Cardinals fill roster spot, but not with another RB

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The Cardinals placed running back Ryan Williams on injured reserve this morning, but they didn’t fill his spot with another running back.

Instead, they brought back cornerback Crezdon Butler, according to Darren Urban of the team’s official website.

The Cardinals are apparently confident with LaRod Stephens-Howling, William Powell and Alfonso Smith at running back, knowing they’re about six weeks away from a possible Beanie Wells return.

That’s a risky proposition, given the state of the Cardinals offensive line, as the guys they have back there now don’t exactly cause opponents to game-plan away from pressuring a porous offensive line. That’s just going to make things harder on Kevin Kolb or John Skelton or whoever’s back there.

Butler, who they released in final cuts, represents some insurance for injuries at corner, as Greg Toler and Michael Adams could be limited when they resume practice.

10 responses to “Cardinals fill roster spot, but not with another RB

  1. William Powell looked good in the preseason, I was hoping he would get cut so the Lions could get him. They’ll be fine, that guy wants it bad and he won’t leave the field unless the other team kills him.

  2. @theuglitruth “They must have some injuries on the CB depth chart that aren’t front page news.”

    Perhaps, but I have to wonder if bringing Butler back into the lineup is really just to allow the Cardinals to use more of Patrick Peterson on offense.

    They’ve apparently been training with him in the wildcat/running back.

    It would possibly make sense to allow PP21 to sit out on a few defensive plays if they are impressed with what they’ve seen from him on offense. We all know he can take it to the house as a returner, so giving him to do it on a more regular basis may reinvigerate the Cardinals offensive ground game.

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