Draft Scout Snapshot: Filling immediate needs was obviously not the Cardinals' priority in this draft. They chained themselves to their draft board, avoided temptation to trade up or down, and took the best player available, regardless of position. Conventional wisdom had them taking an offensive lineman early, but they didn't select one until right tackle Bobby Massie in the fourth round. Instead, Notre Dame receiver Michael Floyd was the first-round choice, with Oklahoma cornerback Jamell Fleming being selected in the third round. The Cardinals sent their second-round pick to Philadelphia last summer as part of the trade for Kevin Kolb. Cornerback was the least of the Cardinals' needs, yet they reasoned that it didn't make sense to pass on Fleming. Taking talent over need worked for the Cardinals in the draft a year ago, coach Ken Whisenhunt said. "A lot has been said about last year's draft and some of the players that performed for us," he said. "I think that was a good indication of not necessarily trying to fit a perceived need as far as taking players that were good fits for you." BEST PICK: Tackle Bobby Massie: The Cardinals had to be tempted to take Massie in the third round but were rewarded for their patience when he was there in the fourth. Massie has a chance to start right away. The right tackle job is open, and the Cardinals think Massie has the ability to earn it. - The Sports Xchange
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09/24/15 - T Bobby Massie, who was reinstated from the suspended list Monday, had his roster exemption lifted Wednesday (Sept. 23).
09/22/15 - RT Bobby Massie returns from a two-game suspension, and Arizona coaches will decide in the coming days if he will immediately regain his starting job. Earl Watford has been decent in Massie's place. He is a better run blocker, but he has given up some pressures on the quarterback. Massie was reinstated Monday (Sept. 21) and has a roster exemption that expires Wednesday.
09/21/15 - RT Bobby Massie returns this week from a two-game suspension, and coaches will decide in the coming days if he will immediately regain his starting job. Earl Watford has been decent in Massie's place. He is a better run blocker, but he has given up some pressures on the quarterback.
09/06/15 - T Bobbie Massie was placed on reserve/suspended Saturday (Sept. 5) by the Cardinals for two games for violating the NFL policy on substances of abuse.
08/20/15 - RT Bobby Massie ran with the third team this week as the Cardinals prepare to start the season without him. Normally the starter, Massie is facing a three-game suspension stemming from a January DUI arrest. Massie is appealing and the NFL has not announced the punishment.
08/17/15 - T Bobby Massie has not been available for comment since news broke last week that he's facing a three-game suspension after a DUI arrest in January. If Massie doesn't win his appeal, rookie D.J. Humphries is his likely replacement. Humphries suffered a dislocated finger against the Chiefs but returned to play.
08/12/15 - T Bobby Massie is facing a three-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy, NFL.com reported Tuesday. Massie plans to appeal the ban, according to the report.
The league suspended Massie because he was arrested for driving a vehicle while intoxicated at the Cardinals' facility last January.
Massie started all 16 games for the Cardinals last season.
11/25/14 - RT Bobby Massie played his worst game of the year. He had trouble with the crowd noise at CenturyLink Field, and defensive end Cliff Avril beat him consistently.
11/05/14 - RT Bobby Massie missed practice on Wednesday with a sprained right knee and ankle. He is expected to play on Sunday. If he can't, Bradley Sowell will start.
09/13/12 - RT Bobby Massie, the fourth-round pick, played well last week in his first NFL game. Massie did a solid job in pass protection, but like all the team's linemen, needs to improve run blocking.