Antrel Rolle

Antrell Rolle Update

It’s clear now that Antrel Rolle, the Cardinals’ first-round pick in 2005, is better suited to play safety than cornerback. He has more knee surgeries (two) than career interceptions (one), and he can’t seem to cover a wide receiver without putting his hands on him.


Antrell Rolle Update

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Antrel Rolle was among UM alums who called Donna Shalala's office to endorse Randy Shannon for the head-coaching job. . . . We hear other schools have been pursuing Miami assistants Shannon (if he doesn't get Coker's job), Mario Cristobal and Tim Walton.

Rolle, Green pleased to combine their talent

When they were selected together on the first day of the 2005 draft, Antrel Rolle and Eric Green shared a goal of lining up across from one another in the Arizona Cardinals secondary.

They are not only manning the team’s cornerback positions but they are coming off their best game as a professional tandem. The duo combined for six tackles and four passes defensed as the Cardinals held the Bears to 148 passing yards.

Rolle, a first-round pick out of Miami, and Green, a third-rounder from Virginia Tech, played against one another in college, so they were familiar with one another’s style before landing on the same roster

Rolle fined $12.5K for facemask's Jay Glazer reported on this week's FSN's Pro Football Preview that Arizona Cardinals cornerback Antrel Rolle has been fined a whopping $12,500 by the NFL for his facemask of the Chiefs' Larry Johnson in Sunday's game.

Johnson injured his neck on the play and didn't practice until Thursday for Kansas City due to the injury; but he is expected to play against Pittsburgh this weekend.

On the play, Johnson was running free down the sideline when Rolle caught him, grabbed a hold of his facemask and dragged him down and out of bounds without letting go of the mask.


Antrell Rolle Update

Don't expect any more derogatory comments from Cardinals second-year CB Antrel Rolle, who suggested early last week that his team needed to consider making some personnel changes. We hear Rolle was read the riot act by the Arizona coaching staff and is a good bet to clam up in front of the local media for the foreseeable future.

Antrell Rolle Update

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Antrel Rolle was fined $5,000 for a horse collar tackle on Seattle Seahawks halfback Shaun Alexander. Alexander believes that is the injury that might have caused the fracture in his left foot.Information from's John Clayton and ESPN's Chris Mortensen was used in this report.

Rolle says Cardinals are in need of changes

All things considered, Antrel Rolle said he thought the Cardinals defense played well Sunday against the Rams. Well enough to win, anyway.

But the team's overall spirit irritated the Cardinals second-year cornerback, enough for him to say personnel changes should be considered.

"You got to have attitude, and we don't have it," Rolle vented after a 16-14 loss. "We don't have a swagger at all. How bad do you want it? I know I want it bad, but I can't speak for everybody else.

Rolle Update

CB Antrel Rolle, the team's 2005 first-round pick who missed most of his rookie year to a knee injury, is coming back strong. He had an interception to set up a touchdown in a preseason game at Chicago. Rolle said later he thought the Bears were testing him.

Rolle impressing in his return to game action

Cornerback Antrel Rolle had most of his rookie season wiped out by a knee injury, but he has shown no signs of hesitancy during the Cardinals’ first three preseason games.

Rolle is coming off his best game of the preseason in the team’s win over the Bears. He recorded five solo tackles and made up for a questionable pass interference call with an interception of quarterback Rex Grossman.

“I knew I would be OK,” he said. “I tested my knee some before I was able to get back on the field. When I went back out there I was full go.”

It was Rolle’s physical nature that led the Cardinals to draft him with the eighth overall pick in the 2005 draft. His five tackles against the Bears and four solo stops a week earlier against the Patriots indicated he has lost none of his tenacity.