The Cardinals are releasing running back Zach Zenner today, as Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets. Per league rules, Zenner will hit the waiver wire since the trade deadline is in the rear view mirror.
The Cardinals went from being paper thin at the running back position to having too many running backs ready to go. Or, as head coach Kliff Kingsbury termed it, they had a “good problem” on their hands. To fix the logjam, Zenner will be dropped.
David Johnson‘s ankle and knee injuries kept him off the field earlier in the year, which created room for Chase Edmonds to emerge as the team’s top running back. Later, Edmonds went down with a hamstring injury, pushing the Cardinals to trade for Kenyan Drake. Zenner and Alfred Morris also joined the club in late October – Morris lasted a week and Zenner held on for just over a month.
The Cardinals have a full running back room, but their overall woes persist. On Sunday, they lost badly to the Rams, dropping their record to 3-8-1.
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