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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 WR Doucet may have sports hernia

Posted Sept. 15, 2010 @ 5:27 p.m. ET
According to multiple media outlets, Cardinals WR Early Doucet missed practice with a possible sports hernia Wednesday — an injury that could keep him out of action for a "few" weeks if indeed the injury is a sports hernia, PFW Cardinals ...

Cardinals make switch at FB

Posted Sept. 14, 2010 @ 3:10 p.m. ET
The Cardinals made a change at fullback, cutting Jerome Johnson and signing Reagan Maui'a.

Fitzgerald spoils Bradford's debut; Cardinals win 17-13

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 8:34 p.m. ET
Larry Fitzgerald got loose for a go-ahead 21-yard touchdown catch with 6:13 to play in the Arizona Cardinals 17-13 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.

Report: Warner plans to stay retired

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 1:35 p.m. ET
With all of the question marks surrounding the Cardinals' quarterbacks, Kurt Warner isn't coming back, despite requests from his former team.

Cardinals RB Wells questionable for Sunday

Posted Sept. 10, 2010 @ 4:46 p.m. ET
Cardinals RB Beanie Wells (knee) did not practice Friday and is listed as questionable for the season opener against the Rams.

Hall could be Cardinals' QB of future

Posted Sept. 09, 2010 @ 1:40 p.m. ET
Make way for undrafted rookie QB Max Hall, a local boy who has wasted precious little time making good with the Cardinals and their fans.

Cardinals WR Fitzgerald ready for season opener

Posted Sept. 09, 2010 @ 11:08 a.m. ET
After WR Larry Fitzgerald's second practice since spraining his right knee, Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said his top receiver is "moving along just fine."

Ten most intriguing players of Week One

Posted Sept. 08, 2010 @ 1:21 a.m. ET
Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald won't become a fantasy nonfactor just because Kurt Warner has retired, writes Pat Fitzmaurice in his discussion of this week's intriguing fantasy players.

Uninspiring presence brings Leinart down in desert

Posted Sept. 04, 2010 @ 8:57 p.m. ET
More than anything, Matt Leinart's lackluster command in the pocket, as well as in the locker room, was responsible for his fall from grace in Arizona.

Cardinals cut ties with QB Matt Leinart

Posted Sept. 04, 2010 @ 2:09 p.m. ET
The Cardinals released QB Matt Leinart, who failed to win the team's starting job this summer.

Eagles trade for OG Wells, place Abiamiri on PUP list

Posted Sept. 03, 2010 @ 3:06 p.m. ET
Needing some healthy bodies on the offensive line, the Eagles acquired OG Reggie Wells from Arizona for an undisclosed draft choice. Philly also placed DE Victor Abiamiri on the PUP list and cut 10 players.

Cardinals reward DT Dockett with extension

Posted Sept. 01, 2010 @ 6:51 p.m. ET
While the Cardinals have made news mostly for their QB situation recently, they changed the tone Wednesday, signing DT Darnell Dockett to a four-year contract extension.

Report: Cardinals shopping Leinart

Posted Sept. 01, 2010 @ 11:23 a.m. ET
In what has turned into a very public quarterback battle in Arizona, reports indicate that the Cardinals are now talking with teams about trading QB Matt Leinart.

Arizona trims down to 75

Posted Aug. 31, 2010 @ 6:06 p.m. ET
To bring down its roster to the league-required 75-player maximum by this afternoon, Arizona placed two players on injured lists and released another.

Eagles trade FB Scott to Cardinals for CB Calvin

Posted Aug. 30, 2010 @ 1:01 p.m. ET
The Eagles announced Monday that they have traded FB Charles Scott to the Cardinals for CB Jorrick Calvin, a swap of 2010 sixth-round draft picks.

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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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