ARIZONA CARDINALS (8-8)
New faces: Coach Steve Wilks, QB Sam Bradford, QB Josh Rosen, RG Justin Pugh, RT Andre Smith, S Tre Boston, CB Jamar Taylor, WR Brice Butler, WR Christian Kirk, RB Chase Edmonds, C Mason Cole, CB Bene Benwikere.
ARIZONA CARDINALS (8-8)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: S Tyvon Branch; CB Justin Bethel and Tramon Williams; QBs Drew Stanton, Blaine Gabbert and Matt Barkley; DT Frostee Rucker; WRs John Brown, Brittan Golden and Jaron Brown; OLBs Karlos Dansby and Kareem Martin; RB Kerwyn Williams; G Alex Boone; ILB Josh Bynes, OT Khalif Barnes; OL Earl Watford; TE Troy Niklas; LS Aaron Brewer,.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — After playing a Thursday game, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson spent his extended break getting his jaw back in alignment.
Wilson said Friday that he had to wear a specialized mouthpiece in the days after Seattle's 22-16 win over Arizona to put his jaw back in proper alignment. Wilson said he underwent X-rays and there was no fracture but a hit from Karlos Dansby required Wilson to limit the amount of speaking and eating he could do.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jets cornerback Buster Skrine was fined $48,620 for his illegal hit on Tampa Bay receiver DeSean Jackson last week and Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict wasn't fined after his ejection against Tennessee for pushing away the arm of an official who tried to break up a sideline scuffle.
Burfict wasn't fined for his late hit out of bounds two plays earlier, either.
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL confirmed it is reviewing whether the Seattle Seahawks followed proper concussion protocol with quarterback Russell Wilson.
An NFL spokesman said Friday that the league is conducting a "thorough review" of whether the Seahawks followed the protocols when Wilson was sent off the field in the third quarter of Seattle's 22-16 win over Arizona.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have elevated inside linebacker Scooby Wright from the practice squad and released outside linebacker Philip Wheeler.
Wright lost out in a competition for a backup role and was released in Arizona's final roster cut, then re-signed to the practice squad.
With Deone Bucannon missing the opener with an ankle injury, the Cardinals were down to three inside linebackers — Karlos Dansby, Haason Reddick and Josh Bynes — before activating Wright.
ARIZONA CARDINALS (7-8-1)
New Faces: ILB Karlos Dansby, K Phil Dawson, S Antoine Bethea, S Budda Baker, QB Blaine Gabbert, ILB Haason Reddick.
Key Losses: S Tony Jefferson, DT Calais Campbell, S D.J. Swearinger, ILB Kevin Minter, K Chandler Catanzaro, OG Earl Watford, CB Tyvon Branch.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Karlos Dansby had never been to the Pro Football Hall of Fame before but there he stood last week on the field at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, watching the new class of inductees being introduced with his Arizona Cardinals teammates before the game against the Dallas Cowboys.
It was a moment the veteran linebacker hopes he can again be a part of one day, only as one of those to be enshrined.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — In the NFL, one man's misfortune is another man's opportunity.
With Deone Bucannon still recovering from ankle surgery, first-round draft pick Haason Reddick is playing with the starters at inside linebacker for the Arizona Cardinals.
The lessons have been invaluable, he said, particularly because he lines up alongside 14-year NFL veteran Karlos Dansby.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals signed linebacker Kevin Minter to a one-year deal on Monday, filling the opening from Karlos Dansby's departure for Arizona as a free agent.
Minter is entering his fifth season. He was Arizona's second-round pick in 2-13 and has played in 61 consecutive games. He had a career-high 3½ sacks last season.
Minter joins a linebacker group that features Vontaze Burfict and Rey Maualuga.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have made the big investment they knew would be required after trading for Chandler Jones a year ago, signing him to a five-year contract.
The agreement comes after the Cardinals placed the franchise tag on Jones to prevent him from becoming a free agent.