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Wed 1/12/22 2:05 PM

Head coach Kliff Kingsbury expects Edmonds (ribs) to be tested at Thursday's practice, Dana Scott of The Arizona Republic reports.
EDGE Analysis
Kingsbury put Edmonds, James Conner (ribs/heel) and Jonathan Ward (knee) in the same category Wednesday, labeling them all as day-to-day and suggesting they would at least try to practice Thursday. Ideally, the Cardinals want Edmonds and Conner in a timeshare, but they've only had one or the other available throughout most of the second half of the season. That was the case Week 18 against Seattle with Edmonds sidelined by the rib injury, only for Conner to depart in the fourth quarter with a similar issue. With Ward also banged up, Eno Benjamin is the only healthy back on Arizona's roster as of mid-week. The Cardinals have a bit of extra time with their upcoming playoff game against the Rams scheduled for Monday.

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Fri 1/7/22 1:03 PM

Coach Kliff Kingsbury said Friday that Edmonds (ribs) will not play Sunday against the Seahawks, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
James Conner missed the past two games with a heel injury and may thus be limited if he makes it back for Sunday's. Eno Benjamin and Jonathan Ward are the backfield alternatives for an Arizona team that's playing for the win Week 18, hoping to avoid a slide from a top-three seed to a wild-card spot. Either way, Edmonds will try to make it back next weekend for the opening round of the tournament.

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Thu 1/6/22 11:57 AM

Edmonds (rib/toe) wasn't present for Thursday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
With Edmonds set to go down as a non-participant on the Cardinals' first two Week 18 practice reports, he looks at risk of missing Sunday's regular-season finale versus the Seahawks. Meanwhile, James Conner (heel), who missed Arizona's previous two contests, suddenly appears to be the healthier of the two backs, as he managed limited participation at Wednesday's practice and was on the field again Thursday. If Conner is cleared to play this weekend and Edmonds isn't available, the former could find himself in a three-down role.

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Wed 1/5/22 7:34 PM

Edmonds was a non-participant at Wednesday's practice due to rib and toe injuries, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Edmonds has earned back-to-back starts for an injured James Conner (heel) the last two weeks, combining for 47 touches for 209 yards from scrimmage and one TD. The elevated workload has left Edmonds compromised on the health front, though, while Conner managed a limited session to begin Week 18 prep. Edmonds will have two more chances to put himself on a path to active status Sunday versus the Seahawks, but the script again may flip for the two running backs when it comes to the top option out of the Cardinals backfield.

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Sun 1/2/22 11:43 PM

Edmonds carried the ball 18 times for 53 yards and caught five of six targets for 29 yards in Sunday's 25-22 win over the Cowboys.
EDGE Analysis
Despite the fact he once again didn't have to share the backfield touches with James Conner (heel), Edmonds wasn't able to come close to matching the 127 scrimmage yards and a TD he put up against the Colts the week before. His workload, and his production, in Week 18 against the Seahawks will depend largely on whether Conner is able to return to the lineup.

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Sun 1/2/22 3:09 PM

Edmonds will be the Cardinals' primary running back for Sunday's game in Dallas with James Conner (heel) sidelined, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
Taking on the mantle of unquestioned No.1 running back Week 16 versus the Colts with Conner not available for that contest, Edmonds handled 24 touches and turned them into 127 yards from scrimmage and one TD. Edmonds should be poised for a similar workload versus Dallas' 12th-ranked run defense (109.5 yards per game).

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Fri 12/31/21 4:19 PM

Edmonds (back) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game in Dallas, while backfield mate James Conner (heel) is listed as questionable, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Conner returned to practice Friday in a limited capacity, hoping to gut it out after Edmonds erupted for 127 total yards on 92 percent snap share in last week's 22-16 loss to the Colts. It is possible Conner has a smaller-than-usual role even if he's active, but that'll be tough to count on for those with a tough lineup decision between Edmonds and another running back(s). Most of those decisions swing towards Edmonds if Conner is out again, while the matchup with Dallas starts to look awfully daunting with the prospect of a timeshare added. Conner could be a game-time decision ahead of the 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff Sunday.

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Thu 12/30/21 4:58 PM

Edmonds (back) practiced on a limited basis Thursday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
Both of the Cardinals' top running backs are at less than 100 percent health at the moment, but Edmonds at least has been able to log some on-field work this week. On the other hand, James Conner (heel) was listed as a non-participant on a fifth straight practice report and may be poised for a second consecutive absence Sunday in Dallas. If that comes to pass, Edmonds again would be Arizona's unquestioned No. 1 RB -- assuming he's active -- which translated to 24 touches for 127 yards from scrimmage and one TD this past Saturday versus the Colts.

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Wed 12/29/21 4:17 PM

Edmonds was limited by a back injury at Wednesday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
After missing four games due to a high-ankle sprain, Edmonds returned to action Week 15 in Detroit, handling a 40 percent snap share on his way to six carries. With James Conner (heel) out of the lineup entirely this past Saturday against the Colts, Edmonds took on a whopping 92 percent of snaps on his way to 24 touches for 127 yards from scrimmage and one TD. Conner wasn't able to practice Wednesday and is set up to be a game-time decision again Week 17 at Dallas, so the healthier Edmonds could be poised for another outing with significant volume, even if the former is able to suit up Sunday.

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Sat 12/25/21 11:47 PM

Edmonds tallied 16 carries for 56 yards and one touchdown and gathered in eight of nine targets for 71 yards during Saturday's 22-16 defeat to the Colts.
EDGE Analysis
With James Conner unable to play through a heel injury, Edmonds was thrust into a major role out of the Cardinals backfield, earning his highest touch count of the season. The result was Edmonds' third outing of the campaign with at least 100 yards from scrimmage, but it was his first since Week 4. Additionally, he visited the end zone for just the second time through 11 appearances. His week-to-week usage likely depends on the availability of Conner, but as long as the latter is banged up Edmonds should be in line for a larger share of the RB reps.