Cards return to top spot in AP Pro32 poll; Titans at No. 2
(AP Photo/Tony Avelar) (Tony Avelar)NEW YORK — (AP) — Despite being short-handed, the Arizona Cardinals and Tennessee Titans both found success on the road in California in Week 9. And both teams also found a way to the top of the latest AP Pro32 poll. The Cardinals moved up two spots as they received 11 of the 12 first-place votes for 383 points in balloting Tuesday by media members who regularly cover the NFL. The Titans are coming off a 28-16 win at the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday night. Two teams coming off unexpected losses are tied at No.wftv.com
Coronavirus: Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury tests positive
Positive test: Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury will miss Sunday's game after testing positive for COVID-19. (Norm Hall/Getty Images)GLENDALE, Ariz. — Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury will miss Sunday’s NFL game at Cleveland against the Browns after testing positive for COVID-19, the team announced Friday. Also testing positive were quarterbacks coach Cam Turner and defensive tackle Zach Allen, KPHO reported. — Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) October 16, 2021On Tuesday, linebacker Chandler Jones was put on the reserve/COVID-19 list, the team said. Kingsbury is the first NFL head coach to miss a game this season due to the virus, NBC Sports reported.wftv.com
Cardinals coach Kingsbury, 2 others to miss Sunday vs Browns
Cardinals Jaguars Football Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury, left, and Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer greet each other before an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack) (Phelan M. Ebenhack)TEMPE, Ariz. — (AP) — Arizona coach Kliff Kingsbury and two assistants will miss the Cardinals' game Sunday at Cleveland after testing positive for COVID-19. Quarterbacks coach Cam Turner and defensive tackle Zach Allen also will be sidelined for the NFL's only unbeaten team. Defensive coordinator Vance Joseph, who has head coaching experience in Denver, and assistant head coach/special teams coordinator Jeff Rodgers will split head coaching responsibilities for Arizona (5-0). Additional offensive duties will be assumed by other members of the offensive coaching staff, the team said Friday. ___More AP NFL coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/nfl and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLCopyright 2021 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Cardinals all-out recruiting pitch brings Watt to the desert
J.J. Watt has agreed to a two-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals. Watt was released last month by the Houston Texans. But the more he looked at his options, the more the Arizona Cardinals made sense. Watt said the team's recruiting pitch was “strong and heavy” when trying to entice the edge rusher to the desert. Watt said he'll always remember Houston fondly, but he's eager to start the next phase of his career with the Cardinals.
John Elway says he'll hire a GM who will report to him
FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2020, file photo, Denver Broncos general manager John Elway speaks during a news conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. Elway, who has been GM since 2011, will remain as president of football operations in 2021, the final year of his contract. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)DENVER – John Elway announced a major change in the Denver Broncos’ football operations Monday, saying he’ll hire a general manager who will report to him but have final say on the draft, free agency and the roster. Elway, who has been GM since 2011, will remain as president of football operations in 2021, the final year of his contract. Elway said the new GM will be “empowered to make all football decisions, working in partnership with Vic.”“John Elway is the most important and impactful person in the history of the Denver Broncos.