFC West veterans on alert as 2013 rookies arrive for minicamps Friday: Arizona Cardinals: Adding guards Jo...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  14. Rules put one West rookie at disadvantage

    Mike Sando

    College graduation dates can affect whether a rookie draft choice participates in his team's offseason program, and to what extent. Beanie Wells (2009) and Isaiah Pead (2012) are two higher-profile examples from the NFC West. Rules prevented both ...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  15. Post-draft West ranks: Revisiting LBs

    Mike Sando

    Our post-draft amendments to pre-draft positional rankings continue with Matt Williamson, NFL scout for ESPN.com. Up next: linebackers. NFC West teams drafted six of them if we count the San Francisco 49ers' Corey Lemonier and the Arizona Cardi...

    Blog | May 04, 2013
  16. Post-draft West ranks: Revisiting DLs

    Mike Sando

    Our post-draft amendments to pre-draft positional rankings continue with Matt Williamson, NFL scout for ESPN.com. Up next: defensive linemen. NFC West teams drafted four of them if we count the San Francisco 49ers' Corey Lemonier and the Arizon...

    Blog | May 02, 2013