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Kenyan Drake traded from Dolphins to Cardinals for draft pick

The Miami Dolphins have been shopping running back Kenyan Drake ahead of Tuesday’s deadline, and they have finally found a place to send him.

Drake will be traded to the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for a conditional 2020 draft pick, ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported.

The Cardinals have dealt with multiple injuries at the running back position, as David Johnson was sidelined on Sunday with an ankle issue and Chase Edmonds left the game with a hamstring injury. Drake could be in line for significant work on Thursday night against the San Francisco 49ers, as Johnson is expected to be out at least one more week and Edmonds’ status remains unclear.

Drake has averaged just 3.7 yards per carry on 47 attempts this season, though he was playing for the worst team in football. He found himself in former Dolphins coach Adam Gase’s doghouse at times last season, but he’s a former third-round pick who has flashed signs of being an explosive player. Depending on how severe the injuries are for Johnson and Edmonds, the Cardinals could lean on Drake heavily down the stretch.


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