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|08/28/2015||Tyrann Mathieu, FS ARI||Barry Church, SS DAL|
|08/27/2015||Chris Ivory, RB NYJ||Johnny Manziel, QB CLE|
Tyrann Mathieu, FS ARI
Paul Richardson, WR SEA
|08/25/2015||Mark Ingram, RB NO|
Jordan Matthews, WR PHI
T.J. McDonald, SS STL
Tyrann Mathieu, FS ARI
John Brown, WR ARI
|Harrison Smith, FS MIN|
Amari Cooper, WR OAK
Justin Forsett, RB BAL
C.J. Spiller, RB NO
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Cardinals S Tyrann Mathieu finally cast-free
|by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer|
|(5/24/15) After a couple of injury-plagued seasons, Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu enters training camp almost completely healthy, without a brace on his knee or cast on his thumb, per NFL.com.
The Cardinals will need a healthy Mathieu to offseason the loss of former defensive coordinator Todd Bowles and cornerback Antonio Cromartie. In two seasons, Mathieu has 100 tackles and three interceptions but has been hampered by nagging injuries.
"It just feels good to be free," he said.
Cardinals S Tyrann Mathieu looks forward to being healthy
|by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com|
|(3/30/15) Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu believes that he is regaining his health and he's ready to make an impact this season, according to the team's website.
“It’s been a long time since I’ve been healthy,” Mathieu said Monday. “Last year I felt like I took a back seat. I played well my rookie year and then last year it was kind of, eh, I was there but I wasn’t there. This (year) is more important for me because I really want to let everyone know I’m back and I can still make some plays.”
Mathieu tore his ACL and LCL toward the end of the 2013 season. He recently said that the comeback was "way harder than I thought."
Head coach Bruce Arians talked about how Mathieu was not himself last season.
“You saw him fight through it last year,” Arians said. “He was not the player he was used to (being) and it was very frustrating for him.”
Mathieu was aware of the chatter from the outside world and he is using that as motivation going forward.
“You hear people talk and I had time to listen to them talk, so it’s like … I hear it,” Mathieu said. “Like I said, I didn’t feel like I made enough plays last year to help our team. I am looking forward to this year because I know I can do it.”
The 22-year-old has registered 106 total tackles, one sack, three interceptions and one forced fumble in 26 games played during his two-year career.
Defensive starters good to go Saturday for Cardinals
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(1/3/15) Cardinals starting safety Tyrann Mathieu and defensive end Calais Campbell are both set to play Saturday against the Panthers in the Wild Card round of the NFC playoffs. Both were considered probable coming into the matchup.
Mathieu has played the last two weeks with a club cast on his thumb after having surgery on a broken bone.
Also set to play Saturday are Larry Foote (knee) and Frostee Rucker (ankle).
|Tyrann Mathieu was great as a rookie in 2013 before thumb and knee injuries limited his production last year. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians has said Mathieu is back to his 2013 form, and that year he had 68 total tackles (65 solo), one sack, two interceptions and nine pass defenses. He should do better than that when healthy, and Mathieu is worth drafting as a No. 2 defensive back with a late-round pick.
(Updated 6/17/15) |