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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Cason, Ballard step up for Cardinals

    Josh Weinfuss

    NASHVILLE -- Antoine Cason knew all week his time had finally come. It had been a tough season for Cason, who went from being an everyday starter at cornerback for the San Diego Chargers to being the third or fourth option for his new team, the Ar...

    Blog | December 15, 2013
  13. Ballard to start in place of Housler

    Josh Weinfuss

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- This may be the chance Jake Ballard needed. As has been a trend around the Cardinals this season, another player will have an opportunity to see the field because of an injury to a teammate. Ballard will start Sunday against th...

    Blog | December 15, 2013
  14. FTP: Ballard waiting for playing time

    Josh Weinfuss

    Flush the Pocket will be your daily morning dose of the Arizona Cardinals. It'll recap the top storyline from the previous day and give you a look at what everyone is saying locally and nationally. TEMPE, Ariz. -- Jake Ballard's tenure in Arizona ...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  15. Jags stop the run, but not much else

    Michael DiRocco

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks has said for a while that it would be pretty simple to fix the Jaguars' porous rush defense. Everyone just needed to do their job. Stay in their assigned gap. Quit freelancing. Just do what ...

    Blog | November 17, 2013
  16. TE Jake Ballard happy to be back on a field

    Josh Weinfuss

    TEMPE, Ariz. - It's been a long wait for new Arizona Cardinals tight end Jake Ballard. He was tired of watching football games from home, where he's spent his Sundays since being cut by the New England Patriots after training camp. He was tired of...

    Blog | November 06, 2013