Friday, October 21, 2016, 6:26pm
Cardinals WR John Brown (hamstring, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 7. Brown is apparently dealing with pain in his leg that is a symptom of a sickle-cell trait. It looks like he will miss Sunday night’s game against the Seahawks. Michael Floyd and Jaron Brown should pick up most of his snaps and targets.
"I’m walking. I’m straight," Brown told reporters as he slowly walked by them with a slightly noticeable limp.
Brown had tests immediately after the game, coach Bruce Arians said.
"We’ll have to wait and see," Arians added. "It appears it’s not as serious as it looked."
Related players: Michael Floyd
While Cardinals QB Carson palmer remains in the league concussion protocol, GM Steve Keim commented that Palmer is "doing great by all indications."
This will be a situation to monitor closely all week, as Palmer's health obviously has a huge impact on the entire Arizona passing game. The Cardinals don't play until Monday night against the Jets, so deciding on John Brown and Michael Floyd as borderline flex plays could be tricky, although Drew Stanton did play well on Monday night and New York bleeds fantasy points to wide receivers.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 6:35pm
Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (concussion, out) did not practice Wednesday. With Palmer out, Drew Stanton will get the start. In eight starts for the Cardinals in 2014, he averaged 203 passing yards with 0.75 touchdowns and 0.63 interceptions, so he doesn’t look like much of a streaming option even in a pretty good matchup with a mediocre San Francisco pass defense. Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd and John Brown all take a hit.
Friday, September 30, 2016, 8:26pm
Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:45pm
Cards WR Michael Floyd will be in concussion protocol. Cleared on sideline but had headache Monday.
“Jaron always makes plays,” coach Bruce Arians said. “He’s very physical for a wideout. Great special teams player. Put in the right system he could be a solid ‘3’ or ‘2’. We never hesitate throwing him the ball in a clutch situation.”
And really, therein lies the problem for Brown. As productive as he is and perhaps could be, he will have a hard time taking snaps away from Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd, John Brown or even speedster J.J. Nelson.
So while he may very well be a solid starter on any other team, for the Cardinals, he is luxurious depth.
“I was talking to somebody about him today, he has a great camp every year because he gets so many reps, and then those reps kind of dwindle because you’re not going to put him in front of Larry (Fitzgerald), you’re not going to put him in front of Mike,” Palmer said. “But it’s so nice, it’s such a security blanket that if a guy goes down, he can come in. He’s just one of those guys that makes plays. He’s one of those guys that you don’t realize how fast he is until he runs past you. He makes tough, contested catches. He’s physical enough to do what Larry does in the blocking stuff.
“He’s been a security blanket. I can visualize different plays, the third down conversion he made at the end of the game in Seattle. You go on and on and on, he’s one of those guys that’s a gamer. He gets in games and makes plays, just like he does in practice.”
Brown is a player that owners should have on speed dial if there are any injuries in the Cardinals' receiving corps. Due to his speed, Nelson would probably see more snaps if Michael Floyd went down, but Jaron Brown's snaps increased the most in Week 8 when John Brown was sidelined. He'd also likely step in for Larry Fitzgerald if anything happened to the vet.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 8:28pm
The Cardinals picked up Floyd’s fifth-year option in April 2015, extending his rookie contract by a season and putting the pressure on the 26-year-old in a make-or-break season. But Floyd doesn’t view the Cards’ decision to extend his stay in the desert by a year as a sign of things to come.
“That really doesn’t mean anything,” Floyd said. “You still got to go out there and perform. That’s what I expect myself to do -- just going out there and doing the best that I can to put myself in a position to stay here in Arizona, which I want to. I love this place and the organization treats me well.
“Basically the ball’s in my court. How I perform is all up to me.”
Floyd is coming off an 849-yard season that he finished with five 100-yard performances in his final eight games. A gruesome hand injury suffered last training camp prevented the Notre Dame product would eclipsing 1,000 yards for the second time in three seasons.
Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm
Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (knee, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 17. Floyd seems iffy for Week 17. If he’s out, J.J. Nelson likely replaces Floyd in the lineup. The last time Floyd missed a game (Week 11), Nelson racked up 142 yards and a TD on four catches while playing 63% of the snaps. The Cardinals play late on Sunday.
LB Anthony Barr (groin, hand), DT Linval Joseph (foot), S Andrew Sendejo (knee), S Harrison Smith (knee, hamstring), LB Brandon Watts (rib)
S Robert Blanton (knee)
DE Scott Crichton (ankle)
RB Andre Ellington (toe), CB Jerraud Powers (calf), DT Frostee Rucker (ankle)
TE Jermaine Gresham (knee)
S Tony Jefferson (hamstring), DT Cory Redding (ankle)
The Vikings will be missing four starters on defense, so dial up David Johnson and the rest of the Arizona starters. John Brown and Michael Floyd can be used as WR2/WR3 types given the probable tags. They should be getting close to full health. With Stepfan Taylor in, Kerwynn Williams is a bit less appealing as a Sneaky Start, but he may have earned 5-10 touches with a big game last week against the Rams.
Friday, December 4, 2015, 6:28pm
Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (hamstring, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 13. Floyd played through the questionable tag last week, but wasn’t very productive. The Cardinals play early on Sunday.
Thursday, December 3, 2015, 5:56pm
Friday, November 27, 2015, 6:20pm
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