Latest Kliff Kingsbury News

Cardinals sign TE Cantrell, release CB Shelton

Jun. 1, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have signed tight end Dylan Cantrell to a one-year deal. The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Cantrell is switching positions to tight end after being selected as a receiver by the Los Angeles Chargers in the sixth round of the 2018 draft. He played in college at Texas Tech...

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2019, file photo, Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (21), left, and Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald talk during an NFL football training camp practice at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Peterson believes the team can be among the NFL's elite this fall. Peterson is in the final year of a five-year contract and hopes to stay with the Cardinals for the remainder of his career. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Cardinals' Peterson to those who doubt him: "Wait and see"

May. 28, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

Patrick Peterson is about six weeks shy of his 30th birthday. Judging by a modest decline over the past few seasons, it's easy to believe his best playing days are behind him. The Arizona Cardinals cornerback has different ideas. “I can promise you this: This is definitely going to be a big year,”...

FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams' Sean McVay looks up at the scoreboard during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Houston. A year ago at this time, the Los Angeles Rams were fresh off a Super Bowl trip and back-to-back NFC West titles. Now they seem to be looking up at the competition in the NFL's toughest division. (AP Photo/Kevin M. Cox, File)

Rams chasing 49ers, Seahawks, Cards in power-packed NFC West

Apr. 28, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

A year ago, the Los Angeles Rams were fresh off a Super Bowl trip and back-to-back NFC West titles, feeling good about where they stood in the division. Now they seem to be looking up at the competition in the NFL’s toughest division. While the Rams got rid of cornerstone players Todd Gurley and Brandin...

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2020, file photo, North offensive tackle Josh Jones of Houston (70) is shown playing during the second half of the Senior Bowl college football game in Mobile, Ala. Josh Jones is a possible pick in the NFL Draft which runs Thursday, April 23, 2020, thru Saturday, April 25.(AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Cardinals take OT Jones in third round to protect Murray

Apr. 24, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

Josh Jones expected to hear his name called in the first or second rounds of the NFL draft but after 60-plus picks he was still sitting at home with family in awkward anticipation. Finally, with the No. 72 selection, Arizona grabbed him in the third round. Now the big offensive tackle is ready to show the...

FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2018, file photo, Clemson's Isaiah Simmons (11) reacts after making a play against Pittsburgh in the first half of the Atlantic Coast Conference championship NCAA college football game in Charlotte, N.C. Simmons was chosen by the Arizona Cardinals with the eighth pick in the NFL draft Thursday, April 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

Cardinals add 'Swiss Army knife' on defense with Simmons

Apr. 23, 2020 11:31 PM EDT

Clemson's Isaiah Simmons was a do-everything defender during his college days, switching seamlessly between pass rushing, inside linebacker, outside linebacker and the secondary. Now that he's in the NFL with the Arizona Cardinals, don't expect that role to change anytime soon. “He’s sort of a Swiss...

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow (9) scrambles during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Texas A&M in Baton Rouge, La. Burrow is a posible first round pick in the NFL Draft Thursday night, April 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Logistics share draft spotlight with Joe Burrow, Chase Young

Apr. 22, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

From his home in the New York City suburbs, Roger Goodell will handle perhaps his most visible annual chore — announcing draft picks. Visible, but this time virtual. Not since the NFL draft became a televised event in 1980 has it been stripped to the basics like this year's proceedings will be. Beginning...

FILE - In this July 24, 2019, file photo, Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury, right, talks with general manager Steve Keim as players on the NFL football team run sprints in Glendale, Ariz. Keim has been widely praised over the past few weeks after adding elite receiver DeAndre Hopkins in a trade and signing three potential defensive starters. The moves have given Arizona a lot of flexibility for the upcoming draft, eliminating the gaping holes that needed immediate attention. “We feel like we’re free to take the best available pick that comes at the No. 8 spot,” Kingsbury said. “That’s a tribute to Steve and the job that he’s done in the offseason.” (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Bold offseason moves mean Cardinals have options at No. 8

Apr. 16, 2020 12:57 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — An active offseason has transformed Arizona's roster from a problem-riddled puzzle to a potential playoff contender. Now the Cardinals have another chance to add to the momentum with the No. 8 pick in the NFL draft. Cardinals GM Steve Keim has been widely praised over the past few...

Rising Cardinals hunt for impact player with No. 8 pick

Apr. 15, 2020 10:28 AM EDT

8. ARIZONA (5-10-1) LAST SEASON: Cardinals' new era with first-year coach Kliff Kingsbury and rookie quarterback Kyler Murray was mostly successful. There were frustrating losses but offense looked much better and Murray has potential to be among league's top QBs. Defense was among worst in NFL and gave up most...

FILE - In this Dc. 18, 2017 file photo, former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant talks during a news conference in Los Angeles.  Bryant and fellow NBA greats Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett headlined a nine-person group announced Saturday, April 4, 2020,  as this year’s class of enshrinees into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. They all got into the Hall in their first year of eligibility, as did WNBA great Tamika Catchings. Two-time NBA champion coach Rudy Tomjanovich, longtime Baylor women’s coach Kim Mulkey, 1,000-game winner Barbara Stevens of Bentley and three-time Final Four coach Eddie Sutton were selected. So was former FIBA Secretary General Patrick Baumann. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

The Latest: Lakers GM Pelinka draws inspiration from Bryant

Apr. 8, 2020 11:08 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka is drawing inspiration from his friendship with Kobe Bryant as he navigates the coronavirus pandemic. Pelinka was Bryant’s longtime agent before he took over the...