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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Cardinals RB James Conner's ankle injury is "not considered long-term or serious." Conner remained on the sideline for the OT win over the Raiders but never returned. We'll keep an eye on his practice participation this week. If Conner can't play vs. the Rams on Sunday, we'd likely see a fairly even backfield split between RBs Darrel Williams and Eno Benjamin.

Cardinals RB James Conner injured his left ankle in the 2nd half of Sunday's game vs. the Raiders. He's trying to work through it on the sidelines and is officially questionable to return. RBs Eno Benjamin and Darrel Williams have been splitting work in Conner's absence.

Cardinals RB James Conner got just 10 carries in Sunday's blowout loss to the Chiefs, compiling a meager 26 yards. But he scored the team's lone rushing TD and added 5 receptions (for 29 yards) among 6 targets. Conner tied for 2nd on the team in targets and handled 71.4% of the RB rushes. It was a bad game script for RB usage, but Conner still easily led the team in opportunities and heads into Monday night as the #13 PPR scorer at the position for Week 1. Eno Benjamin got the other 4 RB carries and drew 4 targets. Just 1 of those came after QB Trace McSorley relieved Kyler Murray for the final possession.

Cardinals beat writer Bob McManaman expects the team to “squeeze even more” out of James Conner early next season. Conner signed a new contract this offseason, and Arizona will be without DeAndre Hopkins for the first 6 games. “We’ve got to be better at it,” HC Kliff Kingsbury said. “We didn’t run the ball great late last year when we needed to and when you look at those teams that made a run, they were able to still sustain the run, especially when you lose a top player like that [Hopkins]. So, we’ve got to be able to establish that early.” After losing Chase Edmonds in free agency, Conner’s current backfield competition includes Eno Benjamin and rookie Keaontay Ingram.

The Cardinals are signing RB James Conner to a 3-year contract worth up to $25.5 million ($13.5 million guaranteed). Conner, who scored 18 times in 2021, heads back to Arizona on the same day that Miami signed Chase Edmonds. Look for Arizona to add a complimentary backfield piece, either in the draft or in free agency. Conner’s currently coming off the board as the RB29 in FFPC drafts, but that number will certainly rise in the coming days.

Cardinals RB James Conner (ribs) returned to practice on Saturday. HC Kliff Kingsbury said the veteran was “able to do some things” during the session, per ESPN's Josh Weinfuss. (Thanks, coach.) Conner remains a game-time decision for Monday night, but today’s development makes him a small favorite to play against L.A.

Cardinals RB James Conner (ribs) remained out and RB Chase Edmonds (ribs, toe) remained limited on Friday. Both guys will be game-time decisions, according to HC Kliff Kingsbury, but Edmonds looks like the safer bet to play at this point. We'll get Arizona's final injury report on Saturday afternoon.

Cardinals RB James Conner (ribs) did not practice on Thursday. RB Chase Edmonds (ribs, toe) was limited. HC Kliff Kingsbury labeled both guys game-time decisions for Monday night's Wild Card game vs. the Rams, but Edmonds appears to be the healthier of the 2 right now. We'll get another update on the situation on Friday afternoon.

Cardinals RB James Conner suffered a rib injury in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Seahawks and is officially questionable to return. Arizona is already without RB Chase Edmonds and also lost RB Jonathan Ward to a knee injury today. RB Eno Benjamin is the last man standing.

Cardinals RB James Conner (heel) is active for today’s game vs. the Seahawks. He was limited in practice all week and listed as questionable, so it’s unclear how close to 100% he is for this one. But Conner averaged 17.0 carries and 5.2 targets in 5 games without RB Chase Edmonds earlier this season, so the ceiling is lofty.

Cardinals RB James Conner (heel) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Seahawks. We're expecting him to play after getting in 3 limited practices this week but will look for an update on his status on Sunday morning. Seahawks-Cardinals kicks off at 4:25 pm ET. With RB Chase Edmonds (ribs, toe) ruled out, Arizona would be down to RBs Eno Benjamin and Jonathan Ward if Conner can't go.

Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds (ribs, toe) won't play vs. the Seahawks this weekend, HC Kliff Kingsbury said Friday. Edmonds didn't practice on Wednesday or Thursday, and this early rule-out puts his status for the opening round of the playoffs in question. Assuming RB James Conner's heel is reasonably healthy, he'll carry big upside in Week 18 fantasy lineups. We'll get another update on Conner later today.

Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds (ribs, toe) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. RB James Conner (heel) remained limited but suddenly looks like the healthier RB in Arizona. We'll see what these guys do on Friday and how they're listed on the final injury report for Sunday's game vs. Seattle.

Cardinals RB James Conner (heel) was limited in Wednesday's practice. That's an upgrade over last week, when he only got in a limited practice on Friday. We'll see if Conner can make it back for this weekend's game vs. the Seahawks.

Cardinals RB James Conner (heel) is inactive for today’s game vs. the Cowboys. That should put RB Chase Edmonds back in a feature role. He racked up 16 carries and 9 targets with Conner out last week.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that there's "optimism" Cardinals RB James Conner (heel) will be able to play vs. the Cowboys today. Conner is listed as questionable after getting in just a limited practice on Friday, so he'd come with elevated risk in fantasy lineups if he ends up playing. We'll get Arizona's inactives around 3 pm ET.

Cardinals RB James Conner (heel) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game vs. the Cowboys. He returned to a limited practice on Friday after missing the first 2 workouts of the week. HC Kliff Kingsbury has called Conner a game-time decision. Cardinals-Cowboys doesn’t kick off until 4:25 pm ET, but we’ll look for a Conner update on Sunday morning.

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