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Sat 12/18/21 4:20 PM

The Cardinals activated Edmonds (ankle) from injured reserve Saturday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
Arizona designated Edmonds for return prior to a Week 14 matchup with the Rams but ultimately didn't bring him back to the active roster. Now, after the fourth-year pro has a week of on-field reps under his belt, including running routes at Friday's session, he'll rejoin James Conner (ankle) at the top of the backfield pecking order. The Cardinals may not place a heavy burden on Edmonds off the bat, but Conner likely will yield at least a handful of the 20.8 touches per game he handled during the former's four-game absence.

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Fri 12/17/21 12:16 PM

Edmonds (ankle) is running routes at Friday's practice and looks healthy, according to Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com.
EDGE Analysis
Edmonds is closing in on a return after four consecutive missed games, while James Conner is now dealing with an ankle injury of his own, though the 230-pounder did return to practice Friday. Unlike his teammate, Edmonds won't be listed on the practice/injury report this week, as he's technically still on IR (with a designation to return). The Cardinals need to move Edmonds to the active roster by Saturday afternoon to have him available for Sunday's game in Detroit.

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Mon 12/13/21 4:16 PM

The Cardinals didn't activate Edmonds (ankle) off injured reserve, meaning he'll remain out for Monday's game against the Rams, Darren Uban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
The 25-year-old unofficially was a game-time decision for Monday's contest and will end up missing his fourth consecutive game. Edmonds was designated to return from injured reserve Dec. 9, so there's still over two weeks remaining in his 21-day practice window during which he can be activated. James Conner will continue to lead Arizona's backfield in Monday's divisional matchup, while Eno Benjamin works in a secondary role.

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Sat 12/11/21 1:51 PM

Edmonds (ankle) is expected to be a game-time decision ahead of Monday's contest against the Rams, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
It's a tricky situation as the Cardinals have until Sunday at 4 pm ET to activate the running back from injured reserve. Because Edmonds is currently on injured reserve, the team does not have to release practice participation information, which makes it difficult to really assess the likelihood of Edmonds returning for Monday's pivotal divisional contest. The fact coach Kliff Kingsbury even left open the possibility of a return has to be considered a positive, though it's entirely possible the Cardinals' coach could be playing a bit of gamesmanship with his star running back.

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Thu 12/9/21 11:23 AM

Arizona designated Edmonds (ankle) for return from injured reserve Thursday, opening up a 21-day practice window in which he can be evaluated for a return to the 53-man roster, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
Edmonds will be eligible to play as soon as Monday's game against the Rams, after he already missed the requisite three games while on IR due to a high-ankle sprain suffered Nov. 7 against the 49ers. Head coach Kliff Kingsbury suggested the running back will have a fair chance at returning to action Week 14, but the Cardinals will likely delay any decision about Edmonds' availability until seeing how he checks out during practices Thursday through Saturday. Whether he's reinstated from IR this week or later down the road, Edmonds will likely step back into a timeshare out of the backfield with James Conner, who has taken on a three-down role while the former has been sidelined for the past month.

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Wed 12/1/21 2:24 PM

Coach Kliff Kingsbury anticipates Edmonds (ankle) returning for a Week 14 matchup with the Rams on Mon., Dec. 13, Bob McManaman of the Arizona Republic reports.
EDGE Analysis
At that point, Edmonds will be five weeks removed from the initial injury, a high-ankle sprain he suffered on the first snap of a Week 9 loss to the Cardinals. He's subsequently missed two games and a bye, and will be out again Week 13 in Chicago, giving James Conner at least one more game in a dominant role. After that, it'll likely be back to the timeshare once Edmonds is deemed healthy.

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Sat 11/13/21 6:19 PM

Edmonds (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.
EDGE Analysis
Saturday's move was expected after Edmonds sustained a high-ankle sprain in last week's win over the 49ers. The 25-year-old won't be eligible to return until mid-December, while James Conner and Eno Benjamin should take on increased workloads in his absence.

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Sat 11/13/21 1:35 PM

Edmonds (ankle) will be placed on short-term injured reserve by the Cardinals, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
EDGE Analysis
Edmonds has already been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Panthers, and he'll have to miss two additional contests once placed on IR. On the bright side, Pelissero notes that the Cardinals are optimistic Edmonds will be able to return immediately after the three-game absence, which equates to four weeks because the Cardinals have their bye in Week 12. In Edmonds' absence, James Conner should see the majority of snaps in Arizona's backfield, with Eno Benjamin on hand in a change-of-pace role.

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Fri 11/12/21 3:37 PM

Edmonds (ankle) won't suit up for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
Edmonds picked up a high-ankle sprain during the Cardinals' Week 9 win at San Francisco. With a recovery timetable of 3-to-4 weeks, he predictably didn't practice Wednesday through Friday before the team ruled him out for Week 10 action. It remains to be seen if Arizona will place him on injured reserve to open up a roster spot. For the time being, James Conner will act as the Cards' lead runner, but this offense has been able to accommodate two running backs this season, meaning second-year pro Eno Benjamin could earn regular reps while Edmonds is sidelined.

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Thu 11/11/21 12:42 PM

Edmonds isn't practicing Thursday and remains likely to miss 3-to-4 weeks due to the high-ankle sprain he sustained in the Week 9 win over the 49ers, but Arizona has yet to place him on injured reserve, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
Additionally, head coach Kliff Kingsbury hasn't officially ruled Edmonds out for Sunday's game against the Panthers, though Kingsbury at least admitted Monday that the running back is unlikely to play Week 10, per Dana Scott of The Arizona Republic reports. A move to injured reserve (and an accompanying three-game absence) is still the most likely outcome for Edmonds, but the Cardinals could be inclined to wait until the end of the week to make the transaction official. Given the lack of established depth behind him, James Conner looks poised to handle a three-down role for Arizona while Edmonds is on the mend.