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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

Ravens acquire WR Boldin from Cardinals

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 6:41 p.m. ET
The Ravens, in a bold move to bolster their passing offense, acquired Cardinals WR Anquan Boldin for third- and fourth-round picks in the 2010 draft.

Breaston, Doucet move up in Cardinals' WR pecking order

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 5:36 p.m. ET
Although they didn't get the second-round pick they initially sought, the Cardinals traded WR Anquan Boldin to Baltimore on March 5, setting the stage for Steve Breaston to replace Boldin in the starting lineup and Early Doucet to become ...

Cardinals release Rolle; announce tenders

Posted March 04, 2010 @ 4:04 p.m. ET
As expected, the Cardinals released starting FS Antrel Rolle Thursday  afternoon, in addition to tendering one-year qualifying contract offers to five restricted free agents — WR Steve Breaston, starting ORG Deuce Lutui, TE Ben Patrick, starting C Lyle Sendlein and DT ...

NFC West team needs

Posted March 01, 2010 @ 2:56 p.m. ET
With Marc Bulger showing that he was not the answer and having been released, the Rams desperately need to find a quarterback they can build their offense around. PFW continues its analysis of team needs with a look at the ...

Cardinals need Johnson to step up at safety

Posted Feb. 27, 2010 @ 1:25 p.m. ET
Should Cardinals starting FS Antrel Rolle split the scene, the onus will be on second-year player Rashad Johnson to really turn it up a notch in 2010.

Cardinals give Whisenhunt, Graves new contracts

Posted Feb. 25, 2010 @ 6:21 p.m. ET
The Arizona Republic reported late Thursday afternoon that the Cardinals have agreed to terms on new four-year contracts for both head coach Ken Whisenhunt and general manager Rod Graves that will run through 2013.

Cardinals name Henderson new DB coach

Posted Feb. 22, 2010 @ 3:07 p.m. ET
The Cardinals have announced that Donnie Henderson has been named the team’s new defensive backs coach replacing Teryl Austin, who left to become the defensive coordinator at the University of Florida.

Dansby's numbers may not yield desired deal

Posted Feb. 18, 2010 @ 5:19 p.m. ET
In the first of a series of scouting reports analyzing 15 key players slated to become free agents March 5, we look at Cardinals ILB Karlos Dansby.

Cardinals name Robinson new RB coach

Posted Feb. 05, 2010 @ 11:47 a.m. ET
The Cardinals have announced the hiring of Tommie Robinson as the team’s new running backs coach.

Boldin's exit could hurt Cardinals' morale

Posted Jan. 29, 2010 @ 9:37 p.m. ET
There would be a major downside should Cardinals WR Anquan Boldin be traded — the negative effect his departure would have on a locker room with more than a few players who, like Boldin, have major contract concerns.

Warner again proves to be class act

Posted Jan. 29, 2010 @ 5:29 p.m. ET
Looking like God’s gift in a gray sports jacket and open-neck black shirt, Kurt Warner officially announced his retirement Friday afternoon at the Cardinals’ headquarters after 12 seasons.

Warner announces retirement

Posted Jan. 29, 2010 @ 2:29 p.m. ET
It’s official. Confirming steady rumors the last couple of weeks, Cardinals QB Kurt Warner has announced his retirement after 12 NFL seasons.

Warner's future in Arizona cloudy again

Posted Jan. 22, 2010 @ 9:54 a.m. ET
No, WWKD is not the desert's hottest new FM radio station. But it is a shortened version of the hottest question in Cardinals Nation: What Will Kurt Do?

Saints rout Cardinals, reach NFC title game

Posted Jan. 16, 2010 @ 7:58 p.m. ET
Reggie Bush scored on an 83-yard punt return and a 46-yard run, and Drew Brees threw three touchdown passes to lead the New Orleans Saints to a 45-14 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday in the divisional round of ...

Balance of power shifting back to NFC

Posted Jan. 15, 2010 @ 8:21 p.m. ET
PFW's Hub Arkush says a glance at the remaining playoff teams provides a good indication that the NFC has become a stronger conference than the AFC, with four championship-caliber NFC teams and only two such AFC clubs in the ...

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

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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