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  Cardinals | Marcus Gilbert added to Opt-Out list    Wed Aug 5, 05:22 PM

Updating a previous story, Arizona Cardinals OT Marcus Gilbert was placed on the Reserve/Opt-Out list Wednesday, Aug. 5.

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  Cardinals | Kentrell Brice officially signed    Wed Aug 5, 03:50 PM

Free-agent S Kentrell Brice (Bears) signed with the Arizona Cardinals Wednesday, Aug. 5. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Cardinals | Andre Patton joins Cardinals    Wed Aug 5, 03:49 PM

Free-agent WR Andre Patton (Chargers) signed with the Arizona Cardinals Wednesday, Aug. 5. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Cardinals | Arizona expected to add Kentrell Brice    Wed Aug 5, 02:59 PM

Free-agent S Kentrell Brice (Bears) is expected to sign with the Arizona Cardinals as long as he passes a physical and tests negative for COVID-19, according to a source.

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  Cardinals | Justin Murray may be starting option    Wed Aug 5, 01:10 PM

Arizona Cardinals OT Justin Murray appears to be the leading candidate for the starting right tackle job with OT Marcus Gilbert opting out. OT Joshua Jones and Kelvin Beachum may also have the chance to compete for the job.

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  Cardinals | Maxx Williams passes physical    Tue Aug 4, 06:23 PM

Arizona Cardinals TE Maxx Williams (undisclosed) passed his physical Tuesday, Aug. 4, and was taken off the Physically Unable to Perform list.

Footballguys view: Williams is a big-bodied blocker for the Cardinals offense. There's no fantasy value with him, although we do appreciate his teammate (and the Cardinals starting tight end) Dan Arnold as a late-round sleeper TE2 in super deep leagues.

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  Cardinals | Arizona adds Koda Martin    Tue Aug 4, 06:06 PM

Free-agent G Koda Martin (Charges) signed an undisclosed contract with the Arizona Cardinals Tuesday, Aug. 4.

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  Cardinals | Arizona cuts three players    Mon Aug 3, 04:03 PM

Arizona Cardinals OT Jake Benzinger, S Reggie Floyd and WR Rashad Medaris were waived Monday, Aug. 3.

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  Cardinals | Marcus Gilbert, Maxx Williams land on NFI    Sun Aug 2, 05:18 PM

Arizona Cardinals OT Marcus Gilbert and TE Maxx Williams were placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list Sunday, Aug. 2.

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  Cardinals | Isaiah Simmons working at ILB    Wed Jul 29, 03:30 PM

Arizona Cardinals LB Isaiah Simmons said he has been focused only on the inside linebacker position at this point.

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  Cardinals | Arizona releases nine players    Sun Jul 26, 03:29 PM

Arizona Cardinals QB Drew Anderson, DE T.J. Carter, OT Jackson Dennis, OG Drew Dickinson, LB Vontarrius Dora, WR Shane Leatherbury, WR Devin Phelps, CB Jarren Williams and CB Bejour Wilson were released Sunday, July 26.

Footballguys view: The Cardinals can work together as one team instead of a split squad after getting down to 80 players. Dora has been on and off of the Cardinals roster over the last few years, but they decided there wasn't enough there to make him worth carrying into camp.

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  Cardinals | Parker Houston let go    Sun Jul 26, 01:00 PM

Arizona Cardinals TE Parker Houston was waived Sunday, July 26.

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  Cardinals | Four rookies under contract    Sat Jul 25, 07:38 PM

Arizona Cardinals fourth-round draft choice DT Leki Fotu, fourth-round draft choice DT Rashard Lawrence, sixth-round draft choice LB Evan Weaver and seventh-round draft choice RB Eno Benjamin agreed to terms on four-year contracts with the Cardinals Wednesday, July 22. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Cardinals | Joshua Jones signs rookie contract    Tue Jul 21, 12:32 PM

Arizona Cardinals OT Joshua Jones agreed to terms Tuesday, July 21, on his rookie contract. The deal will run four years, as defined in the NFL's Collective Bargaining Agreement, and the financial terms are slotted for the third-round pick.

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  Cardinals | Isaiah Simmons signs    Tue Jul 21, 10:43 AM

Arizona Cardinals first-round pick LB Isaiah Simmons signed a fully guaranteed four-year, $20.66 million deal Tuesday, July 21. The deal includes a $12.58 million signing bonus.

Footballguys view: Simmons was one of the most versatile players in the 2020 NFL draft. He ran track at college in Clemson in addition to being one of the best defensive players in the country. He can do it all, stopping the run, rushing the passer and playing in coverage -- plus getting his hands on the ball. Simmons is listed as a linebacker but he can play safety or nickel corner if called upon.

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  Cardinals | Kelvin Beachum hopes to push for starting job    Sat Jul 18, 04:03 PM

Arizona Cardinals OT Kelvin Beachum said he is not sure what position he will be playing for with the Cardinals but hopes to compete for a starting job during training camp.

Footballguys view: Beachum has been a left tackle since his second season, but probably could compete with Justin Murray and Marcus Gilbert at right tackle. Third round pick Josh Jones is the likely right tackle of the future, but the lack of an offseason might make this a redshirt year for him. Beachum could fit as a swing tackle and be valuable if starting left tackle DJ Humphries can't stay healthy. The tackle position isn't as big a sore spot as it has been in previous years, but Beachum still upgrades the depth chart.

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  Cardinals | Kelvin Beachum en route to Arizona    Thu Jul 16, 11:41 PM

Free-agent OL Kelvin Beachum (Jets) reportedly agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday, July 16. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

Footballguys view: Beachum was a good pass blocker last year and could easily win the right tackle job for the Cardinals, upgrading their line in the process. At worst, he'll provide reliable depth at a position of weakness.

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  Cardinals | Kenyan Drake not worried about contract    Wed Jul 15, 07:47 PM

Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake said he is not worried about his contract situation and believes he will receive an extension at some point.

Footballguys view: Unlike franchise tag players, Drake and Cardinals can still negotiate because they used the transition tag on him. If Drake performs the same way he did last year down the stretch, the Cardinals will probably sign him to a long term deal in 2021. Chase Edmonds and Eno Benjamin's dynasty value will hinge on Drake's future status.

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  Cardinals | Michael Bidwell dealing with COVID-19    Fri Jul 10, 09:09 PM

Arizona Cardinals team owner Michael Bidwell recently tested positive for coronavirus and admitted himself to the hospital. However, his symptoms have subsided and he is expected to be released from the hospital sometime this weekend.

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  Cardinals | Kyler Murray a fan of screen passes in 2019    Sun Jul 5, 07:20 PM

Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray accumulated a league-high 575 passing yards on screen plays in 2019, according to Pro Football Focus.

Footballguys view: The Kliff Kingsbury offense is all about striking quickly and staying on the attack. That means screen passes are the order of the day. The Cardinals will use screens to slow down a pass rush, then when a team starts staying home to prevent a screen the Cards will try to strike deep. We might see even more strikes deep with the acquisition of superstar WR DeAndre Hopkins.

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  Cardinals | Leap coming for KeeSean Johnson?    Sat Jul 4, 10:15 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR KeeSean Johnson 'has the skill set and body makeup to take the biggest leap' among the team's receivers in 2020, according to Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com.

Footballguys view: Johnson is the best route runner of the three receivers the team drafted last year and he was ahead of Hakeem Butler and Andy Isabella at the beginning of the season. None of the second year receivers will be higher than fourth in the pecking order and the team also likes late season pickup Dan Arnold as a receiving tight end, so there might not be many targets left over for any of the 2019 draft picks.

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  Cardinals | Jermiah Braswell clears waivers    Tue Jun 30, 05:27 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR Jermiah Braswell cleared waivers Tuesday, June 30, and is now officially a free agent.

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  Cardinals | J.R. Sweezy staying put?    Tue Jun 30, 04:02 PM

Arizona Cardinals G J.R. Sweezy is likely to remain the team's starter at right guard in 2020, according to Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com.

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  Cardinals | Jermiah Braswell cut    Mon Jun 29, 06:01 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR Jermiah Braswell was waived Monday, June 29.

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  Cardinals | Kyler Murray works out with teammates    Mon Jun 29, 05:06 PM

Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray worked out with a number of his teammates Monday, June 29. WR DeAndre Hopkins, WR Christian Kirk, RB Kenyan Drake, RB Chase Edmonds and TE Maxx Williams are among the players participating in the workout.

Footballguys view: Just like a grip of other quarterbacks around the league, Murray is taking it upon himself to lead workouts. This virtual offseason is going to have an impact on teams, but these workouts can help further build or establish chemistry between a quarterback and his weapons. Murray is a QB1 for Fantasy GMs in 2020 and it wouldn't surprise us to see him finish as a top-5 fantasy quarterback.

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  Cardinals | Jermiah Braswell arrested    Mon Jun 29, 09:16 AM

Arizona Cardinals undrafted rookie WR Jermiah Braswell was involved in a car accident and was charged with driving under the influence in Put-In-Bay, Ohio, Saturday, June 27. According to police, witnesses reported seeing Braswell driving an orange Camaro into Lake Erie, with the car coming off the road embankment at high speed and stopping in the lake. He was given a breath test and shown to be over the allowed blood-alcohol content.

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  Cardinals | Maxx Williams on track to start    Sat Jun 27, 05:20 PM

Arizona Cardinals TE Maxx Williams is the leading candidate to start at tight end this upcoming season.

Footballguys view: Williams has always had a ton of natural talent but he's not played up to his potential due to injury and inconsistency as a pro. He started 10-of-16 games for the Cardinals in 2019 finishing as the no.48 fantasy tight end with just 15 catches for 202 yards and one touchdown. Williams may be the starter again this year but it is unlikely to lead to fantasy production worth note.

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  Cardinals | Hakeem Butler fully recovered    Fri Jun 26, 09:32 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR Hakeem Butler (hand) said he is ready to resume practice.

Footballguys view: Butler is a player we love in dynasty formats. He's big (6'5" 227 pounds), fast and physical. During his college career at Iowa State, Butler was tough to match up against due to his physical skill set. Butler led the nation in yards gained on 20-plus-yard targets (721) in 2018. The season-ending hand injury kept him from contributing as a rookie in 2019. Butler is pushed further down the depth chart due to the trade for superstar WR DeAndre Hopkins, but he's still a player worth stashing and monitoring in dynasty leagues.

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  Cardinals | De'Vondre Campbell may have edge for ILB job    Fri Jun 26, 05:07 PM

Arizona Cardinals LB De'Vondre Campbell may have an edge over LB Isaiah Simmons for one of the starting inside linebacker jobs because Simmons did not have any practice time this offseason, in the opinion of AZCardinals.com's Darren Urban.

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  Cardinals | Screen plays worked out well for Kenyan Drake    Tue Jun 23, 10:10 PM

Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake picked up at least 15 yards on screen passes six times in 2019 - tied with the Jacksonville Jaguars RB Chris Thompson for the second-most by any NFL running back last season.

Footballguys view: Drake showed up in Arizona and made big plays from day one. What a perfect fit he was and is for the Kliff Kingsbury offense. The unit is one of the most high-powered offenses in the league, meaning that Drake should once again be able to take advantage of screens in 2020.

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  Cardinals | Chase Edmonds made solid case for more work     Mon Jun 22, 09:49 PM

Arizona Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds averaged 5.1 yards per rushing attempt, 2.95 yards after contact and sported a 15 percent explosive run rate (per Pro Football Focus) - all team-best marks among running backs - on 60 carries in 2019. He also forced a missed tackle on 13.3 percent of his carries - good for on the team second behind Kenyan Drake's 17 percent forced missed tackle rate.

Footballguys view: Edmonds was forgotten after Kenyan Drake was acquired despite having a dominant three touchdown game before hurting his hamstring. There's no doubt that Drake will be the lead back this year, but Edmonds has high ceiling handcuff value and he is still a buy low in dynasty leagues with Drake not under contract next year.

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  Cardinals | DeAndre Hopkins in rare company    Sat Jun 20, 09:37 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins is one of three receivers in NFL history to record over 600 receptions, 8,500 receiving yards and 50 receiving touchdowns in his first seven seasons.

Footballguys view: Hopkins did it with some rough quarterback play early in his career. He might see a significant drop in targets this year, but increased efficiency should make up some of the slack if the Kingsbury offense and Kyler Murray get better in their second year.

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  Cardinals | Rashard Lawrence should see time    Sat Jun 20, 05:43 PM

Arizona Cardinals DT Rashard Lawrence is expected to be part of the defensive line rotation during his rookie season.

Footballguys view: Lawrence should give a lot of effort on his snaps and be at his best against the run. The Cardinals run defense should be a lot better this year with their additions in the front seven.

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  Cardinals | Kyler Murray outstanding in no huddle    Sat Jun 20, 04:27 PM

Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray threw for 1,441 yards when the team was using the no-huddle offense during the 2019 season.

Footballguys view: Murray can run a fast-break offense like Kliff Kingsbury implemented in Arizona last year. He should be even better this season as he is more experienced and the team secured the services of superstar WR DeAndre Hopkins via trade earlier this offseason. Murray is a QB1 for Fantasy GMs and a no-brainer starter each week.

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  Cardinals | Larry Fitzgerald excelled on screens    Sat Jun 20, 02:46 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald finished second among wide receivers in 2019 with 121 yards on screen passes, according to Pro Football Focus data.

Footballguys view: Fitzgerald may not be the player he used to be but he can still post strong numbers on the football field. With screen passes being his forte, the Cardinals offense should be able to set up a ton of deep looks for WR DeAndre Hopkins. This offense is going to be fun to watch in 2020 and one that Fantasy GMs want to invest in.

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  Cardinals | Kyler Murray planning workouts    Thu Jun 18, 04:28 PM

Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray has invited 20 of his teammates to participate in workouts in Dallas starting this weekend, according to sources. He invited three other quarterbacks, four running backs, nine receivers and four tight ends to the workouts.

Footballguys view: Murray is getting stuff together to work out with teammates, just like every other quarterback out there pretty much. He's a QB1 for Fantasy GMs and has tremendous upside due to his athleticism, the high-powered nature of the Kliff Kingsbury offense and new superstar WR DeAndre Hopkins.

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  Cardinals | Kyler Murray hopes to work with WRs soon    Wed Jun 17, 03:30 PM

Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray said he has been throwing to receivers in Houston but hopes to work out with the Cardinals wide receivers in the near future.

Footballguys view: Seemingly every quarterback in the league is getting together with his offense during this virtual offseason so they can get in some on-field workouts. Murray has an incredible skill set with his arm talent and athleticism. By adding a superstar wide receiver to the mix like DeAndre Hopkins, Murray should be able to pay off as a high-upside starter and QB1 for Fantasy GMs in 2020.

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  Cardinals | Larry Fitzgerald performs well in slot    Sun Jun 14, 02:00 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald caught 60 passes while lined up as the slot receiver during the 2019 season, which ranked third among wide receivers.

Footballguys view: Fitzgerald's fantasy value is waning and Kyler Murray should lean on him less with DeAndre Hopkins added to the mix. Fitzgerald might have bye/injury replacement value, but isn't a priority target at wide receiver in the deepest year ever at the position.

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  Cardinals | Christian Kirk looking to stay healthy    Sat Jun 13, 05:03 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR Christian Kirk said his main goal this upcoming season is to stay healthy.

Footballguys view: Kirk is a fine player and he reminds us of Cooper Kupp (Rams) at times. If healthy, he should be able to thrive in a passing game which now features DeAndre Hopkins. Kirk has missed seven games during his first two seasons.

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  Cardinals | Kenyan Drake embracing opportunity    Sat Jun 13, 01:08 PM

Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake is eager for the opportunity to serve as his team's clear-cut No. 1 running for the first time in his five NFL seasons. 'I'm looking forward to, one, putting myself in the best situation; two, be available to be able to do that,' Drake said in an interview in May. 'I had I guess a couple injuries in college that prohibited from me being available on the field. Since I've been in the league, I've been fairly healthy. I'm really just trying to put my body in a situation where I can take a load or get X amount of carries or touches in general.'

Footballguys view: Drake was ho-hum during his time with the Dolphins but he immediately exploded onto the scene when the Cardinals picked him up last year. He should be able to thrive in the wide-open Kliff Kingsbury offense which now features superstar WR DeAndre Hopkins as the lead target. Drake won't see many stacked boxes this season and should pay off as a RB1 for Fantasy GMs out there.

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  Cardinals | Kyler Murray eyeing next level    Sat Jun 13, 12:15 PM

Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray is 'anxious' to begin working with his reconfigured cast of offensive weapons, WR Larry Fitzgerald said on the team's website. 'Talking to (Murray), he loves being around us,' Fitzgerald said. 'He wants to take this to the next level and build on what he was able to accomplish last year, NFL Rookie of the Year. He's got a lot of guys who want to play well for him, and he wants to do the same for us. Hopefully we will be able to do it here pretty soon.'

Footballguys view: Murray will be able reach that next level if he meshes well with WR DeAndre Hopkins. The Cardinals are going to have one of the most explosive offenses in the league this year. Murray's weapons and his skill set in that offense make him an easy QB1 for Fantasy GMs in 2020.

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  Cardinals | DeAndre Hopkins wins at the catch point    Thu Jun 11, 09:33 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins has recorded 56 contested catches since the start of the 2015 season - the fourth-highest total by any receiver over that span - according to Pro Football Focus.

Footballguys view: Hopkins has a fantastic ability to make plays on the ball. Scouts call that 'my ball' mentality, and Hopkins also plays with great body control which allows him to make crazy catches seem routine. We're excited about how the Cardinals offense will implement their new superstar this year.

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  Cardinals | Kyler Murray leaned heavily on short throws    Wed Jun 10, 10:52 PM

Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray led the league in percentage of passing attempts behind the line of scrimmage in 2019 at 21.4 percent (minimum 200 attempts). San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo (20.5), Chicago Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky (20 and Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (20) were the other quarterbacks who finished over 20 percent last season.

Footballguys view: The Kliff Kingsbury offense is all about using short passes to march down the field. There will be deep shots as well, but quick passing and RPO action is the hallmark of what the Cardinals want to do on offense. Expect that to continue in 2020.

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  Cardinals | Kenyan Drake adept at moving the chains    Tue Jun 9, 10:24 PM

Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake picked up a first down on 42 of his 123 carries with the team following his trade from the Miami Dolphins in 2019, leading to a league-best first-down rate of 34.1 percent (among players with at least 100 rushing attempts).

Footballguys view: Drake was fantastic working in the Cardinals offense. Now, heading into the full season as 'the man' with the Cardinals we should see Drake perform like a RB1 for Fantasy GMs. He has a current ADP of RB5 (1.09) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Cardinals | Kyler Murray expected to work with teammates    Mon Jun 8, 05:39 PM

Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray is expected to work out with teammates at some point this week, according to head coach Kliff Kingsbury.

Footballguys view: Murray, like other quarterbacks, is going to organize some workouts to throw some passes and build chemistry for the 2020 season. He got a huge boost to the passing game with the trade for WR DeAndre Hopkins. Murray could be a top-tier fantasy quarterback this year, not only because of Hopkins and the others in the receiving corps, but also because of his athleticism and ability to hurt a defense on the ground.

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  Cardinals | Jalen Thompson may have edge for S job    Wed Jun 3, 07:29 PM

Arizona Cardinals S Jalen Thompson appears to be the leading candidate for one of the starting safety jobs but will have to compete with S Deionte Thompson for the job.

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  Cardinals | Two linemen may compete for starting job    Wed Jun 3, 07:24 PM

Arizona Cardinals DE Jonathan Bullard and DE Zach Allen may compete for one of the starting defensive end jobs during training camp.

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  Cardinals | Budda Baker a tackling machine    Tue Jun 2, 10:55 PM

Arizona Cardinals S Budda Baker led all defensive backs with 147 tackles and 11 tackles for loss in 2019. It marked the second straight season he led defensive backs in TFLs (he had 13 in 2018) and amassed at least 100 tackles.

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  Cardinals | Sojourn Shelton clears waivers    Tue Jun 2, 05:44 PM

Updating a previous story, former Arizona Cardinals DB Sojourn Shelton cleared waivers Tuesday, June 2, and is now officially a free agent.

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  Cardinals | Dylan Cantrell to change positions    Mon Jun 1, 08:47 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR Dylan Cantrell is expected to move to tight end this upcoming season.

Footballguys view: The move to tight end has been speculated and is now official. Cantrell didn't play in the league last year but now gets another chance with his former college coach, Kliff Kingsbury, at Texas Tech. He's a freakish athlete and we'll be watching to see how this transition to tight end goes in crazy deep dynasty formats.

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