With Stepfan Taylor out with a calf injury and Robert Hughes more of a fullback in the way the Cardinals use him, it leaves only Andre Ellington and his you-can-never-be-quite-sure foot injury and Marion Grice as the only other running backs. So it wasn’t really a surprise that the Cards elevated Kerwynn Williams from the practice squad Saturday, releasing defensive tackle Bruce Gaston in the process.
It makes sense to bring up Williams, and you figure he will be active Sunday to give the Cards some leeway against the Cowboys. It wouldn’t be a shock to see Gaston, assuming he clears waivers, to return next week, whether it would be to the practice squad hole left by Williams or back to the 53-man roster. Taylor said his calf issue is week to week, so it’s TBD to see how long Williams lasts on the roster. Bruce Arians has said how much he likes the small (5-8) Williams and how he’s looks since being signed Sept. 18.
Of course, with the amount of carries being given to Ellington, the reserve running backs might not matter that much.
Tags: Andre Ellington, Kerwynn Williams, practice squad, Stepfan Taylor
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