• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu nets two picks, returns one for TD

    Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu recorded five tackles and two interceptions in Sunday's Week 3 matchup against the 49ers. The Honey Badger took the first interception to the house for a 33-yard touchdown in the first quarter of Sunday's game. This came one play after teammate Justin Bethel intercepted a pass for a touchdown on the first play of the game. Mathieu now has 17 tackles and two interceptions through the first three games, and he should provide solid IDP value while playing in such a strong all-around defense.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Cardinals S Tyrann Mathieu finally cast-free

    After a couple of injury-plagued seasons, Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu enters training camp almost completely healthy, without a brace on his knee or cast on his thumb, per NFL.com. The Cardinals will need a healthy Mathieu to offseason the loss of former defensive coordinator Todd Bowles and cornerback Antonio Cromartie. In two seasons, Mathieu has 100 tackles and three interceptions but has been hampered by nagging injuries. "It just feels good to be free," he said.

  • by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com

    Cardinals S Tyrann Mathieu looks forward to being healthy

    Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu believes that he is regaining his health and he's ready to make an impact this season, according to the team's website. "It's been a long time since I've been healthy," Mathieu said Monday. "Last year I felt like I took a back seat. I played well my rookie year and then last year it was kind of, eh, I was there but I wasn't there. This (year) is more important for me because I really want to let everyone know I'm back and I can still make some plays." Mathieu tore his ACL and LCL toward the end of the 2013 season. He recently said that the comeback was "way harder than I thought." Head coach Bruce Arians talked about how Mathieu was not himself last season. "You saw him fight through it last year," Arians said. "He was not the player he was used to (being) and it was very frustrating for him." Mathieu was aware of the chatter from the outside world and he is using that as motivation going forward. "You hear people talk and I had time to listen to them talk, so it's like … I hear it," Mathieu said. "Like I said, I didn't feel like I made enough plays last year to help our team. I am looking forward to this year because I know I can do it." The 22-year-old has registered 106 total tackles, one sack, three interceptions and one forced fumble in 26 games played during his two-year career.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Defensive starters good to go Saturday for Cardinals

    Cardinals starting safety Tyrann Mathieu and defensive end Calais Campbell are both set to play Saturday against the Panthers in the Wild Card round of the NFC playoffs. Both were considered probable coming into the matchup. Mathieu has played the last two weeks with a club cast on his thumb after having surgery on a broken bone. Also set to play Saturday are Larry Foote (knee) and Frostee Rucker (ankle).

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Cardinals list Drew Stanton as out, two as questionable against Panthers

    The Cardinals have released their final injury report in preparation for their wild card matchup against the Panthers Saturday. Among those listed, quarterback Drew Stanton is out after not being able to practice all week. Coach Bruce Arians said earlier in the week if Stanton was able to practice for one of the three days, he would have been the starter. Others on the injury report include Jonathan Cooper (wrist/knee) and Dan Williams (foot) as questionable. Calais Campbell (hip), Larry Foote (knee), Tyrann Mathieu (thumb/hip), Frostee Rucker (ankle) and Lyle Sendlein (back) are considered probable.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald good to go for Week 17

    Cardinals wideout Larry Fitzgerald is active Week 17 against the 49ers. Fitzgerald entered the contest listed as probable due to a knee injury. He was never a serious candidate to miss the game. The club will also have Lorenzo Alexander, Jaron Brown, Calais Campbell, Rashad Johnson, Ted Larsen, Tyrann Mathieu and Matt Shaughnessy for the contest. All seven players were also considered probable. Deone Bucannon, John Carlson and Dan Williams will all attempt to play through injuries. They were all listed as questionable coming into the game.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Cardinals list four as questionable for Sunday against San Francisco

    With quarterback Drew Stanton (knee) already declared out, the Cardinals listed four players as questionable for Sunday's game against the 49ers including Deone Bucannon (knee), John Carlson (calf), Johnathan Cooper (wrist) and Dan Williams (foot). Linebacker Larry Foote is also listeed as doubtful for the game with a knee injury. Foote has not missed a game this season, totaling 84 tackles and two sacks. The Cardinals have also listed the following players as probable: Lorenzo Alexander (knee), Jaron Brown (toe), Calais Campbell (hip), Larry Fitzgerald (knee), Rashad Johnson (ankle), Ted Larsen (shoulder), Tyrann Mathieu (thumb) and Matt Shaughnessy (shoulder).

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Larry Fitzgerald, Tyrann Mathieu ready to go for Cardinals

    The Cardinals will have both Larry Fitzgerald and Tyrann Mathieu Week 16 against the Seahawks. Both players came into the game listed as probable, and were always expected to play. Fitzgerald is battling a knee injury. Mathieu has a thumb issue. The team will also have Lorenzo Alexander, Calais Campbell, Paul Fanaika, Larry Foote, Jared Veldheer and Kerwynn Williams for the contest. All six players were listed as probable. The team's only questionable player, Jaron Brown, is also active. He's dealing with a toe injury.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Fitzgerald, Mathieu among notable Cardinals probables Week 16

    The Cardinals have ruled guard Jonathan Cooper (wrist) out, quarterback Drew Stanton (knee) doubtful and wide receiver Jaron Brown (toe) questionable for Sunday's home game against Seattle. Meanwhile, the following players were deemed probable: Outside linebacker Lorenzo Alexander (knee), defensive end Calais Campbell (hip), guard Paul Fanaika (ankle), wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (knee), inside linebacker Larry Foote (knee), safety Tyrann Mathieu (thumb), tackle Jared Veldheer (ankle) and running back Kerwynn Williams (knee).

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Tyrann Mathieu plans to face Seahawks with cast on left thumb

    Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu practiced Monday with a cast on his surgically-repaired left thumb, and he said he'll play Sunday night against the Seahawks. "I wasn't going to miss this one," he told ESPN.com. Mathieu fractured his thumb Week 13 and has missed two straight games. A pin was inserted during surgery. Mathieu conceded that catching the ball would be "quite a trick," per the website. "I think I'm healed up enough to finish out the season," Mathieu said. "So hopefully I don't have any more setbacks." Mathieu has 29 tackles and an interception in 11 games.