Trading cards for WR Anderson after Brown’s injury

The Arizona Cardinals snatched wide receiver Robbie Anderson on Monday, a day after wide receiver Marquis “Hollywood” Brown suffered a foot injury that could end his season.

Brown suffered a potential end-of-season injury in Arizona’s 19-9 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, sources told ESPN’s Adam Shifter. Sources said Brown, who told reporters on Sunday that X-ray images on his foot came back negative, is undergoing further tests on Monday to determine the extent of the injury.

Brown, who was acquired by the Cardinals from the Baltimore Ravens during this year’s NFL draft, has 43 receptions for 485 yards and three touchdowns in six games this season.

The Cardinals said in a statement that they acquired Anderson in exchange for an undisclosed compensation project. Sources told Shifter that the Panthers will have a 2024 sixth-round pick from Arizona and a 2025 seventh-round pick.

Anderson’s deal comes a day after wide receiver was sent off from the game by Panthers interim head coach Steve Wilkes after side quarrels with his position coach.

“No one is bigger than the team,” Wilkes said of Anderson on Sunday after the 24-10 loss to the Los Angeles Rams in his first game since replacing Matt Ruhl, who was sacked last Monday. “I’m not going to focus and put too much attention on one individual.”

Anderson got into a screaming match with Panthers receiving coach Joe Dailey late in the first half and opened the second half on a stationary bike wearing a baseball cap. Late in the third quarter, Anderson sat alone in the cold while the rest of the offenders talked about strategy on the sidelines.

Then, later in the third quarter with the Panthers down 17-10 and without the first touchdown since the first quarter, Anderson and Dailey swapped again. Wilkes stepped in and sent Anderson into the locker room.

Anderson said he had “no idea” why he was sent to the locker room. Dailey was not available for comment, but Anderson chose to speak to reporters after meeting with general manager Scott Fetterer.

“I was really confused,” Anderson said. “I wanted to be in the game. I never had anyone screaming to get out of the game. So I was honestly confused by that. I have to be. I don’t see anyone being a real competitor, that knows the value they bring and they have a real passion for the game, and that would be fine. If they are told not to do something or to get them out of something when they have done nothing wrong.”

Anderson joins the Cardinals who fell 2-4 in their loss on Sunday. Star recipient DeAndre Hopkins is set to return from a six-game suspension for violating an NFL policy on performance-enhancing drugs this week and the team struggled without him.

The Cardinal’s nine points on Sunday tied the second-lowest number of points under coach Cliff Kingsbury. The Cardinal hasn’t scored 30 points this season yet and they’ve hit 400 yards in just one game. Quarterback Keeler Murray said after Sunday’s game that the Arizona offensive hasn’t been that bad since his rookie year.

“This is the last time I felt this hard,” he said. “We feel it’s hard out there now. Hard. That’s what it looks like. A lot of it is self-made, we put it on ourselves. We have to get better.”

Anderson was brought to Carolina by Rhule in 2020 after playing four seasons with the New York Jets. He played with Rhule at Temple, and his career seemed to be rekindled when he had a 95 high sprinter for 1,096 yards that season.

Anderson got a two-year extension of $29.5 million through 2023 before the 2021 season, then struggled for just 53 catches for 519 yards.

Anderson had no catch on Sunday. He entered the game with 13 catches for 206 yards—75 of them on touchdown in the opening game against the Cleveland Browns on a pass from Baker Mayfield.

The Cardinals will receive Anderson’s salary of $575,000 for the rest of the year, while the Panthers – who restructured his contract in March – will receive the $20 million, spread out over this year and next.

ESPN’s David Newton and Josh Winfuss contributed to this report.

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