Cardinals should consider adding former Texans running back to roster

(Photo by Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports) Phillip Lindsay
(Photo by Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports) Phillip Lindsay /

Waived by the Houston Texans on Tuesday, Phillip Lindsay could help the Arizona Cardinals make up for the loss of running back Chase Edmonds.

Just one snap is all it took back in Week 9 against the San Francisco 49ers for Arizona Cardinals running back Chase Edmonds to suffer a significant ankle injury.

Edmonds missed the remainder of the 49ers game and he’s been on injured reserve for the last two weeks. He’s eligible to return after sitting out three games, which would be in Week 14 when Arizona has a showdown on Monday night against the Los Angeles Rams.

Until he returns, the Cardinals should be constantly looking for available running backs that could help make up for the loss of Edmonds. On Tuesday, one notable running back became available, and he’s someone that Arizona should think about bringing in.

Should the Arizona Cardinals attempt to add former Houston Texans RB Phillip Lindsay to their roster?

In a bit of a surprise move on Tuesday, the Houston Texans decided to waive veteran running back, Phillip Lindsay. However, Lindsay’s performance this season has not been anywhere close to how he played during his first three seasons in the NFL when he was a member of the Denver Broncos.

In his three years with the Broncos, Lindsay averaged 4.8 yards per rushing attempt. This season, however, he’s only averaging 2.6 yards per carry.

The former Texans running back will likely clear waivers and then any team is free to sign him. He’s proven in the past that he has the talent to hang in the NFL, so Arizona should be one of the teams attempting to sign him if he clears waivers.

If the Cardinals were to add Lindsay, it would probably be just to improve their running back depth at first. James Conner would still remain the top guy in the backfield and Eno Benjamin would likely stay as the team’s No. 2 running back.

Lindsay, who rushed for more than 1,000 yards and seven touchdowns in both of his first two NFL seasons, is just someone that would give Arizona some reliable experience for their current running back group. If Conner or Benjamin were to suffer an injury that required them to miss time, Lindsay has the talent to take a prominent role in the Cardinals’ offense for a few games if needed.

Even though Arizona currently has the best record in the NFL, they should always be looking for ways to improve their roster.

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