Chris Johnson - RBPosted 8/27/15 10:15pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson is expected to make the 53-man roster despite not playing for his new team yet.
Huddle Up: The Cards added Johnson at a team-friendly price, so there are concerns there. But there are worries about the team's top two backs -- Andre Ellington (health) and rookie David Johnson (inexperience) -- so having some veteran insurance is a priority.
Michael Floyd - WRPosted 8/26/15 5:48pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (fingers) has not begun catching passes yet as he continues to follow his rehabilitation protocol. Floyd believes he could be ready for the regular-season opener.
Huddle Up: Floyd isn't behind schedule by any means, but playing in the Sept. 13 regular-season opener might be asking a little too much. If he does miss any time, though, it shouldn't be much.
Chris Johnson - RBPosted 8/23/15 12:55pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson did not play in the second preseason game Saturday, Aug. 22, because of a pulled hamstring that could keep him out for two weeks.
Huddle Up: CJ has started on the wrong foot in the desert, but his absence did open the door for rookie David Johnson who rushed for a team-high 66 yards on 13 carries and added 15 yards on a pair of receptions.
Andre Ellington - RBPosted 8/19/15 12:38am ET
Despite the signing of veteran Chris Johnson, Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington is still expected to be the team's starting running back, according to Darren Urban of azcardinals.com.
Huddle Up: Ellington currently owns a 60.25 ADP -- 21st among RBs -- and while he still figures to be the Cards' starter, he'll likely see his 2014 average of 20.6 touches per game trimmed as the team substitutes more liberally to keep him fresher.
Michael Floyd - WRPosted 8/18/15 4:59pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Floyd's (fingers) stiches have been removed. Floyd said everything is coming along.
Huddle Up: Good news for Floyd and the Cards as the WR still has more than three weeks to get ready for the regular-season opener.
Chris Johnson - RBPosted 8/18/15 4:59pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson and TE Jermaine Gresham aren't guaranteed a roster spot, according to head coach Bruce Arians, who also said that both players could wind up as starters as well.
Huddle Up: Gresham has the better chance of the two to start, but Johnson should stick given the injury issues that have hampered rookie David Johnson's development so far. Neither veteran, though, figures to be much of a fantasy factor.
David Johnson - RBPosted 8/17/15 5:19pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson (hamstring) will participate in practice Monday, Aug. 17, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
Huddle Up: Johnson has been out for most of training camp with a hamstring injury. It was reported that he would miss another week but with Chris Johnson in Arizona taking a physical, the rookie got himself back on the field. Andre Ellington has solidified himself as Arizona's starting running back.
Chris Johnson - RBPosted 8/17/15 6:35pm ET
Free-agent RB Chris Johnson (Jets) agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals Monday, Aug. 17. Financial terms were not immediately disclosed.
Huddle Up: Johnson isn't a lead back these days, but he'll still steal his share of touches from expected starter Andre Ellington. Johnson's signing, though, affects rookie third-round pick David Johnson the most.
David Johnson - RBPosted 8/15/15 1:07pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson (hamstring) is expected to miss at least one more week because of his hamstring injury.
Huddle Up: Johnson has been bothered by a hamstring since the start of training camp and with the Cardinals expected to sign Chris Johnson, the rookie is falling out of fantasy relevance in re-draft leagues. He'll need to get back on the field soon in order to make an impact early in the season.
Andre Ellington - RBPosted 8/13/15 6:16pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (hamstring) is close to running at full speed and will be able to play in the first preseason game Saturday, Aug. 15, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
Huddle Up: Strong sign for the Cards' top back who has been hindered by a balky hammy for much of camp. Avoiding a re-aggravation will be at or near the top of his to-do list Saturday.
Andre Ellington - RBPosted 8/12/15 10:36pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (hamstring) got in some 11-on-11 work Wednesday, Aug. 12, and he impressed with his speed. Ellington is still limited, but he did say he would play Saturday, Aug. 15, although the team may decide otherwise.
Huddle Up: The Cardinals are desperate to get their running game going with both Ellington and rookie David Johnson sidelined with injuries. The team offered Chris Johnson a contract earlier this week and is waiting on a decision. The good news is it sounds like Ellington is close to returning to practice soon.
David Johnson - RBPosted 8/11/15 10:04am ET
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson (hamstring) is likely out another week with a Grade 2 hamstring strain. He hasn't practiced in full pads.
Huddle Up: Tough for the rookie to carve out playing time from the sidelines. The Cardinals are concerned enough that they're kicking the tires on free agent Chris Johnson as a backup plan for the inevitable Andre Ellington injury.
Kerwynn Williams - RBPosted 8/7/15 7:07pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Kerwynn Williams could be the leading candidate for the No. 3 running back job, because head coach Bruce Arians said Williams is the best one among the healthy running backs. Williams has been working with the first-team offense because of injuries to RBs Andre Ellington (hamstring) and David Johnson (hamstring). Williams is competing with RB Stepfan Taylor and Marion Grice for the No. 3 job.
Huddle Up: Williams was average when he got an opportunity to play late last season. Ellington and Johnson are firmly ahead of him on the depth chart. If both were injured for an extended period of time, Arizona would likely sign a veteran running back to add to the mix.
Michael Floyd - WRPosted 8/6/15 6:11pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (hand) will have surgery on his dislocated fingers. He is still expected to miss 3-5 weeks.
Huddle Up: That will be cutting it close for Week 1 as Floyd attempts to improve on his 47-841-6 season of a year ago.
Carson Palmer - QBPosted 8/5/15 5:47pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (knee) continues to make great progress in his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
Huddle Up: So far, so good this month for Palmer who continues to offer as much fantasy upside as you'd want from a late-round pick as his current ADP of 157 has him ranked 20th among all QBs.
Michael Floyd - WRPosted 8/5/15 7:52pm ET
Updating a previous story, Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (hand) will miss roughly six weeks, after suffering three broken fingers on his left hand Wednesday, Aug. 5.
Huddle Up: It's a huge blow for Floyd. His status for Week 1 is now in serious doubt. John Brown's fantasy arrow is pointing up, especially in daily leagues where he's priced relatively cheap.
Michael Floyd - WRPosted 8/5/15 8:55pm ET
Updating a previous story, Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Floyd's (hand) fingers were dislocated, not broken Wednesday, Aug. 5. Floyd may only miss three to five weeks instead of the originally projected six-week timetable.
Huddle Up: It's good news for Floyd. He may now be ready for the Cardinals Week 1 opener against the Saints. If Floyd can't play, John Brown would start opposite Larry Fitzgerald.
Andre Ellington - RBPosted 8/3/15 4:05pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (hamstring) will miss practice Monday, Aug 3, with a tightened hamstring. The injury is not serious, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
Huddle Up: It's not an issue now but remember Ellington has dealt with injuries in the past, so it's not a great sign. Bruce Arians said he wants Ellington to touch the ball 20 times a game. Ellington can't do that if he isn't healthy.
David Johnson - RBPosted 8/3/15 8:37pm ET
Arizona Cardinals rookie RB David Johnson is considered day-to-day with a hamstring injury.
Huddle Up: The third-round pick pulled up Sunday night on a long run down the sideline and didn't return to practice after being examined by trainers. He also sat out Monday along with starter Andre Ellington, who's also dealing with a hammy issue. That left Kerwynn Williams handling the bulk of training-camp work Monday, but the injuries to Johnson and Ellington aren't regarded as serious. Something to keep an eye on, though, in the desert.
Jermaine Gresham - TEPosted 8/3/15 8:37pm ET
Arizona Cardinals TE Jermaine Gresham (back) was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list Monday, Aug. 3. He is expected to be limited during his first few practices.
Huddle Up: Gresham is coming off herniated-disc surgery in March, but it sounds like he's making solid progress. As long as that continues, he should be regarded as the favorite to win the Cards' starting gig.
Carson Palmer - QBPosted 7/31/15 6:34pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (knee) has been cleared to participate in practice and will not be limited during training camp or preseason games.
Huddle Up: Great news for the Cards and also for those fantasy owners who wait on QBs in their drafts and are looking for late-round sleepers. Palmer, who averaged a decent 21.3 fantasy points per game last season, has a current ADP of 184 -- 26th among QBs.
Jermaine Gresham - TEPosted 7/24/15 10:50pm ET
Free-agent TE Jermaine Gresham (Bengals) agreed to a one-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals Friday, July 24, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: As has been the fantasy position here, Arizona gives Gresham the clearest path to extended playing time with Troy Niklas and Darren Fells currently atop the TE chart, and he'll give Carson Palmer a productive, between-the-numbers target. If all goes well, Gresham could finish as a solid TE2.
Carson Palmer - QBPosted 7/16/15 11:15pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (knee) has been working out with WR John Brown in California since the end of offseason workouts and said that he not had any problems with his surgically repaired knee. QB Drew Stanton and TEs Troy Niklas and Ifeanyi Momah have also participated in some of the workouts, while Palmer said WRs Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd could take part in some future workouts.
Huddle Up: Due to his knee issues, Palmer only started six games last season but averaged a decent 21.30 fantasy points per outing, and if he's back to near full strength and plays a near full slate, don't be surprised if the 35-year-old makes a serious run at QB1 territory.
Carson Palmer - QBPosted 6/9/15 4:10pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (knee) is no longer limited following his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Palmer was clear for -- and participated in -- 11-on-11 team drills Tuesday, June 9 during minicamp.
Huddle Up: Great news for Cards' fans and those fantasy GMs with a stake in the Cards' offense with the memory of last season's Palmer-less offensive disaster still fresh in everyone's minds.
Carson Palmer - QBPosted 6/1/15 11:36pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (knee) may be throwing more out of the no-huddle offense in 2015. The Cardinals worked on the no-huddle offense Monday, June 1, and head coach Bruce Arians said he believes they'll use that type of offense more this season. Palmer continues to recover from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. He has not been able to practice the no-huddle offense as he has not taken part in 11-on-11 drills yet.
Huddle Up: Huddle or no, the key for the Cardinals' passing game is for Palmer to stay healthy all season. If he's still missing practice time when training camp opens in late July, then you can go ahead and hit the panic button on all members of the Arizona passing game.
David Johnson - RBPosted 5/31/15 4:24pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson was recently compared to Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte by Arizona running backs coach Stump Mitchell. 'You can put him outside and use him as a receiver and he's a good runner,' Mitchell said. 'He's a guy who has a lot of confidence in his ability to play. He's coachable. He's a smart young man, he's physical,' Mitchell added. 'He has excellent hands and he's a bigger target to throw the ball to.'
Huddle Up: The Cards have said that incumbent Andre Ellington remains their No. 1 back, but count on the third-round pick out of Northern Iowa to see a steady share of touches as Arizona looks to save the dangerous but diminutive Ellington some wear and tear.
Carson Palmer - QBPosted 5/19/15 7:46pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (knee) was held out of 11-on-11 drills Tuesday, May 19, during organized team activities. Palmer did, however, participate in 7-on-7 drills. Palmer will wear a knee brace this season as he continues to recover from surgery on a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
Huddle Up: Expect the Cards will take all precautions with the 35-year-old QB to make sure he's ready and as well-protected for the games that matter.
Michael Floyd - WRPosted 5/19/15 10:57pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Floyd was recognized for his conditioning by head coach Bruce Arians during organized team activities Tuesday, May 19.
Huddle Up: Floyd his career highs with his six TD receptions and his 17.9-yards-per-catch average last season but his targets, receptions and receiving yardage all fell off compared to his 2013 numbers. The Cards' 2014 QB problems shoulder a lot of that blame, though, so don't be surprised to see a mini-rebound season out of the wideout.
David Johnson - RBPosted 5/17/15 12:16am ET
Arizona Cardinals rookie RB David Johnson was recently lauded by head coach Bruce Arians. '[He's] very, very bright. The kid can do anything as far as a wide receiver, running back, full back,' Arians said. 'He will find a niche quick because he can learn so much.'
Andre Ellington - RBPosted 5/14/15 3:37pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington said the selection of rookie RB David Johnson will give him more rest time and keep the offense upbeat.
Huddle Up: Ellington who missed four games last season and never seemed to be quite himself even when he did play can certainly stand to be kept fresher while letting the 6-1, 225-pound rookie handle more of the inside-the-tackles dirty work.
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