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  1. Top 5 headlines of Cardinals camp

    Josh Weinfuss

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- It was a newsworthy training camp. With camp ending Friday, it's time to reflect on the top five storylines of the Arizona Cardinals' training camp. Camp started with a few major news items and the headlines were consistently fl...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  2. Cardinals Camp Report: Day 11

    Josh Weinfuss

    GLENDALE, Ariz. - A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Arizona Cardinals training camp: It didn't take long for Darren Fells to start climbing the depth chart. Handed an opportunity in the wake of Jake Ballard's retirement, Fells took a...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  3. Arians: Ballards knee was bone-on-bone

    Josh Weinfuss

    GLENDALE, Ariz. - It pained Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians to watch Jake Ballard play football. Not because of Ballard's performance, but because of the knee pain Ballard was suffering through every play. It finally got to the point Tuesday ...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  4. Ballards retirement opens door for 4th TE

    Josh Weinfuss

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Late in the Wednesday morning pre-practice locker room session, the news started to spread that tight end Jake Ballard had retired. ESPN.com confirmed his decision Wednesday afternoon. Ballard said in a statement released to ...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  5. Recap of Bruce Arians' news conference

    Josh Weinfuss

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians spoke to the media on Tuesday morning. Here's a quick recap of what he had to say: John Brown, who has been suffering from a tweaked hamstring, will return to practice on Tuesday, Arians sai...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  6. Quick recap of Bruce Arians' presser

    Josh Weinfuss

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- As he does every day during training camp, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians addresses the media after the morning walk-through. Here's a recap of what Arians discussed: Tight end Jake Ballard will miss Sunday's afternoon practice w...

    Blog | July 27, 2014
  7. Cards' TE room flourishing after minicamp

    Josh Weinfuss

    Sometimes bigger is better. At least when it comes to tight ends. One priority for the Arizona Cardinals during the offseason was to improve their tight end room. Coach Bruce Arians wanted tight ends that fit his mold -- guys who are bigger, stron...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  8. Hernia surgery sidelines Niklas

    Josh Weinfuss

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- The only Arizona Cardinals drafted rookie to not take part in Tuesday's organized team activity was tight end Troy Niklas. Arizona's second-round pick was dressed in a practice jersey, team shorts and a hat, but stood on the sideli...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  9. Jerry Reese isn't sweating tight end

    Dan Graziano

    The awkward part of New York Giants GM Jerry Reese's pre-draft news conference Thursday came when a reporter asked him about tight end. The exchange went like this: Q: Historically, this team has relied on the tight end quite a bit. Would you be com...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  10. Updated look at 2014 Cardinals lineup

    Josh Weinfuss

    Two weeks ago, free agency kicked off with a flurry of moves. The Arizona Cardinals joined the frenzy almost immediately. During the last 14 days, the Cardinals have been steadily active and made improvements to their lineup -- some significant, some...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  11. After first week, Cards winning free agency

    Josh Weinfuss

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- The NFL isn't a league where everyone gets a medal or a ribbon and a juicebox just for participating. There are winners and losers, very definitive ones at that, and they're not just decided during the season. There are winners in ...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  12. Jake Ballard could make play as a starter

    Josh Weinfuss

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- One staple to any Bruce Arians-coached offense is having two tight ends who can produce -- and preferably at high levels. Last season, however, that was not the case as injuries marred Rob Housler's season and Jim Dray was more of ...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  13. Signing Carlson worth the risk to Cards

    Josh Weinfuss

    One thing we knew for certain this offseason was that the Arizona Cardinals needed help at tight end. Some relief came Friday when the team announced it signed former Minnesota Vikings tight end John Carlson to a two-year contract. Terms of the deal ...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  14. 2013 Roster in Review: Tight end

    Josh Weinfuss

    Starters: Jim Dray, Rob Housler Backups: Jake Ballard, Kory Sperry Under contract in 2014: Housler Cash committed in '13: $2.28 million Cap committed in '13: $2.46 million Recap: What was hailed as Rob Housler's coming out party didn't...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  15. My 2013 Cardinals postseason awards

    Josh Weinfuss

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- With the 2013 season not even in the books for three weeks, it was time to decide who was the best of the best for the Arizona Cardinals this past year. My inaugural postseason awards were both standard and outside the box. So, wit...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  16. Arizona Cardinals season wrap-up

    Josh Weinfuss

    Arrow indicates direction team is trending. Final Power Ranking: 9 Preseason Power Ranking: 26 Biggest surprise: No one expected Arizona to struggle like it did throughout the first half of the season because an offensive mastermind, Cardin...

    Blog | January 02, 2014