Isabella capped the 2020 campaign with 21 catches (on 35 targets) for 224 yards and two touchdowns in 13 games. He also had one rush for minus-6 yards. Among the wide receivers the Cardinals drafted in 2019, none of Isabella, Hakeem Butler and KeeSean Johnson have done much as a pro. The team waived Butler before Week 1 of the most recent season, but Isabella and Johnson alternated as healthy scratches for much of the year due to the top-heavy nature of the receiving corps. Isabella has flashed at times, notching five catches of 20-plus yards among his 30 career grabs. That said, with DeAndre Hopkins, Christian Kirk and potentially Larry Fitzgerald (if he returns) ahead of him on the depth chart, Isabella has a tough path to regular reps in Arizona's offense.
Isabella is listed as active Sunday against the Rams, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Arizona is down two of its top three wide receivers, with Larry Fitzgerald (groin) inactive and Christian Kirk (undisclosed) on the reserve/COVID-19 list. As a result, coach Kliff Kingsbury has opted to allow Isabella to suit up for the first time since Week 13. Prior to his string of three straight absences, Isabella recorded a trio of 20-plus yard catches between Weeks 2 and 5, but despite those big plays, he averaged just 10.7 YPC and 6.6 YPT on his 34 targets across 12 appearances. He'll contend for reps with KeeSean Johnson and Trent Sherfield behind No. 1 WR DeAndre Hopkins.
Isabella (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Eagles. The Cardinals' receiving corps otherwise is intact, so Isabella's services aren't needed for a second straight contest. Beyond the top trio of DeAndre Hopkins, Christian Kirk and Larry Fitzgerald, KeeSean Johnson and (to a lesser extent) Trent Sherfield are the options available at wide receiver.
Isabella (coach's decision) is listed as inactive Sunday versus the Giants. With Larry Fitzgerald back in the fold after a bout with COVID-19, Isabella was expected to take a step back in terms of usage Week 14, but he won't be available at all. Instead, KeeSean Johnson and perhaps Trent Sherfield will mix into the Cardinals offense when one of DeAndre Hopkins, Christian Kirk or Fitzgerald need a breather.
Isabella tallied two receptions (on five targets) for seven yards during Sunday's 38-28 loss to the Rams. Isabella has been active for all 12 of the Cardinals' games this season, but a minimal snap count in most of them has quelled his production. He has been given more of an opportunity the last two contests with Larry Fitzgerald (illness) on the reserve/COVID-19 list, topping out at a season-high 84 percent of the snaps on offense Sunday. Still, Isabella has only managed more than 14 yards once in the past seven outings, so he can't be trusted, even with extra chances to contribute.
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