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7-8-1, 2nd in NFC West
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5hMel Kiper

Kiper's 2016 NFL draft re-grades

Mel Kiper rips up last April's report cards and gives new grades to all 32 teams. What did he get right -- and wrong? He reviews the 2016 class, which has some stars, steals, surprises and busts.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals signed free agent WR Harvey Binford on Wednesday. Binford, who's 6-feet and 185 pounds, participated in the NFL Pro Player Combine that was held at the Cardinals' practice facility last weekend. He spent the 2016 training camp with the Green Bay Packers and was released during final cuts.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche's ankle injuries last season were more severe than the Cardinals initially believed, coach Bruce Arians said. The severity of the ailments weren't fully known, however, until Nkemdiche suffered a late-season ankle injury that revealed a "slight tear." Arians said Nkemdiche's ankle is "all healed now."

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said he doesn't regret saying Justin Bethel was a "failure in progress." The Saturday after Arians made those comments on Dec. 12 at a press conference, Bethel's father was at Cardinals' practice. "It's funny because his father came to practice that Saturday and grabbed me and said, ‘You trying to motivate my son?' I said, ‘Yeah,'" Arians said. "He said, ‘I think it's working.'"

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

While it "appears" that Cardinals offensive lineman Jared Veldheer will move from left tackle to right tackle next season, it's not signed, sealed and delivered, coach Bruce Arians said: "I haven't been completely sold on it. I want to see him at that position first."

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said second-year offensive lineman Even Boehm will start at right guard. Arians felt Boehm proved he could play guard at the NFL level during Arizona's final three games of the season.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians has developed a friendship with Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon over the years. Arians said during the NFC coaches breakfast on Wednesday that he not only loves Maddon's t-shirt line, but he learns a lot from just watching Maddon. "Just such a great dude, man," Arians said. "He's so smart. His leadership skills are fantastic and we're both from central Pennsylvania so we hit it off pretty good."

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians was in mid-season form during the NFC coaches breakfast on Wednesday. While discussing cornerback depth on his roster, Arians said corner isn't a position where players need two or three years to learn bump-and-run man-to-man coverage, which the Cardinals mainly play: "That's your dude. It's dude coverage. You got your dude, go get him."

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Arians said the plan is for Evan Boehm to start at right guard the first day of the season.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians doesn't think next season will be QB Carson Palmer's last in the NFL.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

The vote on the rule prohibiting players from leaping over the long snapper, which was proposed by the Philadelphia Eagles, passed 32-0.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

In regards to a cold-weather outside Super Bowl, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the league hasn't asked any specific teams to apply to host the game.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Only five players in NFL history have topped 1,000 receptions while playing for only one team. Jason Witten is the only tight end in the group, and he's less than 40 catches behind Larry Fitzgerald for the most among the five.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Mel Kiper Jr.'s latest mock draft has Mitchell Trubisky going to the Browns with the No. 12 pick, and Deshaun Watson to the Cardinals at No. 13. If Kiper's prediction holds true, it would be only the second time in the last 15 years with no QB drafted in the top 10 picks.

Team Stats

Passing Yards258.59th
Rushing Yards108.318th
Points For26.16th
Points Against22.614th