NFL State of the Franchise: All 32 Teams

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Nov 9, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) throws during the first half against the St. Louis Rams at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Free Agent Pickups:

  • G Mike Iupati
  • TE Jermaine Gresham
  • ILB Sean Weatherspoon
  • DE/OLB LaMarr Woodley
  • C A.Q. Shipley
  • DE/DT Cory Redding
  • DE/DT Corey Peters


  • OT Bradley Sowell
  • NT Alameda Ta’amu
  • G Paul Fanaika


  • CB Antonio Cromartie
  • NT Dan Williams

Draft Picks:

  • OT D.J. Humpries
  • EDGE Markus Golden
  • RB David Johnson
  • DE Shaq Riddick
  • WR J.J Nelson
  • TE Gerald Christian

State of the Franchise: Ascending

I’m not sure what kind of running game they’ll have but the Arizona Cardinals have Carson Palmer coming back to an otherwise fully loaded offense. Defensive coordinator Todd Bowles is in New York now but linebackers coach James Bettcher is the next man up. So don’t expect the Cardinals defense to change, especially after getting a pass rusher in the draft.

Next: St. Louis Rams