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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 snap losing streak with win over Lions

Posted Dec. 16, 2012 @ 7:51 p.m. ET
Greg Toler brought back an interception 102 yards for a fourth-quarter touchdown to seal Arizona's 38-10 victory over Detroit on Sunday.

Week 15 handicapping column

Posted Dec. 13, 2012 @ 7:25 p.m. ET
PFW handicapping expert Mike Wilkening believes the Falcons will regain some of their lost luster on Sunday. 

Cardinals QB Lindley to start Week 15

Posted Dec. 12, 2012 @ 3:41 p.m. ET
Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt announced that QB Ryan Lindley will start in Week 15 against the Lions.

Cardinals place QB Kolb on I.R.

Posted Dec. 12, 2012 @ 12:48 p.m. ET
The Cardinals placed QB Kevin Kolb on injured reserve and signed OL Mike Gibson.

Cardinals' play beyond embarrassing

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 11:29 p.m. ET
The Cardinals' losses seem to be getting worse by the week as their nine-game losing streak rolls out of control.

Cardinals' Bidwill will not make a 'decision based on emotion'

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 6:57 p.m. ET
Cardinals president Micahel Bidwill spoke to reporters Monday after the Cardinals’ 58-0 loss to the Seahawks and said he will not make a “decision based on emotion.”

Cardinals claim QB Hoyer

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 6:39 p.m. ET
The Cardinals claimed QB Brian Hoyer off waivers and placed C Rich Ohrnberger on injured reserve.

NFC West spin cycle: Cardinals come crashing down in franchise-worse loss

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 3:54 p.m. ET
In an otherwise totally successful week for the NFC West, Arizona was totally embarrassed in a 58-0 loss to the surging Seahawks.

Seahawks dominate Cardinals 58-0

Posted Dec. 09, 2012 @ 8:21 p.m. ET
Richard Sherman and Bobby Wagner each had two interceptions, part of the eight turnovers forced by the Seahawks in a 58-0 win over the Cardinals.

Report: Cardinals fine DE Dockett six figures

Posted Dec. 07, 2012 @ 7 p.m. ET
The Cardinals fined DE Darnell Dockett six figures for an altercation with teammate S Kerry Rhodes, according to Mike Jurecki of XTRA 910.

Skelton named Cardinals' starter for Week 14

Posted Dec. 05, 2012 @ 3:56 p.m. ET
John Skelton will return to being the Cardinals’ starting quarterback, head coach Ken Whisenhunt said Wednesday.

Larry, Larry quite unmerry: Cards' Fitzgerald deserves better

Posted Dec. 05, 2012 @ 12:18 p.m. ET
After watching the Cardinals’ offense deteriorate the past two seasons, Tom Danyluk says an all-time receiving talent is sadly going to waste.

Cardinals cut TE Heap

Posted Dec. 04, 2012 @ 3:30 p.m. ET
The Cardinals have cut veteran Todd Heap, ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported.

Whisenhunt running out of time to right ship

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 11:56 p.m. ET
Ken Whisenhunt has four games left to try to get the Cardinals' offense producing, including getting the ball to WR Larry Fitzgerald.

NFC West Spin cycle: Rams fortify status as divisional heavyweights

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 4:08 p.m. ET
The Rams stole the show from Seattle in Week 13 with a stunning overtime upset of the Niners that moved their record to 4-0-1 in the NFC West.

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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