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Losers of three straight, the Arizona Cardinals are starting to come back down to earth after a surprising 4-0 start.
Part of their recent struggles could be attributed to the rash of injuries they’ve suffered at the running back position. With Christopher "Beanie" Wells fighting a nagging toe injury and backup Ryan Williams done for the year with a shoulder injury, the Cardinals have been decimated at the running back position.
A big upgrade is out there for the taking, as long as that option is himself healthy.
Arizona should seriously consider acquiring Jacksonville Jaguars star running back Maurice Jones-Drew. He would be an immediate upgrade at a position where Arizona desperately needs help right now.
Of course, Arizona would have to give MJD a contract extension, as Pocket Hercules held out during much of this past summer in search of big money from the Jaguars. In order for the Cards to foot the bill, they could either trade or release quarterback Kevin Kolb and go with the cheaper John Skelton.
But obviously, if the foot injury MJD suffered in Week 7 against Oakland is serious, this potential trade would be totally squashed.