Arizona Cardinals back David Johnson says he’s playing
The 5th-year running back for the Arizona Cardinals says he is good to go against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday
Having sat out the last 2 games completely and for all intent and purpose the last 3 games, Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson appears to be healthy enough to make a go of it this Sunday.
The Cardinals travel east to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in their first game against their former head coach Bruce Arians. Johnson has 300-yards rushing and 2 touchdowns on the season.
Johnson was on Wednesday’s injury report but listed as a full participant. That right there is the best indication that he is ready for action on Sunday.
Without Johnson, the Cardinals have not struggled as much in his absence as one might think. They did struggle against the New Orleans Saints a bit, in part thanks to backup Chase Edmonds also hurting himself in that game.
In the game before that, Edmonds took on Johnson’s role and had 27 carries for 126-yards and 3 touchdowns. In the game last Thursday night against the San Francisco 49ers, recent pickup Kenyan Drake had 15 carries for 110-yards and a touchdown.
Edmonds was listed on Wednesday as did not practice. That is a good indicator he is not ready. Expect to see a good amount of Drake again this Sunday with Johnson probably mixed back in.
It would be surprising to see Johnson get more touches than Drake, at least for this Sunday and he gets back into live game action. They will have to somehow figure out how to utilize both of them not only this week but in the coming weeks.
That becomes even more interesting when Edmonds returns. For now, it is good to see Johnson on the mend and ready to go. We should look forward to what coach Kliff Kingsbury has in store offensively on Sunday.