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Cards RB Ryan Williams officially out for season

Posted on: August 19, 2011 11:33 pm
Edited on: August 20, 2011 5:44 pm
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

UPDATED (Aug. 20; 5:39 p.m. ET): It's official: Cardinals RB Ryan Williams is out for the season, as Rapid Reporter Craig Morgan writes.

Said coach Ken Whisenhunt on Saturday: "The human element gets lost sometimes. You’re so excited about a young man like Ryan and you build a relationship with him over a short time. You want to see him have success and then that’s put on hold.”

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While Tim Hightower was performing impressively for the Redskins on Friday night (six carries, 70 yards, TD), his former team might be longing for a backup to its starting RB.

Ryan Williams Injury
That’s because rookie Ryan Williams -- selected in the second round by the Cardinals to compete with Beanie Wells for the starting spot -- most likely ruptured the patella tendon in his right knee during Arizona’s preseason loss to the Packers. That was what coach Ken Whisenhunt told reporters, via Cards Chatter, after the game, and if that injury is confirmed, Williams will miss the rest of the season.

Williams had to be carted off the field after he was tackled by Green Bay rookie S M.D. Jennings and awkwardly landed on his right leg. Williams’ teammates surrounded him before he left for the locker room, and he held his head in his hands as he left the field.

Without Williams in the lineup, LaRod Stephens-Howling and Alfonso Smith are the RBs that would back up Wells -- who was brittle himself last season. Either way, it’s a devastating loss for the Cardinals.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 5:42 am
 

Cards RB Ryan Williams officially out for season



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Since: Jul 22, 2007
Posted on: August 20, 2011 6:40 pm
 

Cards RB Ryan Williams officially out for season

Looks like Tiki Barber's headed to the Cards


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Since: Dec 21, 2009
Posted on: August 20, 2011 5:36 pm
 

Cards RB Ryan Williams probably out for season

Running back is the deepest position in the NFL. I'm sure that Arizona will be fine.



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: August 20, 2011 5:18 pm
 

Cards RB Ryan Williams probably out for season

Many sports writers have been saying that the Cardinals are favored to take the division because they have the best backup QB...ever. And that they play in a weak division. Perhaps, but the Cardinals can't compete if their star players are injured. Of course Williams and Wells are not star players yet...but you make do with what you have and what you don't have. Like I said previously, Hightower is the better player. "Hightower" trumps "Beanie" everytime! 

Resign JJ Arrington! The guy was awesome at Cal..why didn't the Cardinals find a way to utlize his talents. I get it. He is small. But so are alot of great running backs in recent years. He was displaced as the starter by Edgerrin James and Hightower. Since neither is no longer with the team....give the guy another chance. He cannot be worse than Chris "I don't fumble THAT much" Wells.  



Since: Dec 8, 2006
Posted on: August 20, 2011 5:06 pm
 

Cards RB Ryan Williams probably out for season

the cookies will be fine, thanks..


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