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The Cardinals spent the 27th pick on Missouri DL Darius Robinson. Through four years, Robinson totaled just 4.5 sacks and 7.0 tackles for loss. He broke out with 8.5 sacks and 14.0 tackles for loss in his fifth season. Robinson should get a shot at early playing time, but beware of his late college breakout.

Cardinals S Jalen Thompson (ribs) is active for today's game against the Steelers. He entered the day questionable but should be fine to use as planned in your IDP lineups.

Cardinals S Jalen Thompson (ribs) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers. He sat out Wednesday's practice but returned for limited workouts Thursday and Friday. We'll check his status ahead of Sunday's kickoff.

Cardinals LB Kyzir White left Sunday's loss to the Texans with an elbow injury and did not return. That left Josh Woods and Krys Barnes as Arizona's top non-edge LBs. We'll watch for more on White's outlook. But Woods will be worth a look on waivers in deeper leagues ahead of Week 12.

Cardinals CB Kei'Trel Clark is inactive for today's game against the Ravens. He wasn't on the injury report this week, so that makes Clark a healthy scratch. Marco Wilson and Starling Thomas started at the outside CB spots for Arizona last week. CB Antonio Hamilton returns this week after missing Week 7. Clark is safe to drop from IDP rosters.

Cardinals S Jalen Thompson is active for today's game against the Ravens. He missed the past two games with a hamstring injury but is available for IDP lineups if you waited for him.

Cardinals S Jalen Thompson is questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens. He managed only limited practices throughout the week after missing the past two games with a hamstring injury. We'll check his status Sunday. If active, though, Thompson will be worth strong starter consideration.

Cardinals S Jalen Thompson (hamstring) managed a limited practice Wednesday. It was his first practice since suffering his injury back in Week 5. We'll see whether Thompson can keep trending toward a return for Sunday's game against the Ravens. If so, he should jump right back into a full-time role. S Andre Chachere should be able to stay in the lineup as well, at least near full time. Thompson has primarily run as the slot CB when healthy this season.

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Cardinals S Budda Baker (hamstring) is active for today's game against the Seahawks. CB Kei'Trel Clark (hamstring) and LB Josh Woods (back) are also active after entering the day questionable.

The Cardinals are activating S Budda Baker (hamstring) from IR and expect to play him Sunday against the Seahawks, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Barring some report to the contrary, Baker should be ready for IDP lineups this week. You won't find him high in our Week 7 DB rankings, though. And Seattle has supplied the fourth-fewest fantasy points per game to DBs so far.

The Cardinals have ruled S Jalen Thompson (hamstring) out for Sunday's game against the Seahawks. S Budda Baker -- who returned to limited practice this week after missing the past five games with a hamstring injury -- is questionable. He said Thursday it'll be a "game-time decision," according to That makes Baker a risky bet for IDP lineups even if active. And the 4:05 p.m. ET kickoff time likely means we won't know Baker's status before the early games begin. CB Kei'Trel Clark (hamstring) is also questionable after being limited in practice all week. We'll update the status on Baker and Clark ahead of Sunday's game.

The Cardinals have ruled S Jalen Thompson (hamstring) out for Sunday's game against the Rams. That leaves Arizona without both starting safeties, with Budda Baker (hamstring) still on IR. K'Von Wallace and Andre Chachere will start against the pass-heavy Rams.

Cardinals S Jalen Thompson left Sunday's loss to the Bengals with a hamstring injury less than halfway through. We'll see about his outlook for Week 6 against the Rams. Arizona will miss the other starting safety, Budda Baker, for at least one more game. He's on IR with a hamstring injury. K'Von Wallace and Andre Chachere finished Sunday as the top two safeties for the Cardinals. The duo would add upside to the Rams' deep-passing game if left to start next week.

Cardinals S Budda Baker is inactive for today's game against the Giants. He suffered a hamstring injury in Friday's practice. S K'Von Wallace figures to step up after working as the third safety in Week 1.

Cardinals S Budda Bker popped up on Friday's injury report with a hamstring issue that has him questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants. Baker sustained the injury during Friday's workout. We'll see about his status Sunday ahead of the 4:05 p.m. ET kickoff. If we don't know about Baker heading into the early games, you might need to sit him for another option in your IDP lineup.

The Cardinals are trading Isaiah Simmons to the Giants for a seventh-round pick. That marks a steep fall for the former first-round pick who is in just his fourth season, the final on his rookie contract. Arizona moved Simmons from LB to safety this offseason but clearly wasn't satisfied with him in the new role. We'll see whether Simmons can carve out a meaningful role with his new team, but odds stand against him rebuilding IDP value.

ESPN's Josh Weinfuss reports that the Cardinals have added bonus money and incentives to S Budda Baker's contract. The veteran requested a trade in the offseason. This pay increase should solve any lingering issues for 2023. His deal runs through 2024 but doesn't appear to have any guaranteed money left in that final season. We'll see whether this is Baker's final year in Arizona.

The Cardinals are hiring former Titans executive Monti Ossenfort as GM, according to NFL Network. Ossenfort most recently worked under recently fired Tennessee GM Jon Robinson and interviewed for that position before this announcement. He joined the Titans as director of player personnel in 2020 after 14 years with the Patriots and stints with the Texans and Vikings. In Arizona, he takes over for Steve Keim, who resigned to focus on his health. Ossenfort will now join the already-running search to replace HC Kliff Kingsbury and rebound a franchise that made the playoffs in 2021. The Cardinals finished this season 4-13 and in last place in the NFC West.

The Arizona Cardinals have fired HC Kliff Kingsbury. He went 28-37-1 across 4 NFL seasons that included 1 playoff trip: last year's loss to the Rams in the Wild Card round. The Cardinals sank to 4th in the division this season with a 4-13 record. Worse for fantasy football purposes, the offense sank from 8th in yards and 11th in points to 22nd and 21st, respectively, the worst marks of Kingsbury's stint in each category. QB Kyler Murray's Week 14 ACL tear didn't help, but his performance also fell way off vs. the previous 2 seasons before that. Kingsbury looked like a questionable choice from the start after a 6-year run as Texas Tech's HC that included a 35-40 overall record and just 2 seasons of .500 or better -- despite having 3 years of Patrick Mahomes at QB. We'll see about Arizona's next move, as well as Murray's recovery. The franchise will also be replacing GM Steve Keim, who announced Monday that he's stepping away to "focus on his health."

Cardinals DE J.J. Watt announced Tuesday morning that he'll be retiring at the end of this season. That will end a 12-year career that included 5 All-Pro selections, 3 Associated Press defensive player of the year honors and a spot on the Hall of Fame's All-2010s team. We'll see how Arizona replaces him for 2023 after what's been a strong rebound season for Watt.

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