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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

Cards' outlook for Faneca, Sendlein hardly grim

Posted July 30, 2010 @ 8:02 a.m. ET
Arizona's offensive line has changed a great deal, but O-line coach Russ Grimm is up for the challenge, especially with new OLG Alan Faneca and old C Lyle Sendlein in the mix.

Top 20 key players in NFC West

Posted July 28, 2010 @ 9:09 a.m. ET
Dan Arkush identifies the top five players on each NFC West team who figure to play crucial roles, including Rams rookie QB Sam Bradford.

NFC West training-camp reports

Posted July 26, 2010 @ 9:22 a.m. ET
In the final installment of our training-camp reports, we look at NFC West teams, including the Seahawks, who'll use Aaron Curry as a stand-up end.

Coryell's quarterbacks

Posted July 19, 2010 @ 4:07 p.m. ET
The late Don Coryell managed to quickly turn a pair of quarterbacks who'd been struggling like hell into All-Pros aerialists — Jim Hart in St. Louis, Dan Fouts in San Diego.

Cardinals' new WR trio packs fantasy punch

Posted July 16, 2010 @ 2:06 p.m. ET
You will be committing a cardinal sin if you don't at least consider Larry Fitzgerald, Early Doucet and Steve Breaston as legitimate fantasy options.

Willis tops among NFC West IDPs

Posted July 10, 2010 @ 1:16 p.m. ET
While the NFC West arguably remains the league’s weakest division, it is strong in terms of individual fantasy defenders, led by IDP superheavyweight Patrick Willis.

Cardinals sign rookie CB Calvin

Posted July 09, 2010 @ 4:23 p.m. ET
The Cardinals have announced the signing of sixth-round CB Jorrick Calvin to a four-year contract. Terms were not disclosed for the second member of Arizona’s draft class to agree to contract terms.

Cardinals sign rookie TE Dray

Posted July 08, 2010 @ 2:36 p.m. ET
The Cardinals got the ball rolling on the rookie contract front Thursday with the signing of seventh-round TE Jim Dray to a four-year contract.

Hightower could be Cardinals' third-down back

Posted July 08, 2010 @ 11:24 a.m. ET
Even though he’s listed first on the depth chart as the starting RB ahead of Chris “Beanie” Wells, we hear Tim Hightower could be the top candidate for the Cardinals' third-down-RB role.

Passing guru Coryell dead at 85

Posted July 02, 2010 @ 1:26 a.m. ET
Former Chargers and Cardinals head coach Don Coryell died at 3:15 p.m. PDT Thursday at the age of 85 at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, just outside San Diego. The cause of death wasn't disclosed, but ...

Cardinals RFA Lutui signs qualifying offer

Posted June 14, 2010 @ 2:18 p.m. ET
The Cardinals announced that restricted free-agent OG Deuce Lutui finally signed his one-year qualifying offer of $1.76 million one day before the designated deadline.

Cardinals embracing change on offense

Posted June 07, 2010 @ 10:31 a.m. ET
With new starting QB Matt Leinart and free-agent pickup OG Alan Faneca, the Cardinals' offense is heading into a transitional year.

Crowd gathering at cornerback for Cardinals

Posted June 06, 2010 @ 12:57 p.m. ET
It would appear the Cardinals are in no great rush to anoint a starting right cornerback opposite Pro Bowler Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie for the coming season.

Cardinals make changes to scouting department

Posted May 24, 2010 @ 2:49 p.m. ET
Kyle Johnson has joined the Cardinals as a college scout, and several other changes in the personnel department were announced by the team Monday.

Schedule must be weighed in predicting outcomes

Posted May 24, 2010 @ 9:55 a.m. ET
Don’t tell me the schedule doesn’t matter in the NFL. Here’s a look at teams that will benefit the most and be hindered the most by whom they play this season.

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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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