Arizona Cardinals Cancel Game With Los Angeles Rams
The Arizona Cardinals have decided to cancel their scheduled game with the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday. This decision comes just a week after the team announced that starting quarterback Kyler Murray has suffered a torn ACL. In addition, the team’s general manager Steve Keim announced that he is taking an indefinite leave of absence from the team.
General manager Steve Keim taking indefinite leave of absence
Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim is taking an indefinite leave of absence for health reasons. The team’s president and vice president of player personnel, Quentin Harris, and VP of pro personnel, Adrian Wilson, are handling Keim’s duties while he is away.
The Cardinals have been plagued by injuries throughout the season. Several offensive linemen have been injured, and wide receivers have been hurt, as well. This has resulted in a poor record of 4-9 through Week 15 of the NFL season. It is also a blow to the team’s hopes for a postseason run.
The Cardinals have been criticized for a number of reasons, including the lack of talent on their roster. However, they have made the playoffs three times in the past three seasons and reached the NFC Championship game in 2015.
Keim was promoted to general manager in 2013, a move he was excited about. He had spent the previous 10 years in various positions within the Cardinals’ personnel department. In addition to scouting, he served as director of college scouting.
Kyler Murray diagnosed with torn ACL on Tuesday
Kyler Murray tore his ACL in the Arizona Cardinals’ 27-13 loss to the New England Patriots on Monday night. This will end the season for the Cardinals. The team’s best hope is to start Colt McCoy for the last four games of the season.
It’s an unfortunate turn of events for the Cardinals, who have gone 4-8. They are a couple of games out of the playoffs. This isn’t the first time this season that the team has dealt with injury issues. The Cardinals have had two players, Marquise Brown and DeAndre Hopkins, go down with injuries.
Murray has been the leader of the Cardinals’ offense. He rushed for 418 yards and three touchdowns before the injury. He also completed 66.4 percent of his passes for 2,368 yards with 14 touchdowns.
Zach Ertz on the mend
If you are a fantasy football player, Zach Ertz is likely to be one of your most reliable players. This season, he has 68 catches for 394 yards and four touchdowns. He also leads the Cardinals in receptions and targets.
While he’s been a dependable player in his first full season in Arizona, he’s still recovering from a knee injury. The veteran tight end will likely miss at least two weeks. His status is unclear for this weekend’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
After suffering a knee injury in the first quarter of Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams, he limped off the field and underwent an MRI. Doctors determined that he suffered a slight tear of the left ACL. However, it was unlikely that the injury was serious.
Tre McBride poised to dominate playing time
Despite being a second-round pick, Trey McBride has yet to make any sort of impact for the Arizona Cardinals. He played one snap against the Raiders, and was healthy scratch for Sunday’s game against the Chiefs. The Cardinals need him to do more to show he can be a fantasy option.
Having Zach Ertz out of the lineup for the next few games has given a boost to McBride’s draft stock. Ertz led the team in receptions and receiving yards in the first two games of the season, and he provided veteran leadership on the offense.
The Cardinals’ offense relies on a veteran presence, and they will be looking for McBride to play a major role. While it’s hard to gauge how McBride will fare in his rookie season, he has the physical attributes and pass-catching abilities to succeed. He’s a solid fit for premium tight end formats.
The NFL has announced some new COVID-19 protocols. They are designed to minimize the burden on vaccinated players while still ensuring a safe and responsible game.
One of the big changes is a three-week ban on contact sports. That’s important because the virus can cause serious illness and even death.
Another big change is a requirement for travelers to be quarantined for 14 days. This is in response to the rise of the omicron variant, a version of the virus that causes severe symptoms.
The new rules also include a requirement for unvaccinated players to be removed from the field for at least two negative tests, taken 24 hours apart. Currently, seven out of eight NFL teams have received a COVID-19 shot.
While the cardinals haven’t made any specific announcements about attendance, they will make an educated decision based on the situation.