Arizona Cardinals RB James Conner active for season finale vs. Seahawks

Jan 9, 2022, 1:08 PM | Updated: 1:10 pm
Arizona Cardinals running back James Conner (6) celebrates his touchdown against the Los Angeles Ra...

Arizona Cardinals running back James Conner (6) celebrates his touchdown against the Los Angeles Rams with offensive tackle D.J. Humphries (74) during the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

GLENDALE — The Arizona Cardinals will have starting running back James Conner for their season finale against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

The running back, who was out on the field stretching pre-game, is officially active. Conner was a limited participant throughout the week of practice with a heel issue.

Entering play Sunday, Conner is second in the league in terms of rushing touchdowns with 13 behind only Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (18). Conner hasn’t played since Week 15.

With fellow running back Chase Edmonds out with ribs and toe injuries, the Cardinals will likely lean on Conner with Jonathan Ward and Eno Benjamin also in line for added carries.

Linebacker Dennis Gardeck (thumb) and defensive lineman Zach Allen (ankle) are also active Sunday after entering the matchup as questionable.

Arizona’s inactives include Edmonds, cornerback Marco Wilson, wide receiver Rondale Moore, defensive lineman Jordan Phillips, quarterback Trace McSorley, offensive lineman Joshua Miles and tight end Demetrius Harris.

As for the Seahawks, linebacker Bobby Wagner, cornerback John Reid, quarterback Jacob Eason, tight end Will Dissly and guard Gabe Jackson are inactive.

Linebacker Carlos Dunlap, who entered the contest as questionable with an ankle issue, is active.

The Cardinals take on the Seahawks at 2:25 p.m. Tune to 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station for all the action.

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