Golden (ankle) is participating in the start of OTAs, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports. Golden rotated between the first- and second-team defense during the first couple days of OTAs. If he can stay healthy throughout the offseason, he'll be the favorite to start at outside linebacker alongside Lorenzo Carter. After two injury-filled seasons in 2017 and 2018, Golden is looking to get back to his 2016 level of production with the Cardinals, when he racked up 51 tackles and 12.5 sacks in 16 games.
Golden (ankle) would prefer to stick with the Cardinals as an unrestricted free agent this offseason, Kyle Odegard of the team's official site reports. "I'd love to stay here and be an Arizona Cardinal for the rest of my career, because this is the team that believed in me and gave me a chance to play in the NFL," Golden said Monday. After accounting for 16.5 sacks in his first two seasons, including a breakout 12.5-sack campaign in 2016, Golden has been bit by the injury bug the last two years. In 2017, he tore his ACL in Week 4, missing the rest of the year and the first two games of the most recent season. He returned to action Week 3, but three more DNPs dotted the remaining schedule en route to a disappointing 30 tackles and 2.5 sacks in 11 appearances. With fellow pass rusher Chandler Jones owed a hefty sum through 2021, the Cardinals likely won't consider bringing back Golden on anything other than a prove-it deal, especially with a strong crop of sack artists in the upcoming draft.
Golden (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Golden will miss his fifth game of the season. With Benson Mayowa (back) also inactive, Cameron Malveaux is the only healthy left defensive end on Arizona's roster.
Golden (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Rams, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports. Golden will remain sidelined as he nurses an undisclosed ankle injury. Expect Benson Mayowa to receive a notable uptick in snaps as long as Golden is unable to suit up.
Golden (ankle) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Golden did not practice Friday, and his Week 16 status is murky at best. If the Missouri product were to miss any time, Benson Mayowa would be the main beneficiary of increased snaps.
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