Cardinals Acquire Kenyan Drake

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Kenyan Drake
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The Arizona Cardinals have acquired veteran running back Kenyan Drake from the Miami Dolphins for a conditional 2020 draft pick, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Per the report, the Dolphins will receive a 2020 sixth-round pick that can become a fifth-round pick as part of the deal.

The move had been expected since it was announced that Drake was not traveling with the Dolphins for their Monday Night tilt against the Pittsburgh Steelers, and a Drake trade had been rumored since the start of the season.

While Drake e has been historically under-utilized during his tenure with the Dolphins, and seemed to be towards the bottom of the backfield rotation,at times, this season.

Drake has rushed for 174 yards this season.

The Cardinals add a playmaking element to a backfield in desperate need of some help as both David Johnson and Chase Edmonds have been dealing with injuries that are likely to keep them from playing in Thursday night’s game against the San Francisco 49ers.

Drake is expected to be available for that game, and could also contribute in special teams as well.

Drake is in a contract year, and could get a chance to get some solid playing time in the Cardinals’ backfield.

For the Dolphins, it is another pick added to an impressive stockpile for the 2020 draft. Miami has 13 total picks in 2020 including three first round picks, two second rounders, and two expected compensatory pick, and their own draft pick is expected to be the #1 overall pick.