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Monday, December 11, 2017, 12:55pm
Cards GM Steve Keim emphasized Monday: That other available IR-to-return spot very well could go unused.
“You have to have someone healthy enough to return,” Keim said during an appearance on the “Doug and Wolf” show on Arizona Sports 98.7. “At this point, I don’t see any guys coming back for sure.”
But what about David Johnson? Is keeping the star running back, coming back from a bad wrist, more about saving him for 2018? Keim said no.
“He gets paid to play football,” Keim said, adding that if Johnson was healthy and was cleared by the doctors, he should return to the field. “But if there are any gray areas, I don’t know why you’d want to risk it.”
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Johnson has been working on conditioning, but hasn’t returned to practice — obviously, since the clock would start in that case, the story pointed out. He's obviously a player owners have been eyeing up saving a roster spot for this season in hopes of a return during the fantasy playoffs. Keim didn't definitely close the door here, but it sure seems like Johnson returning this year is unlikely.
Posted by Brandon Niles
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 6:28pm
Week 1 at Detroit Lions
David Johnson once went to a casino. He put 10 dollars on the roulette table and said, “put it on David Johnson.” The dealer spun the wheel and the ball bounced out of the wheel and landed in David Johnson’s hand. The house never beats David Johnson.
Johnson was dynamite last season, catching 80 balls and running the ball 293 times for a combined 2,118 yards from scrimmage and 20 touchdowns. Expect the Cardinals to continue to feature him this year. Johnson is a must-start every week regardless of matchup. Detroit was very average on defense last season, allowing 22.4 points per game to opposing offenses. Johnson might get all of those points.
2017 Strength of Schedule - ARI
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
2017 Game Stats
|Per game||11.00||23.00||0||1.00||2.09||6.00||68.00||0||9.00||11.33||7.10||13.10||46.00/75.00||61.33% |