3 – Cutting Eno Benjamin
Thanks to his late-season resurgence, James Conner swooped in and saved this situation from becoming a complete disaster. But before Conner rediscovered his bruising ways once again, Eno Benjamin was the Arizona Cardinals leading back heading into Week 10.
No, he wasn’t great, as there were weeks he was up and averaging over seven yards per carry, and weeks where he was down, averaging between two and three. But with 4.3 yards per carry on 70 touches, Benjamin was playing rather well for the Redbirds.
Following a supposed disagreement with an assistant coach, he was cut following the Cardinals Week 10 win against the Los Angeles Rams. Once again, the Cards were already on the decline here, so this didn’t completely doom their season.
But with Murray’s injury concerns even before his torn ACL, pairing Benjamin with Conner would’ve made the Cardinals more competitive during the season’s late stages. This would’ve become more paramount when the team turned to Trace McSorley and David Blough.