The Arizona Republic reiterates that the Cardinals "would like to get the ball to (Andre) Ellington 20 or so times a game, but want to limit his carries inside the tackles."
The Cardinals plan to limit Andre Ellington's preseason reps.
Andre Ellington handled all nine of the Cardinals' first-team snaps in Saturday's preseason opener.
Coach Bruce Arians referred to Andre Ellington as a "bellcow in our offense" as the Cardinals began training camp on Friday.
Cardinals GM Steve Keim estimated in a Thursday radio interview that Andre Ellington "appeared to add 8-10 pounds" in the offseason.
ESPN Cardinals reporter Josh Weinfuss believes Andre Ellington will get the call in short-yardage on a "few occasions."
The Arizona Republic's Kent Somers says Andre Ellington has proven to be more durable than the Cardinals thought.
The Cardinals' website projects Andre Ellington to handle 20-22 touches per game this season.
Andre Ellington did not have more than 15 carries in a game during his rookie year.
Coach Bruce Arians reiterated Andre Ellington is the Cardinals' "No. 1 back" and is expected to get "25-30 touches per game."
Cardinals coach Bruce Arians suggested he plans to remove Andre Ellington in all short-yardage situations.
Speaking at the Combine on Friday, coach Bruce Arians said the Cardinals "want to build our offense around" Andre Ellington.
GM Steve Keim reiterated that the Cardinals will use multiple backs going forward.
Andre Ellington plans to "put on a little more weight" this offseason in hopes of a larger 2014 role.