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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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Washington, Daryl (LB)

Posted April 06, 2013 @ 12:51 a.m.
The NFL suspended Washington for the first four regular season games of 2013 after he violated the league's substance abuse policy.
Washington made the Pro Bowl last season as an alternate after leading Arizona with 140 tackles.

Taylor, Curtis (S)

Posted April 04, 2013 @ 8:30 p.m.
Taylor signed a one-year deal with Arizona.
Taylor has played in 12 games for San Francisco in his career. He was on the 49ers' practice squad last postseason after signing with the team on Dec. 26.

McCann, Bryan (CB)

Posted April 04, 2013 @ 8:30 p.m.
Arizona signed McCann to a one-year contract.
McCann played in eight games for Miami last season. In 2011, he played in 12 games with Dallas, Baltimore and Oakland. He began with the Cowboys as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2010.

Palmer, Carson (QB)

Posted April 02, 2013 @ 1:14 p.m.
The Arizona Cardinals have acquired quarterback Carson Palmer from the Oakland Raiders. The Cardinals gave up a conditional 2014 draft pick and swapped one of their sixth-round picks this year for Oakland's seventh-round selection.
Palmer, who agreed to rework his contract with the Cardinals, is expected to move into the starting quarterback role for new Arizona coach Bruce Arians.

Hoyer, Brian (QB)

Posted April 01, 2013 @ 8:26 p.m.
Hoyer has signed his tender offer from the Cards.
Hoyer spent last season with the Steelers and Cards.

Amaya, Jonathon (S)

Posted March 27, 2013 @ 3:24 p.m.
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.

Rucker, Frostee (DE)

Posted March 21, 2013 @ 3:42 p.m.
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.

Shaughnessy, Matt (DE)

Posted March 15, 2013 @ 4:33 p.m.
The Arizona Cardinals have reached agreement on a one-year contract with defensive end Matt Shaughnessy, the seventh free agent acquired by the team this week.
Shaughnessy started all 16 games last season with the Oakland Raiders. He had 3.5 sacks along with 42 tackles, 29 solos. The Raiders selected Shaughnessy in the third round of the 2009 draft out of Wisconsin, where he was a teammate of Arizona outside linebacker O'Brien Schofield.

Mendenhall, Rashard (RB)

Posted March 13, 2013 @ 3:10 p.m.
The Arizona Cardinals addressed one of their significant needs on Wednesday by reaching agreement on a one-year contract with Mendenhall.
Mendenhall played four seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, where his offensive coordinator for much of that time was new Arizona head coach Bruce Arians. Mendenhall had a difficult 2012 season after tearing an ACL in 2011. Last year, he rushed for just 182 yards in 52 carries. Mendenhall rushed for more than 1,000 yards in each of the 2009 and 2010 seasons.

Johnson, Rashad (S)

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 12:10 p.m.
The Cardinals have re-signed Johnson to a three-year contract.
Johnson spent the last four seasons with the Cardinals and became a free agent after last season. The 2009 third-round draft pick out of Alabama is expected to start at strong safety after taking the job from Adrian Wilson late last season. Wilson, a five-time Pro Bowl selection, was released by Arizona last week. Johnson had a career-best two interceptions last season with 15 tackles and a fumble recovery in 15 games, three as a starter.

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