News: 4 hours agoMurray (knee) is not expected to return off the PUP list next week when eligible and is still considered "weeks away from playing," Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Spin: This isn't that much of a surprise given head coach Jonathan Gannon in his comments earlier this week didn't seem too confident Murray would come off the PUP list relatively soon, but this is the first time there's been specific language suggesting the 26-year-old wouldn't be returning anytime soon. While the Cardinals organization has yet to specify a timeframe, it's been assumed that the Pro Bowler could be back by midseason. Expect more information to emerge once Murray is officially eligible to participate in practice.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Murray is back as the starter in Arizona, but he tore his ACL in Week 14 last season and could miss several games to begin the 2023 season. Murray's efficiency plummeted last season (his 6.1 YPA ranked 39th out of 41 qualified QBs), but he remained a solid fantasy starter (sixth in points per game) thanks to his usual high-end rushing ability. Murray ranked no lower than fifth at QB in carries, rushing yards and rushing TDs during each of his first three seasons and was top 10 in all three last season despite playing only 11 games. Murray's dual-threat ability locks him into the weekly QB1 mix when fully healthy, but the strong possibility of missed games (perhaps a significant amount) makes him worthy of no more than a late-round flier in fantasy drafts.