Cardinals coach Bruce Arians discusses free agency, quarterbacks and cornerbacks in the draft on Wednesday night. Kent Somers/azcentral sports
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Cardinals GM Steve Keim discusses this year’s rookie quarterback class ahead of the NFL draft on Wednesday night. Kent Somers/azcentral sports
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USA TODAY Sports’ Tom Pelissero examines the big issues expected to be on the docket next week at NFL owners meetings in Phoenix.
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azcentral sports’ Jay Dieffenbach and Bob McManaman tackle the Cardinals and the draft and the latest with Roger Goodell and the NFL.
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Shot Clock: Why isn’t Paul Goldschmidt playing? Will Cardinals draft QB Mitchell Trubisky? Kurt Warner also had a Super Bowl jersey stolen? The Shot Clock tackles the burning topics in Arizona sports.
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Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins says he did not demand a trade away from the team, but instead asked about the franchise’s plans after having the franchise tag placed on him.
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The MMQB’s Andy Benoit takes a look at the on-field problem facing free agent QB Colin Kaepernick.
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Free agent kicker Phil Dawson signed a 2-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals on March 10, 2017 at the Cardinals training facility in Tempe.
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Shot Clock: NFL free agency moves, including Chandler Jones staying and Calais Campbell and Tony Jefferson likely leaving the Arizona Cardinals. Video: azcentral sports
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The Texans have traded quarterback Brock Osweiler and a 2018 second-round draft pick to the Browns, according to multiple reports. ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported the news.
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Quarterback Tony Romo posted a message on Instagram to say goodbye to all the Dallas Cowboys fans who supported him during the course of his 13-year career.
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Washington Quarterback Kirk Cousins reportedly asked Dan Snyder to trade him, but ESPN’s Chris Mortensen is reporting Snyder told Cousins not to get his hopes up.
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Shot Clock: The beginning of the new NFL year, what the Cardinals’ chances are for keeping Calais Campbell and Tony Jefferson and who might make an impact around the league. Video: azcentral sports
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USA TODAY Sports’ Tom Pelissero fills you in on how the top quarterback prospects fared during Day 4 of the NFL Scouting Combine.
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Clemson QB Deshaun Watson said he could benefit from backing up a veteran when he enters the NFL. Video: Kent Somers/azcentral sports
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Quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw for 5,052 total and 41 TDs with 10 INTs in 2016 at Texas Tech. Video: Kent Somers/azcentral sports
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USA TODAY Sports’ Lorenzo Reyes gives insight as to which teams will be searching for a quarterback at the NFL Scouting Combine.
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John Ross, former wide receiver from the University of Washington, broke Chris Johnson’s 40-yard dash record at the NFL Combine.
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Washington receiver John Ross in 2016 was a second-team All-American and first-team All-Pac-12 standout with 81 catches for 1,150 yards and 17 TDs . Video: Kent Somers/azcentral sports
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USA TODAY Sports’ Lindsay H. Jones says that San Francisco 49ers GM John Lynch spoke very highly of a number of high-profile quarterback prospects.
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azcentral sports’ Jay Dieffenbach and Dan Bickley break down the NBA MVP race and a possible reunion in the Cardinals defensive backfield.
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Cardinals insider Kent Somers talks with GM Steve Keim about how the Cardinals conduct business at the NFL combine and how they will handle their free agents.
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Cardinals coach Bruce Arians discusses finding the team’s future quarterback in the draft.
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azcentral sports’ Jay Dieffenbach and Kent Somers discuss Cardinals free agency and Larry Fitzgerald’s reaction to an extra NFL preseason game. Video: azcentral sports
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USA TODAY Sports’ Nate Davis gives us his top five picks of the 2017 NFL draft.
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Not everyone is happy that ex-Cardinals WR Michael Floyd, who was waived by the Cardinals three days after an arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence, is a Super Bowl champion. Video: azcentral sports
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Arizona Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald skates for the first time with Arizona Coyotes’ Shane Doan. (Rob Schumacher/azcentral sports)
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Third time is the charm for former Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner, as he and four others were inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Feb. 4, 2017. Hannah Gaber/azcentral.com
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Atlanta and New England will face off in Houston after winning the NFC and AFC championships, respectively.
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Arizona Cardinals offensive lineman Mike Iupati talks about his experiences of growing up fishing on a small island. Video: Michael Chow and David Wallace/azcentral sports
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Arizona Cardinals safety Tony Jefferson is also an impersonator, and, was once haunted by a ghost. Video: Michael Chow and David Wallace/azcentral sports
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Arizona Cardinals linebacker Kevin Minter sits down with Steve Benson of The Republic, and admits a weak spot for good food. Video: Michael Chow and David Wallace/azcentral sports
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Cardinals players reflect on the 2016 season as they clear out their lockers on Monday. Nick Oza/ azcentral sports
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Cardinals Insider Kent Somers says Bruce Arians is high on younger backups who got a chance to play last week. Michael Chow/azcentral sports
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Here’s a look at some of the top underclassmen planning on entering the 2017 NFL Draft.
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A time-lapse view from field level during the pre-game introductions for the Arizona Cardinals: Video: David Kadlubowski/azcentral sports
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Watch video of the Cardinals field rolling into University of Phoenix Stadium before the start of the first practice of the 2016 training camp. Video by Patrick Breen/azcentral sports
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Cardinals’ Arians talks free agency and draft
Cardinals GM Keim on draft’s QBs
NFL votes on Raiders move, rule changes coming soon
Shot Clock: Which QB do Cardinals draft?
USA Baseball, Trubisky to Cards, Kurt Warner’s stolen jersey
Kirk Cousins says he did not demand trade from Redskins
The issue with Colin Kaepernick
Phil Dawson talks about joining Cardinals
NFL free agency and how it affects the Arizona Cardinals
Reports: Texans trade QB Brock Osweiler to Browns with second-round pick
Tony Romo says goodbye to Cowboys fans
Report: Kirk Cousins asked Dan Snyder to trade him
Shot Clock: Key issues for Cardinals in NFL free agency
NFL Scouting Combine: Quarterbacks show off their skills
Deshaun Watson says it’d be awesome to learn from a veteran NFL quarterback
Patrick Mahomes: I’m a competitor and I want to play
NFL Scouting Combine: Teams looking for quarterbacks
John Ross runs fastest 40-yard dash ever at NFL Combine
Washington Huskies receiver John Ross on his versatility
NFL scouting combine: 49ers high on Kizer
Shot Clock: NBA MVP debate, Cardinals DBs
Cardinals GM Steve Keim on combine process, free agency
Arians on finding quarterback of the future
Shot Clock: Tough free agency decisions looming for Cardinals
NFL mock draft: How will top 5 picks shake out?
Michael Floyd’s message for his critics
Arizona Cardinals Larry Fitzgerald skates for the first time with Shane Doan
Kurt Warner inducted to Pro Football Hall of Fame
Falcons and Patriots advance to Super Bowl LI
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On the drawing board: Tony Jefferson of the Arizona Cardinals
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Cardinals players clear out lockers, reflect on season
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Top underclassmen entering the NFL draft early
Time-lapse: On the field during pre-game festivities
Grass field rolls in at University of Phoenix Stadium
With $750 million of public money in their pockets, the Raiders and NFL don’t think they’re risking much by moving from Oakland to Las Vegas.
By a reported 31-1 margin, NFL owners approved the move on Monday morning during the NFL’s annual meeting at The Arizona Biltmore. Miami was the only dissenting vote, according to reports.
“I have mixed feelings, obviously,” said Raiders owner Mark Davis. “I love Oakland. I love the fans in Oakland. I understand there will be disappointment and some anger.”
The Raiders, who have the worst stadium situation in the NFL, plan to move into a new $1.9 billion facility in Las Vegas in 2020. The plan is to continue playing in Oakland for at least two years and possibly three while their new stadium is being constructed.
Nevada has approved a hotel tax designed to raise $750 million toward the cost of the stadium.
The Raiders will contribute $500 million, which includes a $200 million loan from the NFL.
Bank of America has agreed to loan an additional $650 million toward the project. It’s not clear how that loan would be secured.
In a brief press conference appearance on Monday, Commissioner Roger Goodell said the NFL had been trying to find an answer to the Raiders stadium problems in Oakland for more than a decade.
“We needed to achieve certainty and stability for the Raiders, as well as for the league,” Goodell said before returning to meetings.
The Raiders share the Oakland Coliseum with the A’s baseball team, and solving both franchise’s stadium problems made it difficult for the Raiders to stay in the Bay Area.
The Raiders had two one-year options to remain in Oakland, which Davis said they plan to do. He also would like to keep the team there a third year before moving to Las Vegas.
Until the move is complete, the franchise will continue to be called the Oakland Raiders, not the Las Vegas Raiders.
“I wouldn’t use the term ‘lame duck,’” Davis said. “We’re still the Oakland Raiders.”
Davis asked Oakland Raiders who might be upset to direct their anger toward him and not to the players and coaches.
“It’s going to be up to me to talk to them and let them know why, how and what has happened,” Davis said, “and hopefully we can work things out.”
The Raiders will refund deposits made by any season-ticket holder who has a change of heart. After saying the team would happily do that, Davis caught himself.
“Not happy, but we’ll do that,” he said.
A year ago, Davis lost out in a bid to move the team to Los Angeles, where the Rams and Chargers now play.
Other owners were sympathetic to his plight, so much so they reportedly are charging a relocation fee of $325 million, about half of what the Rams and Chargers are paying.
In recent days, Oakland officials made a last-minute effort to keep the Raiders, but NFL owners apparently arrived here with their minds made up.
“I think we did wait a considerable amount of time to see if a plan could be developed to keep the team in Oakland,” said Steelers President Dan Rooney II, a member of the NFL’s finance and stadium committee. “My own personal opinion is the presence of the baseball team on that site was a complication they (government officials) couldn’t find a way to work around. I think the future of the Raiders can be much more solid playing in a first-class stadium, so we’re happy the Raiders are going to have a home for the long term.”