The Red Birds are dead last in the league with a putrid 3.1 yards per carry average. Andre Ellington has been a good soldier but he has been dealing with a foot injury all season long and is starting to wear down. His usual explosiveness has not been there.
The Cards needed to make a move to bolster their anemic rushing attack so they have signed veteran running back Michael Bush. In a corresponding move, the Cardinals released fellow runner Kerwynn Williams to make room for Bush.
The 30-year-old Bush has not performed since playing in 13 games with the Chicago Bears last season as a short-yardage back. The former Oakland Raiders starter ran for 977 yards with Oakland in 2011, but accounted for just 197 yards and three touchdowns in Chicago last year.
The University of Louisville product gives the Cardinals a physical presence they've been missing all season. Ellington is a dynamic player, but Arizona's inability to sustain drives on the ground cost them dearly in their 19-3 setback to the Seahawks last Sunday.Read more... Join the Conversation...