Edmonds compiled career highs in carries (97), catches (53) and yards from scrimmage (850) during the 2020 campaign. Edmonds was aided on the carry front when starting running back Kenyan Drake logged his only absence of the season Week 9, racking up 25 rushes in that contest. Meanwhile, Edmonds was leaned on by Kyler Murry in the passing game as he finished fourth on the team in targets with 67 in 16 games. Edmonds is a key cog of the Cardinals offense under coach Kliff Kingsbury, and the RB enters the offseason as the most highly regarded player at the position under contract in 2021 with Drake set to be an unrestricted free agent. Depending on how Arizona proceeds with its backfield in free agency and the draft, Edmonds could be its lead option in the fall.
Edmonds (hip) is active for Sunday's road game versus the Rams, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. When available and serving as Kenyan Drake's direct backup this season, Edmonds has averaged 8.8 touches for 56.1 yards from scrimmage while scoring five TDs across 13 games. The potential exists for Edmonds to be inhibited by the hip injury that kept him off the practice field during the week. If that happens, whatever he's unable to handle likely will shift to Drake and (to a lesser extent) D.J. Foster.
The Cardinals are optimistic that Edmonds (hip) -- who is listed as questionable for Sunday against the Rams -- will be able to suit up, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Edmonds is being treated as a game-time decision ahead of Sunday's 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff, but he looks like he'll be able to contribute in some capacity during the regular-season finale. Kenyan Drake should remain Arizona's lead ball carrier Week 17, but an available Edmonds would likely serve as the team's top pass-catching option out of the backfield. Edmonds could even be asked to take some snaps out of the slot with Christian Kirk (reserve/COVID-19 list) ruled out for the contest and with Larry Fitzgerald (groin) uncertain to play.
Edmonds (hip) didn't practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports. Per Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site, head coach Kliff Kingsbury said Edmonds and wideout Larry Fitzgerald (groin) will be game-time decisions ahead of the 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff. Neither logged any level of practice participation this week, but Edmonds suited up last week after managing only one limited session. He was then forced out after 16 snaps and two touches in the 20-12 loss to San Francisco, suffering a hip injury to add to the ankle and knee issues that put him on the injury report in the first place. D.J. Foster stepped in to play 17 snaps behind Kenyan Drake last week, finishing with one carry and no targets.
Edmonds (hip) was held out of practice Thursday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. In the 13 games in which a healthy Edmonds has spelled starting running back Kenyan Drake this season, Edmonds has averaged 8.8 touches for 56.1 yards from scrimmage per game while scoring five TDs. After leaving this past Sunday's game versus the 49ers in the first half with a hip issue, though, he has yet to step foot on the practice field. If he fails to get all the way back and misses his first contest of the campaign Week 17 against the Rams, the aforementioned reps likely will fall on Drake and D.J. Foster.
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