Taylor was again lost in the shuffle for much of the season behind Chris Johnson (tibia), Andre Ellington, and David Johnson. When Chris Johnson and Ellington required time off stemming from injuries in Week 12, Taylor worked behind David Johnson but still contended with Kerwynn Williams for touches. Although Taylor has one year remaining on his rookie deal, both Ellington and David Johnson are under contract, ensuring continued roadblocks to relevance.
Stepfan Taylor (shoulder) is listed as active Sunday versus the Seahawks, Mark Dalton of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Taylor could play a larger role in the offense if head coach Bruce Arians opts to deviate from his proposed all-out attitude in the season finale. However, Taylor has maxed out at five touches in any given outing this season, so his workload is difficult to project with workhorse David Johnson and Andre Ellington (toe) blocking his path.
Stepfan Taylor tallied one carry for no yards and one reception for four yards in Thursday's victory against the Vikings.
With two games in a five-day span and Taylor tending to a shoulder issue, he received just nine of the Cardinals' 67 offensive snaps, a far cry from the 54 taken by workhorse rookie David Johnson. On a positive note, Taylor picked up three more snaps than fellow reserve Kerwynn Williams, which could indicate the current RB pecking order with Chris Johnson (tibia) out and Andre Ellington (turf toe) still in recovery mode.
Stepfan Taylor (shoulder) is active for Thursday's contest against the Vikings, Mark Dalton of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Per usual, Taylor will serve in a reserve capacity, but with Chris Johnson (tibia) and Andre Ellington (toe) out of commission, he only has David Johnson and Kerwynn Williams to contend with for snaps. Of course, David Johnson is set to receive upwards of 25 touches, leaving Taylor to use his meager reps wisely.
Stepfan Taylor (shoulder) is listed as probable for Thursday's game against the Vikings, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Reps are in store for Taylor due to the absent Chris Johnson (tibia) and Andre Ellington (turf toe), though David Johnson is bound to receive upwards of 25 touches, according to head coach Bruce Arians. However, the Cardinals' reserve running backs, namely David Johnson, have received consistent run throughout the season, which should benefit current backups Taylor and Kerwynn Williams. As evidence, Taylor notched five carries for 20 yards during Sunday's win in St. Louis.
|P2||8/19/16||@ SD||9:00 pm|
|P3||8/28/16||@ HOU||4:00 pm|
|3||9/25/16||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|5||10/6/16||@ SF||8:25 pm|
|8||10/30/16||@ CAR||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|11||11/20/16||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|12||11/27/16||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|14||12/11/16||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|16||12/24/16||@ SEA||4:25 pm|
|17||1/1/17||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
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