James Conner, RB (ARI)

Doesn't practice Thursday

Conner (ribs) was held out of Thursday's practice, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

After sitting out Weeks 16 and 17 due to a heel injury, Conner returned for the Cardinals' regular-season finale against the Seahawks and took on the bulk of the backfield work (21 touches on 59 percent snap share) before departing in the fourth quarter with a rib issue. Coach Kliff Kingsbury termed both Conner and Chase Edmonds (ribs/toe), who sat out Week 18 but was limited Wednesday, as game-time decisions for Monday's playoff opener at the Rams, according to Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site. With Jonathan Ward (knee) also unable to practice Wednesday, Eno Benjamin is the only healthy running back on the active roster at the moment.

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Rondale Moore

Rondale Moore


Questionable for Monday

Moore (ankle) is listed as questionable for Monday's wild-card contest at the Rams, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

James Conner

James Conner


No practice reps Friday

Conner (ribs) was a non-participant in practice Friday for the second day in a row, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

J.J. Watt

J.J. Watt


Trending in right direction

Watt (shoulder) avoided any setbacks in Thursday's practice and in trending in the right direction for Monday's wild-card matchup against the Rams, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.