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Arizona Cardinals news 5/24: Practice in San Diego, Mathieu not certain to play in Week 1

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So Tom Brady is appealing his suspension again. That is no surprise. The Chargers confirm joint practices. There is more talk of Deone Bucannon and his setting an NFL trend. There is a bunch of Cardinals and NFL content as you start your day. Enjoy!


The Influence Of Deone Bucannon
Play of safety-turned-"moneybacker" has created NFL trend

Cardinals Blogs | Chargers confirm Cardinals’ San Diego practice
The details are still being worked out, McCoy said, but the Cardinals play the Chargers on a Friday night (August 19) in San Diego.

Cardinals Blogs | Brady, the Cardinals and the opener

When Tom Brady’s four-game suspension — the one that would ostensibly keep him from playing the Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on Sept. 11 — it was hard to figure that Deflategate was actually over. And it’s not.

Arizona Cardinals' Tyrann Mathieu hopes to play in Week 1

Will Tyrann Mathieu be ready for Cardinals' 1st game?

Arizona Cardinals' Tyrann Mathieu wants to be 'paid as a top defender' - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN

Safety Tyrann Mathieu played most of his snaps last season at cornerback, but when it comes to getting paid, Mathieu doesn't want to be categorized.

Rookie Brandon Williams improved speed under Carl Lewis’ tutelage - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN

Cardinals rookie Brandon Williams grew up in Houston and ran track for Olympic legend Carl Lewis, who coached him up well.

Tyrann Mathieu: I’m going to "play it patient" with ACL rehab | ProFootballTalk

In April, Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald said the team has to hold safety Tyrann Mathieu back in his ACL rehab and that he is "so happy" that Mathieu will be "ready to go" for training camp.

Cardinals defensive coordinator Bettcher loves expectations

Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator James Bettcher explains why he loves the high expectations surrounding his team.'s Brooks: Cardinals have 8th-most talented roster

The Cardinals had the second-best record in the NFL last season, but according to one writer their roster is the 8th most talented overall.

Buzz, blitzing, RBs and steak: Arizona Cardinals notes

Members of the Arizona Cardinals descended upon Steak 44 in Phoenix in support of their coach's foundation.

Cardinals' running back group ranked top 10 heading into 2016

Bleacher Report ranked the Arizona Cardinals' running back group No. 10 heading into next season. Arizona finished eighth last year in rushing.

Mathieu on new contract: 'I feel like we are kind of close'

Last week,'s Ian Rapoport reported the Arizona Cardinals were "deep in negotiations" to sign Tyrann Mathieu to a contract extension.

ESPN: Michael Floyd 'most to prove' player on Cardinals

According to NFL Nation reporters, Michael Floyd is the 'most to prove' player on the Arizona Cardinals. Floyd is entering the last year of his rookie deal.


The NFL reneged on concussion study funding, and undid any goodwill it had left -

The best thing the league ever did to address brain trauma now looks like a con.

Eli Apple's awesome mom lands ESPN gig -

Annie Apple will be a contributor on ESPN's Sunday Countdown.

Saints are suffocating themselves by clinging to Drew Brees -

How long is it worth holding on to an elite QB while everything else crumbles?

Social media can be a powerful tool for NFL rookies -

It may not always be used responsibly, but when it is, it's a bridge to rookies' new communities.

The NFL wants to fix the replay system again -

They're meeting in Charlotte this week to vote on a proposed rule change to how replays work and award three more Super Bowl sites. Oh, and there's more DeflateGate news!