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Chase Edmonds a 'mismatch' piece, James Conner the 'four-minute' back

by Joshua Kellem | Cardinals Correspondent | Sun, Aug 1st 3:31pm EDT

Ahead of training camp, 98.7 Arizona Sports' Jake Anderson caught up with Arizona Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds. The fourth-year pro's "main focus" this offseason was putting on a few pounds, as he's presumably the lead back. The RB added that his secondary focus was improving his receiving abilities. Edmonds is not concerned about how many carries he gets, but rather how many touches, saying, "I think with me, getting me in the open field and finding a way to just specialize with my mismatch with linebackers is really how I feel I’m the best type of football player at that point. … Coach Kliff is obviously going to specialize in that."

Fantasy Impact:

Edmonds noted there are formations that include him and James Conner on the field at the same time. But Edmonds knows the flow and situation of the game will determine the duo's usage, saying, "For my football mind, probably four-minute type of deal, you’ll probably see James in there more often than not. Again, football is a team sport. Everybody has to find their role, their unique role, specialize at it and really just achieve it to the best of their ability and that’s kind of what makes a really good football team.” Preseason usage ultimately will give fantasy gamers a gauge on the duo's roles heading into Week 1.

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