22-Year-Old Safety – Arizona Cardinals
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
Mathieu won't necessarily produce like a top-25 IDP this year, but that would only be the case if the torn ACL/LCL injury he suffered in December limits his workload early in the season. He's expected...
Tyrann Mathieu Contract Information:
Signed a four-year, $3.052 million deal with the Cardinals in May of 2013.
Mathieu (knee) took part in 11-on-11 sessions at Thursday's practice, Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports.
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Tyrann Mathieu: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)With an earlier-than-expected return to practice, the dogged Mathieu continues to defy odds during his recovery from last December's torn ACL and LCL in his left knee. Active status in Week 1 against the Chargers is a distinct possibility, but the range for his first game action of the season lies somewhere in the Cardinals' first three outings. If he fails to play once the upcoming campaign kicks off, Rashad Johnson will handle the bulk of the free safety reps until Mathieu's health allows him to man the defensive backfield without restriction.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Mathieu will pursue all avenues to play as soon as possible, but in the opening weeks of training camp, he's been contained to an outside field, where he holds individual drills. Such is his fate due to his status on the PUP list, where he's forced to reside as a result of his recovery from a torn ACL and LCL last December. Considering the 6-to-8 week timetable laid out by Mathieu himself at the start of camp, the upper bound (eight weeks) lands on a Week 3 divisional battle versus the 49ers. As long as he's sidelined, Rashad Johnson will be deemed the starting free safety, where he was featured on the Cardinals' initial depth chart, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Mathieu will battle for the starting free safety position against Yeremiah Bell. Mathieu will also likely be featured on special teams as the Cardinals will look to utilize his return ability.