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Jonathon Amaya

Jonathon Amaya - #27 - S

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 2"/ 205 lbs.
Birthday 11/25/1988
Birthplace Diamond Bar, CA
College Nevada
Years played 4

Report: Cardinals pursue Butler for defensive coordinator job

Posted Feb. 07, 2011 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
The Cardinals are pursuing Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler to be their new defensive coordinator, according to NFL Network's Jason La Canfora.

Cardinals have big plans for top four 2010 draft picks

Posted Feb. 01, 2011 @ 2:30 p.m. ET
While the Cardinals have only just begun to formulate their plans for the upcoming draft, team insiders believe the team will be counting on significant contributions in 2011 from their top four picks in last year's draft.

If coaching in ’11, LeBeau says it will be in Pittsburgh

Posted Jan. 26, 2011 @ 7:03 p.m. ET
Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau scuttled an ESPN report that he was considering going to another team after his contract expires following Super Bowl XLV.

NFC West tired of being 'NFC Worst'

Posted Jan. 24, 2011 @ 5:33 a.m. ET
The NFC West has been acting with a sense of urgency to shed its image as the league's wasteland, making a number of impressive coaching hires.

Fitzgerald among four named to Pro Bowl

Posted Jan. 23, 2011 @ 11:29 p.m. ET
Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald, Chiefs FS Eric Berry, Chiefs LB Tamba Hali and Saints SS Roman Harper were all named to the Pro Bowl on Sunday.

Whisenhunt's choice for D-coordinator doubtful

Posted Jan. 23, 2011 @ 2:28 a.m. ET
Although Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt covets Steelers LB coach Keith Butler as his new defensive coordinator, Butler is likely to remain in Pittsburgh, according to NFC West Whispers.

Dockett replaces Williams on NFC Pro Bowl team

Posted Jan. 22, 2011 @ 6:01 p.m. ET
Cardinals DT Darnell Dockett has been added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster, replacing Kevin Williams of the Vikings.

'DRC' biggest defensive disappointment for Cardinals

Posted Jan. 19, 2011 @ 7:47 p.m. ET
The most disappointing Cardinals defender this season according to our sources was CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who came nowhere close to being the elite shutdown corner many predicted he would become after making the Pro Bowl last season.

Cardinals need O-line help, especially at guard

Posted Jan. 13, 2011 @ 3:55 p.m. ET
We hear the Cardinals view the offensive line as a major area of need, especially at guard, where veteran OLG Alan Faneca is considering retirement, and ORG Deuce Lutui could be a free agent who isn't going to come ...

Cardinals interview Manusky for DC job

Posted Jan. 11, 2011 @ 3:48 p.m. ET
49ers defensive coordinator Greg Manusky is interviewing for the Cardinals' vacant defensive coordinator position.

Report: Cardinals talking contract with Fitzgerald

Posted Jan. 09, 2011 @ 10:31 p.m. ET
The Cardinals have reportedly opened talks with WR Larry Fitzgerald, whose current contract expires after the 2011 season.

Could Orton be headed to Arizona?

Posted Jan. 09, 2011 @ 3:46 a.m. ET
It's much too early to call it anything more than a rumor, but one team insider says that Broncos QB Kyle Orton would make perfect sense for the QB-needy Cardinals, according to NFC West Whispers.

Cardinals fire defensive coordinator Davis

Posted Jan. 06, 2011 @ 8:39 p.m. ET
The Cardinals fired defensive coordinator Bill Davis on Thursday after his second season in the position.

Cardinals could make major changes at linebacker

Posted Jan. 05, 2011 @ 8:56 p.m. ET
With the exception of quarterback, the position that could change the most for the Cardinals is linebacker, where we hear it's possible only one of the four LBs who began the season as a starter (Paris Lenon) could return ...

49ers top Cards with big offensive show

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 8:20 p.m. ET
Alex Smith threw a 59-yard touchdown pass to Vernon Davis in what likely was the quarterback's final game with the 49ers, and San Francisco beat Arizona 38-7 on Sunday in a matchup for last place in the awful NFC ...

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Posted March 27, 2013
The Arizona Cardinals have signed Amaya to a 1-year contract.||||||| Amaya played in 12 games last season for the Miami Dolphins, where he was second on the team in special teams tackles with seven.
Posted Dec. 02, 2012
Amaya is inactive for Sunday's game against New England after he was charged with battery Monday following a confrontation with a taxi driver.||||||| Amaya had played in the past seven games, mostly on special teams.
Posted Nov. 26, 2012
Miami Dolphins defensive back Jonathon Amaya has been charged with battery after police say he choked a taxi driver. A Miami Beach Police report shows Amaya was arrested early Monday morning. It was not immediately known if he has an attorney.||||||| The report says Amaya offered the taxi driver $100 to take him from Miami Beach to Weston. The driver told police Amaya became aggressive, so he turned around the car and asked him to get out. The driver said Amaya then leaned forward, wrapped his hands around the driver's neck and starting choking him. Officers saw the taxi driving erratically and heard the driver scream "this man is trying to kill me." The driver wasn't injured.
Posted Sept. 25, 2012
Miami signed Amaya on Tuesday.||||||| Amaya returns to the Dolphins after being part of the team's trade with New Orleans for Reggie Bush in 2011. He played in all 16 games for the Saints last season, after playing in 10 for the Dolphins as a rookie in 2010.

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