RB - Arizona Cardinals - IR
According to team reporter Darren Urban, Arizona Cardinals RB Marlon Mack suffered an Achilles injury in Tuesday's practice, ending his season.
Mack is no stranger to serious injuries, tearing his Achilles back in 2020 with the Indianapolis Colts. Achilles injuries tend to be career-altering, especially for RBs, and Mack's first return was already an uphill battle. Mack will miss the entire 2023 season less than a week after signing with the Cardinals. RB Keaontay Ingram is the clear favorite for RB2 touches in Mack's absence, and the hope is that Mack can bounce back again.
The Cardinals signed veteran Marlon Mack to a one-year contract Friday.
Mack spent time with Denver and San Francisco last season, registering 183 total yards and two touchdowns on 24 touches. The 27-year-old will likely be a depth piece and have limited fantasy value in 2023.
The Cardinals held veteran RB Marlon Mack in for a visit on Thursday, per Aaron Wilson on Twitter.
Mack carved out a nice tenure as a member of the Colts including a two-year stretch in which he started 10+ games. The USF product spent some time in Denver last season but has not started a game since 2020. The Cardinals have James Conner on the roster, but the depth chart is thin behind him. If Mack signs with the Cardinals he could be an injury away from seeing legitimate work.
Marlon Mack received just four carries for 22 yards in the Broncos' 51-14 Week 16 loss to the Rams.
Mack never had a chance on Sunday, as Denver was out of the game from the opening kickoff. Mack had some luck running into scores his past couple of times out, but that consistency was never going to sustain. He is highly unlikely to find any sort of production against the Chiefs next up in Week 17.
Marlon Mack had five carries for 37 yards and one touchdown and hauled in all four of his targets for an additional 26 yards as the Broncos defeated the Cardinals 24-15 on Sunday.
For the second time in as many weeks, Mack was able to find pay dirt out of the Denver backfield. Despite the score, he is still seeing limited touches as the direct backup to Latavius Murray, who also went nuclear against Arizona. Mack has proven worthwhile of a bench spot in the event that Murray suffers an injury over the final few weeks of the season. However, anyone risky enough to be starting Mack at this point needs to be just as prepared for a "goose egg" as they would be for anymore touchdowns.