ARIZONA CARDINALS

Cardinals RBs James Conner, Darrel Williams ruled out vs. Seahawks

Oct 14, 2022, 12:04 PM | Updated: 12:36 pm
Kyler Murray #1 hands the ball off to James Conner #6 of the Arizona Cardinals in the second quarte...
Kyler Murray #1 hands the ball off to James Conner #6 of the Arizona Cardinals in the second quarter against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium on September 18, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury told reporters Friday that running backs James Conner and Darrel Williams will not play Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks due to injuries sustained last weekend.

Arizona will also play without kicker Matt Prater and cornerback Trayvon Mullen Jr., while center Rodney Hudson is a game-day decision.

Conner injured his ribs in the second quarter of Week 5 against the Philadelphia Eagles and did not return. Williams started the second half but later hurt his knee. Kingsbury said Williams has an MCL sprain, and his prospects for Week 7 are dubious.

With Jonathan Ward landing on injured reserve this week, the Cardinals will roll with Eno Benjamin, Keaontay Ingram and the recently signed Corey Clement in the backfield.

Clement was added to the practice squad this week but will be elevated, according to Kingsbury. The 27-year-old ran the ball 33 times for 140 yards last year with the Dallas Cowboys.

On special teams, Matt Ammendola will hone the kicking duties for the second straight week with Prater out (hip). Arizona signed Ammendola from its practice squad to the active roster after Sunday’s 20-17 loss the Eagles.

Ammendola went 1-for-2 on field goals in Week 5, missing the game-tying 43-yarder in the closing seconds.

On defense, Mullen is out with a hamstring issue. The former Las Vegas Raider missed the first two games of the season, played in Weeks 3 and 4 and will miss his second consecutive contest.

Hudson did not play last week due to a knee injury but was on the practice field Friday.

Comments

Comment guidelines: No name-calling, personal attacks, profanity, or insults. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate comments by reporting abuse.
comments powered by Disqus

Arizona Cardinals

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes signals teammates during the first half of the NFL A...
Associated Press

Super Bowl features matchup of 1st and 2nd team All-Pro QBs

It's only fitting that the top two quarterbacks in the regular season based on All-Pro voting are the last two standing this season.
1 day ago
Monti Ossenfort,  new general manager of the Arizona Cardinals NFL football team, answers a questio...
Tyler Drake

Cardinals, NFL get some added wiggle room with bumped up salary cap

For a second consecutive season, the NFL has raised the salary cap for the Arizona Cardinals and the rest of the league.
2 days ago
(Jeremy Schnell/Arizona Sports)...
Dan Bickley

Tom Brady set an impossible standard for all QBs to come

Tom Brady’s closing act was stupendous, right down to the heartfelt message he posted on social media on Wednesday.
2 days ago
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) smiles during warmups before an NFL football game, ...
Associated Press

This time it’s ‘for good’: Tom Brady announces his retirement from NFL

Tom Brady, who won a record seven Super Bowls for New England and Tampa, has announced his retirement.
2 days ago
FILE - Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, left, talks to his brother, Philadelphia Eagles c...
Associated Press

Brother vs. brother: Kelces prepare for Super Bowl with mom donning split jersey

Donna Kelce is going to have to pull out that now-familiar custom jersey — the one with Chiefs' Travis Kelce's front stitched to Eagles' Jason Kelce's back — one more time this season.
3 days ago
Arizona Cardinals NFL football team owner Michael Bidwill, left, and Monti Ossenfort, right, hold a...
Tyler Drake

Coaching options still aplenty for Cardinals after Payton, Ryans hires

The head-coaching dominoes have begun to fall, with Sean Payton and DeMeco Ryans accepting jobs with the Broncos and Texans, respectively.
3 days ago
Cardinals RBs James Conner, Darrel Williams ruled out vs. Seahawks