The Arizona Cardinals have cut running back Eno Benjamin.
NFL insider Adam Schefter broke the news on Twitter this afternoon.
A roster surprise: Cardinals have informed RB Eno Benjamin – who started for them when James Conner was hurt this season – that they are releasing him, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 14, 2022
Eno Benjamin did not receive any reps last Sunday against the Rams with starter James Conner back from injury.
However, this move comes as quite a shock considering the production Benjamin has brought to the Cardinals so far this season.
While Conner was out with an injury, Eno showed signs of promise. Against the Saints in Week Seven, the second-year running back rushed for 92 yards and a touchdown, averaging 7.67 yards per carry.
Eno Benjamin responded to the news on Twitter.
— Eno Benjamin (@EnoB) November 14, 2022
The Cardinals will most likely shift their focus towards Keaontay Ingram to take over the backup running back role.
Stay tuned for more updates.