Drake rushed 11 times for 29 yards and a touchdown and brought in four of five targets for 31 yards in the Cardinals' 28-21 loss to the Seahawks on Thursday night.
Drake's modest rushing tally led the Cardinals for the night, but the fifth-year back did reward fantasy managers with a two-yard scoring run early in the second quarter. The 26-year-old was coming off his second 100-yard effort of the campaign Week 10 against the Bills, but Seattle's run defense performed up to its standard and held Drake to a season-low yardage total in the process. Drake appeared to move around well on the previously gimpy ankle he's been nursing back to health, and he'll now have extra time before having to face the Patriots in a Week 12 road battle on Sunday, Nov. 29.
Drake (ankle) doesn't have an injury designation for Thursday's game at Seattle, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Drake had his practice reps capped in each session last week before he returned to action for Sunday's win over the Bills. In that contest, he racked up 109 yards from scrimmage on 17 touches. This week, Drake was listed as a limited participant on the Cardinals' first two practice reports before upgrading to full activity Wednesday. Assuming he's all the way back on the health front, Drake should be poised to handle an offensive snap share between 65 and 70 percent, instead of the 52 percent he handled Week 10.
Drake (ankle) was limited at Tuesday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
After releasing a practice estimate Monday, the Cardinals took the field Tuesday, while Drake maintained his limited listing for a second straight day. He logged limited sessions last week as well before handling 52 percent of the snaps on offense this past Sunday against the Bills, racking up 17 touches for 109 yards from scrimmage in the process. Meanwhile, backup running back Chase Edmonds notched 11 touches for 77 total yards on a 49-percent share of those plays. Assuming Arizona has Drake available Thursday at Seattle, a similar breakdown of RB reps is the likely outcome.
Drake (ankle) is listed as a limited participant on Monday's estimated practice report, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Drake managed to play through his lingering ankle injury during Sunday's 32-30 win over the Bills, in which he logged 16 carries for 100 yards -- his second 100-yard rushing game of the year -- and caught his only target for nine yards. His effectiveness upon returning to action and the fact that he wasn't held out of Monday's practice entirely seem to bode well for Drake's chances of suiting up in Seattle on Thursday.
Drake carried the ball 16 times for 100 yards and caught his only target for nine yards in Sunday's 32-30 win over the Bills.
After missing last week's game with an ankle injury, Drake returned to the lineup and put together his second 100-yard rushing performance of the season. Chase Edmonds still saw 11 touches to Drake's 17, and the duo will likely continue to share the load in the Cardinals' backfield in Week 11 against a porous Seahawks defense that just gave up three rushing TDs to the Rams.
Drake (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Bills.
Benefitting from the Cardinals' Week 8 bye, Drake will miss just one contest as a result of the slight ligament tear in his ankle that he suffered Week 7 versus the Seahawks. Whether or not he can handle his typical workload remains to be seen. Through the first seven outings of the season, Drake averaged 18 touches per game while backup Chase Edmonds received 7.9 per game. There's a chance the split between Drake and Edmonds is more even if the former's health still is somewhat compromised.
Drake (ankle), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills, plans to play if he checks out well during a pregame workout, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Drake has come along quicker than expected from the high-ankle sprain he sustained Oct. 25, and with the benefit of a Week 8 bye, he may only end up missing one game due to the injury. Before the Cardinals make a call on his Week 10 status, however, Drake will be watched closely in warmups before the coaching staff decides whether to make him active and how significant of a role to give him if he does indeed suit up. Because Drake was only a limited participant in practices Wednesday through Friday, the Cardinals may be reluctant to entrust him with handling his normal role right away, so expect Chase Edmonds to remain involved in the game plan regardless of Drake's status. Over his first seven games this season, Drake averaged 17 carries and 1.4 targets per contest.
Drake (ankle) is expected to play Sunday against the Bills but will have his availability determined after a pregame workout, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Coach Kliff Kingsbury said Friday the 26-year-old would be a game-time decision Sunday, and his outlook appears largely unchanged. Drake missed last week's loss to Miami due to the slight ligament tear in his ankle, but thanks to the Week 8 bye he may only end up missing one game. Chase Edmunds handled nearly all the backfield reps in his place and figures to do so again versus Buffalo should Drake be unable to take the field.
Drake (ankle) will be a game-time decision Sunday against the Bills, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Drake was a limited practice participant Wednesday through Friday and is listed as questionable on the final injury report. Coach Kliff Kingsbury suggested the running back's availability will be determined by a pregame workout, with the Cardinals likely placing Drake on the inactive list if he doesn't appear back at full strength. Said list should be available around 2:35 p.m. ET, as the Bills and Cardinals are scheduled for a 4:05 kickoff. Chase Edmonds filled in for Drake last week, handling 28 touches and a 96 percent snap share in the 34-31 loss to Miami.
Drake (ankle) was a limited practice participant Thursday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Drake maintained his activity level from Wednesday's session as he seeks to get past a slight tear of a ligament in his ankle and return to action. There's no telling if he's doing enough to appease the Cardinals' medical staff, but Friday's injury report could hint at whether an appearance is possible Sunday against the Bills. Chase Edmonds is in line for an expanded role if Drake is unable to go this weekend.
Drake (ankle) was limited at Wednesday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Deemed day-to-day by coach Kliff Kingsbury on Monday, Drake took a step on the right direction as he works to get past a slight tear of a ligament in his ankle, which so far has sidelined him for one game. Drake will look to build upon his progress as he attempts to return to action Sunday against the Bills.
Drake (ankle) was spotted at practice Wednesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Heading into the week, coach Kliff Kingsbury deemed Drake day-to-day, and the running back's participation in practice Wednesday -- in any capacity -- confirms that he's moving in the right direction as Sunday's game against the Bills approaches. Another update on Drake's status will be available later Wednesday, when the Cardinals reveal the extent of his practice participation.
Coach Kliff Kingsbury called Drake (ankle) day-to-day on Monday, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Kingsbury also called Drake day-to-day last week before ultimately ruling the 26-year-old out for Sunday's loss to the Dolphins. In week 7, Drake suffered a slight tear of a ligament in his ankle, which he's now had roughly two weeks to tend to. If he's able to resume practicing in some capacity this week, Drake could have a shot to retake the field versus Buffalo on Nov. 15. In the event Drake is forced to miss another contest, however, Chase Edmonds once again will stand to handle Arizona's lead rushing duties.
Drake (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Miami, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.
This was a foregone conclusion even after a bye week, but it does seem Drake's ankle injury is not quite as bad as it initially looked. While he wasn't able to practice this week, the Cardinals seemingly think he has a shot to make it back for Week 10 against Buffalo or Week 11 at Seattle (the latter being a Thursday game). In the meantime, Chase Edmonds will fill in as Arizona's lead back, while coach Kliff Kingsbury hinted at DJ Foster - who is currently on the practices squad - serving as the backup Sunday, per Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site. The team also has Eno Benjamin and Jonathan Ward as backfield options, but Kingsbury may have determined the rookies aren't quite ready to play.
Drake (ankle) didn't practice Thursday.
For a second consecutive day, Drake wasn't with his teammates on the practice field as he tends to a slight tear of a ligament in his ankle. He may be just one DNP away from the Cardinals ruling him out for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, but ultimately Friday's injury report will have the final say. If Drake is unable to suit up Week 9, Chase Edmonds will be Arizona's lead back, with Jonathan Ward and Eno Benjamin on hand for any reps that linger.
Drake (ankle) wasn't spotted at Thursday's practice and is expected to be listed as a non-participant on the Cardinals' injury report, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.
Head coach Kliff Kingsbury isn't quite ready to rule Drake out for Sunday's contest against the Dolphins, but with back-to-back absences from practices coming out of a bye week, the running back is seeming trending toward missing his first game of the season. If Drake is indeed ruled out for Week 9, Chase Edmonds would have a clear path to a three-down role out of the backfield, as the Cardinals' other two options at the position (Jonathan Ward and Eno Benjamin) have combined to play just three offensive snaps all season.
Drake (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday.
Despite having the benefit of a bye week, Drake's status still is in question as the Cardinals prepare to host the Dolphins on Sunday. His injury has been termed a slight tear of a ligament in his ankle, and he was handed a recovery timetable of "a few weeks," according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Drake has a pair of practices remaining this week to prove his health to Arizona's training staff, after which he'll receive a designation for Sunday's game. If he requires time off, Drake will hand over the lead role to Chase Edmonds, who has averaged 6.1 yards per carry and hauled in 26 of 32 targets in seven games this season.
Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury labeled Drake as day-to-day Wednesday and deemed the running back questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.
Though the prevailing expectation is that Drake's moderate ankle sprain will sideline him for the Cardinals' first game out of a bye week, the Cardinals plan to evaluate him in practices Wednesday through Friday before rendering an official ruling on his status. In the event Drake is ruled out or limited in the Week 9 contest, Chase Edmonds would have a clear path to a three-down role and would likely make for a quality lineup option in both PPR and non-PPR formats. The other two healthy running backs on the Cardinals' 53-man roster -- Jonathan Ward and Eno Benjamin -- have combined to play only three offensive snaps this season.
Drake (ankle) isn't expected to play Week 9, but he's making progress and could avoid a lengthy absence, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Speaking to the media Monday morning, coach Kliff Kingsbury said Drake's ankle injury isn't as severe as it initially appeared when he was carted off the field in a Week 7 win over the Seahawks. The running back still figures to miss at least one game after a Week 8 bye, but the Cardinals seem to think he has a shot to make it back for Week 10 or 11, as they haven't placed Drake on injured reserve. Chase Edmonds will fill in as the lead back Sunday against Miami.
Drake is expected to miss "a few weeks" due to a slight tear of a ligament in his ankle, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Schefter notes that the Cardinals are treating Drake's recovery timeframe similar to that of a high-ankle sprain, a hint that he could be a candidate for injured reserve. Drake was carted off the field during Sunday's overtime win against the Seahawks in serious pain. The Cardinals are scheduled for a Week 8 bye, so Drake at least will have the benefit of extra time to get healthy, but it looks likely that Chase Edmonds will be called upon to lead the team's backfield versus Miami on Nov. 8.
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