TEMPE, Ariz. — The Arizona Cardinals added much-needed depth within the backfield on Tuesday once they agreed to phrases on a one-year contract with former Pittsburgh Steelers working again James Conner.
Conner, 25, might be paired with Chase Edmonds to kind the Cardinals’ 2021 backfield. It is anticipated that they will share reps and obligations in coach Kliff Kingsbury’s offense that asks working backs to be each rushers and receivers.
Conner will reunite with Cardinals working backs coach James Saxon, who was his place coach in Pittsburgh in 2017 and 2018. He obtained a one-year, $1.25 million contract, which is all absolutely assured, together with a $500,000 signing bonus, a supply advised ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Connor went to the Professional Bowl in 2018 below Saxon’s tutelage after dashing for 973 yards and 12 touchdowns, tied for the third most within the NFL that season, and whereas catching 55 passes for 497 yards and a landing in 13 video games.
Arizona was in want of one other working again after letting Kenyan Drake go in free company. He signed with the Las Vegas Raiders.