Kingsbury: We’d like to have three (running backs)

Arizona Cardinals running back Kenyan Drake (41) is hit by San Francisco 49ers strong safety Jaquiski Tartt (29) during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The Cardinals continue to add players ahead of the virtual NFL Draft on April 23 but the question everyone is asking concerns the backfield.

What is known is that Kenyan Drake will return to the team after signing the transition tag while Chase Edmonds has two years left on his contract. Still Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury would not mind adding another player to the mix.

“We’re really excited about those two guys, Kenyan and Chase,” Kingsbury said in a videoconference with reporters on Tuesday. “When Chase had his opportunity he was phenomenal and we all saw what Kenyan did. So two explosive backs, played at a very high level and had their opportunity, but that third spot we’ll see.”

Whether or not D.J. Foster is that guy remains to be seen.

“D.J. was banged up last year,” Kingsbury said. “We think he has a good skill set. But that’s an area that we’d like to have three. You saw we got to (using) a third (running back in 2019). We’d like to have three that we feel like we could roll through and not lose much.”

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