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Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals have stalled in talks over a new contract for the 2019 No. 1; Cardinals general manager Steve Keim has dismissed talks of a Murray swap; Cardinals got Murray’s fifth-year option on his rookie deal last month

Last updated: 23/05/22 19:57

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Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray warms up before an NFL wildcard playoff football game against the Los Angeles Rams on Monday, January 17, 2022 in Inglewood, California. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Arizona Cardinals Pro Bowl quarterback Kyler Murray is reportedly skipping the team’s volunteer organized team activities this week.

The move was expected as Murray and the Cardinals are at a standstill on contract extension talks.

During the offseason between Murray and Arizona, Murray once deleted all references to the team from his social media, and his agent later released a more than 1,000-word statement saying Murray wanted a new contract.

Murray has never asked for a trade, which is good since Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said last month there was “zero chance” of it.

Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins get an Arizona Cardinals touchdown in their first game back.

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Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins get an Arizona Cardinals touchdown in their first game back.

Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins get an Arizona Cardinals touchdown in their first game back.

Murray is expected to earn about $5.5 million in 2022, the fourth year of his rookie contract.

The Cardinals were given a fifth-year option on Murray’s rookie contract late last month. The move guarantees Murray $29.7 million in 2023. It also gives both sides more time to negotiate a long-term deal.

Highlights from the Arizona Cardinals' encounter with the Los Angeles Rams at Super Wild Card Weekend.

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Highlights from the Arizona Cardinals’ encounter with the Los Angeles Rams at Super Wild Card Weekend.

Highlights from the Arizona Cardinals’ encounter with the Los Angeles Rams at Super Wild Card Weekend.

In 2021, Murray rushed for 3,787 yards and 24 touchdowns against 10 interceptions, and last season he also rushed for 423 yards and five touchdowns.

Murray made his playoff debut against the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC wildcard round and his performance was not good. He completed 19 of 34 passes for just 137 yards and two interceptions in a 34-11 loss.

In three seasons, Murray has a 22-23-1 record as a starter. He has rushed for 11,480 yards, 70 touchdowns and 34 interceptions while rushing for 1,786 yards and 20 points in 46 starts.

The Cardinals selected Murray as their #1 pick overall in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Cardinals will be featured at Hard Knocks

The Arizona Cardinals are featured in Part Two of HBO’s “Hard Knocks In Season”.

It’s the Cardinals’ first appearance on Hard Knocks. The series will debut in November during the second half of the 2022 season. The in-season series debuted in 2021 with the Indianapolis Colts.

“We can’t wait to work in Arizona and we thank (owner) Michael Bidwill, (general manager) Steve Keim, coach (Kliff) Kingsbury and the entire Cardinals organization for this opportunity,” said Keith Cossrow, NFL Films senior coordinating producer in the announcement.

The Detroit Lions will be featured in the August preseason edition of Hard Knocks.

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