Shot Clock: azcentral sports’ Jay Dieffenbach and Kent Somers discuss the latest on Arizona Cardinals’ Carson Palmer and the NBA playoffs.
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Shot Clock: Colin Kaepernick is better than Blaine Gabbert, right? So why did the Cardinals not sign him? Also, Zack Greinke has his Randy Johnson moment … what does it mean for Diamondbacks?
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With camp starting tomorrow, players reported today and reporter Kent Somers lays out the future and what the team hopes for it.
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Cardinals insider Kent Somers gives some insight into the releasing of Daryl Washington and why it was probably best for both team and player.
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Cardinals draft picks had some time to sit down and answer some questions about their experiences and expectations of the future on Thursday.
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azcentral’s Kent Somers and Dan Bickley talk about the Cardinals decision to release linebacker Daryl Washington.
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azcentral sports’ Jay Dieffenbach and Bob McManaman weigh in on the Cardinals’ signing of Blaine Gabbert.
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Cardinals insider Kent Somers talks with Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians about mini-camp, his excitement about undrafted rookies, LB Daryl Washington and QB Blaine Gabbert at Steak 44 on Wednesday. Michael Chow/azcentral sports
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Cardinals insider Kent Somers talks with Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians about Arians’ annual fundraiser at Steak 44 on Wednesday. Michael Chow/azcentral sports
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azcentral sports’ Jay Dieffenbach and Dan Bickley discuss Daryl Washington possibly returning to the Cardinals and how James Harden can’t beat the Spurs by himself.
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The Arizona Cardinals announced Thursday that former St. Louis Cardinals QB Jim Hart would be inducted into the team’s Ring of Honor this season.
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azcentral sports’ Jay Dieffenbach and Kent Somers discuss what to expect from the Cardinals’ 2017 NFL draft class.
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Jay Dieffenbach and Dan Bickley assess the Arizona Cardinals’ selection of Haason Reddick in Round 1 of the NFL draft and discuss the needs the team still has to address.
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Check out how Cardinals fans were feeling during the team’s 2017 NFL draft party.
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Cardinals insider Kent Somers reacts to the introductory press conference for Haason Reddick and what the Cardinals might do next.
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With plenty of defense options on the table and all the quarterbacks gone, the Cardinals elected to go linebacker and Kent and Bob break down the reasons why.
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The Cardinals have made 18 picks in the first round of the NFL draft since 2000. Take a look at the standouts.
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With the 13th overall pick in this year’s draft, can the Cardinals afford to repeat their strategy with their last two first-round picks?
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Shot Clock: azcentral sports’ Jay Dieffenbach and Kent Somers have the latest on the Cardinals draft and the reinstatement of Daryl Washington.
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The Cardinals are hosting draft parties Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at the Great Lawn outside of University of Phoenix Stadium.
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azcentral sports’ Kent Somers and Jay Dieffenbach discuss possible Cardinals strategy in the NFL draft, views on picking a quarterback and more.
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Bob McManaman ranks the top special teams players in the upcoming draft.
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Arizona Cardinals’ general manager Steve Keim and head coach Bruce Arians have found some of their best players in the third round.
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Arizona Cardinals Larry Fitzgerald and Chandler Jones discuss the importance of giving back and some bets amongst Cardinals players before the Larry Fitzgerald Celebrity Softball Game on Saturday at Salt River Fields. Patrick Breen/azcentral sports
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Cardinals GM Steve Keim has a tough task when it comes to finding quality talent and character to add to the team through the draft.
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azcentral sports Cardinals insider Kent Somers talks with Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Fostee Rucker. || Video by Rob Schumacher/azcentral sports
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Cardinals defensive tackle Frostee Rucker discusses learning from last year’s expectations and adding Karlos Dansby and other veterans. Rob Schumacher/azcentral sports
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Breaking down the top three games of the Cardinals’ 2017 season.
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Shot Clock: azcentral sports’ Kent Somers and Bob McManaman discuss the Cardinals’ potential use (or overuse?) of running back David Johnson.
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Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians is ready for the 2017 NFL schedule to be announced.
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Cardinals General Manager Steve Keim talk about the upcoming NFL draft. || David Kadlubowski/azcentral.com
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azcentral sports’ Jay Dieffenbach and Dan Bickley discuss Carmelo, a dancer, and the Cards’ quiet, classy young superstar.
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azcentral sports’ Kent Somers and the Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald discuss Fitzgerald’s charity softball tournament on Saturday.
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The Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald joined azcentral sports’ Kent Somers to discuss the team and the upcoming season.
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USA TODAY Sports’ Tom Pelissero recaps the NFL owners meeting and the proposed league rule changes.
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Bob McManaman and Kent Somers at the NFL owners meetings on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Bruce Arianas likes full-time officials, centralized replay and says there’s 1 QB in upcoming draft who’s plug-and-play. Video: Tom Tingle/azcentral sports
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Coaches of the National Football Conference take questions from the media in Phoenix on March 29, 2017. Tom Tingle/azcentral sports
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Cardinals insider Kent Somers and other reporters talk with Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians at the NFC coaches breakfast on Wednesday at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. Video by Tom Tingle/azcentral sports
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Bob McManaman of azcentral sports talks to AFC coaches at the annual NFL owners meeting at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Tom Tingle/azcentral sports
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Bob McManaman and Kent Somers at the NFL owner’s meetings: Coaches of AFC teams meet the media at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Video: Tom Tingle/azcentral sports
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Cardinals coach Bruce Arians discusses free agency, quarterbacks and cornerbacks in the draft on Wednesday night. Kent Somers/azcentral sports
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Kaepernick blackballed? Greinke now trade bait?
Kent Somers talks Cardinals rookies
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Cardinals rookies take to the microphone
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Shot Clock: Gabbert a terrible fit for Cards
Somers sits down with Arians on Cardinals’ offseason
Bruce Arians talks about his annual fundraisers
Daryl Washington-Cardinals meeting: What happened?
Jim Hart to be inducted into Cardinals Ring of Honor
Shot Clock: Cards picks make instant impact?
Shot Clock: Tap brakes on Haason Reddick pick?
Sights and sounds from Cardinals draft party
Somers talks Reddick and possible 2nd and 3rd round picks
Kent Somers and Bob McManaman talk Cardinals draft of Haason Reddick
Cardinals’ top first round NFL draft picks since 2000
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Cards face choices with draft, Daryl Washington
What to know about the Cardinals’ draft party
Shot Clock: Cardinals trade up for QB?
Top 5 special teams players of 2017 NFL draft
Keim, Arians striking gold in draft’s third round
Larry Fitzgerald, Chandler Jones talk about Celebrity Softball Game
Cardinals looking for ‘football character’ in NFL draft
Kent Somers talks with Cardinals DT Frostee Rucker
Cardinals DT Frostee Rucker on expectations, adding Karlos Dansby
Top 3 games in Cardinals schedule
Cards playing dangerous game with RB Johnson?
Bruce Arians wants to know date of London game
Keim on Cardinals’ NFL draft prep
Shot Clock: New face of Cardinals franchise?
Larry Fitzgerald holding 7th annual charity softball tournament
Larry Fitzgerald 1-on-1 with Kent Somers
Goodell says he’ll be in New England for opener
NFL meetings in Phoenix: On Bruce Arians, new rules, the draft
NFC coaches take questions at NFL owners meeting
Kent Somers talks with Bruce Arians at NFC coaches breakfast
Bob McManaman talks to AFC coaches
At the NFL owner’s meetings: AFC head coaches meet the media
Cardinals’ Arians talks free agency and draft
The Arizona Cardinals’ David Johnson had a breakout season in 2016.
It should pay off big time in terms of merchandise sales, according to the NFL Players Association.
The NFLPA has released its 2017 Rising 50 list of players poised to break out and rank among next season’s top-sellers in officially licensed merchandise and the Cardinals running back is No. 1.
From a release from the NFLPA:
“The ranking was developed by evaluating on-field performances during the 2016 season, fantasy football popularity, early demand from NFLPA sponsors and licensees, as well as new faces in strong markets. To be considered for inclusion, players must not have appeared in any previous quarterly or year-end list of the NFLPA Top 50 Player Sales.”
Johnson shined for the Cardinals in 2016, rushing for 1,239 yards and having 879 yards receiving in his second year in the league.
He had 16 rushing touchdowns and four receiving touchdowns.
“To be number one on the NFLPA’s Rising 50 list is a great accomplishment,” Johnson said in a release. “Growing up, I never really had the recognition of being a fan favorite. Finally getting that recognition, the supporters and fans going crazy with my jersey or my Fathead or bobblehead, is really cool.”
The Los Angeles Rams’ Todd Gurley was No. 1 on this list in 2016. Odell Beckham Jr. of the New York Giants topped the inaugural NFLPA Rising 50 in 2015.
Johnson isn’t the only Cardinals player on the 2017 list.
Safety Tyrann Mathieu comes in at No. 15.
Devonta Freeman (Atlanta Falcons), Jay Ajayi (Miami Dolphins), Jordan Howard (Chicago Bears) and Mike Evans (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) follow Johnson on the list.
Cleveland Browns’ Myles Garrett, Brandin Cooks (New England Patriots), Melvin Gordon (Los Angeles Chargers), Deshaun Watson (Houston Texans) and Christian McCaffrey (Carolina Panthers) round out the top 10.
Complete 2017 NFLPA Rising 50 List
- David Johnson, RB, Arizona Cardinals
- Devonta Freeman, RB, Atlanta Falcons
- Jay Ajayi, RB, Miami Dolphins
- Jordan Howard, RB, Chicago Bears
- Mike Evans, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Myles Garrett, DE, Cleveland Browns
- Brandin Cooks, WR, New England Patriots
- Melvin Gordon, RB, Los Angeles Chargers
- Deshaun Watson, QB, Houston Texans
- Christian McCaffrey, RB, Carolina Panthers
- Josh Norman, CB, Washington Redskins
- Allen Robinson, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
- Leonard Fournette, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars
- Keenan Allen, WR, Los Angeles Chargers
- Tyrann Mathieu, S, Arizona Cardinals
- Tyrod Taylor, QB, Buffalo Bills
- Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City Chiefs
- Jordan Reed, TE, Washington Redskins
- T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts
- Tyler Eifert, TE, Cincinnati Bengals
- Zach Ertz, TE, Philadelphia Eagles
- Ameer Abdullah, RB, Detroit Lions
- Derrick Henry, RB, Tennessee Titans
- Sam Bradford, QB, Minnesota Vikings
- Mitchell Trubisky, QB, Chicago Bears
- Trevor Siemian, QB, Denver Broncos
- Terrelle Pryor, WR, Washington Redskins
- Sterling Shepard, WR, New York Giants
- Mike Thomas, WR, New Orleans Saints
- Tevin Coleman, RB, Atlanta Falcons
- Spencer Ware, RB, Kansas City Chiefs
- Ty Montgomery, RB, Green Bay Packers
- Hunter Henry, TE, Los Angeles Chargers
- Corey Coleman, WR, Cleveland Browns
- Landon Collins, S, New York Giants
- Vic Beasley, DE, Atlanta Falcons
- Fletcher Cox, DT, Philadelphia Eagles
- Eric Berry, S, Kansas City Chiefs
- Paxton Lynch, QB, Denver Broncos
- Latavius Murray, RB, Minnesota Vikings
- Rob Kelley, RB, Washington Redskins
- Dalvin Cook, RB, Minnesota Vikings
- Mike Williams, WR, Los Angeles Chargers
- T.J. Watt, LB, Pittsburgh Steelers
- DeShone Kizer, QB, Cleveland Browns
- John Ross, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
- Corey Davis, WR, Tennessee Titans
- Jake Butt, TE, Denver Broncos
- James Conner, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers
- Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, New England Patriots
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