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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 rookie QB Lindley opening eyes in desert

Posted Aug. 16, 2012 @ 2:50 p.m. ET
We hear Cardinals rookie QB Ryan Lindley is showing enough this offseason to become a factor in the team's QB equation down the road.

Falcons among narrow Week One favorites

Posted Aug. 14, 2012 @ 2:34 p.m. ET
PFW's Mike Wilkening offers his take on four Week One games where linemakers have separated a pair of teams by less than three points.

Fitzgerald wins Humanitarian Award

Posted Aug. 13, 2012 @ 4:10 p.m. ET
Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald strives to be the best he can be every day, and that includes enthusiastically reaching out to help others.

Cardinals sign Maui'a, release Stewart

Posted Aug. 11, 2012 @ 6:56 p.m. ET
The Cardinals signed FB Reagan Maui'a on Saturday and released OG Chris Stewart.

Chiefs, Cardinals take to field for joint practice

Posted Aug. 07, 2012 @ 9:53 p.m. ET
The Chiefs and Cardinals split a pair of practice fields Tuesday, placing nearly 200 players out there at one time.

Cardinals' Kolb injury minor, expected to play

Posted Aug. 07, 2012 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
Ken Whisenhunt called Kevin Kolb's injury minor and expects the quarterback to play in Friday's preseason game vs. Kansas City.

Cardinals activate RB Wells from PUP list

Posted Aug. 07, 2012 @ 12:14 p.m. ET
The Cardinals announced Tuesday that they have activated RB Beanie Wells from the physically-unable-to-perform list.

Cardinals starting QB Kolb leaves game with injury

Posted Aug. 05, 2012 @ 8:42 p.m. ET
Cardinals starting QB Kevin Kolb left the Hall of Fame game in Canton Sunday evening with a rib injury.

Heap accepts $1 million salary cut

Posted Aug. 05, 2012 @ 12:04 p.m. ET
Cardinals TE Todd Heap recently took a $1 million cut in pay, according to Adam Caplan of TheSidelineView.com.

Replacement officials to work Hall of Fame game

Posted Aug. 03, 2012 @ 2:13 p.m. ET
Replacement officials will work Sunday’s preseason opener between the Saints and Cardinals.

Washington relishes long-term commitment to Cardinals

Posted Aug. 03, 2012 @ 11:33 a.m. ET
Up-and-coming Cardinals ILB Daryl Washington told PFW that he would like nothing more than to be a member of the Cardinals his entire career.

Cardinals sign Clayton, Ohrnberger

Posted Aug. 01, 2012 @ 11:25 a.m. ET
The Cardinals announced Wednesday that the team has signed RB Thomas Clayton and OG-C Rich Ohrnberger.

Kolb to start Cardinals' preseason opener

Posted July 31, 2012 @ 3:17 p.m. ET
QB Kevin Kolb will start for the Cardinals in Sunday’s Hall of Fame game against the Saints, head coach Ken Whisenhunt said Tuesday.

Wilson cuts Cardinals huge slack with new deal

Posted July 27, 2012 @ 10:48 a.m. ET
Team insiders agree that Cardinals veteran SS Adrian Wilson really put his money where his mouth is when he agreed to take what amounts to a $10 million paycut.

Report: Cardinals agree with OL Hochstein

Posted July 25, 2012 @ 10:17 p.m. ET
The Cardinals have agreed with veteran OL Russ Hochstein on a one-year contract, Adam Caplan of TheSidelineView.com reported Wednesday.

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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