Cardinals RB Stepfan Taylor is expected to miss “significant time,” according to coach Bruce Arians, because of a calf injury.
Taylor didn’t have a carry against the Eagles before going out with the injury in the second half. But it now means that the top two backs that were supposed to support Andre Ellington — Jonathan Dwyer and Taylor — are not around. And this is all while Ellington is playing through a bum foot. The Cardinals have explored adding a running back through trade but nothing has been that close to happening.
It's likely going to mean a bigger role for Ellington. Marion Grice — a rookie sixth-round pick of San Diego who was cut and on a practice squad before the Cards signed him — is the Ellington backup. At some point, the Cards will have to add a back to the 53-man roster and Kerwynn Williams is an option from their own practice squad, the story said.