Knowing all too well how important it is to have stability at quarterback, Cardinals GM Steve Keim has made that one of his primary points of focus.
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Steve Keim remains optimistic on reaching a long-term pact with Chandler Jones, but said the LB will be given the franchise tag if no deal is reached.
The free-spirited veteran would provide the kind of no-nonsense blocking that Arizona sorely needed from its tight ends last season.
Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer
Former Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd pled guilty to a charge of second offense extreme DUI .15-.19 on Thursday while six other charges, including one of extreme DUI equal or greater than .20, were dropped. He was sentenced to 120 days in jail, of which he has to serve 24, more than $5,000 in fines and fees, an alcohol education program and 30 hours of community service. Floyd was arrested on Dec. 12 after he was found unconscious behind the wheel of his running SUV in Scottsdale. His BAC that night was .217.
Patriots receiver Michael Floyd went to jail Thursday in Arizona for a 24-day sentence stemming from his second-offense extreme DUI case.
Cardinals coach Bruce Arians, who coached Ben Roethlisberger as the Steelers' offensive coordinator from 2007-11, thinks the QB will be back.
In his latest mock draft, Mel Kiper Jr. has the Cardinals selecting Florida's Jarrad Davis with the 13th overall pick.
How much would tag earn Jones?
If Chandler Jones is listed as an outside linebacker, franchise tagging him would cost $15.3 million. As a defensive end, his 2017 payday would increase to $16.99 million.
In early January, coach Bruce Arians said the Cardinals will franchise Jones if a long-term deal can't be reached. Since then, nothing has changed.
The Cardinals have been adamant that they will keep Chandler Jones in Arizona, either with a new megadeal or with the franchise tag.
First-round WR Michael Floyd says being cut by Arizona was "heartbreaking," but he's moving forward after winning the Super Bowl with the Patriots.
The Cards rank just outside of the top 10 despite yearly speculation about how long Bruce Arians, Carson Palmer and Larry Fitzgerald will remain together.
David Johnson's play this season for the Cardinals turned some heads, perhaps none more notable than former NFL superstar Bo Jackson.
The Cardinals gave D.J. Swearinger a shot at career redemption, and he changed his perception around the league. Now it's time for him to find a team where he can be an every-down safety.
From the moment they acquired him from the Patriots last offseason, the Cardinals have made clear their long-term plans for Chandler Jones.
Carson Palmer gives the Cardinals a steady hand at QB, but retirement talk knocks the team down in the QB Confidence Index.
With Carson Palmer and Larry Fitzgerald returning next season, the Cardinals put off a makeover on offense for at least another year.
The Cardinals know they need a long-term solution at quarterback, but for now Carson Palmer still is the best option to lead the team on a playoff run.
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer ends speculation about his return, says he will be back for the 2017 season.
Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer
Here's Cardinals QB Carson Palmer's statement in its entirety. The 37-year-old confirmed he will return for a 15th season in 2017: "My intent was to take some time after the season to get away and see where I was physically and mentally. On both fronts, I can say I'm ready to get back to work and prepare for the 2017 season. This is a phenomenal group with a very special opportunity in front of it. I know how rare that is and I couldn't be more excited to be a part of it."
He has the longevity and passing yards to compare with some inductees. But Palmer has some work to do to solidify his case for Canton.
Led by David Johnson, the Cardinals had five players ranked in the league's top 101 by Pro Football Focus. Patrick Peterson was not among them.
David Johnson was carted off with a knee injury during the Cardinals' finale. Barely six weeks later, he seems to be progressing by leaps and bounds.