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Winless Cardinals shake up secondary, go with youth

Oct. 3, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona’s first-year coach Kliff Kingsbury says he wasn’t trying to send a message when the team surprisingly released starting safety D.J. Swearinger this week. But with the Cardinals’ defense struggling through four games, changes were needed. A month without a...

Seahawks' Wilson setting QB standard for Cardinals' Murray

Sep. 26, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Russell Wilson is proof that a mobile quarterback who is slightly undersized by NFL standards can have a long and successful career in the league. Arizona rookie Kyler Murray would love to follow Wilson's path — especially when it comes to winning. The Cardinals (0-2-1) are...

Cardinals' defense wilts in 38-20 loss to Panthers

Sep. 22, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyler Murray seeemed to take another step in his progression as a pro in the first half against Carolina, fitting passes in tight windows and showing off his speed on designed runs. Once the second half rolled around, Arizona's quarterback looked shaky against the Panthers' pressure,...

Cardinals Preview Capsule

Aug. 22, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

ARIZONA CARDINALS (3-13) New faces: Head coach Kliff Kingsbury, QB Kyler Murray, LB Terrell Suggs, OL J.R. Sweezy, OL Marcus Gilbert, CB Tramaine Brock, LB Jordan Hicks, CB Robert Alford, CB Byron Murphy, WR Andy Isabella, TE Maxx Williams, LB Brooks Reed. Key losses: S Antoine Bethea, S Deone Bucannon, LB Markus...

Falcons Preview Capsule

Aug. 22, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

ATLANTA FALCONS (7-9) New faces: OG James Carpenter, OG Jamon Brown, DE Adrian Clayborn, SS J.J. Wilcox, S Chris Cooper, S Afolabi Laguda, DE Chris Odom, DT Tyeler Davison, OT John Wetzel, RB Tony Brooks-James, offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter, tight ends coach Mike Mularkey. Key losses: RB Tevin Coleman, CB...

NFL 2019: Kingsbury, Murray lead Cardinals into new era

Aug. 22, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona's first two preseason games might prove a microcosm of what's to come for the franchise in its first season with coach Kliff Kingsbury and quarterback Kyler Murray. In the first contest, the up-tempo offense looked good . The coach was a genius. The quarterback a budding star....