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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

Jets bench Sanchez, beat Cardinals

Posted Dec. 02, 2012 @ 4:31 p.m. ET
Third-stringer Greg McElroy stepped in for a struggling Mark Sanchez and energized the Jets to a 7-6 victory over the Cardinals on Sunday.

Cardinals' sinking feeling grows with Sendlein out for year

Posted Nov. 28, 2012 @ 9:40 p.m. ET
Just what the Cardinals needed: Another crushing blow to their offensive line with the season-ending loss of C Lyle Sendlein.

Scout's Notebook: Cardinals LILB Daryl Washington

Posted Nov. 28, 2012 @ 4:17 p.m. ET
PFW personnel analyst Nolan Nawrocki breaks down the strengths and weaknesses of the NFL's top blitzing 'backer, Daryl Washington.

Cardinals lose C Sendlein for the season

Posted Nov. 27, 2012 @ 1:59 p.m. ET
Cardinals starting C Lyle Sendlein will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury, the team confirmed Monday.

Same old story for Cardinals

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 11:58 p.m. ET
The Cardinals started a new quarterback but the result was much of the same as they fell to the Rams for their seventh straight loss.

NFC West Spin cycle: Kaepernick teams up with 'D' to keep Niners hot

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 4:13 p.m. ET
The 49ers remained hot, the Rams rebounded with a win, the Seahawks shot themselves in the foot and the Cardinals kept losing in Week 12.

Rams beat Cardinals behind Jenkins' two interception-return TDs

Posted Nov. 25, 2012 @ 8:08 p.m. ET
Janoris Jenkins returned two interceptions for touchdowns and St. Louis dominated the second half to hand the  Cardinals their seventh loss in a row.

Change is in the air in Arizona

Posted Nov. 21, 2012 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
The way we hear it, both Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt and general manager Rod Graves are officially on the hot seat.

Rookie QB Lindley gets start for Cardinals

Posted Nov. 21, 2012 @ 3:43 p.m. ET
Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt announced that rookie Ryan Lindley will start at quarterback in Week 12 vs. the Rams.

Cardinals activate RB Wells, release LB Westerman

Posted Nov. 21, 2012 @ 12:07 p.m. ET
The Cardinals activated RB Beanie Wells off the short-term injured-reserve list and released Jamaal Westerman.

NFC West Spin cycle: Rams, Cardinals continue to roll downhill

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 12:22 p.m. ET
While the Seahawks rested on their bye week, there was no rest for the weary Rams and Cardinals following losses to the Jets and Falcons.

Cardinals past point of no return?

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 11:55 p.m. ET
The Cardinals appear to be limping toward the finish line to complete a dismal season that was once filled with promise.

Falcons survive Cardinals despite Ryan's five picks

Posted Nov. 18, 2012 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
Matt Ryan overcame a career-worst five interceptions, and the Falcons rallied for a sloppy 23-19 victory over the Cardinals.

Rookie tackles settling in for Cardinals

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 12:56 p.m. ET
Get used to rookie tackles starting for the Cardinals the rest of the season — for better or worse.

More passing should be in Cards

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 10:43 p.m. ET
The Cardinals need to add some new elements to spark what has been a lackluster offense, especially getting the receivers more involved.

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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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