Draft Scout Snapshot: A closer look at the Cardinals' picks: Round 3/69 - Tyrann Mathieu, FS, 5-9, 186, Louisiana State...The Cardinals gambled here. Mathieu has a history of troubles, mostly with marijuana. The Cardinals think Mathieu is sincere about changing his life, and they expect his former LSU teammate, Patrick Peterson, to be a mentor. Mathieu will start his NFL career as a free safety. He doesn't have ideal speed for cornerback, and playing safety will give him a chance to roam the field and make plays on the ball, his strength. He also will return punts, along with Peterson. QUOTE TO NOTE: "I couldn't think of a better team to go to. I spent so much time out there with Patrick, that became sort of like my second home. The whole time, I was telling myself, 'don't cry.' I know I'm on the right track." -- Defensive back Tyrann Mathieu. - The Sports Xchange
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01/04/17 - S Tyrann Mathieu said no amount of injuries, be it the two torn ACLs he already has experienced since joining the NFL in 2013 or the shoulder problem that ended up this season short, could make him depressed enough to fall off the wagon and start smoking marijuana again.
"No, no, no," he said. "I've never been tempted. I never really had any urges to go back and use or do anything to put my career in jeopardy. It was just more emotional, just me feeling down, depressed. But no way, man. Once you go through something like that and you experience the worst of it, you know you don't want to go down that dark road ever again."
12/23/16 - S Tyrann Mathieu (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve Friday.
12/15/16 - S Tyrann Mathieu practiced on Wednesday and said he expects to play Sunday against New Orleans after missing four of the past five games with a shoulder issue. It will depend on how strong his shoulder feels as the game nears, he said. "Ty moved great," head coach Bruce Arians said Wednesday. "We'll just see how the shoulder reacts tomorrow."
12/12/16 - FS Tyrann Mathieu, considered the emotional leader of the Cardinals, missed his fourth game in five weeks due to a shoulder injury that may now require surgery.
12/12/16 - S Tyrann Mathieu missed his fourth game in the past five weeks Sunday with a nagging shoulder issue and when asked what he was looking at with Mathieu's availability this Sunday against the visiting Saints. "I'm looking at watching him practice Wednesday," Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said.
12/09/16 - S Tyrann Mathieu was ruled out for Sunday's game at the Miami Dolphins due to a lingering shoulder injury. Mathieu will miss his second straight game, six weeks after suffering a shoulder subluxation against the Carolina Panthers on Oct. 30. He missed two games in November and returned for one game before aggravating the shoulder.
12/06/16 - S Tyrann Mathieu missed Sunday's game against the Redskins after aggravating his shoulder injury in practice last Wednesday. Head coach Bruce Arians said the team will have to wait and see what Mathieu's availability is this week as the team prepares for Sunday's game at the Miami Dolphins.
12/05/16 - S Tyrann Mathieu (shoulder) remained sidelined Sunday.
11/23/16 - S Tyrann Mathieu practiced on Wednesday after missing the past two games with a shoulder subluxation and said he is set to return to action this week against the Falcons.
11/21/16 - DB Tyrann Mathieu missed his second straight game because of a shoulder injury.