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It’s no wonder as soon as all the quarterbacks at the NFL combine worked out, that rumors of the Cardinals getting in the hunt for Alex Smith are popping up.
Bruce Arians looked more like a fashion photographer than head coach at the NFL Combine, but it also indicates how interested he was in the 2013 quarterback crop.
According to Kent Somers of azcentral.com, the Cardinals are interested in acquiring the 49ers backup. Somers writes:
‘The Cardinals are exploring the possibility of trading for 49ers quarterback Alex Smith, according to an NFL source, but no deal is in place.
It’s unknown how serious the Cardinals are about trading for a quarterback for the second time in less than two years. But they are intrigued by Smith’s experience, intelligence and talents, according to the source.
They believe much of his struggles early in his career can be attributed to changes in coaches and offensive systems.’
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It’s unknown how serious the Cardinals are about trading for a quarterback for the second time in less than two years. But they are intrigued by Smith’s experience, intelligence and talents, according to the source. They believe much of his...
The Arizona Cardinals have interest in San Francisco 49ers backup
quarterback Alex Smith, but the team is extremely pessimistic that a deal will
happen because they share a division with the Niners, according to Ian Rapoport
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday on "NFL Total
Access" that the Cardinals are interested in Smith, but they are
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Arizona Cardinals are “very pessimistic” that the 49ers will trade quarterback Alex Smith within the divison.
On Alex Smith: Cardinals will express interest in a possible trade with #49ers. They are VERY pessimistic Niners will trade within division.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 27, 2013
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