by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer (3/11/14) The Cardinals have agreed to deals with Frostee Rucker, Jay Feely and Jake Ballard, the official team website reports. Rucker, a defensive lineman, inked a two-year deal while Feely and Ballard landed one-year contracts.
Feely hit 30 of 36 field goals while earning $1.55 million last year with Arizona. The deal will become official on Tuesday.
No guarantee Jay Feely will be back with Cardinals
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (2/11/14) Cardinals kicker Jay Feely found himself in coach Bruce Arians' doghouse at times last season, and there's no guarantee the team brings back the free agent, reports ESPN.com. Feely hit 30 of 36 field goals, but he missed two from less than 30 yards and had a poor kickoff in the season-ending loss to the 49ers.
“Jay is an unrestricted free agent, so it will be all business from here on out," Arians said after the season. "I love Jay to death. He was a captain. Wish he would have kicked the last kickoff down the middle.”
Feely, 37, made $1.55 million last year.
Jay Feely not at his best in finale vs. 49ers
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (12/29/13) Cardinals kicker Jay Feely was not at his best as he converted only 2 of 4 field goals during Sunday's 23-20 loss to the 49ers in Week 17. Feely missed kicks from 31 and 43 yards. He converted a 49-yard shot and 43-yard attempt in the fourth quarter. He also added two extra points in the loss.
Feely finished the regular season 30 of 36 in field goal attempts, an 83.3 conversion rate.
Jay Feely stays productive in Week 16 win
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (12/22/13) Cardinals kicker Jay Feely enjoyed a productive performance during Sunday's win over the Seahawks in Week 16.
Feely converted kicks from 39, 46 and then 26 yards. He finished the game 3 of 3 in field goal attempts in a 17-10 victory.
Jay Feely had one of the best seasons of his career in 2013, and the Cardinals rewarded him with a one-year extension. He hit 30 of 36 field goals and 37 extra points, with three field goals from 50-plus yards. He finished as the No. 11 Fantasy kicker in standard leagues, and he has the chance for a repeat performance since the Cardinals have a quality offense. This is the fourth time in Feely's career he made at least 30 field goals but the first since 2009. It's also the most extra points he's made since 2008. Most Fantasy owners won't draft Feely in the majority of leagues, but he is a viable bye-week replacement in all formats during the season.