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St. Louis Cardinals look to get key hitters going vs. Minnesota Twins

St. Louis Cardinals look to get key hitters going vs. Minnesota Twins

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Matt Carpenter returned to the St. Louis Cardinals' lineup Tuesday night after getting a few days off to regroup. Now, it's Dexter Fowler's turn to get back on track. Fowler is expected back among St. Louis' starting nine Wednesday when the Cardinals wrap up a two-game interleague series with the Minnesota Twins at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minn. The center fielder was expected to be a sparkplug atop St. Louis' lineup this season, but both he and Carpenter got off to the worst offensive starts of their careers. Carpenter was batting .145 and Fowler .146 when the Cardinals arrived in Minneapolis. Carpenter went hitless on Tuesday and his average is down to .140. Fowler went 0-for-6 in St. Louis' 2-1 victory Saturday night and spent nearly an hour in the batting cage after the game, ...
Arizona Cardinals being patient with former Vikings QB Sam Bradford

Arizona Cardinals being patient with former Vikings QB Sam Bradford

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The Arizona Cardinals are not concerned with getting new quarterback Sam Bradford on the field and up to speed. The oft-injured Bradford, who signed a one-year contract worth $ 20 million last month, appeared in only two games with the Minnesota Vikings in 2017. That's why new Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks is more focused on making sure the veteran quarterback is healthy rather than worrying about if he will be an active participant in the offseason program. "The biggest thing we're going to do with Sam is make sure that he's ready to play 16-plus games," Wilks told reporters Tuesday. "I've seen what he can do over the years. I'm not concerned about trying to get him out there quick as possible to throw the ball." Bradford performed well in his first season with the Minnesota Vikings in...
Arizona Cardinals expected to name Kirby Wilson running backs coach

Arizona Cardinals expected to name Kirby Wilson running backs coach

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Kirby Wilson is expected to be named the Arizona Cardinals' running backs coach, according to a published report Tuesday. It will mark a return to the desert for Wilson, radio station 98.7 FM in Arizona reported. Wilson served as the running backs coach with the Cardinals for three seasons from 2004-06. Wilson spent the past two seasons as the running backs coach of the Cleveland Browns. His replacement in Cleveland is Freddie Kitchens, who was the Cardinals' running backs coach this past season. The 56-year-old Wilson has ample NFL experience as a running backs coach. He served in that capacity with the New England Patriots (1997-99), Washington Redskins (2000), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2003-04), Pittsburgh Steelers (2007-13) and Minnesota Vikings (2014-15) before landing with Cleveland. Ari...
Ricky Seals-Jones: Arizona Cardinals promote TE, Eric Dickerson's cousin to active roster

Ricky Seals-Jones: Arizona Cardinals promote TE, Eric Dickerson's cousin to active roster

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Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Tight end Ricky Seals-Jones is now a member of the Arizona Cardinals' 53-man active roster.Arizona announced the move on Monday. The Cardinals released linebacker Philip Wheeler in a corresponding transaction.Seals-Jones, 22, joined the Cardinals in May as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Texas A&M. He participated in the preseason with the team before being cut on Sept. 2. Seals-Jones signed with the Cardinals' practice squad on Sept. 3. The 6-foot-5, 243-pound tight end had 123 catches for 1,442 yards and 10 scores in 34 games at wide receiver for the Aggies. Seals-Jones is the cousin of legendary running back Eric Dickerson.Seals-Jones will wear No. 86 in Arizona.Wheeler, 32, entered the league as a third-round pick by the Indianapolis Colts in the 2008 NFL Dr...
Arizona Cardinals: Rookie T.J. Logan out 12 weeks

Arizona Cardinals: Rookie T.J. Logan out 12 weeks

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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Arizona Cardinals rookie running back T.J. Logan will undergo surgery to repair a dislocated wrist and will be placed on injured reserve. The fifth-round pick out of North Carolina was injured during Thursday night's Hall of Fame Game against the Dallas Cowboys. He will miss at least 12 weeks. Coach Bruce Arians said the team would like to activate Logan off injured reserve when he is eligible. That would be at or around Week 8 of the regular season. The injury is a big blow to the Cardinals, as Arians said he saw enough in just one exhibition game from Logan to be ready to declare the rookie as his primary kickoff and punt returner. Logan returned two kicks for 71 yards against Dallas, including one he broke for a 43-yard gain. He also returned one punt for 10 yards and...