News: Bush signed with the Cardinals on Tuesday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.
Impact: The Cardinals' continued search for a short-yardage back has yielded Bush, who didn't participate in training camp and has yet to play this season. The six-year veteran suited up for the Bears in the previous two campaigns, earning 177 carries for 608 yards (3.4 YPC) and eight touchdowns. Since no other RB in Arizona has emerged as a consistent goal-line threat, Bush could be the guy behind clear-cut No. 1 Andre Ellington.
News: Williams was released by the Cardinals on Tuesday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.
Impact: Williams was promoted from the practice squad in advance of a Week 9 showdown against the Cowboys, but in four games in the interim, he's garnered just four snaps, including two on special teams. Nevertheless, if he goes unclaimed, the Cardinals could very well bring him back to the practice squad.
News: Foote played all 58 of the Cardinals' defensive snaps during Sunday's loss at Seattle, FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.
Impact: Foote has yet to miss a snap this season, but the usage hasn't resulted in significant IDP interest. After notching six tackles in Week 12, he sits at 60 through 11 games, which is a middling mark at best. If he ramps up his pace a bit, he could reach 100 tackles for the first time since 2012, but owners are advised to search elsewhere for production.
News: Bucannon played 32 of the Cardinals' 58 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss at Seattle, FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.
Impact: The rookie safety matched Tyrann Mathieu's snap count, which was good for fifth in Arizona's defensive backfield. No matter, Bucannon didn't leave IDP owners wanting, as he supplied six tackles (three solo), one sack, and one quarterback hit on the afternoon. With 58 tackles, two sacks, and one fumble recovery on his ledger, the first-round pick is rounding into form as a ball hawk despite his capped usage.
News: Johnson totaled a team-high nine tackles (six solo) during Sunday's defeat in Seattle.
Impact: According to FOX Sports 910 Phoenix, Johnson logged all 58 of the Cardinals' defensive snaps, joining fellow defenders Patrick Peterson and Larry Foote in that regard. Johnson continues to take advantage of significant usage, as his Week 12 tackle total marks his second-best performance of the season. Furthermore, with 70 stops through 11 contests, he sits in a tie for 10th among the league's defensive backs, solidifying himself as an IDP mainstay.
News: Campbell played 50 of the Cardinals' 58 defensive snaps during Sunday's defeat at Seattle, FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.
Impact: While Arizona's offense bumbled along in Week 12, the defense did everything in its power to keep Seattle out of the end zone, and Campbell was the driving force. On the day, he led a relentless pursuit of Russell Wilson, accruing six tackles (four solo), three sacks, and three quarterback hits. Campbell has tallied five sacks in the past three games, which supports the notion that he's in tip-top shape following a two-game absence earlier this season due to an MCL sprain, according to the team's official site.
News: Carlson played 43 of the Cardinals' 54 offensive snaps during Sunday's loss in Seattle, FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.
Impact: The Cardinals' passing attack was without Larry Fitzgerald (knee), but Carlson was unable to fill the void, recording just three receptions (on four targets) for 25 yards. The preceding line deviated little from his average game this season -- 2.4 catches (on 4.2 targets) for 25.4 yards -- which explains his fantasy irrelevance.
News: Taylor played 15 of the Cardinals' 54 offensive snaps during Sunday's loss at Seattle, FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.
Impact: Taylor used his slight workload to gain 14 yards on five carries, all of which came on first or second down and far from the end zone. Granted, a fruitful performance wasn't expected in one of the most hostile environments in the league, but his standing behind Andre Ellington (hip/foot) doesn't provide much confidence in Taylor's ability to produce.
News: The Arizona Cardinals signed running back Michael Bush on Tuesday and released Kerwynn Williams.
Impact: Bush has 809 carries for 3,250 yards and 29 touchdowns along with 104 receptions for 1,010 yards and two touchdowns over a seven-year NFL career. Bush entered the league as a fourth-round pick of the Oakland Raiders in the 2007 draft. He sat out his rookie season because of a leg injury then played for the Raiders from 2008 to 2011 before signing with the Chicago Bears in 2012. He played in 15 games with the Chicago Bears last season before being released in March.