Arizona plans to take it easy on Murray, NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday, with no reason to rush back and risk further complications. Joshua Dobbs has filled the role in Murray’s place and is performing well enough to allow the Cardinals to be patient with the star prospect.
The main benefit of Murray’s return, of course, is the start of a test to see how he fits in with the new coaching staff and whether Arizona’s future will include Murray. He will eventually begin such a test, but not until both he and the Cardinals are fully satisfied with his health and fitness. Participating fully in practice represents progress in this process, not an end point.
That will come when Murray is officially ready to play, which Rapoport reported could be as soon as Nov. 5, when Arizona hosts Cleveland.
Until then, we’ll continue to monitor Murray’s progress, which seems to be pretty positive at the moment.