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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10/20/17 - S Tyrann Mathieu got a chance to watch an English rugby team practice since the Cardinals have been sharing the same practice fields this week in London. The Honey Badger can't imagine playing football without pads, however. "I played sandlot football growing up a lot, but we were 80 pounds back then," Mathieu said. "So, I can't imagine somebody, 240 (pounds), hitting me without any pads on. I'm pretty sure I'd be on IR (injured reserve)."
10/04/17 - S Tyrann Mathieu finished Sunday's game with a season-high 11 tackles (all solo), a sack, two tackles for losses and a quarterback hit.
09/18/17 - S Tyrann Mathieu couldn't have picked a better moment for his first interception since Oct. 17 of last season against the Jets.
His pick of a Jacoby Brissett pass Sunday on the first play from scrimmage in overtime helped set up Phil Dawson's game-winning field goal.
09/17/17 - FS Tyrann Mathieu intercepted a pass by Indianapolis QB Jacoby Brissett at the Colts 22 on the first play of overtime, setting up the Cardinals' win. "When you lose, say nothing," Mathieu said. "When you win, say less."
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.