Quick Hits With The Arizona Cardinals – 5/13 Edition


Good morning Cardinals fans! Here is another edition of Quick Hits bringing you the latest news surrounding the Arizona Cardinals.

Arizona Cardinals sign Riddick, NelsonKent Somers of azcentral.com

"The Cardinals announced on Tuesday that their two fifth-round draft picks, linebacker Shaq Riddick and receiver J.J. Nelson, signed four-year contracts."

Bucs GM compliments D.J. HumphriesAdam Green of Arizona Sports

"The most recent addition, rookie D.J. Humphries out of Florida, is someone Licht says Arizona will be happy with.“We had him up there now,” he said when asked where the Bucs had Humphries, who went 24th overall to the Cardinals in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. “The Cardinals got a great player."

Alfonzo Dennard thankful for opportunity with Arizona CardinalsDarren Urban of AZCardinals.com

"Dennard, at 5-foot-10 and 200 pounds, is a physical player with five career interceptions in three seasons. With the free-agent departure of Antonio Cromartie, the Cardinals could seek a veteran addition to the trio of Peterson,Jerraud Powers and Justin Bethel, and coach Bruce Arians recently praised 2014 practice squad cornerbackJimmy Legree as well.With much of the offseason left – OTAs don’t start until next week, with minicamp coming in mid-June – there is plenty of time for Dennard to catch up. He insisted he isn’t picky about what role he’d play.“Whatever the coaches want me to do,” Dennard said. “I’m just happy to be here. It’s unbelievable.”"

Ranking the Arizona Cardinals remaining offseason prioritiesKristopher Knox of Bleacher Report

"Still, the 2014 Arizona season was an impressive one, especially when you consider the team dealt with injuries to guys like quarterbackCarson Palmer, punter Dave Zastudil, tight end Troy Niklas, safety Tyrann Mathieu, running back Andre Ellington and backup quarterback Drew Stanton.If the Cardinals can better prepare for significant injuries or manage to avoid them altogether in 2015, a deep playoff run should be a realistic possibility."