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Patrick Peterson
Report: Jets made call to ARZ on CB Peterson
Tue, Oct 23, 2018, 7:15 PM
Manish Mehta on Twitter
The New York Daily News' Manish Mehta reports the Cardinals "fielded an inquiry" from the Jets regarding CB Patrick Peterson.
Analysis: Coach Todd Bowles was Peterson's defensive coordinator in Arizona before he left to take the Jets' job, so there is obviously familiarity there and would be a seamless transition for Peterson. However, Mehta adds "barring a miracle" Peterson will not be dealt to the Jets. Arizona doesn't seem to want to truly trade Peterson, but it makes a whole lot of sense to do so.
Patrick Peterson
Schefter: Patrick Peterson 'wants out' of ARZ
Mon, Oct 22, 2018, 5:20 PM
Appearing on ESPN's Monday Night Countdown, Adam Schefter reports Patrick Peterson has requested a trade and "wants out" of Arizona.
Patrick Peterson
Wilks: Trading Peterson 'out of the question'
Mon, Oct 22, 2018, 2:00 PM
Mike Garafolo on Twitter
Speaking Monday, Cardinals coach Steve Wilks said trading Patrick Peterson is "out of the question."
Analysis: Wilks said Peterson has not formally requested a trade, and that the two were meeting later on Monday. Either way, Wilks issued a flat denial that it was a possibility. 28-year-old Peterson is signed in Arizona through 2020. There will never be a better time to trade him than now. Despite their public posture, expect the Cardinals to at least entertain offers.
Patrick Peterson
Report: CB Peterson 'desperately' wants trade
Mon, Oct 22, 2018, 1:38 PM
Adam Schefter on Twitter
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson has requested a trade ahead of next week's deadline and "desperately" wants out of Arizona.
Analysis: Per Schefter, the Cardinals "continue to insist" Peterson will not be dealt, but CBS' Jason La Canfora reports it is indeed a possibility. The Cardinals' overwhelmed new coaching staff has foolishly stopped using Peterson to shadow opposing No. 1 wideouts, while things have gone all the way off the rails on offense. It's a lost season and 28-year-old Peterson wants out while he still has some of his prime left. He's a player who should generate genuine, widespread interest.
Josh Rosen
Josh Rosen (toe) misses Monday's practice
Mon, Oct 22, 2018, 12:32 PM
Darren Urban on Twitter
Josh Rosen (toe) was held out of Monday's practice.
Analysis: Coach Steve Wilks has said Rosen won't miss any time, but his Week 8 is off on the wrong foot. The Cardinals do not have to issue an injury report until Wednesday. A "limited" session would have Rosen on track to suit up against the 49ers.
Christian Kirk
Christian Kirk has 57-yard night vs. Broncos
Fri, Oct 19, 2018, 11:21 PM
Christian Kirk caught 3-of-6 targets for 57 yards in the Cardinals' Week 7 loss to the Broncos.
Analysis: Both Josh Rosen and OC Mike McCoy seemed to lose track of Kirk for long stretches of time. He still ended up clearing 50 yards for the third-straight game, and fourth in five. Producing ahead of Larry Fitzgerald for most of the season, Kirk's WR4 appeal for Week 8 will be enhanced if the Cardinals fire McCoy, as is looking likely.
Ricky Seals-Jones
Ricky Seals-Jones escapes with bruised arm
Fri, Oct 19, 2018, 11:13 PM
Kyle Odegard on Twitter
Ricky Seals-Jones caught 2-of-4 targets for 12 yards in the Cardinals' Week 7 loss to the Broncos.
Analysis: The story of Seals-Jones' night was his apparent arm break in the second half, though he said after the game he escaped with a bruise. Although Josh Rosen went all the way off the rails this evening, RSJ will remain a low-end TE2 for Week 8 if he can get cleared.
Larry Fitzgerald
Larry Fitzgerald finally scores TD vs. Denver
Fri, Oct 19, 2018, 11:03 PM
Larry Fitzgerald caught 4-of-8 targets for 40 yards and a touchdown in the Cardinals' Week 7 loss to the Broncos.
Analysis: Shamefully, the score was Fitzgerald's first of the season. He's been hamstrung by nagging injuries and awful quarterback play. Fitzgerald got lit up on a fourth quarter hospital ball but was thankfully able to stay in the game. With Josh Rosen playing as bad as possible this evening, Fitz won't be on the WR4 radar for Week 8 against the 49ers. Fitzgerald hasn't posted more than 40 yards since Week 1.
Josh Rosen
Josh Rosen (toe) not expected to miss time
Fri, Oct 19, 2018, 2:59 PM
Ian Rapoport on Twitter
Cardinals coach Steve Wilks doesn't expect Josh Rosen (toe) to miss any time.
Analysis: It's good news after what looked like a serious injury. There was some concern with Rosen in a walking boot on Friday. Rosen's practice reps may be scaled back next week, but with the Cardinals on a mini-bye, he shouldn't be in danger of sitting out Week 8.
Josh Rosen
Josh Rosen (toe) in walking boot, getting MRI
Fri, Oct 19, 2018, 11:21 AM
Kent Somers on Twitter
Josh Rosen injured his toe late in Thursday night's loss to the Broncos and is in a walking boot.
Analysis: Rosen is also headed for an MRI. The injury occurred on the Cardinals' final offensive play as Rosen was getting sacked. His toe appeared to get stuck in the turf a bit. Afterwards, Rosen said he was "fine" and admitted he was being "soft." Once the doctor takes a look, we should know more.
Byron Leftwich
Cards promote QBs coach Byron Leftwich to OC
Fri, Oct 19, 2018, 10:23 AM
Cardinals promoted QBs coach Byron Leftwich to offensive coordinator.
Analysis: It's been a fast rise for Leftwich, who was last a player in 2012. He began his coaching career under ex-Cardinals coach Bruce Arians and was a holdover for new coach Steve Wilks. With OC Mike McCoy getting fired after Thursday night's Week 7 loss to the Broncos, Leftwich now gets his time to put his mark on the offense. First order of business should be getting David Johnson the ball in space. Leftwich played and learned under the aggressive Arians. It's a no-risk move.
Mike Mccoy
Wilks: 'Premature' to talk about firing McCoy
Thu, Oct 18, 2018, 10:43 PM
Kent Somers on Twitter
Speaking after Thursday's 45-10 loss to the Broncos, Cardinals coach Steve Wilks said it was "premature" to talk about any chances to the coaching staff.
David Johnson
Cardinals continue to run DJ into brick walls
Thu, Oct 18, 2018, 10:40 PM
David Johnson rushed 14 times for 39 yards in the Cardinals' Week 7 loss to the Broncos, adding three receptions for 31 additional yards.
Josh Rosen
Rosen commits 5 turnovers in cataclysmic loss
Thu, Oct 18, 2018, 10:24 PM
Josh Rosen completed 21-of-39 passes for 194 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions in the Cardinals' 45-10, Week 7 loss to the Broncos, also losing two fumbles.
Analysis: Two of Rosen's picks were housed for scores. This was one of the worst starts you will ever see from an NFL quarterback. Although he was getting zero help from his play-calling, Rosen was inexcusably bad, delivering passes late and not feeling pressure. He was lucky to escape with "only" five turnovers. Rosen does not have the biggest arm for a first-round quarterback, and it showed this evening. Which brings us back to the play-calling. OC Mike McCoy seems to have zero awareness of Rosen's strenghts and weaknesses, dialing up one sideline out after another while all but ignoring play action. There's a strong chance he's fired during the Cardinals' "mini bye" and replaced by QBs coach Byron Leftwich.
Justin Pugh
Justin Pugh active for Week 7 against Broncos
Thu, Oct 18, 2018, 5:57 PM
Cardinals RG Justin Pugh (hand) is active for Week 7 against the Broncos.
Analysis: Pugh is playing through a broken left hand. Inactive for the Cardinals are QB Sam Bradford, RB T.J. Logan, CB Deatrick Nichols, S Tre Boston, OL Jeremy Vujnovich, OG Mike Iupati and DE Ifeadi Odenigbo.
Patrick Peterson
Cardinals owner says he won't trade Peterson
Thu, Oct 18, 2018, 1:00 PM
Cardinals owner Michael Bidwell refuted a report that the team would consider trading CB Patrick Peterson.
Analysis: The rebuilding Cardinals could look to move some of their veterans at the trade deadline but from the looks of it, Peterson won't be a part of that exodus. "I've seen the speculation," said Bidwell. "But it's not happening." Perhaps Arizona would reconsider if the right offer came along but as of now, it sounds like the stud corner is staying put.
Christian Kirk
Christian Kirk getting snaps on outside
Wed, Oct 17, 2018, 6:35 PM
Thursday Night Matchups
Christian Kirk has run 59 percent of his routes on the outside this season.
Analysis: Kirk will run most of his Thursday night routes against Broncos RCB Bradley Roby, who's allowed the fourth-most yards in the league. The Cardinals should feature Kirk with Larry Fitzgerald facing shutdown CB Chris Harris in the slot. Kirk has been Josh Rosen's top target since taking over for Sam Bradford. We like Kirk as an upside FLEX this week.
Justin Pugh
Cardinals list RG Justin Pugh questionable
Wed, Oct 17, 2018, 3:42 PM
Cardinals RG Justin Pugh (hand) is questionable for Week 7 against the Broncos.
Analysis: Pugh broke his hand last week but may try to play with a cast. It's a concern even if he suits up. With LG Mike Iupati (back) out, the Cardinals offensive line is a mess.
Larry Fitzgerald
Larry Fitzgerald off injury report
Wed, Oct 17, 2018, 3:40 PM
Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring) was removed from the Week 7 injury report.
Analysis: The Cardinals limited Fitzgerald on a short week, but he was always expected to play. Fitzgerald's targets have been up, but Christian Kirk is Josh Rosen's go-to option. Fitzgerald should be avoided for a shy-away matchup with Broncos slot CB Chris Harris.
Justin Pugh
Cardinals RG Justin Pugh suffers broken hand
Sun, Oct 14, 2018, 4:16 PM
Josh Weinfuss on Twitter
Cardinals RG Justin Pugh suffered a broken hand in Week 6 against the Vikings.
Analysis: Pugh had his hand wrapped on the sidelines during the game. It's bad news for an offensive line that was already struggling, but it's possible Pugh can play with a cast. Jeremy Vujnovich is Pugh backup.