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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 FB Broughton likely tore ACL

Posted Aug. 29, 2010 @ 1:26 p.m. ET
The Cardinals said that FB Nehemiah Broughton likely tore his ACL in their preseason win over the Bears Saturday night.

Searching for QB help next year?

Posted Aug. 27, 2010 @ 3:19 p.m. ET
PFW's Eric Edholm identifies the teams that are most likely to seek QB help before the 2011 season begins a year from now.

Cardinals' high draft picks lying low for now

Posted Aug. 26, 2010 @ 3:57 p.m. ET
When it comes to the Cardinals’ depth chart, we hear looks are more than a bit deceiving in the cases of first-round draft pick Dan Williams and second-round pick Daryl Washington.

Cardinals to start Anderson at QB on Saturday

Posted Aug. 26, 2010 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said Derek Anderson will be the starting quarterback in Saturday's preseason game against the Bears.

Fitz's Four-Course Fantasy Feast

Posted Aug. 25, 2010 @ 1:04 p.m. ET
Pat Fitzmaurice examines two offenses going in opposite directions — the Cardinals' and the Redskins' — and provides other observations directed at fantasy football owners.

Cardinals' Fitzgerald has knee sprain

Posted Aug. 16, 2010 @ 12:34 a.m. ET
Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald has a sprain of the medial collateral ligament in his right knee, an MRI revealed Sunday. The injury may keep Fitzgerald on the sideline for the rest of the preseason, but it's not expected to ...

Young OLB Brown looking good for Cardinals

Posted Aug. 12, 2010 @ 6:06 p.m. ET
Our sources in the desert tell us second-year OLB Cody Brown, a second-round pick in 2009 who suffered a season-ending left wrist injury in training camp last year, is making good progress.

Cardinals RB Wells suffers rib injury

Posted Aug. 09, 2010 @ 10:48 p.m. ET
Cardinals RB Beanie Wells was carted off the practice field Monday after suffering a rib injury, the Arizona Republic is reporting.

Cardinals sign Maui'a, cut Ali

Posted Aug. 09, 2010 @ 11:49 a.m. ET
The Cardinals announced Monday that they have re-signed FB Reagan Maui'a and waived/injured FB Charles Ali, who has been sidelined by a hamstring injury.

Smith made it to Canton his way

Posted Aug. 06, 2010 @ 5:15 p.m. ET
Hall of Fame RB Emmitt Smith’s rushing record might be the single greatest statistical achievement in football, but it's the way he achieved this near-unbreakable mark that was most impressive.

Cardinals sign CB Ford, release CB Barksdale

Posted Aug. 06, 2010 @ 12:40 p.m. ET
The Cardinals made some adjustments on the corners Friday, signing CB Trevor Ford while releasing CB Rashad Barksdale.

Cardinals sign LB Togafau, S Rouse

Posted Aug. 03, 2010 @ 5:50 p.m. ET
The Cardinals had a busy Tuesday on the transactions front, signing LB Pago Togafau and S Aaron Rouse, among other moves. In addition, the team waived/injured DE Dean Muhtadi (calf) and released LB Ali Highsmith and WR Deryn Bowser.

Report: Cardinals sign first-round pick Williams

Posted Aug. 02, 2010 @ 11:42 a.m. ET
The Cardinals have officially reached an agreement with first-round NT Dan Williams, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed.

Grimm headed for 'Hog' heaven

Posted Aug. 02, 2010 @ 9:48 a.m. ET
For those of you relatively unfamiliar with “The Hogs,” PFW's Dan Arkush and Hall of Fame “Hog” Russ Grimm himself present the following history lesson.

Cardinals sign second-round rookie Washington

Posted July 30, 2010 @ 2:31 p.m. ET
The Cardinals have announced the signing of second-round ILB Daryl Washington to a four-year contract, leaving first-round DT Dan Williams as the only unsigned drafted rookie on the team.

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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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