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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01/25/16 - S Tyrann Mathieu may receive a contract extension this offseason, even though Mathieu is coming off a second serious knee injury in two years. Mathieu is recovering from ACL surgery and wants to stay in Arizona.
12/23/15 - S Tyrann Mathieu (knee) was placed on reserve/injured by the Cardinals Tuesday (Dec. 22).
12/21/15 - S Tyrann Mathieu has a torn ACL and will miss the remainder of the season, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians confirmed.
Mathieu suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of Sunday night's 40-17 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles that moved the Cardinals' record to 12-2 to clinch the NFC West title. Mathieu intercepted a Sam Bradford pass and limped off the field
The 23-year-old Mathieu, known as the "Honey Badger," has 89 tackles, one sack and five interceptions this season. Mathieu tore two left knee ligaments on Dec. 8, 2013. He returned to game action on Sept. 15, 2014.
12/20/15 - CB Tyrann Mathieu left the game in the final minutes with what appeared to be a leg injury, but there was no update on his condition before the Cardinals boarded their charter flight for their return to Arizona. Needless to say, it will be a big blow to the Cards if he is sidelined for any length of time.
10/14/15 - FS Tyrann Mathieu missed some practice time this week with a heel injury. He is expected to play against the Steelers.
12/29/14 - S Tyrann Mathieu has been average since returning two weeks ago from a fractured thumb, coach Bruce Arians said. Mathieu is playing with a large cast on his lower arm, and it hinders his tackling ability. But his biggest mistake was a mental error. He and cornerback Antonio Cromartie had a miscommunication that allowed 49ers receiver Anquan Boldin to catch a slant for a 76-yard touchdown.
12/22/14 - S Tyrann Mathieu returned after missing a game with a fractured thumb. He wore a large cast and had trouble grabbing when tackling.
12/17/14 - FS Tyrann Mathieu is expected to be available to play this week after missing a game due to a fractured thumb.
12/12/14 - S Tyrann Mathieu (thumb) is out of Sunday's game.
12/08/14 - S Tyrann Mathieu missed the game after suffering a fractured thumb in Atlanta. Mathieu hopes to return to play against Seattle on Dec. 21.