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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

Dansby still unlikely to remain a Cardinal

Posted Jan. 13, 2010 @ 2:14 p.m. ET
Despite his tremendous effort in the Cardinals' wild-and-crazy wild card victory over the Packers, we hear the team has other players with contract concerns who are considered to be bigger priorities than ILB Karlos Dansby.

Dansby's fumble return gives Cardinals win

Posted Jan. 10, 2010 @ 8:32 p.m. ET
Karlos Dansby's 17-yard fumble return for a touchdown in overtime gave the Arizona Cardinals a 51-45 victory over the Green Bay Packers in the highest-scoring playoff game in NFL history.

Aces, jokers and other wild cards

Posted Jan. 07, 2010 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
PFW contributor Tom Danyluk says it's been an AFC league for years, but now, at least for a season, the heavies have shifted back to the National Conference. How many old guard clubs can win it all? Well, the ...

Cardinals' Wilson 'good but not great' in 2009

Posted Jan. 06, 2010 @ 11:01 p.m. ET
While he has definitely had better years, team insiders agree that versatile veteran SS Adrian Wilson deserved his third Pro Bowl selection in the last four seasons.

NFC playoff primer

Posted Jan. 06, 2010 @ 10:34 a.m. ET
He may be only a bit player in the Saints' offense, but RB Reggie Bush is still a player to watch in the upcoming playoffs. PFW analyzes the offenses and defenses of the NFC's six postseason participants and speculates ...

Laying in weeds benefits Eagles, Cardinals, Bengals

Posted Jan. 04, 2010 @ 10:41 a.m. ET
After sacrificing the final game of the season, the Eagles, Cardinals and Bengals have a decided advantage in the playoffs, Nolan Nawrocki says in this week's version of Scout's Eye.

Cardinals not rushing to extend Whisenhunt

Posted Jan. 01, 2010 @ 10:24 p.m. ET
With the Cardinals once again facing numerous contract concerns with a host of key players this offseason, the contract status of well-regarded head coach Ken Whisenhunt remains under the radar.

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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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