Rondale Moore (Cardinals): Treating A Hand Injury!

Rondale Moore injury

Darren Urban of the Cardinals’ official site reports that Moore was limited during Wednesday’s walk-through due to a hand injury.

Quarterback Kyler Murray has looked for second-year wideout D.J. Moore frequently over the past two games, and Moore has responded with 15 receptions (on 18 targets) for 161 yards and one touchdown, in addition to two rushing attempts for 12 yards.

Murray and Moore are both dealing with health issues at the moment, with the quarterback missing all of Wednesday’s practice due to a hamstring injury.

Thus, it is important to keep an eye on the health of both players this week to determine whether or not the tandem will play together on Sunday against the Rams.

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Rondale Moore’s Preseason Player Analysis

Rondale Moore's Preseason Player Analysis
  • Moore missed the final three games of the regular season with an ankle injury, but he returned for Arizona’s playoff loss after playing in 14 of 17 games.
  • He recorded a receiving line of 54 for 435 yards and a touchdown, and he ran the ball 18 times for 76 yards.
  • Moore finished 85th in PPR points per game among WRs and 103rd in non-PPR points per game.
  • Only three times out of his 14 weeks as a player did he finish as a PPR WR in the top 40.
  • In only four games did Moore play more than 50% of Arizona’s offensive snaps, and only once did he play more than 61% (with 81% in Week 9).
  • Moore had the highest catch percentage (84.4%), but the lowest yards per catch average (88th) among wide receivers who had 50+ targets in 2017.
  • Moore’s average depth of target was only 1.2 yards, which contributed greatly to this.
  • That was dead last among the 89 WRs who had 50+ targets in the previous season. Braxton Berrios received a 4.9, making him the next-lowest scorer.
  • In the previous nine seasons, no wide receiver had an average depth of target lower than 4.3 yards for a total of 50 or more targets.
  • Moore’s after-catch prowess helped him make the most of those easy opportunities. He gained an extra 1.5 yards after catches, on average, than projected, per NFL Next Gen Stats. Among WRs, that was good for 12th place.
  • Both Christian Kirk and Chase Edmonds left via free agency, leaving the Cardinals short at wide receiver and running back. Together, they accounted for 26.4% of Arizona’s targets in the previous season.
  • Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins has a 6-game suspension to start the year. In the nine games that he was able to play last year, he averaged 6.9 targets or 21.6% of the team’s total.
  • Arizona swung a trade in the first round of this year’s draft for wide receiver Marquise Brown. After a season in which he was targeted 146 times and caught 91 passes, Brown has impressive numbers to boast about. He was teammates with Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray for two years.
  • RB From last year’s Cardinals squad, only James Conner, wide receiver A.J. Green, and tight end Zach Ertz have returned.
  • Kliff Kingsbury, the team’s head coach, is staying put for his fourth year in Arizona.
  • Arizona’s pass rate has been among the highest in the league regardless of the situation under Kingsbury’s watch, ranking fifth, twelfth, and fourth over the last three seasons.
  • Kingsbury has said that Moore will play a larger role in the offense this year.
  • In early June, Kingsbury explained how his team’s previous season’s usage of the player was different from how they planned to use him this time around. However, he is a dynamic route runner, and we did get it to him in space and did some things, and used him on some check downs.
  • That’s what I imagine the general public will perceive. I think people are going to see a new side of him in how well he gets out of his cuts and how effective he is at the beginning of routes.

The Cardinals’ head coach, Kliff Kingsbury, was asked to name a young player who has stood out this offseason, and he named wide receiver Rondale Moore.

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Injury History

Injury History
DateLeagueInjuryDetails
Sep 28, 2019Non-NFLThigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2Moore suffered a left hamstring injury during the game vs. Minnesota. He missed 8 final games of the 2019 season.
Nov 7, 2021NFLHead Cranial Concussion Grade 1Moore suffered a concussion injury in the team’s Week 9 win over the San Francisco 49ers. He was cleared for the next game.
Nov 7, 2021NFLCervical Neck StrainMoore suffered a neck injury in the team’s Week 9 win over the San Francisco 49ers. He suited up for the next game.
Dec 19, 2021NFLPedal Ankle Sprain Grade 2Moore injured his ankle during Week 15’s game against the Lions.
Sep 8, 2022NFLThigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2Moore was injured in practice ahead of Week 1. He didn’t practice until September 28.

Last words

When Rondale Moore took a jet sweep for a loss of six yards on the game’s first play from scrimmage, the receiver left the game with a groin injury after playing only two snaps and did not return for the rest of the 38-10 defeat. When Moore got hurt, the Cardinals substituted Greg Dortch.

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I am an author and a public speaker. I was born in India and have travelled to many different countries. I have a masters in public communication from California University and I love to write about famous peoples from different industries.

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