With the NFL draft only 1 week away, the NFL mock draft sites are getting more traffic than Shelbyville road during the week before Christmas. And with the University of Louisville having several players that are likely to get drafted, us Louisville fans are contributing to that traffic. Most of us are trying to figure out where Lamar Jackson will be tormenting defenses for the next few years.
The 2018 NFL draft officially begins on Thursday, April 26, and runs through Saturday, April 28. The starting times for each day are: Round 1, Thursday: 8 p.m. – Rounds 2-3, Friday: 7 p.m. – Rounds 4-7, Saturday: 12 p.m. It will be held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
You can watch it live,
Thursday: NFL Network, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes
Friday: NFL Network, FOX Sports, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes
Saturday: NFL Network, ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes
Cardinal forever and current Pittsburgh Steeler, William Gay, has teamed up with former Vice President Joe Biden to put an end to domestic violence. Kelley Evans with The Undefeated wrote a great piece talking about how domestic violence has impacted Gay’s life from an early age. His mother was killed by her boyfriend when William was just 8 years old. On Thursday, February 8th, William Gay was named to the advisory council for the Biden Foundation, which focuses on ending sexual assault and violence against women, among other causes. You can read more about Gay’s story below and find out more about what the Biden Foundation is set out to do.
Cardinal Forever, Eli Rogers had a less than ideal start to the season, which landed him on the inactive roster for a game. Now, he’s playing with a chip on his shoulder and he’s ready to prove to everyone how great he is.
In some much needed good news, cardinal forever Keith Kelsey has been signed to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ practice squad. CSZ looks forward to watching him take advantage of this opportunity!
NFL Sunday’s are back! As you prepare for a day of football, chili, queso and some adult beverages, keep an eye out for some familiar faces. Thanks to to our guy Kelly Dickey AKA
@RealCardGame for this easy to follow list of every former cardinal playing on Sundays now. Take a look below!
Cards forever, Keith Keksey and Cole Hikutini both have signed rookie free agent deals in the NFL. Read the rest of this entry
Card forever and current Pittsburgh Steeler, Keith Kelsey, posted this video of him training for the NFL draft on his Facebook page.
After being passed up in the draft, inside linebacker Keith Kelsey has signed as an undrafted free agent with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The NFL’s 2016 season saw action from 22 former Louisville Cardinals on 15 different teams, with at least one player representing each position in football. The 2016 NFL Draft also felt the Louisville Cardinals’ presence, with the selection of Sheldon Rankins with the 12th overall pick. The Bills, Steelers and Jets feature multiple former Cards on their rosters, with the Steelers having 2 and both the Bills & Jets having 4 (The Bears also had multiple prior to Greg Scruggs being waived). 3 postseason teams have former Cards on their rosters (Steelers, Dolphins, Patriots), as well as the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots (Greg Scruggs).
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Jerry Fowler of ESPN wrote a nice article about Eli Rogers. The article covers Eli as a very nice complement to Antonio Brown, Eli’s long road to success, his friendship with Teddy Bridgewater and the culmination of it all. It’s worth checking out. The link is posted below…..
Eli Rogers played for Louisville from 2011-2014. He had 2020 yards and 12 touchdowns and averaged 11.5 yards per reception in his career. Eli Rogers signed a 3-year contract worth $1.575 million as an undrafted free agent with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2015. He got injured in training camp last year after making it all the way to taking first team snaps in practice. He is taking first team reps in training camp once again after rehabbing from his injury. He shocked the world last summer after taking the Mini-camp world by storm:
“We’ll see when we get to the games,” Todd Haley said, “but everything we’ve seen to this point, we haven’t had a slot guy like him since I’ve been here. It hasn’t been close.” Here is the story from the Pittsburgh Gazette……
EDITOR’S NOTE: @Jeremy_CSZ: I have been talking to Eli throughout his rehabilitation and he has been positive, upbeat and focused. Do not be surprised if Eli Rogers goes from undrafted to a Pro-Bowler in a matter of years. Read the rest of this entry
The NFL Draft was completed on Saturday and even though I wasn’t too happy with the Steelers selections, it means we are one step closer to Football. Steve’s Cowboys made out like a bandit so to him and Chris & Perrin & Paige & Tim (the list goes on) I salute you. Now it is time for the NCAA pre season polls and projections and mock drafts to come out. Do the Cards continue their streak of first round picks? One sites seems to think so.
There is something about James Burgess that draws real Football fans to him instantly. Is it his hard-hitting demeanor? Maybe. It hurt my heart to see him ejected in the bowl game. Is it the fact that he does a ton in the community and is genuinely nice to everyone he meets? Maybe. He was one of the first players that followed me back instantly after we started CardinalSportsZone.com. We all know he’s funny and a little bit cocky too. THAT’S IT! What grabbed my attention was his commitment video. I know, I know. That’s corny. If you seen him commit though you know. He came to us during a time it wasn’t very cool to be here and from the back yard of hated rival Miami. That counted for something too. Great dude that I have had the fortune of becoming cool with and I wish and hope for the very best for him, a spot with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Without further adieu, here’s the video that started it all with me. The commitment:
When you are a 2007 Orange Bowl champion, everyone wants to get a picture with you.