Cardinals WR Andy Isabella is dealing with a "minor knee issue," HC Kliff Kingsbury said Friday. The coach is "hopeful" his rookie will be ready for the team's 1st preseason game. This doesn't sound like anything serious, but Isabella needs all the reps he can get if he wants to win a significant early-season role. KeeSean Johnson has reportedly been the most impressive of Arizona's rookie WRs in camp so far.
The Cardinals selected UMass WR Andy Isabella with the 62nd pick of the 2019 NFL Draft. Isabella was a stat-piling machine for the Minutemen, racking up 229 catches, 3,519 yards and 30 TDs over the past 3 seasons. That includes a huge 102-1,698-13 line this past season. Isabella led this year's WR class in yards per route run and received the nation's best receiving grade from Pro Football Focus last year. Then he blazed a 4.31-second 40-yard dash at the Combine. Isabella is undersized at 5'9 and 188 pounds, but his speed will play at the next level. He joins QB Kyler Murray in HC Kliff Kingsbury's new-look offense.