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- Kliff Kingsbury
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- Vance Joseph
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- Jeff Rodgers
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Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson said he was "definitely, definitely sorry" after it was announced that he would be suspended for the first six games of the 2019 season for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. The shutdown corner will be eligible to return in Week 7 against the Giants, but his absence to begin the season will be a huge downgrade for Arizona's secondary. The 28-year-old had 54 tackles, one sack, one fumble recovery, two interceptions and five passes defensed in 2018.
The Arizona Cardinals signed rookie quarterback Kyler Murray, the first overall pick, to a four-year rookie deal worth $35,158,644 fully guaranteed on Thursday, according to a source. The deal includes the standard fifth-year team option. Murray will be the immediate starter under center in head coach Kliff Kingsbury's Air Raid offense and has considerable upside because of his all-around athleticism with plenty of targets at his disposal in the offense. Murray will have QB1 upside right away, but he's best taken as a QB2 with exciting potential in single-year formats.
The Arizona Cardinals signed free-agent tight end Maxx Williams to an undisclosed one-year deal on Thursday. A second-round pick in 2015 by the Ravens, he was targeted only 17 times in 2018 and caught 16 passes for 143 yards and a touchdown. Williams played in only four games his sophomore season due to a serious knee injury that required surgery. The 25-year-old played in almost a third of Baltimore's offensive snaps last season and was also a capable blocker. He'll compete with Ricky Seals-Jones, Charles Clay and Darrell Daniels for playing time in Arizona. It's unlikely that Williams becomes fantasy relevant.
Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said that rookie quarterback Kyler Murray will be the team's Week 1 starter on the Rich Eisen Show on Thursday. Murray was the No. 1 overall pick and should run head coach Kliff Kingsbury's Air Raid offense right from the start. The offensive line must protect him better than they did Josh Rosen in 2018, but Murray's athleticism might work in his favor regardless. There will surely be ups and downs in his rookie season, but Murray has big-time offense in this spread attack, and the Cardinals added some intriguing wideouts behind Larry Fitzgerald as well. Draft Murray has a QB2 with upside in single-year formats.
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Hakeem Butler, a fourth-round pick in the draft at No. 103 overall, sits at 6-foot-5 and 227 pounds and fits the team's offense perfectly. Butler can work the edges and has good speed and should be able to win one-on-one matchups. He could be the ideal complement to Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk and will push Chad Williams on the depth chart. Keesean Johnson, the No. 174 overall pick in the sixth round, can play both the slot and outside and could also be competing for the third spot with Williams and Butler.