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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 bench QB Anderson

Posted Oct. 03, 2010 @ 5:49 p.m. ET
The Cardinals benched QB Derek Anderson and put in rookie QB Max Hall before halftime of Sunday's Week Four game against the Chargers.

Cardinals down two WRs at San Diego

Posted Oct. 01, 2010 @ 6:37 p.m. ET
WRs Steve Breaston and Early Doucet will both miss the Cardinals' Week Four game vs. the Chargers due to injuries.

Cardinals hurting at wide receiver without Breaston

Posted Sept. 30, 2010 @ 8:54 p.m. ET
Even if WR Steve Breaston is sidelined only one game after undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, he will no doubt be sorely missed.

Report: Cardinals WR Breaston has surgery, will miss time

Posted Sept. 28, 2010 @ 5:27 p.m. ET
Cardinals WR Steve Breaston reportedly underwent surgery for a torn meniscus and is expected to miss a "couple of games."

Cardinals re-sign WR Jones

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 7:31 p.m. ET
The Cardinals re-signed WR Onrea Jones and released CB A.J. Jefferson on Monday. They also released RB Ian Johnson from the team's practice squad.

Cardinals survive after Janikowski's miss

Posted Sept. 26, 2010 @ 7:47 p.m. ET
Sebastian Janikowski missed a 32-yard field goal as the game ended to allow Arizona to escape with a 24-23 victory over the Oakland Raiders Sunday in the Cardinals' home opener, a game littered with mistakes on both sides from start ...

Cardinals see big future for rookie Williams

Posted Sept. 25, 2010 @ 11:39 p.m. ET
Although he's made a number of rookie mistakes already, Arizona remains very high on undrafted rookie WR Stephen Williams, according to NFC West Whispers.

Guess what? Wells had knee surgery before season

Posted Sept. 25, 2010 @ 4:13 p.m. ET
Cardinals RB Beanie Wells underwent arthroscopic right knee surgery after the team's final preseason game, the team admitted Friday.

League-high six NFL players hail from Pittsburgh high school

Posted Sept. 24, 2010 @ 12:55 p.m. ET
Woodland Hills High School in Pittsburgh is the alma mater of a league-high six current NFL players, while the state of California is home to an NFL-high 211.

Faneca pulling his weight for Cardinals

Posted Sept. 22, 2010 @ 7:06 p.m. ET
The way we hear it, Cardinals OLG Alan Faneca, a perennial Pro Bowler, is doing a pretty decent job in the desert.

Report: Gradkowski, not Campbell, to start for Raiders

Posted Sept. 22, 2010 @ 3:07 p.m. ET
NFL Network's Jason LaCanfora is reporting that the Raiders have named Bruce Gradkowski the team's starter for Sunday against the Cardinals in Arizona, over Jason Campbell.

Cardinals sign OLB Hall

Posted Sept. 21, 2010 @ 3:46 p.m. ET
The Cardinals announced Tuesday that they signed OLB Alex Hall and released LB Cyril Oboizor and LB Curtis Gatewood.

Cardinals spin their wheels in Atlanta

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 7:11 p.m. ET
As good as the Cardinals have been most of the time under Ken Whisenhunt, when they’ve been bad, they’ve been really bad, as was the case in their 41-7 loss in Atlanta that was imperfect in every way.

Ryan throws 3 TD passes as Falcons rout Cards 41-7

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 4:22 p.m. ET
Despite injuries to their top two running backs, the Falcons dominated Arizona and pulled out a convincing 41-7 win.

Fitzgerald not at full strength for Cardinals

Posted Sept. 15, 2010 @ 5:32 p.m. ET
We’re told it might take a little while before Cardinals star WR Larry Fitzgerald has his act 100 percent together again, both physically and mentally.

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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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