Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer said Williams and David Johnson will need to step up, after Chris Johnson (knee) and Andre Ellington (ankle) suffered injuries during Sunday's win over the 49ers, according to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic. Interestingly enough, there was no mention of Stepfan Taylor, who had one carry for two yards in Sunday's game. Williams is currently signed to the Arizona practice squad, but he may join the roster within the next few days. If Chris Johnson and Andre Ellington both miss time, Carson Palmer seemed to suggest that Williams may actually be ahead of Taylor, albeit for the backup role behind David Johnson.
Running back Kerwynn Williams was added to the Cardinals' practice squad Wednesday, the team's official site reports. Promoted to the Cardinals' active roster in advance of Week 2 to serve as running back depth with Andre Ellington (knee) out of commission, Williams garnered only eight of 59 offensive snaps, which he translated into one carry for three yards. If Ellington sits out again Sunday versus the 49ers, Williams could again be bumped up to the 53-man roster.
The Cardinals have waived running back Kerwynn Williams. The move creates a roster spot for the reinstatement of tackle Bobby Massie, with the Cards having bolstered their backfield depth by adding Mike Gillislee to their practice squad.
The Cardinals have promoted running back Kerwynn Williams from their practice squad to the team's active roster in advance of Week 2. With Andre Ellington injured, Williams will bolster the Cards' backfield depth, though as it stands now he figures to slot in behind both Chris Johnson and David Johnson in the team's running back pecking order, with Stepfan Taylor also in the mix on that front.
Cardinals running back Kerwynn Williams sat out practice Monday with a hamstring injury. Bruce Arians told ESPN that the ailment could keep him sidelined all week. Williams finally earned a shot last season Arizona, his third team in three years. He rushed for 246 yards and a 4.6 per-carry average.
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