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RB Kerwynn Williams promoted, Fauria cut

Posted by Darren Urban on September 19, 2015 – 11:08 am

The Cardinals didn’t want to stick with three running backs after all. Saturday, the Cards promoted running back Kerwynn Williams from the practice squad, cutting tight end Joseph Fauria to make room on the roster. Bruce Arians hinted toward both Friday, when he said Williams would be the one the Cardinals likely would have turned to after the Andre Ellington injury had Chris Johnson not been there, and also noted that the tight ends as a group were healthier than they had been since training camp started.

Williams figures to still be behind David Johnson in the pecking order for work, although it gives Arians someone else to turn to after Chris Johnson. Given the way Arians talked about the backs Friday, maybe Williams does get a little more work though. Stepfan Taylor remains as a mainly special teams component. Williams was one of the last cuts after the preseason, a victim of the numbers game after David Johnson was drafted and then when Chris Johnson was signed.

Fauria’s release means the Cards are down to the (healthy) trio of Darren Fells, Jermaine Gresham and Troy Niklas at tight end, although Brandon Bostick remains on the practice squad.

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12 Responses to “RB Kerwynn Williams promoted, Fauria cut”

  1. By Big Ken on Sep 19, 2015 | Reply

    worthy of the spot.

  2. By jwoodaz on Sep 19, 2015 | Reply

    Andre williams will be back, heal well young man, now the Offense is stacked, can’t wait..

  3. By Joseph on Sep 19, 2015 | Reply

    Wow that was a fast yank on Fauria! Fauria is only 25, 3 TE’s it is then.

    Happy to see Kerwynn activated, but was hoping to see more of David Johnson as a runner vs pass catcher.

  4. By Steve on Sep 19, 2015 | Reply

    Darren: Once a player is promoted from the practice squad can they be sent back during the season? For example, once Ellington recovers does Williams go back to the practice squad?

  5. By Darren Urban on Sep 19, 2015 | Reply

    Steve —

    RE: Back to PS

    He could. But he must be cut and go through waivers first, like before.

  6. By clssylssy on Sep 19, 2015 | Reply

    I was looking forward to seeing what Fauria could bring to the TEs, as so far, Germaine Greshem has shown nothing except that he is pretty comfortable on the bench taking up a roster spot. I’m glad that Williams is getting a much earned spot as I think he willl give our running game more punch and toughness. We are set at RBs, no so much forTEs except for Fells. Would be nice if Greshem could have a break out week and show everybody else what BA apparently sees in him!

  7. By Eazy E on Sep 19, 2015 | Reply

    All that sucks! I was looking forward to Fauria playing very soon.

  8. By Eazy E on Sep 19, 2015 | Reply

    I think we would have been good with Chris, David, and Stepfan for a few weeks. I hope we sign him right back because healthy is a relative word with our TEs!

  9. By Barry Bond on Sep 19, 2015 | Reply

    Still no LB Daryl Washington, huh? He was suspended for 1 year, NOT 2 what gives? He needs to play NOW, Go Cards get us win number 2.

  10. By faster on Sep 20, 2015 | Reply

    down to the healthy trio!?

    and the prayers starts ……

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