To receive fifth-year option
GM Steve Keim said the Cardinals will exercise the fifth-year option on Brown's rookie contract after acquiring the wide receiver in a draft-day trade with the Ravens on Thursday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.
As part of the exchange, Baltimore received the 23rd overall pick in this year's draft, while Arizona gained the speedy Brown and pick No. 100 on Friday. Brown has experience playing with Kyler Murray at Oklahoma, and the former is coming off a three-year stretch in which he upped his catch and yardage totals each season, culminating with a 91-1,008-6 line on 146 targets in 2021. With the Cards, Brown joins a group of wide receivers that boasts DeAndre Hopkins, A.J. Green and Rondale Moore, along with tight end Zach Ertz and running back James Conner.
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Williams (knee) is expected to begin training camp on the PUP list, Jess Root of USA Today reports.
Hopkins, who will serve a six-game suspension to begin the 2022 season, is expected to be healthy for training camp, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. "He's been moving around well, and I think he's right on schedule," coach Kliff Kingsbury said after Monday's OTA session.
Murray returned to the Cardinals' training facility Tuesday and is expected to be on the practice field for the first time during Arizona's voluntary OTAs, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Williams agreed to sign with the Cardinals on Tuesday, NFL reporter Jordan Schultz reports.
Coach Kliff Kingsbury said Monday that he expects Murray to be present for mandatory minicamp, Tyler Dragon of USA Today reports.
Murray isn't present Monday for the start of Arizona's voluntary OTAs, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Moore's prospects have risen since Monday's announcement that DeAndre Hopkins faces a six-game suspension to kick off the 2022 season, Jess Root of USA Today reports.
Green should benefit from DeAndre Hopkins' six-game suspension to begin the 2022 season, Jess Root of USA Today reports.
Brown may need to take on a larger role in the Cardinals offense to begin the upcoming season after DeAndre Hopkins was suspended six games Monday for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances, Lindsay Jones of The Athletic reports.
Murray will be without DeAndre Hopkins to start the 2022 season after the NFL handed the wide receiver a six-game suspension for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances, The Athletic reports.