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Arizona Cardinals news 9/16: John Abraham returning, Carson Palmer's injury, Tyrann Mathieu's role increasing

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It's Tuesday morning and there is a lot of football content. Bruce Arians met with the media. Steve Keim was on the radio, as were some players. Here are the many stories from around the Web from yesterday.


Cardinals Film Room: Ted Ginn Hits Fifth Gear
Three Cardinals talk about their role in the punt return touchdown

Carson Palmer Waits; Drew Stanton Ready
Shoulder injury leaves starting quarterback in limbo for Cardinals heading into 49ers game

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Cardinals Blogs | Keim: Still waiting on Abraham decision UPDATED
What the GM had to say in his weekly radio spot.

Cardinals Blogs | Peterson’s "poorest game" and proper penalties

Bruce Arians is usually blunt, and he was again when assessing Patrick Peterson’s game in New York.

John Abraham Decides To Return

Notebook: Mathieu role should increase; No new injuries for Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals' Drew Stanton a top-quality backup with right approach

Cards QB Drew Stanton has been resilient and has refused to complain about being a backup. And there he was on Sunday at MetLife Stadium against the Giants, making his first start in 1,365 days, and leading the Cardinals to their second straight win with another fourth-quarter comeback.

Arizona Cardinals' Andre Ellington still dealing with pain in foot

Andre Ellington has a partially torn tendon in his foot but still managed to rush for 91 yards on just 15 carries against the Giants.

Foot pain still an issue for Arizona's Andre Ellington - ESPN

"It’s uncomfortable but he’s getting it up pretty good," Arians added during his Monday press conference.

Arizona Cardinals researching treatments for Carson Palmer's nerve injury in shoulder - ESPN

"He's got more needles sticking in him half the day than most of us in our lifetime," Arians said. "We're still researching what possibly other things we can do for him."

The Film Don't Lie: Arizona Cardinals - ESPN

A weekly look at what the Cardinals must fix:

Daryl Washington of Arizona Cardinals in limbo after new drug policy - ESPN

After the NFL and NFL Players Association hammer out a new drug policy that could shorten the suspensions of several players, the case of Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington would still be in limbo.

Arizona Cardinals' Drew Stanton shines in first game action since 2010

It's been so long since he had played in an NFL game, one might have begun to think Arizona Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton's name was actually 'Drew Stanton, who hasn't taken a snap since 2010.'

Carson Palmer's health a concern for Arizona Cardinals

"If he can go, he'll go," Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said about Palmer in relation to Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers, which is followed by the team's bye week. "This is one of those crazy things where you'll wake up one day and be fine. We don't know what day that's going to be, though. That's the thing."

Tyrann Mathieu is officially back, now looks to keep progressing for Arizona Cardinals

Tyrann Mathieu was back on the field for the Arizona Cardinals in Sunday's win over the New York Giants, collecting one tackle in five plays.

All-Access with Arians: Confidence in Drew Stanton has always been there

"Defensively…we did not tackle well. We had way too many mental errors, which is very unusual for our defense, against what they were doing.

Arizona Cardinals GM: Game-winning punt return TD is why we signed Ted Ginn, Jr.

"But that's exactly why we signed Ted, and that was to change field position and to create explosive plays," the GM said. "And that's certainly what he did for us [Sunday]."


Monday Night Football, Eagles vs. Colts: Philadelphia notches comeback win -

The Eagles got off to another slow start, but just like Week 1, the Eagles rallied in the second half and erased a 14-point deficit to pick a win on the road.

What we learned Sunday in the NFL, Week 2: Beware the Bengals and 3 more takeaways from a wild day -

The Bills and Texans are undefeated, Seattle might not be the best defense in the league and it could be Kirk Cousins' time to shine in Washington. That and more as we look back on Sunday in the NFL.

The Post-Mortem, Week 2: The scoreboard deficit epidemic -

Prior to this week, only four teams had not overcome a halftime deficit of more than seven to win since 2008. The Bears ended their streak, and our epidemiology department pinpoints a cure.

The MMBM: Rise of the lunch pail players -

It was a rough Sunday in the NFL, with stars like RG3, Ryan Mathews and others getting hurt. PFT Commenter celebrates the lunch pail players who took over.

Refs impact Colts-Eagles late with 1 missed call and 1 questionable penalty -

A 30-second span featuring two questionable decisions by the officials affects an exciting second half back-and-forth between the Eagles and Colts.

Here's everything that happened in the NFL's historically bad week -

It's been a flood of a bad news for the NFL over the last seven days, almost all of it self-inflicted. Here's a timeline of everything that happened this week.

Adrian Peterson reinstated to play Week 3, apologizes -

The Vikings are re-activating their all-pro running back, making him likely to play in Week 3 of the NFL season, days after he was arrested and charged with child injury in Montgomery County, Texas.

Robert Griffin III has dislocated ankle, no timetable on return -

Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III dislocated his ankle during Week 2 action against Jacksonville on Sunday, the team confirmed. No timetable on his return has been set, but he is expected back this season.

Jamaal Charles has high ankle sprain, per report -

It's unclear how much time the star Chiefs running back will miss.

Greg Hardy will not be suspended by Panthers, team 'gathering information' -

Head coach Ron Rivera addressed the media on Monday and said the team has not made a final decision on defensive end Greg Hardy.

NFLPA president wants to take player discipline 'out of Roger Goodell's hands' -

Eric Winston, the president of the NFL Players Association, said on CNN that Roger Goodell should no longer be able to discipline players in the league.