Cardinals officially designated RB James Conner to return from the injured reserve list. Conner can begin practicing today and the team can activate him to the 53-man roster any time during the next 21 days.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 8, 2023
Conner has been out since injuring his knee in the Cardinals’ 34-20 loss against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 5. Arizona has gone winless without their starting running in the lineup.
Arizona Cardinals RB James Conner: Looking to Continue Where He Left Off
James Conner will be a welcome addition to the Arizona Cardinals when he finally joins the active roster. He was amid a fantastic season before getting injured, averaging a career-high 5.4 yards per rush attempt in five games. Conner rushed 68 times for 364 yards and two touchdowns while catching eight passes for 30 yards. The Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back joined the Cardinals in 2021, where he rushed for 15 touchdowns and earned his second career Pro Bowl nod.
Arizona Cardinals: Conner Could Provide Much-Needed Spark for the Rushing Attack
The Rushing attack has been putrid without Conner at the helm. The trio of rookie Emari Demercado, second-year NFL vet Keaontay Ingram, and former Super Bowl champ Damien Williams have struggled to find open rushing lanes in Conner’s absence. Demercado has gotten most of the work, rushing 49 times for 195 yards and one score. Ingram has also had his fair share of touches but averages a lowly 2.2 yards per rush attempt. Meanwhile, Williams has run 11 times for 43 yards while catching two passes for 30 yards.