The Cardinals hire Welter as a coaching intern for inside linebackers during the preseason and training camp. She has a PhD. in psychology and has played linebacker in women’s football leagues for 14 years. Coach Arians:
Coaching is nothing more than teaching. One thing I have learned from players is, ‘How are you going to make me better? If you can make me better, I don’t care if you’re the Green Hornet, man, I’ll listen.’ I really believe she’ll have a great opportunity with this internship through training camp to open some doors for her.
The Cardinals release Dockett, saving the team $6.8 million in salary cap space. Dockett spent 11 years with the team. Cardinals general manager Steve Keim:
We have been very clear about our feelings for Darnell and our desire to have him back. After speaking with him and his representatives, we decided that this move today makes the most sense for both the team and the player and allows each to keep all of its options open.
The Cardinals defeat the Rams in St. Louis in a game which only featured field goals. All four Cardinals field goals were scored by Cantanzaro, while Zuerlein put a couple between the uprights for the Rams. Cardinals quarterback Stanton’s right knee was injured after he was sacked by Donald. It is unclear when he can return. Cardinals receiver Fitzgerald said:
I’m glad we don’t have to play the Rams anymore,
In one of the greatest Super Bowl finishes ever, a valiant comeback by the Cardinals falls tantalizingly short as the Steelers escape with a 27-23 win in Super Bowl XLIII at Raymond James Stadium.