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Frostee Rucker

Frostee Rucker - #98 - DE

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 3"/ 280 lbs.
Birthday 09/14/1983
Birthplace Tustin, CA
College USC
Years played 8
Drafted 2006, 3rd round, 27th pick by Bengals

Cardinals release RB Wells

Posted March 11, 2013 @ 8:02 p.m. ET
The Cardinals released former first-round pick RB Beanie Wells, the team announced Monday.

Cardinals part ways with SS Wilson

Posted March 08, 2013 @ 12:53 p.m. ET
The Cardinals released SS Adrian Wilson on Friday. The 33-year old has played in 181 games for the Cardinals in 12 seasons. 

Steelers sign CB Gay

Posted March 04, 2013 @ 12:05 p.m. ET
The Steelers brought back CB William Gay on Monday, the team announced. 

Arizona Cardinals: 2013 team needs

Posted March 01, 2013 @ 1 p.m. ET
We highlight the top three needs on offense and defense for the Arizona Cardinals, and take a look back at their 2012 draft class.

Cardinals release LB Bradley, CB Gay

Posted March 01, 2013 @ 11:44 a.m. ET
The Cardinals released LB Stewart Bradley and CB William Gay, the team announced Friday

Old-school Arians feeling young at heart

Posted Feb. 21, 2013 @ 4:51 p.m. ET
New Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians generated an old-school vibe while holding court at the Combine.

Cardinals promote Licht to VP of player personnel

Posted Jan. 22, 2013 @ 1:20 p.m. ET
The Cardinals promoted Jason Licht to vice president of player personnel, the team announced Tuesday.

Cardinals hire Goodwin, Bowles and Moore

Posted Jan. 21, 2013 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
The Cardinals hired Harold Goodwin (offensive coordinator), Todd Bowles (defensive coordinator) and Tom Moore (assistant head coach/offense).

Browns hire Horton as defensive coordinator

Posted Jan. 18, 2013 @ 4:26 p.m. ET
The Browns hired former Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton to run their defense, the team announced Friday.

Cardinals hire Arians as head coach

Posted Jan. 17, 2013 @ 9:28 p.m. ET
Arizona hired former Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians as its new head coach.

Whisenhunt hired as Chargers' offensive coordinator

Posted Jan. 17, 2013 @ 6:01 p.m. ET
The Chargers hired former Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt as their offensive coordinator, the team announced Thursday afternoon.

Cardinals interview Bevell, plan to talk to Arians

Posted Jan. 16, 2013 @ 10:18 p.m. ET
The Cardinals have interviewed Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and plan to talk to Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians.

Gruden confirms interviews, but plans to stay with Bengals

Posted Jan. 08, 2013 @ 3:32 p.m. ET
Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden confirmed he will interview for head-coaching jobs but intends to stay in Cincinnati.

Cardinals promote Keim to GM

Posted Jan. 08, 2013 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
The Cardinals announced Tuesday that Steve Keim has been promoted to be the team’s new general manager.

Cardinals' search for head coach suddenly 'wide open'

Posted Jan. 04, 2013 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
We hear Cardinals team president Mike Bidwill appears to be in no great rush to find a new head coach.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 21, 2013
Rucker has agreed to a one-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals.||||||| Rucker started all 16 games with the Cleveland Browns last season, with four sacks, a forced fumble and a pass defensed. His 48 tackles were third-most on the team. Rucker joined the Browns last season after six years with the Cincinnati Bengals. He was a third-round draft pick of the Bengals out of Southern California in 2006.
Posted Feb. 05, 2013
The Browns have released Frostee Rucker after one season. A top free-agent signing by Cleveland last year, the defensive end is the first casualty of the team switching from a 4-3 to multi-front defensive scheme under first-year coach Rob Chudzinski. Rucker was due to make $2.5 million next season.||||||| Rucker made $6 million last season, when he started all 16 games and finished with 48 tackles and four sacks. Last week, Chudzinski and new defensive coordinator Ray Horton, who spent the past two seasons with Arizona, said the Browns hope to have an aggressive defense next season. Apparently, the 6-foot-3, 280-pound Rucker did not fit into their plans.
Posted March 15, 2012
The Cleveland Browns have officially signed free agent defensive end Frostee Rucker, swiping him from the rival Cincinnati Bengals. Rucker agreed to terms on a five-year, $21 million contract Wednesday and signed his deal Thursday after passing a physical. The Cincinnati Enquirer reported the deal includes $8 million guaranteed.||||||| Rucker had his best season with Cincinnati in 2011, recording a career-high four sacks in 11 starts. He appeared in all 16 games in helping the Bengals make the AFC playoffs. Browns general manager Tom Heckert says Rucker is a player the team targeted in free agency. Heckert says he's excited to about adding Rucker to a young defensive front with end Jabaal Sheard and tackles Ahtyba Rubin and Phil Taylor. The Bengals drafted Rucker in the third round in 2006.
Posted Nov. 22, 2010
The Bengals put Rucker on the injured reserve list Monday, another setback to a depleted defense.||||||| Rucker suffered a knee injury in Cincinnati's 23-17 loss to Indianapolis on Nov. 14 and was inactive against the Bills on Sunday.
Posted Nov. 24, 2008
The Bengals placed Rucker on injured reserve Monday because of a hamstring injury.||||||| Rucker had 23 total tackles and one sack in 11 games - four starts - this season.

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