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Texans claim former Cardinals RB Eno Benjamin off waivers ahead of Week 11

Benjamin adds some depth to the Houston backfield.

Eno Benjamin #26 of the Arizona Cardinals celebrates after a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at State Farm Stadium on October 09, 2022 in Glendale, Arizona. Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images

Tuesday update: The Houston Texans have claimed Benjamin off waivers after the Cardinals released him. Benjamin is unlikely to take over Dameon Pierce’s role in the Houston backfield, but he should be able to overtake Rex Burkhead as the lead backup.


The Arizona Cardinals plan on releasing running back Eno Benjamin, per Adam Schefter. This comes as a big surprise, as Benjamin has played well this season, and was the starter when James Conner was out with an injury.

Overall, he’s put up better statistics than Conner as well. The team also has two running backs in Darrel Williams, Jonathan Ward on I.R. and rookie back Keaontay Ingram. Ingram has shown a little in his 16 touches this season, and maybe they wanted to give him the backup role. Or maybe there was some conflict that hasn’t been reported. Either way, he’s gone, so some team will get a good player off of waivers, the real-life kind.