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NFC Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 13-4-0
4-2-0 13-4-0
6-0-0 12-5-0
3-3-0 12-5-0
4-2-0 11-6-0
2-4-0 10-7-0
3-3-0 9-8-0
4-2-0 9-8-0
4-2-0 8-9-0
2-4-0 7-10-0
3-3-0 7-10-0
2-4-0 7-10-0
2-4-0 6-11-0
2-4-0 5-12-0
1-5-0 4-13-0
2-4-0 3-13-1

2021 Defensive

Total Tackles
Forced Fumbles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 102 1.5 4 1 0
Post Season 2 0.0 0 0 0

Top Isaiah Simmons News

  • Cardinals' Isaiah Simmons: Logs first 100-tackle season

    Simmons compiled 105 tackles and 1.5 sacks in 17 appearances during the 2021 campaign.

    Simmons didn't pace the Cardinals in any statistical category, but he was top five on the team in tackles, tackles for loss (seven), pass defenses (seven), forced fumbles (four) and interceptions (one). Like he was at Clemson, the 2020 first-rounder played all over the formation, logging 596 snaps at inside linebacker, 237 snaps as an edge rusher, 165 snaps at slot corner, 24 as an outside cornerback and finally two at free safety (including Arizona's wild-card game). While Simmons is entrenched at one inside linebacker spot for the Cards, a question remains over his running mate moving forward. Jordan Hicks, who is under contract for 2022, is coming off a third straight 100-tackle season, but the team invested another first-round pick in Zaven Collins back in April.

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  • Cardinals' Isaiah Simmons: No limitations Thursday

    Simmons (shoulder) was a full practice participant Thursday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

    Simmons worked as a limited participant Wednesday but progressed to full participation Thursday to avoid the questionable tag for Saturday's game versus Indianapolis. The 23-year-old has missed only a handful of defensive snaps since the first couple weeks of the season for Arizona.

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  • Cardinals' Isaiah Simmons: Limited by shoulder injury

    Simmons (shoulder) practiced in a limited capacity Wednesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

    One day removed from being listed as a non-participant on Tuesday's estimated injury report, Simmons is making progress through a shoulder issue. He's mostly hovered around 5-6 tackles per week, including six this past Sunday at Detroit. With 88 overall on the campaign, the 2020 first-round pick is pushing for his first 100-tackle season with three games to go. First, though, Simmons will have to ditch his designation ahead of Saturday's contest against the Colts.

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  • Cardinals' Isaiah Simmons: Impressive season continues

    Simmons tallied eight tackles (four solo) in Sunday's 34-10 loss to the Panthers.

    Simmons has seen the second most defensive snaps this season and has become a huge part of the Cardinals' defensive prowess. The 2020 first-round pick has totaled 67 tackles, three forced fumbles, one interception and four deflected passes over the past 10 games. Coming into 2021, Simmons was a wild card for the team as they were unsure where he would be used, but he has made a solid spot for himself as a middle linebacker.

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  • Cardinals' Isaiah Simmons: No injury designation before TNF

    Simmons cleared up any concern Wednesday about his availability for Thursday Night Football versus the Packers, being estimated as a full-participant at the team's walkthrough, Josh Weinfuss of reports.

    The 23-year-old was dealing with a shoulder injury to open the week, but he appears ready to go for Week 8. Simmons has been a huge part of the Cardinals 7-0 start to the season, leading the team with 47 tackles while deflecting three passes, intercepting a ball and forcing two fumbles.

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  • Cardinals' Isaiah Simmons: Tending to shoulder injury

    Simmons (shoulder) was limited on Monday's practice estimate.

    Simmons paced the Cardinals with eight tackles and also had a tackle for loss this past Sunday versus the Texans, giving him a team-leading 47 of the former through seven games. He's been the most consistent member of the team in the category, with a season-low three tackles back in Week 5 and a range of 6-to-9 every other week. Simmons hasn't been involved with a turnover since Week 3 -- he has two forced fumbles and one interception on the campaign -- so he's bound to show up in the box score outside of tackles at some point. First, though, he'll have to get past a shoulder injury in advance of Thursday's game against the Packers.

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  • Cardinals' Isaiah Simmons: Compiles six tackles Week 6

    Simmons recorded six tackles, including one tackle for loss, during Sunday's 37-14 win in Cleveland.

    Simmons actually tied for his fourth-lowest tackle tally of the season, but at the same time he logged 100 percent of the Cardinals' defensive snaps for the first time in his career. He's clearly developed into a mainstay next to fellow starting inside linebacker Jordan Hicks in the middle of this unit, and with 39 tackles he's just three behind Hicks for the team lead.

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  • Cardinals' Isaiah Simmons: Being evaluated for concussion

    Simmons is being evaluated for a concussion, according to Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site.

    Simmons departed the game, and, as of right now, it remains to be seen whether he'll be able to return. This could lead to Tanner Vallejo and Ezekiel Turner having larger roles if Simmons is not allowed to step back on the field.

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  • Cardinals' Isaiah Simmons: Cleared to return

    Simmons (head) has returned to Sunday's game against San Francisco.

    Simmons left briefly to be evaluated for a concussion. He already has registered one assisted tackle and half a sack in the game.

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  • Cardinals' Isaiah Simmons: Continues to produce

    Simmons notched seven tackles during Sunday's 37-20 road victory versus the Rams.

    Aside from IDP maven Budda Baker, Simmons has been the most consistent producer of tackles in the Cardinals defense this season, ranging between six and nine through four games. The result has been a tie for the team lead in stops (30) with Baker and fellow inside linebacker Jordan Hicks. Simmons also has made an impact in the turnover department, with one interception and two forced fumbles. Put it all together, and Simmons is living up to his billing as the eighth overall pick in the 2020 draft.

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  • Cardinals' Isaiah Simmons: Forces fumble Week 3

    Simmons accrued six tackles and forced a fumble during Sunday's 31-19 victory in Jacksonville.

    The tackle total actually marked a season low for Simmons, but he made up for it by forcing a fumble for a second consecutive contest. Unfortunately for the Cardinals, the Jaguars recovered the ball, but on the very next play Chandler Jones caused Trevor Lawrence to cough it up, and the premier pass rusher recovered it himself. Simmons has settled into a majority share of the team's snaps on defense, logging between 82 and 91 percent in each of the three games to date. The result has been a team-high tackle total of 23, which is one ahead of both Budda Baker and fellow inside linebacker Jordan Hicks.

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  • Cardinals' Isaiah Simmons: Posts eight tackles, forced fumble

    Simmons recorded eight tackles and forced a fumble during Sunday's 34-33 win against the Vikings.

    Through two games, Simmons leads the Cardinals with 17 tackles, which is tied for 16th most in the league. But he's supplemented his tackle total with an interception and now a forced fumble, a call back to his productive career at Clemson. The eighth overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Simmons will be going after his former teammate Trevor Lawrence in Week 3 when Arizona pays a visit to Jacksonville.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 238 lbs
Birthplace: Omaha, NE
Age: 23
School: Clemson
Experience: 3