One of the offseason priorities for the Arizona Cardinals is to address the running back position. The team would like to add a bigger back to complement Andre Ellington. All reports seem to believe the team will address the position both in free agency and in the draft.
There are a couple of veteran players to hit the market early. The Carolina Panthers have reportedly released DeAngelo Williams and the Detroit Lions have cut ties with Reggie Bush.
Bush is 6-0, 205 pounds. Williams is shorter at 5-9, but is a stocky 215.
Bush was a Cardinals target in free agency in 2013 when Bruce Arians and Steve Keim were first hired. Bush ended up signing with the Detroit Lions and the Cardinals added Rashard Mendenhall.
Williams has been a staple in Carolina.
Williams is now 31, while Bush will turn 30 next week.
Both players have had a history of injuries. Bush has played in all 16 games in a season just twice in nine seasons. He had only 297 yards rushing in 2014, although he did catch 40 passes.
Williams only played in six games in 2014. He rushed for 219 yards.
Do either of these players make sense?
Considering their injury history and age, it might not be the best way to go, especially considering the crop of running back coming available in free agency and the depth of the draft class at the position.
Arizona already has a back with durability issues. They don't need to necessarily add another to the room.
Would you like to see the Cardinals target either Bush or Williams?