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Arizona Cardinals news 3/3: Tackle market in free agency, why Frostee Rucker

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Teams are gearing up for free agency. The Cardinals are one of them. Franchise tag decisions will affect the market at tackle. Larry Fitzgerald explains his comments about Frostee Rucker. Read those and more!


Cardinals' interception leaders in 2013
The list of Cardinals who nabbed interceptions in 2013.

Free Agent Primer: Tight Ends
Position-by-position look for Cardinals gets to Arians' block-first mentality

Cardinals Blogs | Left tackle market should be robust

There is still a week before free agency officially begins — although teams and free-agents-to-be can start talking Saturday — and there is still time for any of these players who are set to become free to still sign extensions and avoid hitting the market.

Cardinals Blogs | Cards clearly not waiting in free agency

The Cardinals these days have a number in mind to spend on each particular free agent and definitely a ranking system where they want a certain player first over others. But if there is hesitation, the Cards are ready to move on.

Why Larry Fitzgerald thinks Cardinals need Frostee Rucker - ESPN

"Some guys have gaudy numbers," Fitzgerald said. "I know his numbers weren't crazy high. In terms of locker room guy, you can't ask for a better teammate. He busts his ass every day.

2013 Arizona Cardinals Roster in Review: Defensive line - ESPN

Coming into 2013, the Cardinals’ front three were trying to avoid another embarrassment of a season.

Cardinals offseason outlook | FOX Sports on MSN

After surprise 10-6 season, what do Cardinals need to do in order to keep pace -- or take next step -- in NFL's toughest division?

Sizing up Minnesota's Pro Day

While Minnesota isn't a hot bed for college football prospects, they do have two names Cardinals fans need to know about.


A new view of NFL free agency: Searching for surplus value among the offensive tackles -

Jason Chilton introduces the Dollar Value Performance method of answering that timeless question about the worth of a player's contributions on the field, starting with the offensive tackles.

2014 NFL mock draft: Falcons trade up for Jadeveon Clowney -

A few trades could shake up the first two rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft, and it all starts with the South Carolina pass-rushing phenomenon.

The man who ruins fantasy drafts -

Online fantasy drafts are terrible. @boring_as_heck has made an art out of making them worse.

NFL franchise tag 2014: Jimmy Graham, Greg Hardy among the players tagged -

Four NFL teams used their franchise tag by the deadline on Monday while a pair of others opted to use the transition tag. We round up everyone who was tagged and a few notable players who weren't.

Better things to do with $133 million -

Football players are a stupid investment when you could buy electronics and groceries.

Daily Win: The NFL and awful uniforms -

Dan Rubenstein breaks down the biggest visual missteps of recent NFL fashion.

Jason Worilds Receives Transition Tag - Behind the Steel Curtain

Steelers free agent linebacker Jason Worilds has received the transition tag before hitting free agency.

Cleveland Browns Use the Transition Tag on C Alex Mack - Dawgs By Nature

The Cleveland Browns had until 4:00 PM EST on Monday to decide if they were going to use the franchise tag on either C Alex Mack or SS T.J. Ward. Within an hour of the deadline, it was announced that the Browns were using the transition tag on Mack.

Peyton Manning cleared for 2014 after Broncos physical -

NFL MVP Peyton Manning will be back for another season, as doctors found no issues with his neck that would prevent him from playing in 2014.

NFL considering rule changes for upcoming season -

The NFL is considering a list of possible changes to the rulebook. We break them down from smart to idiotic.

Future Consideration: 2014 NFL Mock Draft, top defensive ends, AFC North team needs -

On the latest episode of Future Consideration, Dan Rubenstein and Matt Ufford react to a post-Draft Combine mock draft, rank the top defensive ends in the 2014 class, and the draft/free agency...

Colin Kaepernick contract: How much is the 49ers QB worth? -

Kaepernick is coming up on a contract year, and it should present an interesting challenge for the 49ers.