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Free Agency Primer 2018: Running Back

The Cardinals are embarking on a new era under Steve Wilks.
In the ensuing months, they will identify their new starting quarterback and fill other positions of need.
The first crack at re-shaping the roster will come in free agency, which begins on March 14.
We’ll break down each position as it draws near.
Free agent primer: Running Back Need: Low Analysis: The Cardinals sorely missed Johnson in 2017 as he suffered a dislocated wrist in the opener against the Lions and never returned.
He should be back and ready to roll in 2018, which makes running back a low priority in free agency.
His performance dipped down the stretch and Peterson missed the final five games of the season due to a neck injury.
He will be 33 next season and a lack of versatility limits his value with Johnson back in the fold.
He seems to be the favorite to return kicks and punts, and hopes to carve out a role on offense.
Williams has been a regular fill-in the past few seasons and would be a nice insurance piece again in case of injury, but he is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent.

The Cardinals are embarking on a new era under Steve Wilks. In the ensuing months, they will identify their new starting quarterback and fill other positions of need. The first crack at re-shaping the roster will come in free agency, which begins on March 14. We’ll break down each position as it draws near.

Free agent primer: Running Back

Need: Low

Analysis: The Cardinals sorely missed Johnson in 2017 as he suffered a dislocated wrist in the opener against the Lions and never returned. He should be back and ready to roll in 2018, which makes running back a low priority in free agency. Peterson was acquired early in the season and had a pair of huge games against the Buccaneers and 49ers. His performance dipped down the stretch and Peterson missed the final five…

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