Cardinals wide receiver Damond Powell, who signed as an undrafted rookie in May, was shot Friday night in his hometown of Toledo, Ohio. The report said the injuries — Powell was hit in the face — are not life-threatening. According to the report, Powell was sitting in his driveway when the shots came from a car down the street.
Powell had 19 catches for 317 yards and three touchdowns last season for the University of Iowa. He is fighting an uphill battle to get a receiving spot at a deep position, which not only has veterans like Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd, John Brown and Jaron Brown but also Brittan Golden and fifth-round draft pick J.J. Nelson.
UPDATE: Here is the statement from the Cardinals on the matter: “We are aware that Damond Powell was the victim of a shooting last night in Toledo, where he remains hospitalized. We have been in communication with his family to offer whatever support and resources we can provide. We will continue to monitor and provide updates as appropriate.”
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