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  • Wed., Apr. 23, 2014 5:00PM - 5:15PM MST 2014 NFL schedule released The 2014 NFL schedule is released. Check out all the details on azcardinals.com.
  • Thu., Apr. 24, 2014 5:00PM - 9:00PM MST "Spring Tailgate" at the Big Red Rib and Music Festival The Cardinals are hosting a live TV special, as team president Michael Bidwill, general manager Steve Keim, and coach Bruce Arians preview the 2014 Draft and season with hosts Paul Calvisi and Ron Wolfley. There will be players in attendance.
  • Mon., May. 05, 2014 8:00AM MST On-field work Players allowed on-field football work with coaching (no helmets, no contact, no offense vs. defense)
  • Thu., May. 08, 2014 5:00PM MST NFL Draft First round of the NFL draft.
  • Fri., May. 09, 2014 3:30PM MST NFL Draft Second and third rounds of the NFL draft.
  • Sat., May. 10, 2014 9:00AM MST NFL Draft Fourth through seventh rounds of the NFL draft.
  • Tue., May. 20, 2014 8:00AM MST Organized Team Activities Players allowed on-field football work with coaching. Helmets allowed, as is offense vs. defense.
  • Wed., May. 21, 2014 8:00AM MST Organized Team Activities Players allowed on-field football work with coaching. Helmets allowed, as is offense vs. defense.
  • Thu., May. 22, 2014 8:00AM MST Organized Team Activities Players allowed on-field football work with coaching. Helmets allowed, as is offense vs. defense.
  • Fri., May. 23, 2014 8:00AM MST Rookie minicamp Rookie minicamp.

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Kevin Ross
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Biography

Former Pro Bowl defensive back Kevin Ross begins his first season with the Cardinals as cornerbacks coach after being hired on 2/5/13. A 14-year NFL veteran, Ross has seven years of coaching experience in the NFL after previous jobs with Oakland (2010-11), San Diego (2007-08), and Minnesota (2003-05). In Arizona, Ross reunites with head coach Bruce Arians, under whom he played as a team captain during his senior season at Temple in 1983.

Former Pro Bowl defensive back Kevin Ross begins his first season with the Cardinals as cornerbacks coach after being hired on 2/5/13. A 14-year NFL veteran, Ross has seven years of coaching experience in the NFL after previous jobs with Oakland (2010-11), San Diego (2007-08), and Minnesota (2003-05). In Arizona, Ross reunites with head coach Bruce Arians, under whom he played as a team captain during his senior season at Temple in 1983.

Entering his 22nd NFL season, Ross last coached in the NFL from 2010-11 as the safeties coach for the Oakland Raiders. During his two seasons in Oakland, the Raiders recorded 30 INTs and Ross oversaw a unit that recorded 10 INTs during the 2010 campaign.

Ross’ tenure in Oakland followed one season as an assistant for the New York franchise in the United Football League (2009). From 2007-08, Ross assisted in coaching defensive backs for the San Diego Chargers. In 2007, the Chargers led the NFL in INTs during both the regular season (30) and postseason (six). The 30 INTs during the regular season were the most by a San Diego defense in 38 years and it marked the first time a Chargers defense ever led the NFL in INTs.

He began his NFL coaching career when he went to training camp with the Minnesota Vikings in 2002 as part of the NFL’s Minority Coaching and Administrative Fellowship Program. In 2003, he was hired as the Vikings assistant secondary coach, where he served through the 2005 season. In his first season in Minnesota, the Vikings ranked second in the NFL with 28 INTs. In his second season in Minnesota, the Vikings advanced to the NFC Divisional Playoffs.

Ross played defensive back in the NFL for 14 seasons (1984-97) and was a two-time Pro Bowl selection. He was selected by Kansas City in the seventh round (173rd overall) of the 1984 NFL Draft and made an immediate impact with the Chiefs as a rookie when he posted a career-high six INTs to earn consensus All-Rookie honors. He played 11 seasons in Kansas City (1984-93; 1997), earning Pro Bowl selections in 1989 and 1990. He played two seasons in Atlanta (1994-95) and one with San Diego (1996). He retired from the NFL following the 1997 season with 1,142 tackles, 38 INTs and two touchdowns. He was inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 2011.

Prior to joining the NFL coaching ranks, Ross spent four years coaching high school football, two at Camden High School (1999-00) and two at Woodrow Wilson High (2001-02) in his native Camden, N.J.

Ross was an All-State and all-conference linebacker and running back at Paulsboro (N.J.) High School and a four-year letterman at Temple (1980-83). While at Temple, Ross appeared in 39 games and totaled 249 tackles with 13 INTs. Ross has three daughters, Celia, Cherrelle, and Kassidy, and two sons, Jovair and Kevin, Jr.

 

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    S Tyrann Mathieu gets interviewed before the event.
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    LB Matt Shaughnessy watches his shot.
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    Running backs coach Stump Mitchell on the putting green.
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    OT Nate Potter takes a swing.
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    DE Calais Campbell happy about a putt.

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