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NFC West Standings

Team Div Overall
3-3-0 12-5-0
4-2-0 11-6-0
2-4-0 10-7-0
3-3-0 7-10-0

2021 Defensive

Total Tackles
Forced Fumbles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 48 11.0 4 0 0

Top Markus Golden News

  • Cardinals' Markus Golden: Restored from COVID list

    The Cardinals have activated Golden (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list, Darren Urban of the team's official website reports.

    Golden was placed on the COVID list early last week after testing positive for the virus. He has now been cleared to return to practice. Barring any setbacks, look for him to resume his usual role at outside linebacker opposite Chandler Jones in Sunday's regular-season finale versus the Seahawks.

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  • Cardinals' Markus Golden: Hits COVID list

    The Cardinals have placed Golden on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Darren Urban of the team's official website reports.

    Golden's placement on the COVID list was the result of a positive test according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. He will need to clear the league's health and safety protocols prior to Sunday's matchup against the Cowboys in order to suit up. Devon Kennard would be a likely candidate to fill in for him at outside linebacker should he ultimately be unable to return.

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  • Cardinals' Markus Golden: Ready for Week 16

    Golden (knee) doesn't have an injury designation for Saturday's game against the Colts, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

    Golden was a limited practice participant Tuesday and Wednesday but worked with no limitations at Thursday's session. He had a season-high eight tackles to go along with a sack last week against the Lions and has 11 sacks for the season.

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  • Cardinals' Markus Golden: Limited by knee injury

    Golden (knee) was limited at Wednesday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

    Golden is coming off a season-high eight tackles from Sunday's loss in Detroit, a performance that also included his team-leading 11th sack of the campaign. This latter number ranks him in a tie for eighth in the NFL with the likes of Aaron Donald, Haason Reddick and Harold Landry. Golden may find difficulty adding to that total Saturday versus a stout Colts offensive line, assuming he's able to play through his knee issue.

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  • Cardinals' Markus Golden: Has productive Week 8

    Golden had three tackles (including two sacks), three quarterback hits, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery during Sunday's 31-5 victory against the Texans.

    Golden's most impactful play of the game occurred when he sacked Houston quarterback Davis Mills midway through the second quarter, forcing a fumble that he recovered. The play set up the Cardinals at midfield, and Kyler Murray proceeded to march the offense down the field for the team's second TD of the game. Now with six sacks on the season, Golden sits in a tie for seventh for most in the NFL alongside such IDP stalwarts as Khalil Mack, Danielle Hunter and Javon Hargrave.

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  • Cardinals' Markus Golden: Another two sacks Sunday

    Golden notched five tackles, including two sacks, and one forced fumble during Sunday's 37-14 win at Cleveland.

    In addition to a season-high tackle tally, Golden doubled his sack count on the campaign to four and also forced a fumble for the third time in six games. His three forced fumbles actually ties him for the NFL lead with T.J. Watt, Quincy Williams and Terrance Mitchell. Golden will look to keep up his strong play Sunday against a Texans offense that has given up 14 sacks (tied for 13th-most in the league) on the year.

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  • Cardinals' Markus Golden: Forces fumble in win

    Golden had two solo tackles and a forced fumble during Sunday's 37-20 win over the Rams.

    The 30-year-old played 48 of 68 defensive snaps and forced a key fumble during the second quarter when he stripped the ball from Sony Michel. Golden re-signed with the Cardinals in March and has two sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery through four games, though he's recorded only eight total tackles.

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  • Cardinals' Markus Golden: Staying in Arizona

    Golden is re-signing with the Cardinals on a two-year contract, Dan Graziano of reports.

    Arizona originally acquired Golden in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft, but he left as a free agent after a disappointing 2018 campaign. He then recorded 11.5 sacks and 33 QB hits in 23 games for the Giants before they traded him back to the Cardinals in October. Golden continued his solid play and solidified his value post-trade, with 14 QB hits, three sacks and two takeaways in nine games for the Cardinals. He struggled to stay on the field early in his career, but we've now seen back-to-back 16-game seasons in which he displayed the pass-rushing prowess first spotted during his breakout 2016 (12.5 sacks).

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  • Cardinals' Markus Golden: Notches INT against New England

    Golden registered four tackles, including a tackle for loss, one pass deflection and one interception during Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Patriots.

    A QB hit from teammate Jordan Hicks left Cam Newton's pass fluttering in the air, allowing Golden to come away with a key turnover on the opening drive of the game. Golden has thus far recorded one sack in his four appearances since rejoining the Cardinals on Oct. 23 via a trade from the Giants. A Week 13 matchup against the Rams will be challenging from a pass rusher's perspective, as Los Angeles is tied for the fifth-fewest sacks surrendered per game this season (1.4).

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  • Cardinals' Markus Golden: Shifts to 53-man roster

    Golden was activated off the commissioner's exempt list Saturday and has joined the Cardinals' 53-man roster, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    The Cardinals traded for Golden last week, but he had a roster exemption until he cleared the COVID-19 protocols. He's been cleared and will begin preparing for the Week 9 matchup against the Dolphins. The team hopes Golden will bolster the pass rush that has taken a hit with Chandler Jones (biceps) done for the year. Golden certainly appears up to the task, as he produced 10 sacks over 16 games with the Giants in 2019.

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  • Giants' Markus Golden: Brings down Wentz in loss

    Golden notched one solo tackle, one sack and one quarterback hit during Thursday's 22-21 loss to the Eagles.

    Golden played his usual rotational role in New York's pass rush Thursday, when he managed to emerge with his first full sack of the year. The 29-year-old has only 1.5 sacks on the season, and he's averaging less than two tackles per game, so Golden is difficult to trust for fantasy purposes in IDP leagues.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 259 lbs
Birthplace: Elsberry, MO
Age: 30
School: Missouri
Experience: 7