The Arizona Cardinals are dealing with injuries to Rodney Hudson and a Covid-19 absence from Chandler Jones.
Yet, we did get some good news from the team on Thursday, as the team had both starting cornerbacks back on the field.
From our old friend Johnny:
Good to see both Byron Murphy and Marco Wilson back at practice today.
— Johnny Venerable (@JohnnyVenerable) October 14, 2021
It will be important for the Cardinals to have Byron Murphy Jr and Marco Wilson back for their game against the Cleveland Browns.
While the team gears up to take on the undoubted top rushing attack in the NFL, number one in rushing attempts, rushing yards, rushing yards per carry and rushing touchdowns, they will need Murphy and Marco due to the absence of Chandler Jones.
The other thing is, both of these cornerbacks are excellent in run support, something that will be important against the Browns top ranked rushing attack.
While the Cardinals have been bad against the run, they have one impressive feather in their cap… they held NFL rushing leader Derrick Henry to his only bad game of the 2021 season.
Henry outside of the Cardinals game: Four games 125 carries 582 yards 7 touchdowns
Against the Cardinals: 17 carries 58 yards
So, maybe they gear up the same way and force Baker Mayfield to beat them. If so, having your starting cornerbacks back is important and the Cardinals have that.