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Broncos rule five players out against Cardinals

Broncos rule five players out against Cardinals

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General Manager John Elway said earlier this week that the Denver Broncos' season is on the line on Thursday night against the Arizona Cardinals and the Broncos will have to right the ship with without five players who have been ruled out of the game. "It's a broken record right now," Elway said on the Broncos' official website. "We've got to change some things and things have to change this week. Our veterans have to play better, coaches have to coach better. On short week it doesn't matter, it doesn't matter how physically how you feel. We got to go into Arizona on Thursday night fighting for our lives cause that's what we are." Included among the injured are two starting offensive linemen, as left guard Ronald Leary is out for the season because of a torn Achilles, while tackle Jared...
Arizona Cardinals name Josh Rosen as starting quarterback

Arizona Cardinals name Josh Rosen as starting quarterback

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Rookie Josh Rosen has been named the Arizona Cardinals' starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Seahawks in Seattle, Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks announced on Monday. "Josh is our starter and it's his job to lose," Wilks said. Rosen will replace veteran Sam Bradford as the Cardinals' starter. Rosen had his first action in a regular-season game on Sunday when he entered the contest after the Chicago Bears took a 16-14 lead with 4:31 left in the game. Wilks said Rosen would have entered the game earlier if the Bears had not held the ball for nearly seven minutes before Cody Parkey's field goal put Chicago ahead. Wilks said Rosen handled the situation well and did a good job moving the ball. The coach said Rosen's mobility was also a factor in the decision. Rosen, the 10...
Alex Smith, Adrian Peterson help Washington Redskins rout Ariona Cardinals

Alex Smith, Adrian Peterson help Washington Redskins rout Ariona Cardinals

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Veteran free agent acquisitions Alex Smith and Adrian Peterson helped the Washington Redskins to a 24-6 season-opening win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Smith passed for 255 yards, and Peterson, playing against his former team, combined with fellow running back Chris Thompson for 294 total yards as the Redskins gave coach Jay Gruden his first Week 1 win in five tries. "You guys kept putting that monkey on me this week," a smiling Gruden said after the win. "As I told our team, we're 1-0. Now, it's time to put back-to-back games together (with a home game against Indianapolis next week)." The Cardinals lost the debut of head coach Steve Wilks' career. Peterson, a late acquisition during the preseason, said about the convincing win: "...
Cardinals aim for another series win vs. Reds

Cardinals aim for another series win vs. Reds

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A spot in the team record books is on the line Sunday, as well as an opportunity to solidify their playoff positioning. But if the St. Louis Cardinals are to beat the Cincinnati Reds at Busch Stadium and capture their 11th consecutive series, they will probably need a strong start from a guy that recently lost his spot in the rotation. Manager Mike Shildt has opted to give an extra day of rest to the likes of Jack Flaherty, Miles Mikolas and John Gant ahead of their starts Monday through Wednesday in Washington. Shildt is going with righthander Luke Weaver (7-11, 4.59 ERA), who will make his first start since an Aug. 16 loss to the Nationals, which occurred four days after he was scratched with a cut on his right index finger from trying to open a food tray. After starting the season a...
Watch: Cardinals Minor Leaguer gets called up to MLB while pitching

Watch: Cardinals Minor Leaguer gets called up to MLB while pitching

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July 30 (UPI) -- Memphis Redbirds pitcher Dakota Hudson recently got called up to Major League Baseball in an interesting way. Redbirds manager Stubby Clapp had the honor of breaking the news to the right hander. Hudson was pitching in the first inning on Wednesday against the Salt Lake Bees during the sequence. He went three up and three down in the bottom of the first inning, quieting the Bees' bats. He then stepped up to pitch the second inning. Hudson walked Jared Walsh, before allowing a single to Jose Fernandez. Dustin Ackley was about to step into the box before Clapp walked out to the mound. Clapp got in a few words before handing a ball to the right hander. He then hugged Hudson as his teammates gave him a round of applause and shared more embraces in the dugout. "At first I did...