Little guy making big impression for Cardinals

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TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Arizona Cardinals' smallest player is making a big impression in the preseason.

LaRod Stephens-Howling is a 5-foot-7 running back who was a seventh-round draft pick this year out of Pittsburgh.

He's making a strong bid for a spot on the regular-season roster.

Coach Ken Whisenhunt says Stephens-Howling "has a great shot" of making the team because of what he's done consistently in games and in practice.

The 22-year-old player had kickoff returns of 89 and 63 yards in Saturday night's 17-6 loss to San Diego.