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NFL | Rashard Mendenhall tired of NFL life

Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:51:25 -0700

Arizona Cardinals impending free-agent RB Rashard Mendenhall said he was tired of living a "private life in the public eye" as his reason for considering retirement at the age of 26 years old. "I just kind of wanted to disappear," Mendenhall wrote. "The fact that I was done playing would've been clear once some time had passed and I hadn't signed back with the Cardinals or any other team. Maybe people would've thought I couldn't get another job. Either way, I was OK with the idea of fading to black, and my legacy becoming, 'Whatever happened to that dude Rashard Mendenhall? He was pretty good for a few years, then he just vanished.'"

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NFL | Teams told Rashard Mendenhall is retiring

Sat, 08 Mar 2014 20:47:21 -0800

Teams are being told that free-agent RB Rashard Mendenhall (Cardinals) is retiring, according to sources. He hinted at the possibility in a Feb. 25 column.

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Cardinals | Rashard Mendenhall hinting at retirement?

Tue, 25 Feb 2014 13:26:50 -0800

Arizona Cardinals impending free-agent RB Rashard Mendenhall hinted at retirement in a piece he posted on The Huffington Post Tuesday, Feb. 25. "That day I sat on my couch two years ago was the very next day after I tore my ACL in week 17. The journey I envisioned is the two years of rebuilding that would follow. And as I write this, today is the day that the journey is over and I am fully at peace. Eagerly looking to a new way, which lies ahead," Mendenhall wrote.

Fantasy Tip: It's very unclear what Mendenhall might be referring to in his dream. One thing that we do know is he doesn't appear to be in the Cardinals' plans moving forward, so if he does continue to play, it'll likely be in another uniform.

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Cardinals | Rashard Mendenhall could return

Sat, 11 Jan 2014 08:42:01 -0800

The Arizona Cardinals may consider re-signing impending free-agent RB Rashard Mendenhall this offseason if he is willing to accept a salary of around $2.5 million like he made this season.

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Cardinals | Rashard Mendenhall probable

Fri, 27 Dec 2013 14:00:20 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB Rashard Mendenhall (finger) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 27, and is probable for Week 17.

Fantasy Tip: Mendy isn't a strong play in the season finale against a stout San Francisco 49ers run defense. He could be used as a flex play, but not much else with confidence.

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Cardinals | Rashard Mendenhall practices

Thu, 26 Dec 2013 15:30:08 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB Rashard Mendenhall (finger) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 26.

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Cardinals | Rashard Mendenhall limited

Wed, 25 Dec 2013 17:27:40 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB Rashard Mendenhall (finger) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Dec. 25.

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Cardinals | Rashard Mendenhall listed as probable

Fri, 20 Dec 2013 14:34:12 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB Rashard Mendenhall (finger) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 20, and is listed as probable for Week 16.

Fantasy Tip: Owners should consider Mendenhall as a weak flex option this week.

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Cardinals | Rashard Mendenhall limited

Thu, 19 Dec 2013 16:17:54 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB Rashard Mendenhall (finger) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 19.

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Cardinals | Andre Ellington to miss game

Sun, 01 Dec 2013 08:39:32 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (knee) has been declared inactive for the team's Week 13 game.

Fantasy Tip: Rashard Mendenhall likely will receive a majority of the touches at running back and is a solid starting option.

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Cardinals | Andre Ellington questionable

Fri, 29 Nov 2013 15:05:24 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 29, and is listed as questionable for Week 13.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will have to check the inactive list to see if he will play this week but missing practice may not be a good sign. If he is able to play, he probably should be considered a No. 3 running back or a flex option. Rashard Mendenhall likely would receive more playing time if Ellington misses the game.

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Cardinals | Rashard Mendenhall still the starter

Tue, 12 Nov 2013 05:27:45 -0800

Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said RB Rashard Mendenhall was undoubtedly still the starter.

Fantasy Tip: He fumbled late in the Week 10 game, but Arians gave his veteran a vote of confidence. However, Andre Ellington is clearly the Arizona back to own right now.

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Cardinals | Rashard Mendenhall expected to start

Sat, 09 Nov 2013 06:12:01 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB Rashard Mendenhall (toe) is expected to start in Week 10.

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Cardinals | Rashard Mendenhall probable

Fri, 08 Nov 2013 14:13:54 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB Rashard Mendenhall (toe) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 8, and is probable for Week 10.

Fantasy Tip: Mendy is a weak flex option due to his injury and the fact that he continues to yield valuable touches to the more explosive and dynamic Andre Ellington. Mendenhall just inspires very little confidence these days.

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Cardinals | Rashard Mendenhall limited

Thu, 07 Nov 2013 15:28:10 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB Rashard Mendenhall (toe) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 7.

Fantasy Tip: It looks like Mendenhall has a good chance to play this week but should only be considered as a flex option for owners.

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Cardinals | Rashard Mendenhall limited

Wed, 06 Nov 2013 17:50:09 -0800

Arizona Cardinals RB Rashard Mendenhall (toe) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Nov. 6.

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Cardinals | Rashard Mendenhall practices

Mon, 04 Nov 2013 15:18:57 -0800

Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said RB Rashard Mendenhall (toe) participated in practice Monday, Nov. 4, and looked good.

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Cardinals | Rashard Mendenhall likely to keep job

Mon, 28 Oct 2013 12:39:43 -0700

Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians indicated RB Rashard Mendenhall (toe) likely will retain his starting job once he is recovered from his toe injury.

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Cardinals | Andre Ellington makes solid starting debut

Sun, 27 Oct 2013 22:04:11 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington rushed for 154 yards on 15 carries and scored an 80-yard touchdown in his team's 27-13 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, Oct. 27. Ellington was starting in place of injured RB Rashard Mendenhall.

Fantasy Tip: You hate to see a starter lose his job due to injury, but the fact Ellington was this effective against Atlanta and got some praise from coach Bruce Arians afterward suggests a change might be coming. At the least, handcuff Ellington if you have Mendenhall or pick him up quickly off the waiver wire. Ellington could have a few more games like this before 2013 is done.

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Cardinals | Week 8 Inactives

Sun, 27 Oct 2013 12:10:11 -0700

The Arizona Cardinals have declared WR Brittan Golden, OG Earl Watford, TE Kory Sperry, RB Rashard Mendenhall, DL Ron Talley, RB Ryan Williams, QB Ryan Lindley inactive for Week 8.

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Cardinals | Rashard Mendenhall will not play

Sun, 27 Oct 2013 06:25:46 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Rashard Mendenhall (toe) will not play in the team's Week 8 game. RB Andre Ellington will get the start.

Fantasy Tip: Ellington is a low-end RB2 option, and is likely to see 20-25 carries today. He could be an interesting option if you are looking for last minute running back help.

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Cardinals | Andre Ellington not going to go full?

Fri, 25 Oct 2013 20:32:14 -0700

Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington is expected to draw the start in Week 8 against the Atlanta Falcons with RB Rashard Mendenhall (toe) doubtful. Still, head coach Bruce Arians, offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin and general manager Steve Keim each want to be careful not to overuse the rookie because of his slight build. "I look at him the same way," Arians said Friday, Oct. 25. "It's still a situational...I don't use the word 'committee', but we'll monitor how many times he carries."

Fantasy Tip: While Ellington should see a more regular role, and is certainly worth a look as a low-end RB2, must-start RB3 or solid flex play, don't expect to see him get more than 20-25 touches, which is what the brass seems most comfortable giving him.

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Cardinals | Ryan Williams disappointed, but hopeful

Fri, 25 Oct 2013 19:49:44 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Ryan Williams is disappointed he hasn't played yet this season, and he remains patient and hopeful he'll finally be active in Week 8 with RB Rashard Mendenhall (toe) doubtful to play. "I have no answers for anything," Williams said Friday, Oct. 25. "I don't know. I don't know what is going to happen this Sunday. We'll see what happens on Sunday. I just approach every day like I have been doing. Continue to work hard in practice and whenever they tell me I get to go as a definite I will go." Head coach Bruce Arians said Williams has been inactive because of his lack of playing special teams.

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Cardinals | Rashard Mendenhall doubtful

Fri, 25 Oct 2013 12:36:46 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Rashard Mendenhall (toe) is listed as doubtful for Week 8. RB Andre Ellington likely will start at running back with RB Stepfan Taylor being the No. 2 running back. Head coach Bruce Arians said RB Ryan Williams could be active for the game, but that would be a game-time decision.

Fantasy Tip: Ellington probably will receive most of the work at running back if Mendenhall is out for the game. Ellington should be seen as a No. 2 running back or flex option for most owners this week.

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Cardinals | Rashard Mendenhall misses practice

Thu, 24 Oct 2013 15:13:05 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Rashard Mendenhall (toe) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 24.

Fantasy Tip: Mendenhall has been ineffective this season and now has an injury going against him. He's an RB3 or flex, at best. Andre Ellington has much more upside, especially in point-per-reception formats.

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Cardinals | Rashard Mendenhall sits

Wed, 23 Oct 2013 17:26:25 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Rashard Mendenhall (toe) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 23, due to a toe injury.

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Cardinals | Rashard Mendenhall not helping his cause

Mon, 30 Sep 2013 10:35:56 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Rashard Mendenhall fumbled twice and dropped a key pass in the team's Week 4 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and he also scampered out of bounds late in the game when the team was trying to run out the clock. "Rashard had a very tough day and he can't play that way. He can't run out of bounds. He's a veteran. And to run out of bounds at the end of the game, that was probably the worst mistake he made all day. We need to practice him a little bit harder. I think we've been too easy on him in practice because of his injuries, and we need to hone him up more because he's not gaining anything," head coach Bruce Arians said.

Fantasy Tip: Mendenhall has been dealing with nagging injuries, which has limited his practice time during the week. His play has been pretty disappointing, and Andre Ellington continued to look good Sunday. If Mendy continues to struggle, don't be surprised if Ellington gets more touches. Ellington is worth owning as a handcuff to Mendenhall in deeper setups.

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Cardinals | Rashard Mendenhall probable

Fri, 27 Sep 2013 14:25:05 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Rashard Mendenhall (toe) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 27, and is listed as probable for Week 4.

Fantasy Tip: Mendenhall has not been very productive so far this season and only received nine carries last week. Mendenhall should not be considered as more than a flex option for desperate owners.

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Cardinals | Rashard Mendenhall practices

Thu, 26 Sep 2013 15:05:07 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Rashard Mendenhall (toe) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 26.

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Cardinals | Rashard Mendenhall limited

Wed, 25 Sep 2013 14:21:49 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Rashard Mendenhall (toe) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 25.

Fantasy Tip: Mendenhall's lack of meaningful touches has left his fantasy owners frustrated. Don't expect a whole lot to change until he's fully healthy. The matchup this weekend against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this weekend isn't very attractive, either. Consider Mendy an RB3 or flex option.

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Cardinals | Rashard Mendenhall expected to play

Sun, 22 Sep 2013 06:58:49 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Rashard Mendenhall (toe) is expected to play in the team's Week 3 game.

Fantasy Tip: Mendenhall is a nice low-end No. 2 fantasy football option today, and is worth getting into your lineup if you need help at running back.

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Cardinals | Rashard Mendenhall questionable

Fri, 20 Sep 2013 15:23:24 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Rashard Mendenhall (toe) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 20, and is listed as questionable for Week 3.

Fantasy Tip: It appears like Mendenhall has a good chance to play after taking part in practice Friday. He should be considered a low-end No. 2 or No. 3 running back this week.

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Cardinals | Rashard Mendenhall does not practice

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:22:22 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Rashard Mendenhall did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 19.

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Cardinals | Rashard Mendenhall not practicing

Wed, 18 Sep 2013 18:02:19 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Rashard Mendenhall (toe) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 18, as he rested his toe injury.

Fantasy Tip: If Mendenhall is forced to sit, or is even limited in Week 3, then Andre Ellington might see meaningful touches. He could be a nice sleeper for fantasy owners in the upcoming week.

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Cardinals | Rashard Mendenhall probable

Fri, 13 Sep 2013 13:43:54 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Rashard Mendenhall (hamstring) practiced in full Friday, Sept. 13, and is probable for Week 2.

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Cardinals | Rashard Mendenhall limited

Thu, 12 Sep 2013 16:52:59 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Rashard Mendenhall (hamstring) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 12.

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Cardinals | Rashard Mendenhall practices

Wed, 11 Sep 2013 17:40:44 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Rashard Mendenhall (hamstring) was able to practice on a limited basis Wednesday, Sept. 11.

Fantasy Tip: When healthy, Mendenhall is a solid low-end RB2 or flex fantasy play. More will be known on his status Thursday into Friday. At this point, his ailment does not sound too serious.

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Cardinals | Ryan Williams on bottom of depth chart

Tue, 10 Sep 2013 17:17:46 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Ryan Williams is now listed fifth on the running back depth chart behind (in order) RBs Rashard Mendenhall, Alfonso Smith, Stepfan Taylor and Andre Ellington. Ellington is listed fourth despite having eight offensive snaps to Taylor's zero in Week 1 against the St. Louis Rams.

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Cardinals | Rashard Mendenhall probable

Fri, 06 Sep 2013 13:53:38 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Rashard Mendenhall (knee) practiced in full Friday, Sept. 6, and is probable for Week 1.

Fantasy Tip: Mendhall will play against the St. Louis Rams. The matchup isn't the greatest, but he could still be a nice flex option in 12-team leagues.

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Cardinals | Rashard Mendenhall limited

Thu, 05 Sep 2013 15:12:56 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Rashard Mendenhall (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 5.

Fantasy Tip: Mendenhall is expected to play against the St. Louis Rams, but the matchup isn't one of the best. Consider Mendenhall as a flex option or weak No. 3 RB this weekend.

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Cardinals | Rashard Mendenhall limited

Wed, 04 Sep 2013 17:54:25 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Rashard Mendenhall (knee) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Sept. 4.

Fantasy Tip: Check back on Mendenhall later in the week. All indications are that he'll be ready to make his debut in Week 1. On a side note, his primary backup, Ryan Williams (knee), is not even listed on the injury report this week. Mendenhall is a solid low-end RB2 or flex play when healthy.

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Cardinals | Ryan Williams moved up depth chart

Wed, 04 Sep 2013 17:52:47 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Ryan Williams (knee) is listed as the primary backup to RB Rashard Mendenhall on the team's initial regular season depth chart heading into Week 1 against the St. Louis Rams. Head coach Bruce Arians said Wednesday, Sept. 4, that Williams is "full speed."

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Cardinals | Rashard Mendenhall fine

Mon, 02 Sep 2013 13:58:40 -0700

Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said RB Rashard Mendenhall (knee) will be fine despite missing practice Monday, Sept. 2.

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Cardinals | Rashard Mendenhall expected for opener

Tue, 27 Aug 2013 08:53:03 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Rashard Mendenhall (knee) will not play in the preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 29, against the Denver Broncos, but he is expected to be fine for the regular season opener Sept. 8 against the St. Louis Rams.

Fantasy Tip: If you plan to depend on Mendenhall as one of your two fantasy backs heading into Week 1, it appears he will be ready. Just to be on the safe side, however, have an alternate at the ready in case he has some type of setback.

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Cardinals | Rashard Mendenhall day-to-day

Mon, 26 Aug 2013 13:10:10 -0700

Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said RB Rashard Mendenhall (knee) is considered day-to-day at this point.

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Cardinals | Rashard Mendenhall expected for opener

Sun, 25 Aug 2013 21:41:45 -0700

Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals RB Rashard Mendenhall (knee) had an MRI Sunday, Aug. 25, and the tests revealed just a minor knee sprain. He is expected to be ready for the regular season opener against the St. Louis Rams Sept. 8.

Fantasy Tip: Mendenhall is unlikely to play in the preseason finale Thursday, so fantasy owners will just have to hope he can return to practice in the next couple of weeks and make progress. He is a question mark for Week 1, but it doesn't sound too terribly serious.

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Cardinals | More on Rashard Mendenhall

Sun, 25 Aug 2013 12:17:32 -0700

Updating previous reports, Arizona Cardinals RB Rashard Mendenhall (knee) felt looseness in his right knee and will have an MRI.

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Cardinals | Rashard Mendenhall to undergo MRI

Sun, 25 Aug 2013 08:10:16 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Rashard Mendenhall (knee) is scheduled to undergo an MRI on the knee injury he suffered in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 24.

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Cardinals | Two RBs making progress

Mon, 05 Aug 2013 11:09:24 -0700

Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said RBs Rashard Mendenhall (knee) and Ryan Williams (knee) will continue to sit out practice but are making progress.

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Cardinals | Rashard Mendenhall to sit a few days

Sat, 03 Aug 2013 15:50:13 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Rashard Mendenhall (knee) was not participating in practice Saturday, Aug. 3, because of knee tendinitis and needs a few days of rest. Head coach Bruce Arians said he expects Mendenhall to practice Monday, Aug. 5.

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