Rondale Moore

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

Out for season

Moore (groin) has been placed on injured reserve and will miss the remainder of the season, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Moore's recovery from a groin injury apparently isn't going well, and his fantasy value likely would've taken a hit even if he'd come back healthy late in the season, given that DeAndre Hopkins and Marquise Brown are healthy while QB Kyler Murray (torn ACL) isn't. Moore did have some strong performances in his second NFL season, in between the hamstring injury that cost him Weeks 1-3 and the groin issue that's now sidelined him since Week 11. The 2021 second-round pick averaged 5.9 catches for 59.1 yards in a seven game-stretch Weeks 4-10, including three games in a row with at least seven catches and 69 receiving yards right before he suffered the season-ending injury. Moore should be a big part of the Arizona offense next year, be it under Kliff Kingsbury's direction or that of someone else.

Dec 14, 2022 1:26 PM EST

Out against New England

Moore (groin) will not play Monday against the Patriots, Tyler Drake of reports.

Analysis: Despite a Week 13 bye, Moore never managed to practice this week and subsequently will miss his second consecutive game. In Moore's absence, expect the offense to run through the dynamic combo of DeAndre Hopkins and Marquise Brown with A.J. Green and Greg Dortch pitching in.

Dec 10, 2022 11:04 AM EST

Idle for another practice

Moore (groin) didn't practice Friday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Analysis: Even with the benefit of a Week 13 bye coupled with a longer turnaround than usual for Week 14 with the Cardinals hosting the Patriots on Monday night, Moore doesn't seem to have made any tangible progress in his recovery from the groin injury he suffered early in the Week 11 loss to the 49ers. Unless Moore is able to get back on the field in some capacity Saturday for the Cardinals' final practice session of the week, he'll likely miss his second straight game Monday.

Dec 9, 2022 1:22 PM EST

Still not practicing

Moore (groin) didn't practice Thursday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Analysis: The Cardinals are coming off their bye week, but Moore has yet to mix into drills since injuring his groin Week 11 against the 49ers. Meanwhile, DeAndre Hopkins also missed Thursday's session due to an illness, leaving Marquise Brown, A.J. Green, Greg Dortch (thumb) and Robbie Anderson as the team's current healthy options at wide receiver. Moore will have two more opportunities to practice this week before Arizona potentially makes a ruling on his status for Monday's game versus the Patriots.

Dec 8, 2022 1:29 PM EST

Not spotted Thursday

Moore (groin) wasn't present at the open portion of Thursday's practice, Tyler Drake of reports.

Analysis: On Tuesday, coach Kliff Kingsbury said he was hopeful Moore would be able to return Monday versus the Patriots, but the wide receiver hasn't been mixed into drills yet this week, at least in front of the media. The Cardinals will post their first injury report of Week 14 on Thursday, at which point it'll become clear whether or not Moore is making progress through his groin issue.

Dec 8, 2022 11:08 AM EST

Not seen at practice

Moore (groin) doesn't appear to be practicing Wednesday, Josh Weinfuss of reports.

Analysis: Coming out of a bye, coach Kliff Kingsbury said Tuesday that he hopes Moore can return for Monday's against New England. The Cardinals will release their first official injury report Thursday, giving Moore three additional chances to practice before the game. Greg Dortch (thumb) could fill in as the No. 3 receiver if Moore isn't ready to face the Pats on Monday.

Dec 7, 2022 11:03 AM EST

Chance to return in Week 14

Coach Kliff Kingsbury said Tuesday that he hopes Moore (groin) will be able to return to action Monday against the Patriots, Jose M. Romero of The Arizona Republic reports.

Analysis: With the help of a Week 13 bye, Moore may miss only one game as a result of the groin injury that he suffered early in a Week 11 loss to the 49ers. That said, the Cardinals aren't required to post an injury report before Thursday, so his potential activity level won't be known until then. If Moore does enough to be available Week 14, Arizona will have its top three wide receivers (also, DeAndre Hopkins and Marquise Brown) active in the same game for the first time this season.

Dec 6, 2022 12:53 PM EST

Out this week

Moore (groin) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Analysis: The second-year pro was injured on his second snaps of the Week 11 loss to San Francisco and now has been ruled out for Arizona' final game before a Week 12 bye. Greg Dortch, who replaced Moore in the slot during Monday's loss, is listed as questionable with a thumb injury, while coach Kliff Kingsbury said he expects Marquise Brown (foot) to be activated from injured reserve. Moore's target volume could take a hit if Brown and DeAndre Hopkins both are available by the time he's healthy again.

Nov 25, 2022 1:20 PM EST

Another DNP on Thursday

Moore (groin) didn't participate in Thursday's walkthrough, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Analysis: Despite the Cardinals not holding an actual practice so far this week, Moore wouldn't have take part if the team had due to the groin injury that forced him out of Monday's loss to the 49ers in Mexico City after two offensive snaps. Coach Kliff Kingsbury is of the belief that Moore will need "at least a week" away from the field, per Tyler Drake of, so Arizona may make a ruling on his availability for a Week 12 matchup with the Chargers as soon as Friday. With Greg Dortch (thumb) also a DNP on Wednesday and Thursday and Marquise Brown (foot) uncertain to be activated from IR ahead of Sunday's game, DeAndre Hopkins, A.J. Green and Robbie Anderson currently are the healthy options at wide receiver for the Cards.

Nov 24, 2022 1:05 PM EST

DNP on Wednesday's estimate

Moore (groin) was listed as a non-participant on Wednesday's estimated practice report, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Analysis: Moore lasted just two plays during Monday's loss to the 49ers in Mexico City before departing due to a groin injury. Speaking to the media Wednesday, coach Kliff Kingsbury told Tyler Drake of that Moore will require "at least a week" on the sideline, so the second-year wide receiver doesn't seem like a candidate to play Sunday versus the Chargers. If that comes to pass, the Cardinals also may be without Greg Dortch (thumb), while Marquise Brown (foot) will be on a pitch count if the team activates him from IR. As such, DeAndre Hopkins, A.J. Green, Robbie Anderson and Brown would comprise the receiving corps.

Nov 23, 2022 1:10 PM EST

Hurts groin on MNF

Moore (groin) is questionable to return to Monday's game against the 49ers, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Analysis: Moore got the ball on Arizona's first offensive play and came up limping after getting tackled for a loss of six yards. The slick and rainy conditions in Mexico City may have factored into the injury, as there was no indication that Moore was hurt coming into the game.

Nov 21, 2022 5:42 PM EST

Shines in Week 10 win

Moore caught nine of 13 targets for 94 yards in Sunday's 27-17 win over the Rams.

Analysis: Despite the fact that Colt McCoy was at quarterback for the Cardinals instead of Kyler Murray (hamstring) -- or maybe because of it -- Moore set new season highs in targets, catches and yards in an impressive performance highlighted by a dazzling fourth-down grab along the sideline in the fourth quarter that helped set up Arizona's final TD of the afternoon. It's not yet clear if Murray will be back under center in Week 11, but whoever is throwing the ball to him, Moore will take plenty of confidence into a key NFC West battle with the 49ers.

Nov 13, 2022 8:34 PM EST

Back to full practice

Moore (hand) practiced fully Thursday, Tyler Drake of reports.

Analysis: Moore had a cap on his reps at Wednesday's walkthrough, but that clearly was a precautionary measure after he handled every rep in a normal session one day later. While Moore's status has cleared up for a Week 10 game at the Rams, the standing of quarterback Kyler Murray has not, as he followed a DNP on Wednesday with a limited showing Thursday. If Murray ditches his designation, be it on Friday's injury report or ahead of Sunday's 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff, Moore again should be heavily involved in the Cardinals offense. Since Marquise Brown (foot) hit IR after Week 6, Moore has reeled in 16 of 20 targets for 192 yards and one touchdown and recorded two carries for 12 yards over the last three contests.

Nov 10, 2022 3:21 PM EST

Tending to hand injury

Moore was limited by a hand injury at Wednesday's walkthrough, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Analysis: Moore has been looked at early and often by quarterback Kyler Murray the last two games, with the second-year wide receiver combining for 15 catches (on 18 targets) for 161 yards and one touchdown and two carries for 12 yards. Now, both players are tending to health concerns, but Murray sat out Wednesday due to a hamstring issue. Consequently, the combo should be monitored as the week goes on to gain clarity on whether or not the connection will continue Sunday at the Rams.

Nov 9, 2022 1:28 PM EST

Leading receiver in loss

Moore caught eight of 10 targets for 69 yards in Sunday's 31-21 loss to the Seahawks.

Analysis: The second-year wideout set a new season high in receptions while leading Arizona in receiving yards on the afternoon. Moore has seen at least eight targets in four of the last five games, giving him a solid floor heading into a Week 10 road matchup against the Rams.

Nov 6, 2022 5:48 PM EST

Season-high receiving yardage tally

Moore secured seven of eight targets for 92 yards and a touchdown in the Cardinals' 34-26 loss to the Vikings on Sunday. He also rushed twice for 12 yards.

Analysis: Moore's reception, receiving yardage and target totals were all second to those of DeAndre Hopkins (12-159 on 14 targets), with the second-year wideout putting together his highest yardage total of the season as well. Moore now has at least six catches in three of his past four games, and he should continue benefitting from the combination of the absence of Marquise Brown (IR-foot) and the lack of production from Arizona's other complementary receivers in a Week 9 home matchup against the Seahawks.

Oct 30, 2022 3:26 PM EST

Makes one catch in Week 7

Moore caught one of two targets for 31 yards during Thursday's 42-34 win versus the Saints.

Analysis: He was on the receiving end of Kyler Murray's first pass of the game, but only one of the quarterback's final 28 throws went Murray's way. While the Cardinals swapped in DeAndre Hopkins for Marquise Brown (foot) in the receiving corps, Moore logged a typical 88 percent of the offensive snaps, but his output in four appearances this season has wavered between one and nine touches and seven to 61 yards from scrimmage in any given week. Moore should continue to be heavily utilized in Arizona's offense moving forward, but it's tough to predict when consistent production will follow.

Oct 21, 2022 9:02 PM EST

Heavily involved

Moore recorded six receptions on 10 targets for 49 yards in Sunday's 19-9 loss to the Seahawks.

Analysis: Moore tied for the team lead in targets with Zach Ertz, though Marquise Brown (ankle) was forced to exit the game prematurely. As has typically been the case, Moore worked primarily in the short areas of the field. However, he did rack up yards after the catch on two occasions to tally receptions of 26 and 16 yards. Moore should remain heavily involved in the offense even with the return of DeAndre Hopkins (suspension) so long as Marquise Brown (ankle) is forced to miss Thursday's Week 7 matchup against the Saints.

Oct 16, 2022 9:09 PM EST

Efficient underneath

Moore caught seven passes for 68 yards on eight targets against Philadelphia on Sunday.

Analysis: Moore's two carries regrettably went for minus-7 yards, but it was still good to see the second-year wideout claim substantial usage in the Arizona offense after hamstring and knee issues tanked his first four weeks of the 2021 season. Moore and the Cardinals should be able to move the ball in Week 6, when Arizona faces a Seattle defense that seems unable to stop anyone.

Oct 9, 2022 5:55 PM EST

Active in Week 5

Moore (knee) is active for Sunday's game versus the Eagles, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Analysis: Moore's season debut was delayed to last Sunday in Carolina due to a hamstring injury. He mostly was quiet in that contest, gathering in three of five targets for 11 yards and losing four yards on his only carry while handling 84 percent of the offensive snaps. During Week 5 prep, he made an appearance on the practice report Thursday and proceeded to log a pair of limited showings to cap it. While he was deemed a game-time decision, Moore will be out there for a Cardinals receiving corps that remains without DeAndre Hopkins (suspension) and Antoine Wesley (hip, IR).

Oct 9, 2022 12:03 PM EST

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