The weekend has finally arrived, and the 2015 NFL draft is one day closer. As you peer out your window this morning with your cup of joe, check out some of the latest Arizona Cardinals news from around the web.
Andre Ellington would embrace a new running back – Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com
"Coach Bruce Arians and General Manager Steve Keim have talked about bolstering the backfield and how deep the upcoming draft is for quality running backs. But Arians has also been steadfast in describing Ellington as a player the offense can lean upon, saying Thursday “Andre looks really good” coming off his injuries."
Cardinals may not exercise Michael Floyd’s 5th-year option – Kent Somers 0f azcentral.com
"The 13th overall pick in 2012, Floyd at times has looked like an elite receiver over his first three seasons. He gained over 1,000 yards receiving in 2013 and led the team in receiving touchdowns (six) last year.But Floyd has been inconsistent, too. The Cardinals might be thinking they want to see Floyd play like an elite player before paying him like one."
Arizona still unclear about Washington and ILB position – Craig Morgan of foxsports.com
"Even if he is reinstated, Washington still faces an additional suspension after pleading guilty in March of 2013 to assaulting the mother of his child. If the recent 10-game suspension handed down to Dallas defensive end Greg Hardy (he may appeal) is a benchmark for the league’s stricter stance on such incidents, the Cardinals could be playing much of the season without Washington — again."
A look at history of Cardinals success in nationally-televised games – Vince Marotta of arizonasports.com
"While it’s always an honor (sort of) to be featured in a nationally-televised game, the Cardinals’ history in them hasn’t been good.Starting in 1988 when the franchise relocated to the Valley from St Louis, the Cardinals have played in 35 prime time games either on ABC/ESPN’s Monday Night Football, Sunday Night Football on TNT, ESPN or NBC or a Thursday night game on NFL Network.They’ve gone 10-25 in those contests. The losses have come by an average of 15.6 points."