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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 plan on sticking with Hall — for better or worse

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 4:41 p.m. ET
Provided Max Hall is sufficiently recovered from the blow to his head that forced him out of the Cardinals’ Week Seven loss to the Seahawks in Seattle, it appears he will remain the team’s starting quarterback.

Hall will remain Cards QB if healthy

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 10:23 a.m. ET
Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt is sticking with rookie QB Max Hall as the team's starter, assuming Hall is healthy.

Seattle beats Arizona 22-10, takes division lead

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 7:54 p.m. ET
Olindo Mare kicked five field goals, Matt Hasselbeck threw a 2-yard touchdown to Mike Williams, and the Seahawks took advantage of five Arizona turnovers in an unimpressive 22-10 win over the Cardinals on Sunday.

Hall leaves Cardinals game with 'a blow to the head'

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 7:24 p.m. ET
Cardinals QB Max Hall left the team's game in the third quarter after taking "a blow to the head" after a blindside sack by Seattle DE Chris Clemons, according to the team.

Cardinals showing patience with OT Keith

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 12:09 a.m. ET
Although he has had his share of problems, especially as a pass blocker, Cardinals third-year ORT Brandon Keith is unlikely to give up his starting job, according to NFC West Whispers.

Cardinals OT Lutui has pulled it together

Posted Oct. 20, 2010 @ 8:37 p.m. ET
With his weight whittled down significantly from the 396 pounds he was packing when he first entered training camp, most daily team observers concur that ORG Deuce Lutui has been the team’s best offensive lineman.

Rhodes, Lenon helping Cards as Porter struggles

Posted Oct. 15, 2010 @ 10:27 a.m. ET
What is the consensus in the desert on the job turned in up to now by the Cardinals' defensive trio of FS Kerry Rhodes, ILB Paris Lenon and OLB Joey Porter? In the words of the rock singer/actor/sports ...

Cardinals believe there's something about Max

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 6:25 p.m. ET
While his first pro start was far from a masterpiece, undrafted rookie Max Hall earned mostly positive reviews following the Cardinals’ stunning 30-20 upset victory over the Saints in Week Five.

Cards shock Saints in Hall's debut

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 7:48 p.m. ET
Rookie Max Hall completed 17 of 27 passes for 168 yards, Jay Feely kicked three field goals and the Arizona Cardinals upset the New Orleans Saints 30-20 on Sunday.

Rodgers-Cromartie coming up short of expectations

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 1:58 a.m. ET
Although Cardinals CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie hasn't played poorly this season, he has been far from the shutdown cover corner that many observers had expected, according to NFC West Whispers.

Cardinals' top defenders really struggling

Posted Oct. 07, 2010 @ 11:14 p.m. ET
The hardly surprising decision to make Max Hall the new starting quarterback over Derek Anderson greatly overshadowed the Cardinals’ major early-season defensive concerns.

Report: QB Hall to replace Anderson

Posted Oct. 06, 2010 @ 3:12 p.m. ET
Undrafted rookie QB Max Hall will replace Derek Anderson as the Cardinals' starting quarterback this weekend.

Cardinals' QB situation remains in limbo

Posted Oct. 04, 2010 @ 7:47 p.m. ET
Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said Monday that he is not quite ready yet to make a decision on his starting quarterback this Sunday against the defending Super Bowl-champion Saints.

Whisenhunt not ready to name starting QB

Posted Oct. 04, 2010 @ 10:50 a.m. ET
Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt told a local radio station it was "premature" to name the team's starting QB for Week Five after Max Hall relieved Derek Anderson yesterday.

Gates gets 500th reception in Chargers win

Posted Oct. 03, 2010 @ 7:17 p.m. ET
Antonio Gates became the seventh tight end in NFL history with 500 catches, including touchdown receptions of 33 and 26 yards from Philip Rivers, to lead the San Diego Chargers to a 41-10 win over the outmanned Arizona Cardinals on ...

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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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