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Jonathan Dwyer | Running Back

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/26/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 229
College: Georgia Tech
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Free agent RB Jonathan Dwyer has been placed on probation after pleading guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct.
Dwyer was originally charged with felony aggravated assault after he was accused of assaulting his wife last summer. Despite the slap on the wrist from the law, Dwyer's NFL career is almost certainly over. Going on 26, Dwyer is the owner of a lifetime 4.2 YPC. That's not worth teams taking on the stigma of a domestic abuser. Jan 29 - 4:33 PM

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Suspended Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer has been formally charged with felony aggravated assault.

Dwyer has also been charged with eight misdemeanors for his alleged July assault of his wife. He'll spend 2014 on the reserve/NFI list with an "illness" before becoming a free agent in January. Dwyer's NFL career is likely over.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 03:57:00 PM

The Cardinals will "gladly" welcome RB Jonathan Dwyer (illness, NFI) back if he's "exonerated" in his domestic-violence case.

"Until he is exonerated, he will not be a member of this football team," coach Bruce Arians said Thursday. "If and when he is exonerated, I will gladly take him back." Arians added that he believed anyone who hits a woman "needs to go to jail for a long time." Dwyer's odds of exoneration are looking slim. He's likely done in Arizona.
Thu, Sep 18, 2014 06:01:00 PM

Cardinals placed RB Jonathan Dwyer on the reserve/non-football illness list, ending his season.

According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, the Cardinals are "evaluating (Dwyer's) mental health after suicide mentions in police report." Although teams have the option to withhold pay from players on the NFI list, Dwyer will reportedly still collect checks. He's almost certainly played his final down for Arizona.
Thu, Sep 18, 2014 02:39:00 PM

Suspended Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer is accused of head-butting his wife and breaking her nose after she "refused his sexual advances."

Per the police report, Dwyer "punched her in the face the next day." Dwyer also allegedly threw a shoe at his 17-month-old son. The incidents took place in July, but Dwyer's wife — who has since left the state — came forward after he "sent suicidal text messages including a photo of a knife." It's a grim situation. Dwyer almost certainly won't play again this season.
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, Sep 18, 2014 01:32:00 PM

Cardinals deactivated RB Jonathan Dwyer for Week 3.

Dwyer was arrested on charges of domestic violence and aggravated assault for two incidents in July. Stepfan Taylor will take over as the Cardinals' No. 2 back.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 07:49:00 PM

KTVK Arizona reports Jonathan Dwyer was arrested for two incidents involving domestic violence in July.

Dwyer was arrested on charges of domestic violence and aggravated assault. The arrest apparently happened on July 21. It's Dwyer's first off-field run-in with the law but one that could send his NFL career spiraling down the drain. Dwyer has 51 yards and one touchdown on 16 carries this season as a minimum-salary player.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 05:39:00 PM

Jonathan Dwyer rushed nine times for 31 yards and a touchdown in the Cardinals' Week 2 win over the Giants.

He wasn't targeted. Dwyer has consistently been Arizona's goal-line vulture since late in the preseason, and executed again from one-yard out early in Sunday's victory. Still the clear No. 2 back to Andre Ellington's No. 1, Dwyer is no more than a low-upside RB3/4 in fantasy football leagues.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 04:38:00 PM

Jonathan Dwyer rushed for 20 yards on seven carries in Arizona's Week 1 win over the Chargers.

He added two catches for eight yards. Dwyer entered the game on the second offensive play. But with Andre Ellington (foot) healthy enough, Dwyer was merely a change-of-pace. Dwyer will only be relevant if Ellington misses time.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 02:19:00 AM

According to the Arizona Republic, Jonathan Dwyer "likely would start" if Andre Ellington (foot) misses time.

Multiple sources tell beat writer Kent Somers that Ellington could miss "significant time" despite a more-optimistic story from NFL Network that came out Friday. Dwyer is not a special talent or game-breaking runner, but was already first in line for goal-line carries in Arizona's backfield, and could push for 14-17 touches in Monday night's tilt with San Diego. Stepfan Taylor would be second in line for work. Dwyer should be grabbed in all fantasy leagues.
Fri, Sep 5, 2014 01:15:00 PM

Jonathan Dwyer is listed as the Cardinals No. 2 running back, as expected.

Dwyer easily beat out unimpressive second-year man Stepfan Taylor. Starter Andre Ellington is expected to be a three-down workhorse, but he's also among the biggest injury risks in the league. Dwyer projects as a goal-line vulture and a realistic candidate to get starts this season.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 08:09:00 AM

Jonathan Dwyer played firmly ahead of Stepfan Taylor in Sunday's preseason game against the Bengals.

Dwyer got three first-team reps in this one, while Andre Ellington got 26 and Taylor got zero. We'd expect Dwyer's snap count to rise a bit in the regular season, as the undersized Ellington is a poor bet to hold up in his current workhorse role. We already know Dwyer is going to get a few third-down reps and the majority of short-yardage work. He has 14 carries for 25 yards and one goal-line plunge TD through three preseason games.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 11:03:00 PM

Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer rushed five times for 10 yards and a touchdown in Saturday night's second preseason game.

He's only at 17 yards on nine carries through two preseason games, but it's notable that Dwyer ran ahead of Stepfan Taylor in this game, and vultured an early goal-line score from Andre Ellington. Coach Bruce Arians figures to pull Ellington in deep scoring position this year in favor of either Dwyer or Taylor. Taylor worked ahead of Dwyer in Arizona's preseason opener.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 10:39:00 PM

Jonathan Dwyer was listed behind Stepfan Taylor on the Cardinals' first depth chart of training camp.

In addition to Andre Ellington and Taylor, it caught our eye that Dwyer is also listed behind Jalen Parmele. Dwyer only got $65,000 guaranteed on the contract he signed this past March, so the Cardinals wouldn't take much of a hit if they cut him. Dwyer is listed on the third team with UDFA RB Zach Bauman.
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 05:09:00 PM

During minicamp, coach Bruce Arians said Jonathan Dwyer was "in better shape and he's running routes and catching the ball better than I remember."

Arians and Dwyer spent 2010-2011 together in Pittsburgh, where the power back appeared in just eight games and earned 25 total carries. Dwyer may have a much more significant role this year as he fights Stepfan Taylor for big-back duties behind starter Andre Ellington. Dwyer has a legit chance to earn all goal-line work, as that's an area smallish Ellington projects to struggle. Ellington had three carries inside the five-yard line last year, and was stuffed on all three.
Source: ESPN.com
Wed, Jul 2, 2014 08:54:00 AM

Depth Charts

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PosRoleName
QB1B.J. Coleman
2Curtis Painter
3John Skelton
4David Carr
5Rex Grossman
6Vince Young
7Brady Quinn
8Kevin Kolb
9Caleb Hanie
10Josh Portis
11Jerrod Johnson
12Adam Weber
13Jordan Rodgers
14Chase Rettig
15Tommy Rees
16Brock Jensen
17Ryan Katz
18Colby Cameron
19Kyle Padron
20James Vandenberg
21Mike Hermann
22Nathan Stanley
23Dalton Williams
24Matt Brown
25Caleb TerBush
26Tim Jenkins
27Dayne Crist
28Brett Smith
29James Franklin
30Pat White
31John Parker Wilson
32Trent Edwards
33Pat Devlin
34Nate Enderle
35Nick Stephens
36Tyler Wilson
37Brendon Kay
38Logan Kilgore
39Kory Faulkner
40Collin Klein
41Rusty Smith
42Keith Price
43Alex Carder
RB1Steven Jackson
2Michael Turner
3Pierre Thomas
4Beanie Wells
5Andre Brown
6Brandon Jackson
7D.J. Ware
8Chris Johnson
9Ryan Torain
10Jalen Parmele
11Peyton Hillis
12BenJarvus Green-Ellis
13Jamie Harper
14Chris Rainey
15Terrance Ganaway
16Alvester Alexander
17Jewel Hampton
18Zach Brown
19Evan Royster
20Alex Green
21Brandon Saine
22Lance Ball
23Isaac Redman
24Ray Rice
25Mikel Leshoure
26Michael Bush
27D.J. Harper
28Tim Cornett
29Stephen Houston
30Derrick Strozier
31David Fluellen
32Roy Finch
33Tim Flanders
34Jordan Lynch
35Jordan Roberts
36Orwin Smith
37Kapri Bibbs
38Delone Carter
39Javarris James
40Josh Vaughan
41Darren Evans
42Armond Smith
43Anthony Allen
44Damien Berry
45Richard Murphy
46William Powell
47Cierre Wood
48Stefphon Jefferson
49Deonte Williams
50Bradley Randle
51Quentin Hines
52De'Leon Eskridge
GLB1Steven Jackson
2Michael Turner
3Pierre Thomas
4Chris Johnson
5Ryan Torain
6Beanie Wells
7Andre Brown
3RB1Pierre Thomas
2Chris Johnson
3Steven Jackson
4D.J. Ware
5Beanie Wells
6Andre Brown
FB1Lousaka Polite
2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Tony Fiammetta
7Frank Summers
8Chris Pressley
9Brit Miller
10Will Ta'ufo'ou
11Bradie Ewing
12Collin Mooney
13Braden Wilson
14Zach Boren
15Lonnie Pryor
16Harvey Unga
17Owen Marecic
18Shaun Chapas
19Dorson Boyce
20Eric Kettani
21Quinn Johnson
22Owen Schmitt
23Brian Leonard
24Ben Bartholomew
25Ina Liaina
26Stephen Campbell
27J.C. Copeland
28Chad Young
29Kadeem Jones
30James Baker
31Maurice Hagens
32Karl Williams
33Chad Abram
34Alex Debniak
35Ryan Roberson
36Jonathan Amosa
37Rupert Bryan
38Cameron White
39Eddie Williams
40Jon Hoese
41Ben Guidugli
42Ryan D'Imperio
43Devonte Campbell
44Michael Zordich
45Jourdan Brooks
46Nate Eachus
47Brock Bolen
WR11Laurent Robinson
2Nate Burleson
3Jabar Gaffney
4Lance Moore
5Santonio Holmes
6Titus Young
7Darius Johnson
8Lamont Bryant
9Keenan Davis
10Taulib Ikharo
11Erik Lora
12Ryan Whalen
13Jamar Newsome
14Terrence Toliver
15Greg Childs
16Kevin Hardy
17Tim Benford
18Ben Obomanu
19Devery Henderson
20Richard Goodman
21Naaman Roosevelt
22Matt Willis
23Lavelle Hawkins
24Brett Swain
25Chaz Schilens
26Brian Robiskie
27Tiquan Underwood
28Charly Martin
29Marcus Jackson
30Derek Moye
31Kamar Jorden
32Nicholas Johnson
33Johnathan Haggerty
34Chad Bumphis
35Sederrick Cunningham
36Zach Rogers
37Jordan White
38Chris Summers
39Dan Buckner
40Roy Roundtree
41Robby Toma
42Carlin Isles
43Emmanuel Arceneaux
44Erik Highsmith
45Tyrone Goard
46Sam McGuffie
47Mark Harrison
48Cole McKenzie
49Jamal Miles
50Rashad Evans
51T.J. Moe
52Jasper Collins
53Terrell Sinkfield
54Jheranie Boyd
55Eric Rogers
56Rashaad Carter
57Demetrius Fields
58Scott Pillar
59Chip Reeves
60Mike Davis
61Cody Hoffman
62Quintin Payton
63Wilson Van Hooser
64C.J. Goodwin
65Jon Baldwin
66Jeremy Ebert
67LaQuan Williams
68Diondre Borel
69Bert Reed
70Brandon Carswell
71Joseph Anderson
72Julius Pruitt
73Mardy Gilyard
74Chastin West
WR21Kerry Meier
2David Nelson
3Greg Little
4Kris Durham
5Braylon Edwards
6Davone Bess
7Anthony Armstrong
8A.J. Jenkins
9Eric Page
10Chris Givens
11Darius Hanks
12Aaron Mellette
13Robert Gill
14Mohamed Massaquoi
15Earl Bennett
16Jordan Shipley
17Micheal Spurlock
18Steve Breaston
19Kealoha Pilares
20Brandon Banks
21Drew Davis
22Raymond Radway
23Donald Jones
24Donte' Stallworth
25Michael Jenkins
26Duke Calhoun
27Tim Toone
28Isaiah Williams
29David Ball
30Devin Aromashodu
31David Reed
32Jarett Dillard
33Dezmon Briscoe
34Martel Moore
35Lanear Sampson
36Alec Lemon
37Lamaar Thomas
38Dominique Croom
39David Douglas
40Dale Moss
41Brandon Collins
42Tray Session
43Jeff Fuller
44Nicholas Edwards
45Charles Hawkins
46Alex Gillett
47Eric Thomas
48Lacoltan Bester
49Greg Hardin
50Kerry Taylor
51Micah Hatfield
52Jordan Harris
53Jaz Reynolds
54Austin Franklin
55Alex Neutz
56Geraldo Boldewijn
57Kelsey Pope
58Anthony McClung
59Weston Dressler
60Perez Ashford
61Joe Adams
62Marvin McNutt
63Kevin Elliott
64Jared Green
65Mike Willie
66Michael Calvin
67Taveon Rogers
68Andrew DePaola
69James Shaw
70Devin Goda
71Jason Thompson
72Omarius Hines
73Gerrard Sheppard
74Andy Cruse
75Anthony Amos
76R.J. Webb
77Andrew Helmick
78Jerry Johnson
79Rodrick Rumble
80Brandon Kaufman
81Darius Reynaud
82Deon Butler
83Early Doucet
84Tori Gurley
85Ronald Johnson
86Terrence Austin
87Roberto Wallace
88Bobby Sewall
89Patrick Crayton
WR31Nate Burleson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Santonio Holmes
4Laurent Robinson
5Davone Bess
6Kris Durham
7A.J. Jenkins
TE1Randy McMichael
2Leonard Pope
3Tony Scheffler
4David Thomas
5Zach Miller
6Kevin Boss
7Aaron Hernandez
8Adam Nissley
9Danny Noble
10Jamie Childers
11Sean McGrath
12D.J. Williams
13Tommy Gallarda
14Steve Watson
15Andrew Szczerba
16Daniel Graham
17Billy Bajema
18Joel Dreessen
19Ben Hartsock
20Visanthe Shiancoe
21Tom Crabtree
22Brody Eldridge
23Nate Byham
24Dedrick Epps
25Dan Gronkowski
26Zach Potter
27Colin Cloherty
28Martin Rucker
29Cameron Morrah
30Nelson Rosario
31Jacob Pedersen
32D.J. Tialavea
33Justin Jones
34Asa Watson
35Evan Wilson
36Matt Furstenburg
37Ben Cotton
38David Rolf
39Weslye Saunders
40Jeron Mastrud
41Steve Maneri
42Dominique Curry
43Jake Byrne
44Mike McNeill
45Hayden Smith
46Joe Sawyer
47Andre Hardy
48Martell Webb
49Cameron Graham
50Michael Higgins
51Alex Silvestro
52Evan Landi
53Taylor Cook
54Colin Anderson
55Travis Tannahill
56Jason Schepler
57Chase Clement
58A.C. Leonard
59Morrell Presley
60Brian Wozniak
61David Wright
62Tim Biere
63Travis Beckum
64Richard Quinn
65Jake O'Connell
66Isaiah Stanback
67Evan Moore
68Jamie McCoy
69Nathan Overbay
K1Maikon Bonani
2Nate Freese
3Billy Cundiff
4Rob Bironas
5Alex Henery
6Matt Szymanski
7Danny Hrapmann
8Brandon Bogotay
9Havard Rugland
10Austin Signor
11Morgan Lineberry
12Quinn Sharp
13Brett Baer
14Sergio Castillo
15Mitch Ewald
16Kevin Goessling
17Brett Maher
18Jose Maltos
19Adam Yates
20Zach Ramirez