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Word From the Birds Blog | CB Butler returns as Williams goes to IR
The expected happened this morning, with running back Ryan Williams going on injured reserve — officially ending his season, even though that was made plain yesterday — and the Cardinals adding not a running back but a cornerback to his place on the roster. Crezdon Butler comes back for the secondary. Not only did coach Ken Whisenhunt emphasize yesterday that the plan for now was to use LaRod Stephens-Howling, William Powell and Alfonso Smith as the running backs and probably not add anyone right now (don’t forget Beanie Wells will be back in about six weeks), but Butler’s return also may speak to the health of the cornerbacks.
Word From the Birds Blog | Talking trade, and blacking out
There are a lot of questions I am getting about trades when it comes to a running back. If the Cards go get another running back, I think it will be the free-agent route. That way you don’t surrender a draft pick at a position that you need short-term help with. It’s tough when people start throwing out names like Chris Johnson or Maurice Jones-Drew or even Mark Ingram, all of whom apparently have been suggested as targets. Stop. Those aren’t going to happen for a multitude of reasons.
Eason At Peace With Mom's Passing
Nick Eason was sitting on his mother’s bed at a Valley hospital. Cancer had come back on Wilcox with a vengeance, and both knew the reality. The doctor had told the Cardinals’ defensive lineman there wasn’t anything else they could do for his mom, and now she was demanding he let her know.
How the Cardinals can reduce sack problem - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The Arizona Cardinals aren't going to find Pro Bowl offensive linemen on the waiver wire.