Entertaining Cardinals winning games, strive to improve

The Cardinals rolled to a 30-15 victory over Washington on Sept. 20, building a 27-3 lead by early in the fourth quarter. The comfortable margin masked a few things that irritated Murray and coach Kliff Kingsbury, including 11 penalties, numerous negative-yardage plays and other missed opportunities.

Cardinals place safety Jalen Thompson on IR, sign Riley

Thompson will miss at least the next three games. The 22-year-old out of Washington State was a fifth-round pick in last year’s draft and immediately became an important part of the defense in 2019, starting nine games and finishing with 57 tackles.

49ers denounce racist message to Arizona’s Budda Baker

Baker tweeted a screenshot of the derogatory messages on Sept. 15 that came after his hit Sunday injured All-Pro tight end George Kittle. Kittle sprained his knee after a legal hit by Baker on a high pass in the first half. No penalty was called on the play and the Niners didn’t complain.

In hard-fought win, Cardinals show young core is learning

The Cardinals earned a hard-fought, road win over a veteran team, using clutch plays throughout the second half and stepping up in the biggest moments against a division rival. In other words, the exact kind of game Arizona would have lost last season.

Cardinals get cornerback help, sign veteran Dre Kirkpatrick

The Cardinals announced on August 23 that Kirkpatrick has agreed to a one-year deal. The 30-year-old spent the first eight seasons of his career with the Cincinnati Bengals and was a starter during the last five. He’s played in 99 games, including 67 starts and has 10 career interceptions.

Cardinals CB Alford likely out for season with injury

Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury confirmed on August 18 that Alford will miss four to six months. Kingsbury did not specify the injury, but the NFL Network reported that the cornerback tore a pectoral muscle during practice on Sunday.

Cardinals add depth with safety Brice, receiver Patton

The 25-year-old Brice was recently released by the Chicago Bears. He played three seasons for the Green Bay Packers from 2016-18 and appeared in 36 games, including 14 starts, after coming into the league as an undrafted free agent from Louisiana Tech.

Mid-career move: Hopkins ready for new start in Arizona

The Cardinals pulled off a stunner during the offseason when they landed the 28-year-old receiver in a trade with the Houston Texans. Over the past weekend, he put on his Cardinals jersey for the first time and relished the feeling of newness that came with his mid-career move.