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Could The Emergence Of Cardinals Rookie RB David Johnson Make Chris Johnson Expendable?

After the way Chris Johnson played for the Cardinals prior to his injury one would think resigning him is not something to question, but more a matter of for how long and how much. The Cardinals have been without a running game for sometime, and the former superstar gave them one for the first time in years.However, to resign him it will cost. He's an older veteran, and knows this...
Via FatManWriting
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals getting stellar play from 4 rookies

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Four rookies are playing a significant role in the Arizona Cardinals' success.Running back David Johnson leads the team in touchdowns and wide receiver J.J. Nelson is a lightning bolt of a big-play threat. And on defense, nose tackle Rodney Gunter and outside linebacker Markus Golden have starting roles."We all talk a lot, try to help each other out," Johnson said...
Via AP on Fox
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

How four rookies are playing a large role in Cardinals' success

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Four rookies are playing a significant role in the Arizona Cardinals' success.Running back David Johnson leads the team in touchdowns and wide receiver J.J. Nelson is a lightning bolt of a big-play threat. And on defense, nose tackle Rodney Gunter and outside linebacker Markus Golden have starting roles."We all talk a lot, try to help each other out," Johnson said...
Via AP on Fox
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

4 rookies playing big roles in Arizona's success

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Four rookies are playing a significant role in the Arizona Cardinals' success. Running back David Johnson leads the team in touchdowns and wide receiver J.J. Nelson is a lightning bolt of a big-play threat. And on defense, nose tackle Rodney Gunter and outside linebacker Markus Golden have starting roles. ''We all talk a lot, try to help each other out,'' Johnson...
Via AP on Fox
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Power Rankings: Where each team stands heading into Week 14

Here’s our NFL power rankings for each team heading into Week 14. AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings Where each team stands heading into Week 14 Heroes & Goats: Six players that stood out this week Tweetcap: Watch the top vines from Sunday’s games Gut Reactions: Four things we learned about the NFL this week 1. Carolina Panthers- Carolina had another close call this week against...
Via cover32
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals rookie RB Johnson shines in blitz protection

Arizona Cardinals rookie running back David Johnson drew plenty of praise from his teammates for his efforts in his first career start.Johnson stepped up in the absence of injured running backs Chris Johnson and Andre Ellington and rushed for 99 yards on 22 carries while catching a touchdown pass in a 27-3 victory over the St. Louis Rams.The 6-foot-1, 224-pound Johnson made an impression...
Via Fox Sports
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Rookie Johnson shows Cardinals' backfield has plenty in reserve

Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians didn't panic when starting running back Chris Johnson and backup Andre Ellington were both hurt a week ago.Arians just dialed the next-man-up philosophy for Sunday's game at the St. Louis Rams and the Cardinals never missed a beat as rookie David Johnson rushed for 99 yards and added a receiving touchdown in his first career start to spark a 27...
Via Fox Sports
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

David Johnson, Cardinals defense runs wild in win against Rams

ST. LOUIS -- Two running backs down, the Arizona Cardinals kept the production sky high.Rookie David Johnson ran for 99 yards and scored a touchdown in his first career start, helping pave the way for a decisive 27-3 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday. Coach Bruce Arians said the third-round pick from Northern Iowa reminded him of a young Edgerrin James."Exactly what I expected...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Rookie Johnson, Cardinals defense thrive in blowout of Rams

ST. LOUIS -- The Arizona Cardinals needed no late heroics to win their sixth in a row.This time, they dominated from the opening kickoff.Replacement running backs David Johnson and Kerwynn Williams both had TD runs, Carson Palmer threw for 356 yards and the Cardinals stuffed the punchless St. Louis Rams 27-3 on Sunday.Johnson, a rookie, had 99 yards on 22 carries in his first career...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Six Points: Cardinals vs. Rams

Buried in a four-game losing streak, the St. Louis Rams will try to conjure up a repeat of their most impressive performance of the season when they host the NFC West-leading Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.Despite the slide that has severely damaged their postseason hopes, the Rams are unbeaten within the division (3-0) and posted a stunning 24-22 victory at Arizona in Week 4 in what...
Via Fox Sports
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals confident in David Johnson's ability to carry load

TEMPE, Ariz.  -- With injuries to their top two running backs, the Arizona Cardinals are turning to rookie David Johnson to carry most of that load.The third-round draft pick out of Northern Iowa is relishing the opportunity."It's very exciting. I can't wait, man," he said after Wednesday's practice. "I'm blessed, I'm just very glad to have this opportunity to help out the team...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Rookie David Johnson steps to forefront of Cardinals offense

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) With injuries to their top two running backs, the Arizona Cardinals are turning to rookie David Johnson to carry most of that load. The third-round draft pick out of Northern Iowa is relishing the opportunity. ''It's very exciting. I can't wait, man,'' he said after Wednesday's practice. ''I'm blessed, I'm just very glad to have this opportunity to help out...
Via AP on Fox
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Week 13 NFL game watchability rankings

Week 13 in the NFL is here, and you might be entering the weekend with your own preferences regarding which games to focus on and which to place on the backburner. Most of you have your favorites and fantasy players to track. But in case you’re completely neutral or need help breaking ties with regard to what to watch, we’ve ranked all 16 games from most appealing to least enticing...
Via This Given Sunday
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Arians on David Johnson: ‘I have all the confidence in him’

With starter Chris Johnson sent to short-term injured reserve and backup Andre Ellington dealing with a turf toe injury, the Arizona Cardinals are turning to rookie David Johnson at running back. The third-round pick will likely start on Sunday against the St. Louis Rams, and despite some hesitation in his usage early this season, his new role sits just fine with head coach Bruce...
Via The Sports Daily
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson Up To The Task Of Carrying The Running Game?

Even though he is not going to play for the last five games of the season, Arizona Cardinals running back Chris Johnson should be in talks for Comeback Player of the Year. It's a shame that he is going to be out for the season with a broken leg. However, while it does suck to lose him, Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians is not worried about the running game.He thinks rookie David...
Via FatManWriting
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals put Chris Johnson on IR/designated to return list

PHOENIX -- Arizona has placed Chris Johnson on the injured reserve/designated to return list, a move that means the only way the running back will play again this season is if the Cardinals reach the Super Bowl.A person with knowledge of the situation said Tuesday that Johnson chipped or fractured his tibia where it meets his left knee. The person spoke on condition of anonymity...
Via AP on Fox
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals place Johnson on IR/designated to return list

PHOENIX (AP) Arizona has placed Chris Johnson on the injured reserve/designated to return list, a move that means the only way the running back will play again this season is if the Cardinals reach the Super Bowl. A person with knowledge of the situation said Tuesday that Johnson chipped or fractured his tibia where it meets his left knee. The person spoke on condition of anonymity...
Via AP on Fox
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals Place RB Chris Johnson On Short-Term I.R.

The Arizona Cardinals announced that they’ve placed RB Chris Johnson on injured reserve with the designation to return Tuesday. Cardinals promoted RB Kerwynn Williams to their active roster. Cardinals signed CB Corey White. Cardinals waived CB Robert Nelson Jr. Johnson will now be eligible to return to the Cardinals in the event they make it to the Super Bowl. Arizona was reportedly...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

NFC West Notebook: Injuries to running backs to test Cardinals

It's beginning to feel a lot like last season for the Arizona Cardinals, who are all too familiar with how a major injury can impact a team's postseason aspirations.Starting running Chris Johnson suffered a fractured tibia in Arizona's 19-13 win at San Francisco on Sunday and is expected to be sidelined for an extended period of time. Complicating matters for the Cardinals was an...
Via Fox Sports
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Bear or Bull: Hey Mr. D.J.

Is it time for D.J. to keep playing that song on and on and on? Before we can get the party started, let's rewind and take a look at how we got here. The Arizona Cardinals selected David Johnson in the third round (#86 overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft. Bruce Arians raved about him in May: "Very, very bright. The kid can do anything as far as a wide receiver, running back, fullback...
Via Razzball Football
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals can survive Chris Johnson’s broken leg after learning from last season’s attrition

What does Chris Johnson’s fractured tibia—scoop via Jay Glazer—mean for the Cardinals’ Super Bowl chances? Ehhh, not much. Let’s examine. The guy is unquestionably an NFL Comeback Player of the Year candidate. Going into Week 13, Johnson is fourth in the league in both rushing attempts (196) and yards (814), and not only did he hit the unenviable, typically NFL quarantine...
Via The Comeback
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Running back Chris Johnson of Arizona Cardinals suffers fractured tibia, could miss rest of season

The Arizona Cardinals were dealt a crushing blow on Sunday, losing running back Chris Johnson to a fractured tibia. #AZCardinals RB Chris Johnson did fracture his tibia, as @JayGlazer said. Unclear how much time he’ll miss, but should be a while. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 30, 2015 The 30-year-old was in the middle of a career resurgence, rushing for 797 yards...
Via EndZoneScore
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Johnson has fractured tibia; Ellington also hurt

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals have not confirmed a report that running back Chris Johnson has a broken left leg. The injury was reported Monday by Fox Sports. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said earlier in the day it was a bruised knee, but MRI results on Johnson weren't available then. Johnson's agent, Joel Segal, did not respond to text and phone messages seeking confirmation...
Via AP on Fox
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals' top 2 running backs, starting corner hurt in win

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals came home battered but victorious after an ugly afternoon at San Francisco. The team's top two running backs - Chris Johnson and Andre Ellington - and starting cornerback Jerraud Powers left the game with injuries. Arians says Johnson has a knee contusion and was undergoing an MRI to determine the seriousness. Ellington has a turf toe....
Via AP on Fox
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Ground game halted as Cardinals' Johnson, Ellington exit with injuries

The Arizona Cardinals' backfield took a hit in Sunday's 19-13 victory at the San Francisco 49ers.Starting running back Chris Johnson and backup Andre Ellington each were knocked out of the game with injuries in the third quarter, leaving rookie David Johnson to shoulder the load for the remainder of the game.Johnson managed only 17 yards on 12 carries before hurting his left knee...
Via Fox Sports
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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