As the 2022 season approaches closer, the Arizona Cardinals are further securing their roster.
The latest move features the franchise signing veteran running back Darrel Williams to a one-year deal, according to ESPN.
The Arizona Cardinals signed running back Darrel Williams to a one-year contract Tuesday, giving them a veteran replacement for Chase Edmonds to pair with James Conner in their backfield for the 2022 season.
Williams provides the Cardinals with even greater depth in the backfield behind James Conner and Chase Edmonds. He will serve as an additional option while Conner and Edmonds struggled with nagging injuries last season.
Last season, Williams played in a similar situation where he competed for carries alongside Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Derrick Gore, and Jerrick McKinnon. He finished with 558 rushing yards and six touchdowns, but he missed the playoffs due to a toe injury.
He brings a proven factor to the Cardinals’ backfield while being another versatile option. He garnered 47 receptions for 452 receiving yards along with two touchdowns.
Arizona will likely go with Conner garnering the bulk of the workload while Edmonds will play more of an off-speed option that will work heavily in the passing game.
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The Cardinals’ biggest concern heading into the 2022 season still remains on star quarterback Kyler Murray’s contract situation. Murray is demanding a lucrative extension despite still having two more years left on his rookie contract.
The Cardinals will likely work out a new deal that keeps the Pro Bowl quarterback in tow for years to come.