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Fri 9/10/21 7:00 PM

Edmonds enters the 2021 season as the No. 1 running back on the Cardinals' depth chart.
EDGE Analysis
In the one preseason game in which Edmonds and offseason acquisition James Conner played together in August, Edmonds earned seven snaps on offense to the latter's six. Neither was targeted, while Edmonds had one three-yard carry to Conner's two rushes for one yard. Not much was learned about the potential breakdown of backfield reps between the two for the regular season, but coach Kliff Kingsbury has since told Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site, "We see it as 1A and 1B, either one can come in and start games for us and get the lion's share of the touches." That's not exactly great news to hear from a fantasy perspective, but Edmonds' experience under Kingsbury and Conner's voluminous medical chart may allow the former to be the main RB more weeks than not in Arizona.

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Sat 8/14/21 9:41 AM

Edmonds gained 10 yards on three carries and caught his only target for an additional 10 yards in Friday's preseason win over the Cowboys.
EDGE Analysis
The 25-year-old was only on the field for Arizona's first two drives of the night, but he flashed his three-down skill set before exiting. Interestingly, he got replaced in the red zone by Jonathan Ward (ankle) on the Cards' second drive (and first scoring drive), but that isn't necessarily a hint at Edmonds' usage during the regular season. He's expected to form a backfield tandem with James Conner (COVID-19/toe) come Week 1, but Conner's inability to stay healthy during his career could lead to Edmonds seeing a big workload at times.

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Tue 4/13/21 7:32 PM

Edmonds has been joined in the Cardinals backfield by James Conner, whom the organization signed Tuesday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
After Kenyan Drake was allowed to explore free agency, eventually linking up with the Raiders, Edmonds was the highest profile holdover among Arizona's running backs before this acquisition. At 6-foot-1, 233 pounds, Conner has the stature of an early-down and short-yardage option, but Edmonds has two years of experience in coach Kliff Kingsbury's system, which has resulted in 4.8 YPC on 157 rushes, 65 catches on 88 targets and 10 total touchdowns in 29 games. The Cardinals still may add another RB during the upcoming draft, but Edmonds likely has the upper hand for more work between him and Conner considering the latter's injury history (he's played 50 of a possible 64 contests).

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Fri 1/8/21 1:45 PM

Edmonds compiled career highs in carries (97), catches (53) and yards from scrimmage (850) during the 2020 campaign.
EDGE Analysis
Edmonds was aided on the carry front when starting running back Kenyan Drake logged his only absence of the season Week 9, racking up 25 rushes in that contest. Meanwhile, Edmonds was leaned on by Kyler Murry in the passing game as he finished fourth on the team in targets with 67 in 16 games. Edmonds is a key cog of the Cardinals offense under coach Kliff Kingsbury, and the RB enters the offseason as the most highly regarded player at the position under contract in 2021 with Drake set to be an unrestricted free agent. Depending on how Arizona proceeds with its backfield in free agency and the draft, Edmonds could be its lead option in the fall.

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Sun 1/3/21 3:00 PM

Edmonds (hip) is active for Sunday's road game versus the Rams, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
When available and serving as Kenyan Drake's direct backup this season, Edmonds has averaged 8.8 touches for 56.1 yards from scrimmage while scoring five TDs across 13 games. The potential exists for Edmonds to be inhibited by the hip injury that kept him off the practice field during the week. If that happens, whatever he's unable to handle likely will shift to Drake and (to a lesser extent) D.J. Foster.

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Sun 1/3/21 7:15 AM

The Cardinals are optimistic that Edmonds (hip) -- who is listed as questionable for Sunday against the Rams -- will be able to suit up, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
EDGE Analysis
Edmonds is being treated as a game-time decision ahead of Sunday's 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff, but he looks like he'll be able to contribute in some capacity during the regular-season finale. Kenyan Drake should remain Arizona's lead ball carrier Week 17, but an available Edmonds would likely serve as the team's top pass-catching option out of the backfield. Edmonds could even be asked to take some snaps out of the slot with Christian Kirk (reserve/COVID-19 list) ruled out for the contest and with Larry Fitzgerald (groin) uncertain to play.

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Fri 1/1/21 6:13 PM

Edmonds (hip) didn't practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
Per Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site, head coach Kliff Kingsbury said Edmonds and wideout Larry Fitzgerald (groin) will be game-time decisions ahead of the 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff. Neither logged any level of practice participation this week, but Edmonds suited up last week after managing only one limited session. He was then forced out after 16 snaps and two touches in the 20-12 loss to San Francisco, suffering a hip injury to add to the ankle and knee issues that put him on the injury report in the first place. D.J. Foster stepped in to play 17 snaps behind Kenyan Drake last week, finishing with one carry and no targets.

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Thu 12/31/20 7:40 PM

Edmonds (hip) was held out of practice Thursday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
In the 13 games in which a healthy Edmonds has spelled starting running back Kenyan Drake this season, Edmonds has averaged 8.8 touches for 56.1 yards from scrimmage per game while scoring five TDs. After leaving this past Sunday's game versus the 49ers in the first half with a hip issue, though, he has yet to step foot on the practice field. If he fails to get all the way back and misses his first contest of the campaign Week 17 against the Rams, the aforementioned reps likely will fall on Drake and D.J. Foster.

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Thu 12/31/20 11:55 AM

Edmonds (hip) wasn't present for Thursday's practice and is expected to go down as a non-participant on the Cardinals' official report, Kyle Odegard of the team's official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
Edmonds' lack of activity at the Cardinals' first two practices of Week 17 is worrisome ahead of Sunday's must-win game against the Rams, but the running back will attempt to get in some reps Friday before Arizona decides on his status for the regular-season finale. The hip issue resulted in Edmonds being removed early in the Cardinals' Week 16 loss to the 49ers, allowing top back Kenyan Drake to handle a slightly larger snap share than he normally would.

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Wed 12/30/20 7:11 PM

Edmonds (hip) was a non-participant at Wednesday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
Edmonds has been tending to multiple injuries over the past few weeks, with Week 17 prep being hindering by a hip issue. He managed one limited session last week before being active this past Saturday versus the 49ers, but he lasted just 16 snaps before departing in the first half, ending his day with two catches (on three targets) for 18 yards. Kenyan Drake took on a larger workload (52 offensive snaps, 20 touches) in Edmonds' stead, while D.J. Foster saw his most significant run of the season (17 such plays, one carry). If Edmonds is unable to go Week 17 against the Rams, the Cardinals likely will have a similar breakdown of work between Drake and Foster.