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Arizona Cardinals trade for WR Robbie Anderson after Brown injury

The former Panthers wide receiver is heading to the desert.

PHOENIX — Arizona is adding a new set of hands to its receiving corps.

The Arizona Cardinals announced Monday that they have acquired wide receiver Robbie Anderson in a trade with the Carolina Panthers.

Pending the passing of a physical, the Cardinals will receive Anderson from Carolina in exchange for undisclosed draft compensation.

Anderson is in his seventh year in the NFL and has played in 101 games with the Panthers and New York Jets. In his career, he has racked up 368 receptions for 4,880 yards and 29 touchdowns. 

He entered the league in 2016 with the Jets as an undrafted rookie free agent from Temple. 

Current Cardinals assistant Shawn Jefferson coached Anderson in New York during their time with the Jets. He had over 500 receiving yards in each of his first six seasons, including in 2020 when Anderson set career-highs with 1,096 yards and 95 receptions with the Panthers.

This could be ominous news for the team as Marquise "Hollywood" Brown went down with an injury late in the 19-9 loss to Seattle. According to NFL insider Adam Schefter, Brown could have suffered a potential season-ending injury.

Later Monday afternoon, NFL insider Ian Rapoport reported Brown's injury may not be as severe as originally thought. He tweeted the receiver could only be out at least six weeks.

There has not yet been an official update on Brown's injury.

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The Cardinals have made the State Farm Stadium in Glendale their home turf and the Footprint Center in downtown Phoenix is home to both the Suns and the Mercury. The Indoor Football League’s Arizona Rattlers also play at the Footprint. Phoenix has a soccer team with the USL's Phoenix Rising FC. 

The Valley hosts multiple major sporting events on a yearly basis, including college football's Fiesta Bowl and Cactus Bowl; the PGA Tour’s highest-attended event, the Waste Management Phoenix Open; NASCAR events each spring and fall; and Cactus League Spring Training.

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