Kenyan Drake was a fantasy star late in the season for the Cardinals and with David Johnson out of the picture, it was assumed that Drake would have all the touches he can handle in 2020. However, it sounds like fellow running back Chase Edmonds will have a major role in the backfield.
While Drake is the starter, coach Kliff Kingsbury will make sure to give Edmonds touches.
“We all feel like he’s a starting running back in this league, and he does, too,” Kingsbury said in regards via the team’s website. “We felt that confident in what Chase brings…When he had his opportunities, he shined, and he continues to shine. He can catch it, run it, block, play special teams, and he’s really bright football-wise. He’s everything you want.”
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More Notes on the NFL
- Buccaneers running back T.J. Logan was carted off the field during practice on Thursday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports. Logan, who missed most of last season with a thumb injury, is done for the 2020 season.
- Bryce Love has been getting run with the Washington Football Team’s first-team offense and there’s a “real chance” that he’s Ron Rivera‘s No. 2 back, according to NBC Sports’ JP Finley. We recently broke down the team’s running back situation in the wake of Derrius Guice‘s release.
- No. 2 overall pick Chase Young looked great in practice until a hip flexor sidelined him. Rivera spoke about the plan for the 21-year-old. “You’ve got to be smart,” Rivera said. “You don’t want to overwork him or wear him down and the next thing you know he’s going to miss four or five days, so we’re just trying to be smart about that.”