Trading cards for WR Anderson after Brown's injury

Trading cards for WR Anderson after Brown’s injury

The Arizona Cardinals acquired wide receiver Robbie Anderson on Monday, a day after wide receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown suffered a potentially season-ending foot injury.

Brown suffered a potentially season-ending injury in Arizona’s 19-9 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Brown, who told reporters Sunday that X-rays of his foot were negative, was undergoing further tests Monday to determine the extent of the injury, the sources said.

Brown, who was acquired by the Cardinals from the Baltimore Ravens in the NFL Draft this year, has 43 receptions for 485 yards and three touchdowns in six games this season.

The Cardinals said in a statement that they acquired Anderson for an undisclosed compensation draft. Sources told Schefter the Panthers will receive a sixth-round pick in 2024 and a seventh-round pick in 2025.

The trade comes a day after Anderson was ejected from a game by interim Panthers coach Steve Wilks following arguments with his position coach.

“No one is bigger than the team,” Wilks said Sunday after a 24-10 loss to the Los Angeles Rams in his first game since replacing Matt Rhule, who was fired last Monday. “I’m not going to focus and pay much attention to one individual.”

Anderson argued with Panthers receivers coach Joe Dailey late in the first half and opened the second half on a stationary bike wearing a baseball cap. Late in the third quarter, Anderson sat alone on a cooler while the rest of the offense talked strategy on the sidelines.

Then, later in the third quarter with the Panthers trailing 17-10 and without a first down since the first quarter, Anderson and Dailey had a trade again. Wilks intervened and sent Anderson to the locker room.

Anderson said he “had no idea” why he was sent to the locker room. Dailey was unavailable for comment, but Anderson elected to speak to reporters after meeting with general manager Scott Fitterer.

“Honestly, I was confused,” Anderson said. “I wanted to be in the game. I’ve never had anyone yell out of the game. So I was honestly confused and upset about that. I should be. I don’t see anyone who’s a real competitor, who knows the value they bring and has a genuine passion for the game, it’s okay to be told not to do something or to be removed from something when they haven’t done anything of badness.”

Anderson joins a Cardinals team that fell to 2-4 with their loss on Sunday. Star receiver DeAndre Hopkins is set to return from a six-game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs this week and the team’s offense has struggled without him.

The nine points the Cardinals scored on Sunday were tied for second least under coach Kliff Kingsbury. The Cardinals are yet to score 30 points this season and have only 400 yards in a game once. Quarterback Kyler Murray said after Sunday’s game that Arizona’s offense hasn’t been this bad since its freshman year.

“It’s the last time it’s been so hard,” he said. “We just think it’s tough out there right now. Tough. That’s how it feels. It’s largely self-inflicted, put it on ourselves. We need to get better .”

Anderson was brought to Carolina by Rhule, for whom he had played at Temple, in 2020 after four seasons with the New York Jets. His career seemed to be resurrected when he had a career-high 95 catches for 1,096 yards that season.

He received a two-year, $29.5 million extension through 2023 ahead of the 2021 season, then struggled to just 53 catches for 519 yards.

Anderson did not have a catch on Sunday. He entered the game with 13 catches for 206 yards — including 75 on a touchdown in Game 1 against the Cleveland Browns on a Baker Mayfield pass.

The Cardinals will cover Anderson’s $575,000 salary for the remainder of the year, while the Panthers – who restructured his contract in March – will take a $20 million hit spread over this season and the next season. next.

ESPN’s David Newton and Josh Weinfuss contributed to this report.

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