David Johnson stronger than ever, wants 1,000/1,000

May 17, 2018

Since arriving in Arizona as Bruce Arians’ replacement, Cardinals coach Steve Wilks has preached the gospel of the ground attack. Wilks plans to lean heavily on All Pro tailback David Johnson, who will join a crowded field in this year’s Comeback Player of the Year derby. Although a wrist injury limited Johnson to just one game last season, he is now “100 percent healthy” and “stronger than he’s ever been,”…

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Bashaud Breeland scheduled to visit Colts, Cardinals

May 16, 2018

Cornerback Bashaud Breeland‘s second go at the free-agent market has begun. Breeland is scheduled Wednesday to visit the Indianapolis Colts, followed by a Thursday visit with the Arizona Cardinals, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport confirmed. ESPN’s Rob Demovsky first reported the news. The 5-foot-11, 195-pound Breeland originally entered free agency in March, and then agreed to a three-year, $24 million deal with the Carolina Panthers. Breeland, however, failed his physical…

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Cardinals’ Kirk arrested in Feb. for disorderly conduct

May 14, 2018

Arizona Cardinals rookie wide receiver Christian Kirk was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and property damage in Scottsdale, Ari. on Feb. 3, nearly three months before Arizona selected him in the 2018 NFL Draft. Kirk was seen throwing rocks at cars with friends while attending the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale earlier this year, according to the Scottsdale police. Kirk’s case is pending. (Scottsdale Police Department) “The suspects…

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Wilks on Cardinals QBs: ‘Sam Bradford is our starter’

May 11, 2018

Prior to last month’s draft, All Pro running back David Johnson predicted the Cardinals will boast the NFL’s top offense this season if Sam Bradford stays healthy. Now that first-round draft pick Josh Rosen has arrived as Arizona’s quarterback of the future, though, it’s fair to wonder if Bradford will be under center when the season opens. New coach Steve Wilks addressed the issue on Friday’s edition of Rookie Camp…

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Cardinals QB Josh Rosen signs four-year rookie deal

May 11, 2018

It took just one day back in the Arizona Cardinals facility for Josh Rosen to sign his rookie deal. The No. 10 overall pick in the 2018 draft signed his four-year rookie contract Thursday, one day before the Cardinals are to begin their three-day rookie minicamp. The contract will pay Rosen nearly $17.84 million over four years with a signing bonus of about $11 million. As with all first-round rookie…

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Free agency roundup: Giants waive RB Paul Perkins

May 10, 2018

Dave Gettleman continued his overhaul of the New York Giants‘ running back room by jettisoning Paul Perkins on Thursday. The former 2016 fifth-round pick entered this past season with some hype after a promising rookie year, but injuries limited him to just 11 games, and poor play (2.2 yards per carry) made him expendable when Gettleman decided the position needed change. The new Giants general manager had a busy offseason…

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Former coach Bruce Arians to join CBS’ broadcast booth

May 3, 2018

Bruce Arians is tailor-made for TV. That’s where he’ll be this fall during football season. CBS announced Thursday that the former Arizona Cardinals coach will work in a three-man booth with Greg Gumbel and Trent Green in 2018. Jamie Erdahl handles the sideline reporting duties for the crew. “Combining his contemporary football insight, having just stepped off the sidelines, along with his personality and unique manner in which he delivers…

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Sam Bradford will ‘be an open book’ for Josh Rosen

May 2, 2018

The Arizona Cardinals drafted Sam Bradford‘s replacement in the first-round last week, trading up to grab former UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen with the No. 10 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Despite the potentially uncomfortable dichotomy, there will be no animosity in the Cardinals‘ quarterback room this summer. Bradford already offered to aid the man who was selected to take his job. In an excerpt of the Cardinals‘ “Flight…

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