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  • Mon., Apr. 21, 2014 8:00AM MST Start of offseason workouts Clubs with returning head coaches may begin offseason workout programs.
  • Wed., Apr. 23, 2014 8:00AM MST Cardinals Charities Golf Tournament Cardinals Charities Golf Tournament at Whirlwind Golf Club (5692 W North Loop Rd, Chandler, AZ 85226).
  • 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.

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Biography

Mike Caldwell returns to Arizona to coach the position he played for the Cardinals in 1997. Hired as the team’s linebackers coach on 2/5/13, Caldwell enters his 17th season in the NFL, and sixth as an assistant coach after a five-year tenure with the Philadelphia Eagles (2008-12).

Mike Caldwell returns to Arizona to coach the position he played for the Cardinals in 1997. Hired as the team’s linebackers coach on 2/5/13, Caldwell enters his 17th season in the NFL, and sixth as an assistant coach after a five-year tenure with the Philadelphia Eagles (2008-12).

After serving as a training camp coaching intern with the Eagles in 2007, Caldwell began his coaching career as a defensive quality control coach with Philadelphia in 2008. He was promoted to assistant linebackers coach in 2010 and elevated to linebackers coach in 2011. During his first season overseeing the linebackers, Caldwell helped developed several young players into key roles, including Jamar Chaney who intercepted three passes to go along with a team-leading 104 tackles. He also integrated two rookies into the rotation – sixth round pick Brian Rolle, who started 13 games and contributed 63 tackles, one sack, and a fumble recovery for a TD, and fourth rounder Casey Matthews. In 2012, Caldwell oversaw standout linebacker DeMeco Ryans, who led the team with 113 tackles and 15 tackles for loss.

A linebacker and special teams standout during his playing days in the league, Caldwell enjoyed an 11-year NFL career with Cleveland (1993-95), Baltimore (1996), Arizona (1997), Philadelphia (1998-2001), Chicago (2002), and Carolina (2003).

He played in 159 career regular season games and posted 14.5 sacks and eight INTs, while also proving to be a top special teams performer. He was voted by his teammates as the Eagles special teams most valuable player in 1998. During his lone season in Arizona in 1997, Caldwell appeared in all 16 games and totaled 33 tackles, two sacks, an INT, a forced fumble and nine special teams tackles.

Born in Oak Ridge TN, Caldwell played collegiately at Middle Tennessee State before being selected in the third round (83rd overall) by the Browns in the 1993 NFL Draft. He earned his degree from Middle Tennessee State in Business Administration. Caldwell and his wife, Sue, have two daughters, Sydnei and Saniah, and a son, Simeon. His niece, Nikki, is the head women’s basketball coach at LSU.

 

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