TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals did a good job of filling perceived needs during this year's NFL draft, adding a talented young receiver in a first-round trade, a pass-catching tight end in the second round, and a pair of intriguing edge rushers in the third round.
LONDON (AP) — Faced with the threat of financial sanctions targeting Russians, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich announced Wednesday he is trying to sell the Premier League club that became trophy-winning machine thanks to his lavish investment.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have signed coach Kliff Kingsbury and general manager Steve Keim to extensions that keep them under contract with the team through 2027.
The moves give some security to the two men who helped guide the franchise to rapid improvement over the past three seasons, but who also oversaw a head-scratching collapse last season after a 10-2 start to the schedule.
The two-month, slow-motion collapse of the Arizona Cardinals will no doubt cause some soul searching and tough questions in the coming days, weeks and months for the franchise.
The most obvious and pressing: Is this Kliff Kingsbury-Kyler Murray marriage really going to work or not?
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Safety Eric Weddle is coming out of retirement to rejoin the Los Angeles Rams for the playoffs.
Weddle turned 37 last week, and he hasn't played in the NFL since the 2019 season, but the Rams signed him to their practice squad Wednesday to address their glaring need at safety.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals will play their first playoff game in six years on the road. It might work in their favor.
The Cardinals concluded a season of struggles at home with a 38-30 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, sending them to Los Angeles for an AFC wild-card game next weekend.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt has been designated to return from the injured reserve list by the Arizona Cardinals, leaving open the possibility he could boost the team's defense during the playoffs.
Maybe the Arizona Cardinals should have stayed on the road. Home cooking doesn't seem to sit well with them.
Undefeated on the road, the Cardinals returned home the first time in a month and fell flat again Monday night, losing 30-23 to the Los Angeles Rams to tighten the NFC West race.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Quarterback Kyler Murray and All-Pro receiver DeAndre Hopkins were both at practice for the Arizona Cardinals on Wednesday in a sign the team's top two playmakers might be ready to return after a three-game absence.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Kliff Kingsbury has proven his coaching chops on many occasions over the past decade, developing elite quarterbacks, piling up points on the scoreboard, producing an entertaining brand of offensive football that fans enjoy and opposing coaches respect.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A horrible start turned into a very bad Sunday afternoon for the Arizona Cardinals, who have now lost two of three games and are limping into their final game before a long-awaited bye week.
In a most unpredictable of NFL seasons, with only the Detroit Lions showing true consistency — and not quite what you seek — pinpointing the best performances at the halfway mark is a particularly difficult task.
NEW YORK (AP) — When the reigning league MVP and several other key players enter the NFL's COVID-19 protocols, it clouds the numbers that indicate significant progress made in protection against the coronavirus.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Kliff Kingsbury learned some hard lessons last year while coaching his Arizona Cardinals through a late-season collapse from a 6-3 record to 8-8 and just missing a spot in the playoffs.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — With most of Arizona's biggest stars sitting out with injuries, the Cardinals still had more than enough firepower to overwhelm the San Francisco 49ers.
James Conner ran for two touchdowns and caught a 45-yard TD pass from backup quarterback Colt McCoy as the short-handed Cardinals beat the 49ers 31-17 on Sunday.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals will be without three assistant coaches for their game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday because of COVID-19 protocols.
Assistant head coach/special teams coordinator Jeff Rodgers, running backs coach James Saxon and assistant offensive line coach Brian Natkin will not travel to the game.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray didn't practice for a second straight day on Thursday because of an injured ankle, casting doubt on his status for the team's upcoming game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona coach Kliff Kingsbury called the safest play he could with the clock winding down.
A back-shoulder throw from Kyler Murray to A.J. Green would give the Cardinals a chance at a touchdown and keep their undefeated season in tact.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech never made the Top 25 in two-plus seasons under Matt Wells, and hasn't been higher than 24th since predecessor Kliff Kingsbury's splashy debut eight years ago.
Athletics director Kirby Hocutt, who hired and fired them both, again is looking for a coach to get the program where he thinks it should be.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Linebacker Chandler Jones was back at the Arizona's practice facility on Friday. Head coach Kliff Kingsbury was not.
The undefeated Cardinals are still sifting through COVID-19 issues as they prepare to face the Houston Texans on Sunday.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech has won consecutive Big 12 games just once in the past five years, and not during the tenure of third-year coach Matt Wells.
That has been a talking point for the Red Raiders in preparations for Saturday's visit by Kansas State, which has won nine of the past 10 meetings in the series.
DENVER (AP) — The first-place Arizona Cardinals and Las Vegas Raiders each conquered pestilence and hardship as longtime assistants rallied their resilient teams to road victories in Week 6.
The sickness the Cardinals had to conquer was COVID-19.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona head coach Kliff Kingsbury likes to get to the office at the ungodly time of 4:45 a.m. for a work day. Vance Joseph isn't that aggressive and waits all the way until — gasp!
CLEVELAND (AP) — As loud music blasted inside Arizona's locker room, players danced and could be heard shouting “undefeated” while coach Kliff Kingsbury smiled at the wild scene via a FaceTime call from home.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona coach Kliff Kingsbury, quarterbacks coach Cam Turner and defensive tackle Zach Allen will miss the Cardinals' game Sunday at Cleveland after testing positive for COVID-19.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals will be without two starters — and probably a third — when they try to stay unbeaten Sunday in a road game against the Cleveland Browns.
Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury confirmed tight end Maxx Williams is out for the season because of a right knee injury he suffered last week in the team's 17-10 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Kliff Kingsbury knows more than enough about offensive football to appreciate — and to fear — what the Los Angeles Rams have done in the first three games of Sean McVay's partnership with Matthew Stafford.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Kliff Kingsbury kept a straight face for several seconds when asked about the parallels between himself and Urban Meyer.
“Two wildly successful college coaches,” Kingsbury deadpanned.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyler Murray was showing off his arm again at the Cardinals practice facility, tossing tight spirals over and over right to the fingertips of receivers who cycled through drills on Wednesday.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Isaiah Simmons was a can't-miss prospect when the Arizona Cardinals selected him with the No. 8 overall pick in last year's draft. Pundits said he was a perfect prototype for the do-everything defensive player that NFL teams craved.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Linebacker Chandler Jones was present at the first day of the Arizona Cardinals' training camp on Tuesday.
Eleven-time Pro Bowl receiver Larry Fitzgerald was not.
Both developments were expected as the Cardinals opened their preseason at State Farm Stadium.
PHOENIX (AP) — Zaven Collins, a first-round draft pick by the Arizona Cardinals, was arrested over the weekend for reckless driving and excessive speeding.
Scottsdale police said Monday that Collins was pulled over around 10 a.m.
Zaven Collins' mom had to take money out of her 401K just so her son could travel to showcase football camps in high school, so that maybe a Division I college coach somewhere — anywhere — felt he was worth a scholarship.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals controlled their playoff destiny for a big chunk of last week.
Then they didn't for about 24 hours after an inexplicably ugly loss to the 49ers on Saturday.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury said linebacker Dennis Gardeck is out for the rest of the regular season and will be placed on injured reserve with a knee injury.
Gardeck had a surprise emergence as one of Arizona's biggest playmakers on defense and is second on the team with seven sacks.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech fired offensive coordinator David Yost on Monday as coach Matt Wells responded to a pair of sub-par seasons by cutting ties with one of the assistants he brought from Utah State.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — There's more to the Arizona Cardinals than Kyler Murray, DeAndre Hopkins and a potent offense.
Kliff Kingsbury and the Cardinals are back in a playoff spot with three weeks left in the regular season because of a franchise-record performance by linebacker Haason Reddick and the play of his buddies on the defense.
Arizona's playoff hopes took a hit during Thursday night's 28-21 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Maybe more important for the Cardinals, so did quarterback Kyler Murray's throwing shoulder.
Arizona's stay at the top of the NFC West lasted just five days after Thursday's loss.
Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Corey Peters is out for the rest of the season because of a knee injury.
The 32-year-old Peters was hurt just before halftime of Arizona's 32-30 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — D.J. Humphries' stunned expression — mouth hanging open and arms in the air while slowly walking around the field — said it all as Arizona's left tackle tried to process what he just saw.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Less than 24 hours after a clearly frustrated Kliff Kingsbury answered questions about a 34-31 loss to the Dolphins, Arizona's coach was in a much better mood.
The Cardinals appear ahead of schedule on their franchise rebuild and have a 5-3 record midway through the season.
When the Dolphins leave the oceanfront and head to the desert to play the Cardinals on Sunday, it will be about more than Tua vs. Kyler.
It's about two rising teams, perhaps earlier than anyone truly thought logical.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Maybe Kyler Murray will lose a game on the home field of the Dallas Cowboys one of these days.
It wasn't going to be on a night when the Arizona quarterback watched the star running back of his hometown team have another night of fumble-itis.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kyler Murray accounted for three touchdowns in his first game back home as a pro, Ezekiel Elliott set up the first two Arizona TDs with fumbles and the Cardinals beat the Dallas Cowboys 38-10 on Monday night.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — It's homecoming week for the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals, or at least it feels that way about as much as an NFL game can.
Andy Dalton's first start for the Cowboys in place of injured star quarterback Dak Prescott will be just a few miles from where the Houston-area native had a standout career at TCU.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals' defense appears to have sprung a leak.
After holding San Francisco and Washington to a combined 35 points to start the season 2-0, the Cardinals are suddenly having trouble stopping anyone.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Cardinals second-year quarterback Kyler Murray isn't playing scared on the field. For coach Kliff Kingsbury, that's cause for celebration and a reason to reach for the Rolaids all at the same time.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals are off to a 2-0 start for the first time since 2015 and just the sixth time in the past 30 years. The offense is fun to watch, the defense is vastly improved and the special teams have made game-changing plays.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals earned a hard-fought, road win on Sunday over a veteran team, using clutch plays throughout the second half and stepping up in the biggest moments against a division rival.