Good morning Cardinal nation! The sun is shining and it’s finally draft day. Whether you’re wearing a jersey to work today, or just supporting the regular tie and button up shirt, we welcome you to check out today’s latest news on the Arizona Cardinals.
Arizona Cardinals exercise Michael Floyd Option – Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com
"The move was not unexpected. Floyd, the 13th pick in the 2012 draft, is set to make $1.75 million in salary this season. His 2016 salary would be about $7.3 million, although it is guaranteed for injury only and allows the Cardinals flexibility if they decided to move on from Floyd after this season. The Cardinals could also still extend Floyd’s contract after the season and adjust his 2016 pay."
Adrian Peterson speaks to a Texas television station, doesn’t mention Cardinals – Vince Marotta of arizonasports.com
"The Cowboys have been steadfast that they won’t trade draft picks for veteran players. Rumors out of Minnesota say the Vikings are looking for at least a first-round draft pick to move the former league MVP.Vikings general manager Rick Spielman reiterated Tuesday that he has no interest in trading Peterson, who has three years remaining on his Minnesota contract."
Arizona Cardinals GM Steve Keim has show willingness to trade in draft – Kent Somers of azcentral.com
"In two years, he’s made three trades on draft days. That doesn’t sound like many until you look at recent team history. In the previous 10 years, the Cardinals made nine trades during the draft. In five of those years, they made no moves.Last year, the Cardinals traded down in the first round for the first time since 2003. In exchange for moving down seven picks, to 27th, they received a third-round pick from the Saints."
List of all Arizona Cardinals draft picks for 2015 – Will Osgood of Fansided
"Instead, the buzz surrounding the Cardinals is their need for a superstar running back, and alleged interest in the Vikings’ All-Pro back, Adrian Peterson. If they cannot get a deal done with Minnesota, they could also make a play for Georgia running back Todd Gurley or wait until a later round and take advantage of the incredible depth in this year’s running back class."