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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 QB Skelton carted off with ankle injury

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 7:28 p.m. ET
Cardinals starting QB John Skelton was carted off the field with a right ankle injury. Kevin Kolb replaced him.

NFL Links: How hot is Reid's seat in Philly?

Posted Sept. 06, 2012 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
A Philadelphia writer thinks anything short of a Super Bowl appearance could get Eagles coach Andy Reid fired.

Washington agrees to long-term deal with Cardinals

Posted Sept. 06, 2012 @ 1:07 p.m. ET
The Cardinals announced Thursday that they have agreed to terms on a new six-year contract with rising ILB Daryl Washington.

49ers expected to sign OLB Haggans

Posted Sept. 02, 2012 @ 2:59 p.m. ET
According to The Sacramento Bee, the 49ers are expected to sign veteran OLB Clark Haggans on Sunday.

Cardinals' QB situation remains very fluid

Posted Sept. 01, 2012 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
While John Skelton will start the season as the Cardinals' starting QB over Kevin Kolb, his hold on the job remains far from firm.

Vikings trade for CB Jefferson

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 10:43 p.m. ET
The Cardinals traded CB A.J. Jefferson to the Vikings on Friday night for at least one undisclosed draft pick.

Cardinals cut LB Haggans, others

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 8:04 p.m. ET
The Cardinals announced that they have released 18 players, including veteran OLB Clark Haggans.

Report: Skelton wins Cardinals' starting job

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
John Skelton will be the Cardinals’ starting quarterback in Week One, according to Adam Caplan of The Sideline View.

Report: Redskins cut RB Hightower

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
The Redskins released veteran RB Tim Hightower, according to The Washington Post.

Catchy NFC West position battles

Posted Aug. 25, 2012 @ 10 a.m. ET
There are other position battles going on in the NFC West besides the QB challenges in Seattle and Arizona — most notably at wide receiver.

Cardinals release 12; place OT Brown on I.R.

Posted Aug. 24, 2012 @ 7:13 p.m. ET
The Cardinals cut their roster to 75 players on Friday night and placed OT Levi Brown on injured reserve.

Titans, Cardinals show right, wrong ways to stock QBs

Posted Aug. 24, 2012 @ 3:02 p.m. ET
The Titans have done a great job handling their QB transition. The Cardinals have done it the wrong way and remain in a state of confusion there.

Skelton widens edge in Cardinals' QB competition

Posted Aug. 18, 2012 @ 11:31 a.m. ET
Most observers of the battle for the Cardinals' starting QB job believe John Skelton has separated himself from Kevin Kolb.

Man shot at parking lot at Cardinals stadium

Posted Aug. 18, 2012 @ 10:59 a.m. ET
A shooting in a parking lot near the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale was a scary sidelight to the Cardinals-Raiders preseason game Friday evening.

Cardinals OLT Brown suffers triceps injury

Posted Aug. 18, 2012 @ 10:43 a.m. ET
Already getting heat for its mediocre performance so far this preseason, the Cardinals’ O-line could ill afford the triceps injury suffered by OT Levi Brown Friday night.

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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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