The Cardinals are placing Chase Edmonds on injured reserve. The running back will be sidelined for at least the next three games thanks to a high-ankle sprain, reports NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero (via Twitter). The Cardinals have promoted running back Tavien Feaster to the active roster to take the open roster spot (Twitter link).
Since Edmonds was diagnosed with the ankle sprain earlier this week, an IR stint seemed inevitable. The injury often cost players 4-6 weeks, so Edmonds could be looking at a longer IR stay than the three required games. Either way, the expectation is that he’ll suit up again for Arizona’s stretch run and the postseason.
Edmonds was limited to only a single carry during his team’s Week 9 win over the 49ers before exiting with an injury. Through the first eight games of the season, the former fourth-round pick had collected 638 yards from scrimmage on 105 touches. James Conner, who currently leads the NFL with 10 rushing touchdowns, will see the majority of the reps at running back while Edmonds is sidelined. The team is also rostering running backs Jonathan Ward and Eno Benjamin.
Feaster split his college career between Clemson and South Carolina. He’s bounced around the NFL since going undrafted in the 2020 draft, also spending time with the Jaguars, Giants, and Lions. He’s spent the majority of the 2021 season on the Cardinals practice squad.