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Cardinals WR David Johnson misses practice ahead of Week 15

David Johsnon, Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson did not participate in Wednesday’s practice but should be ready to go for the team’s Week 15 game against the Atlanta Falcons. Johnson has been dealing with a quad injury, and that caused him to be sidelined for the team’s most recent practice.

However, head coach Steve Wilks doesn’t seem too concerned with Johnson’s availability moving forward, according to Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk.

“I think David will be fine,” Wilks told reporters. “We just wanted to give him an extra day. Let it rest a little bit.”

Johnson has seen his offensive usage go up since the Cardinals fired former offensive coordinator Mike McCoy. New coordinator Byron Leftwich has made a concerted effort to get Johnson more involved in the passing game, and that’s helped give Arizona a slight boost.

But the Cardinals still sport one of the worst records in the league at 3-10 overall, and Johnson’s overall numbers are nowhere near the level they were at when Bruce Arians was running the show.

Johnson has 220 carries for 810 yards and six touchdowns this season while catching 43 passes for 340 yards and two scores.

His overall role in the offense will be one of many things that the Cardinals will need to address in the offseason.

But before they get there, they’ll head to Atlanta on Sunday in hopes of finding some kind of momentum before finishing the regular season with matchups against the Los Angeles Rams and Seattle Seahawks.