Cardinals Placing RB James Conner On Injured Reserve

According to Tom Pelissero, the Cardinals are placing RB James Conner on injured reserve with his knee injury. 

James Conner

This had been reported as a possibility earlier today. Conner will be out a minimum of four games before he’s eligible to return.

The Cardinals announced they have also swapped out LB Davion Taylor for CB Quavian White on the practice squad.  

Conner, 28, is a former third-round pick of the Steelers back in 2017 out of Pittsburgh. He played out the final year of his four-year, $3.09 million contract that included a $706,288 signing bonus and made a base salary of $745,000 for the 2020 season. 

The Cardinals signed Conner to a one-year contract in 2021 before re-signing him to a three-year, $21 million deal after a successful season. 

He’s due to make a base salary of $3.735 million in the final year of the deal.  

In 2023, Conner has appeared in five games for the Cardinals and rushed for 364 yards on 68 carries (5.4 YPC) and two touchdowns to go along with eight receptions on 10 targets for 30 yards receiving.

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