The Arizona Cardinals' face of the franchise is back, as two-time Pro Bowl quarterback Kyler Murray will make his 2023 season debut in Week 10 against the Atlanta Falcons. The Cardinals were Murray in Week 10 if this week of practice went well, and it clearly has.
"Yeah, Kyler is going to start," Cardinals head coach Jonathan Gannon said Friday.
On top of Murray, Arizona is also returning another star playmaker this week. The Cardinals activated running back James Conner on Saturday and placed him on the 53-man roster, according to NFL Media. That means he will return to the Arizona backfield on Sunday as well. The club officially designated running back James Conner to return from injured reserve this week and Gannon did tip his hand a bit about the veteran's status for Week 10 when speaking to reporters on Friday.
"We'll see how he does today, but trending in the right direction," Gannon said. "He's our workhorse in the run game, so it would be good to get him back. It helps not only Kyler, it helps our team."
Conner was placed on IR a month ago after suffering a Cincinnati Bengals. In five games this season, Conner has rushed 68 times for 364 yards and two touchdowns, and caught eight passes for 30 yards.during Arizona's Week 5 loss to the
While the Cardinals own what is statistically the No. 8 rushing offense in the league (127.0 rushing yards per game), their top two rushers weren't on the field last week. Conner is still Arizona's leading rusher on the year despite missing the last four games, and then quarterback Joshua Dobbs, who rushed for 258 yards in eight games played for the Cardinals, was dealt to