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NFC West Standings

Team Div Overall
3-0-0 8-3-0
1-3-0 6-5-0
4-1-0 5-6-0
0-4-0 2-10-0

2023 Rushing

STATS ATT
Rushing Attempts
YDS
Rushing Yards
AVG
Average Yards per Rush
TD
Rushing Touchdowns
LNG
Longest Rush
FL
Fumbles Lost
Regular Season 52 210 4.0 1 18 0

Top Emari Demercado News

  • Cardinals' Emari Demercado: Sparse usage in return

    Demercado tallied three carries for 15 yards during Sunday's 37-14 loss to the Rams.

    The Cardinals' No. 1 running back James Conner had among his quietest games of the season in this one, turning a 42 percent (30 of 71) offensive snap share into 10 touches for 32 yards from scrimmage. Meanwhile, Michael Carter ranked second among the team's RBs with eight touches for 34 total yards on 38 percent (27) of plays, with Demercado bringing up the rear with three touches on 20 percent (14) of snaps. Perhaps Arizona was easing Demercado back into the mix after he missed the previous three games due to a toe injury, but he at the very least remains a very distant second or third at the position among the Cards' backfield options. His next chance for action arrives Sunday at Pittsburgh.

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  • Cardinals' Emari Demercado: Returning to action Sunday

    Demercado (toe) is active for Sunday's contest against the Rams, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

    A toe injury has sidelined Demercado for the last three games, but after being listed as limited on five consecutive practice reports dating back to Week 11 prep, he's been deemed healthy enough to suit up for the first time since Week 8. This time around, he'll be playing behind workhorse James Conner, but Demercado showed enough before getting hurt to mix into the Cardinals backfield in some capacity. Overall, the undrafted rookie has averaged just under 4.0 yards on his 49 carries, gathered in 12 of 16 targets for 64 yards and scored one rushing touchdown in eight appearances.

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  • Cardinals' Emari Demercado: Expected to face Rams

    Demercado (toe) is expected to suit up for Sunday's game against Los Angeles, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    Demercado is officially listed as questionable for Week 12, but he's expected to be available for Arizona. If so, he will stand to work as the top backup to veteran starter James Conner, while Keaontay Ingram and Michael Carter could also mix in. Official word on Demercado's status will come 90 minutes prior to Sunday's 4:05 p.m. ET kickoff.

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  • Cardinals' Emari Demercado: Questionable for Week 12

    Demercado (toe) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams.

    Demercado was limited in all three of Arizona's practices heading into the Week 12 clash between NFC West rivals. He has missed the last three games. If the rookie running back suits up Sunday, he'll likely work as the top backup to James Conner. Keaontay Ingram and Michael Carter are the other options in the Cardinals' backfield.

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  • Cardinals' Emari Demercado: Limited again Wednesday

    Demercado (toe) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

    Demercado seemingly inched closer to a return to action last week with two limited practices, but ultimately he was ruled out for this past Sunday's game in Houston on the Cardinals' final injury report. He again is operating with a cap on his reps to kick off Week 12 prep, and he may need to upgrade to full activity Thursday or Friday to have a realistic shot at being available Sunday versus the Rams. Even if Demercado gains clearance to play, he's unlikely to be more than second fiddle to Arizona's lead runner, James Conner.

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  • Cardinals' Emari Demercado: Remains limited Thursday

    Demercado (toe) was listed as limited on Thursday's practice report, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

    Demercado so far has followed the same regimen as he did a week ago with limited listings Wednesday and Thursday. As a result, if he's anything other than DNP on Friday, there's a good chance he receives a questionable designation ahead of Sunday's contest against the Rams. Demercado is looking to put an end to what currently has been a three-game absence, but even when he returns he'll be no better than No. 2 in the Cardinals backfield behind starter James Conner.

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  • Cardinals' Emari Demercado: Out for a third straight game

    Demercado (toe) has been ruled out for Sunday's game at Houston, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

    Demercado was held out of practice Friday following back-to-back limited sessions. He'll now miss his third straight game, which could open the door for recent signing Michael Carter to handle some touches off the bench behind starter James Conner.

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  • Cardinals' Emari Demercado: Remains limited Thursday

    Demercado (toe) was limited at Thursday's practice, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

    After managing no on-field work for two weeks and missing a pair of games as a result of a toe injury, Demercado has been able to put together back-to-back capped sessions to kick off Week 11 prep. Friday's practice report could be telling for his chances to return Sunday at Houston, but even if Demercado is cleared to play in that contest, he won't be much more than a change-of-pace option with the Cardinals' lead runner James Conner back in the mix.

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  • Cardinals' Emari Demercado: Limited in return to practice

    Demercado (toe) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

    Demercado took part in his first documented on-field work since coming out of Week 8 action with a toe injury that sidelined him from practices and games for the last two weeks. While he's on a path to return Sunday at Houston, he likely won't be more than a change-of-pace back if he's able to suit up this weekend after James Conner (knee) returned from injured reserve and regained his standing as the team's lead runner in a Week 10 with over Atlanta. Demercado's main competitor for the No. 2 role is currently Keaontay Ingram, though Arizona did claim Michael Carter off waivers from the Jets on Wednesday.

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  • Cardinals' Emari Demercado: Back at practice Wednesday

    Demercado (toe) returned to practice Wednesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

    Demercado hasn't practiced since Week 8, missing the last two games due to a toe injury. Prior to the absence, he was the main beneficiary of James Conner's stint on injured reserve, racking up 41 touches for 171 yards from scrimmage and no touchdowns from Weeks 6 through 8. With Conner making his return from IR in this past Sunday's win over the Falcons, Demercado likely won't be much more than a change-of-pace option, once he proves his health. Wednesday's practice report ultimately will reveal how much work Demercado was able to handle.

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  • Cardinals' Emari Demercado: Ruled out again

    Demercado (toe) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Atlanta, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

    Demercado hasn't practiced the past two weeks and now will miss a second straight game, while James Conner (knee) has a questionable designation after missing the minimum of four weeks on injured reserve. If Conner doesn't end up playing, the Cardinals likely will turn to Keaontay Ingram and practice-squad player Corey Clement, having waived RB Tony Jones on Thursday despite giving him 40 percent of snaps on offense just four days prior in a 27-0 loss to Cleveland. Even if Conner doesn't play this weekend, he stands a good chance to be ready before Demercado, which means the rookie figures to be in a backup role whenever he makes it back from the toe injury.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-9, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Inglewood, CA
Age: 24
School: TCU
Experience: R