Rondale Moore

Arizona Cardinals
Wide Receiver #4
Arizona Cardinals
Wide Receiver #4
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Rondale Moore News

Higher expectations in store

Moore's prospects have risen since Monday's announcement that DeAndre Hopkins faces a six-game suspension to kick off the 2022 season, Jess Root of USA Today reports.

Analysis: The ban regards performance-enhancing substances, and in Hopkins' absence, newly acquired Marquise Brown, A.J. Green, Moore and even Antoine Wesley stand to benefit at wide receiver. Considering Hopkins works mostly on the outside, Brown likely will join Green there on the majority of snaps, leaving the slot open for the likes of Moore and veteran tight end Zach Ertz. Moore, a 2021 second-round pick, fared modestly as a rookie last season, recording 54 catches (on 64 targets) for 435 yards and one touchdown while taking 18 carries for 76 yards in 14 contests.

May 5, 2022 7:33 PM EST


Handful of grabs

Moore caught five of seven targets for 32 yards in Monday night's 34-11 wild-card round loss to the Rams.

Analysis: Moore, making his first appearance since suffering an ankle injury in Week 15, trailed only Christian Kirk in all major receiving categories for the Cardinals. Although his rookie campaign is now over, Moore finished the regular season with 54 catches on 64 targets for 435 yards and a touchdown in 14 games. He also rushed 18 times for 76 yards. Given his unique skill set, Arizona will surely aim to incorporate Moore more often next season, when it's unclear whether free agents Christian Kirk and A.J. Green will return to the team's receiving corps. While his speed occasionally flashed, Moore will need to develop into more of a downfield threat to improve his value, however, with his 7.2 yards per offensive touch evidencing his presence around the line of scrimmage. The second-rounder may also continue to be involved on special teams, where he returned 21 punts for 171 yards and 13 kickoffs for 291 yards this term.

Jan 17, 2022 9:57 PM EST



Returning to action Monday

Moore (ankle) is active for Monday's wild-card contest at the Rams, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Analysis: Making his first appearance since Week 15, Moore will be putting an end to a three-game absence due to an ankle injury. He gained clearance after putting in a pregame warmup and stretching routine, per Urban. Moore wasn't exactly productive in three contests following Arizona's Week 12 bye, combining for 36 yards from scrimmage and no TDs on 13 touches. But with DeAndre Hopkins (knee) on injured reserve, Moore will join A.J. Green, Christian Kirk and Antoine Wesley as the team's top four wide receivers.

Jan 17, 2022 4:04 PM EST


Questionable for Monday

Moore (ankle) is listed as questionable for Monday's wild-card contest at the Rams, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: For the second week in a row, the Cardinals listed Moore as limited on all three practice reports. But he's in the midst of a three-game absence due to a lingering ankle injury. Considering it's win-or-go-home season, Moore likely will put in a pregame warmup to see if he can suit up Monday, which will be confirmed, one way or another, about 90 minutes before an 8:15 p.m. ET kickoff.

Jan 15, 2022 1:49 PM EST


Remains limited in practice

Moore (ankle) was listed as a limited participant in Friday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Analysis: Moore wasn't spotted on the field during the portion of Friday's practice that was open to the media, but he apparently did enough behind the scenes to maintain a limited listing for the second day in a row. Since the rookie wideout missed the final three games of the regular season with the ankle injury, he'll most likely need to upgrade to full activity in Saturday's practice if he's to avoid taking an injury designation into Monday's wild-card matchup with the Rams. Moore concluded the regular season with 54 catches for 435 yards and a touchdown on 64 targets to go with 18 carries for 76 yards.

Jan 14, 2022 2:22 PM EST



Not seen at Friday's practice

Moore (ankle) wasn't spotted during the portion of Friday's practice that was open to the media, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Moore missed the final three games of the regular season with the ankle injury and was limited at Thursday's practice, but it appears he's not taking part at Friday's session. The 21-year-old appears to be in danger of missing Monday's wild-card game against the Rams, though he could still make a return to practice Saturday and have a chance to play.

Jan 14, 2022 8:51 AM EST


Maintains limited standing

Moore (ankle) was limited at practice Thursday, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: This marks the sixth practice report in a row in which Moore has been listed as limited. He's also missed three consecutive contests due to an ankle injury, though, so the Cardinals may need him to log every rep in a given session before giving him clearance to play in a game. Moore will have two more chances to do so before the team decides whether to hand him a designation for Monday's playoff opener versus the Rams.

Jan 13, 2022 2:57 PM EST


Out this week

Moore (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Seattle, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: With the rookie missing a third straight game to close out the regular season, the Cards should have plenty of WR snaps available for all of Christian Kirk, A.J. Green and Antoine Wesley. Meanwhile, Moore will hope to make it back for the wild-card round of the playoffs.

Jan 7, 2022 11:15 AM EST


Another limited showing

Moore (ankle) practiced in a limited fashion Thursday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Analysis: Moore managed two capped sessions last week before the Cardinals decided to make him inactive for a second consecutive game this past Sunday at Dallas. It's unclear if logging another limited practice will be enough for him to gain clearance to play through his ankle issue, but his status for a Week 18 matchup with the Seahawks could be decided as early as the release of Friday's injury report.

Jan 6, 2022 5:06 PM EST


Puts in another limited session

Moore (ankle) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: As he did in the last two sessions of Week 17 prep, Moore had his reps capped in the first practice of this week. Still, he's coming off back-to-back absences, the result of an ankle injury. Moore will have two more opportunities to bump up to all activity before the Cardinals potentially give him another designation ahead of Sunday's game against the Seahawks.

Jan 5, 2022 4:46 PM EST


Logging second absence of career

Moore (ankle) is listed as inactive Sunday in Dallas, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Analysis: Despite ending Week 17 prep with back-to-back limited practices, Moore is missing a second consecutive game due to an ankle injury. With DeAndre Hopkins (knee) also on injured reserve, the Cardinals will trot out A.J. Green, Christian Kirk, Antoine Wesley, Andy Isabella and Greg Dortch at wide receiver Sunday.

Jan 2, 2022 12:24 PM EST


Questionable to suit up this week

Moore (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Dallas, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Moore returned to practice Thursday after missing Week 16, and he's now logged back-to-back limited practices to close out the week, giving him a shot to play this Sunday against the Cowboys. He's been limited to a part-time role even with DeAndre Hopkins (knee) on IR, and Moore could be a game-time decision ahead of the 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff Sunday.

Dec 31, 2021 1:46 PM EST


Returns to practice

Moore (ankle) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Analysis: This marks Moore's first on-field reps since picking up an ankle injury Week 15 in Detroit. The second-round rookie has one more session this week to prove his health, at which point the Cardinals could clear up his potential to play Sunday at Dallas. Even if he does, though, Moore has notched just 72 touches and scored one TD in 14 appearances this season.

Dec 30, 2021 2:52 PM EST


No activity Wednesday

Moore (ankle) was a non-participant at practice Wednesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Analysis: Since injuring his ankle during a Week 15 defeat at Detroit, Moore hasn't practiced. And for a second week in a row, coach Kliff Kingsbury is calling Moore a game-time decision for Sunday's contest in Dallas, per Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site. Moore wasn't able to suit up this past Saturday versus the Colts following the first declaration, so his prospects to play remain cloudy.

Dec 29, 2021 3:26 PM EST


Not playing Saturday

Moore (ankle) is listed as inactive Sunday versus the Colts, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Analysis: After being held out of practice all week, Moore was labeled a game-time decision by coach Kliff Kingsbury, per Urban. But Moore's ankle isn't healthy enough to allow him to play Week 16, and he'll miss the first game of his career. With Moore in street clothes and DeAndre Hopkins (knee) on IR, Arizona is down to A.J. Green, Christian Kirk, Antoine Wesley, Andy Isabella and Greg Dortch at wide receiver.

Dec 25, 2021 4:00 PM EST


Questionable for Saturday

Moore (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Colts, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Analysis: Despite not practicing at all this week, Moore has been given a chance to be available to Arizona's offense this weekend. Indeed, coach Kliff Kingsbury called Moore a game-day decision earlier Thursday, per Urban. The status of the rookie wide receiver will be confirmed when the Cardinals post their list of inactives 90 minutes before Saturday's 8:15 p.m. ET kickoff.

Dec 23, 2021 2:21 PM EST


Labeled game-day call

Arizona head coach Kliff Kingsbury said after Thursday's practice that Moore (ankle) is considered a game-day decision as Saturday's contest against the Colts approaches, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Analysis: Kingsbury has doled out the "game-day decision" label liberally this season, most notably terming quarterback Kyler Murray and wideout DeAndre Hopkins as such heading into a Week 9 matchup with the 49ers, only for both players to miss that game plus the two contests that followed. While Moore's ankle injury may not necessitate a three-game absence, at the very least, he's trending toward sitting out Saturday after having not practiced Tuesday through Thursday. The Cardinals will give Moore an official injury designation for the Week 16 contest later Thursday.

Dec 23, 2021 10:34 AM EST


Doesn't practice Wednesday

Moore (ankle) didn't participate in practice Wednesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Analysis: After Moore left this past Sunday's loss at Detroit due to an ankle injury, he underwent an MRI on Monday. Coach Kliff Kingsbury touched on the rookie wide receiver Tuesday, calling him day-to-day, per Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com. Moore isn't expected to do much, if any, on-field work this week, which seemingly means the Cardinals will give him a designation on their final Week 16 practice report Thursday.

Dec 22, 2021 2:10 PM EST


Opens Week 16 prep with DNP

Moore (ankle) was estimated as a non-participant on Tuesday's injury report, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Moore was forced out of this past Sunday's loss at Detroit due to an ankle injury and underwent an MRI on Monday. The results of that examination are unknown, but the rookie wide receiver wouldn't have practiced if the Cardinals had held a session. Moore will have two more chances to mix into practice this week before the team potentially decides his fate for Saturday's contest against the Colts.

Dec 21, 2021 3:34 PM EST


Getting ankle checked out

Head coach Kliff Kingsbury said Moore (ankle) is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Analysis: Moore will get his ankle checked out after tweaking it at some point during Sunday's 30-12 loss to the Lions. The rookie was likely primed for a big snap count with DeAndre Hopkins (knee) moving to injured reserve prior to the contest, but Moore was on the field for only 20 plays and contributed three catches for nine yards to go with one carry for another yard before exiting. The MRI should shed more light on the extent of his injury, but his availability for the Cardinals' Week 16 game Christmas Day against the Colts looks to be in question for the moment.

Dec 20, 2021 3:02 PM EST


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