Frostee gets an extension

Posted by Darren Urban on June 1, 2015 – 4:27 pm

It was fitting that Frostee Rucker got a one-year contract extension Monday so quietly. The veteran defensive end, who had been scheduled to become a free agent after the 2015 season, stays clear of attention. That topic has been covered before. When he first signed, he was in the background, playing less than he would’ve liked in 2013 but understanding his role. The day Darnell Dockett got hurt last year in training camp, Rucker was suddenly thrust into a spotlight you could tell he could’ve done without.

But Rucker is a leader on a team that has a few, and you can tell that just by watching a game or two. I’m lucky enough to see a lot more of the interaction — during OTAs (like below, talking to fellow vet Cory Redding), around the locker room — and Frostee is the kind of professional you seek out for a roster. Plus, he’s coming off a career-high five sacks. He’s fits perfectly into a defensive line that is built to rotate early and often with versatile pieces. Rucker’s added year also takes one more thing off the to-do list after the season when it comes to potential free agents.


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11 Responses to “Frostee gets an extension”

  1. By jwoodaz on Jun 1, 2015 | Reply

    Congrats This is good news for the d-line, he earned it with a strong showing last year.

  2. By Dynosoar on Jun 1, 2015 | Reply

    I like this. A lot.

  3. By rod on Jun 1, 2015 | Reply

    veddy niiiiize !

  4. By Jon on Jun 2, 2015 | Reply

    This is one contract extension that makes perfect sense.

    Rucker is a leader, a performer, a playmaker, a teacher, a mentor, a positive locker room influence, and a consummate professional. Most of all, he is good people and you can never have enough of those.

  5. By chango666 on Jun 2, 2015 | Reply

    yaaaaaaay . . . I’m a big Frostee fan . . .

  6. By azdesertrat1953 on Jun 2, 2015 | Reply

    Very Nice, congrats to Frostee Rucker!

    That’s the way you reward a Real Good Player that is in the Trenches all the time.

    GO CARDS!!!

  7. By Ruth Godman on Jun 2, 2015 | Reply

    I have four football players I really like and Frosted Rucker is one of them!
    Make Cardinals proud we are Happy for you and keep you in our prayers!

  8. By Chris on Jun 2, 2015 | Reply

    Veterans with character and strength. I love that….can’t want to see the Birds fly…..GO CARDS

  9. By Scott H on Jun 3, 2015 | Reply

    Frostee Rucker HAS to be one of THE coolest names I have ever heard!

  10. By Rusty Watts on Jun 3, 2015 | Reply

    Frostee is one of the most professional and polite men I have ever met. AZ Cards has made a good choice!

  11. By Scott Hensley on Jun 3, 2015 | Reply

    I’m very proud and happy for my good friend ! He is a great man and a true professional . He has been an inspiration to my sons dedication and success at Indiana State. His hard work is contagious and I know the Cardinal brain trust would agree!!!!!

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