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Grading Arizona Cardinals latest signing of running back

PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 11: James Conner #30 of the Pittsburgh Steelers in action against the Cleveland Browns on January 11, 2021 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

The Arizona Cardinals signed running back James Conner to a one-year deal. Conner’s presence provides a huge upgrade to the team’s backfield and fills a hole that Kenyan Drake left when the latter signed with the Las Vegas Raiders.

Conner gained 721 yards over 13 games in 2020, good for 4.3 yards per carry. He also scored 6 rushing touchdowns and caught 35 passes for 215 yards out of the backfield.