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The Cardinals placed tackle Jeremy Bridges on injured reserve Monday with torn ligaments in his thumb, another blow to the team's depth on the offensive line.
Bridges had entered camp as the starter at right tackle before getting beaten out by rookie Bobby Massie, but he had starting experience at both tackle and guard, something the Cardinals now have little of with Brown and Bridges both done for the year with injuries and Massie and D'Anthony Batiste moving into starting roles.
In Bridges' absence, the Cardinals signed tackle Pat McQuistan to a one-year contract Monday. McQuistan was released by the Cowboys as part of the final roster cuts on Friday. He is entering his seventh year in the NFL after playing with the Saints in 2011 following time with the Dolphins (2010) and Cowboys (2006-09). He played in 10 regular-season games and both postseason contests for the Saints last year after playing in all 16 games, including eight starts, with the Dolphins in 2010.
The Cardinals also were awarded a waiver claim Monday on linebacker Jamaal Westerman from the Dolphins. The 6-foot-3, 260-pound Westerman signed with Miami this past March as a free agent after playing his first three seasons with the New York Jets. Last season, Westerman played in a career-high 16 games and had three starts while setting career highs with 23 tackles, 3.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
The Cardinals also re-signed to the teams practice squad defensive tackle Ricky Lumpkin, linebacker Colin Parker, cornerback Larry Parker, tight end Steve Skelton and wide receiver Isaiah Williams. All five spent the preseason with the Cardinals and were released in the final cutdown to 53 players.
In addition, the Cardinals have signed tackle Steven Baker (released by the Colts), linebacker Ricky Elmore (released by the Chargers) and wide receiver Gerell Robinson (released by the Broncos) to the practice squad.
Parker and Robinson, both rookies, played collegiately at Arizona State, while Elmore played at Arizona and in his second year after spending the 2011 season on the 49ers' practice squad.
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The Arizona Cardinals signed veteran free-agent offensive tackle Pat McQuistan to a one-year deal Monday and placed reserve lineman Jeremy Bridges on season-ending injured reserve. McQuistan was released by the Dallas Cowboys on Friday. The six-year veteran played 10 regular-season games for New Orleans last season. Bridges sustained a thumb injury in the Cardinals’ preseason...
Kevin Kolb was back at practice on Monday, no longer competing for the starting job for the Ariziona Cardinals but as backup NFL quarterback once again.
The team's workout was its first since coach Ken Whisenhunt announced Friday that John Skelton would be the starter for Sunday's regular-season opener against Seattle.
Kolb says he's disappointed by the move but believes...
Veteran linebacker Clark Haggans, who was waived on Friday by the Arizona Cardinals, has reached an agreement on a contract with the San Francisco 49ers, the Bay Area News Group reported Sunday based on information from sources. However, it's uncertain whether Haggans will be eligible to play in the 49ers' season opener on Sunday in Green Bay. Haggans is facing a three...
Cardinals starting quarterback John Skelton said he and Kevin Kolb have not discussed the now-concluded quarterback battle since coach Ken Whisenhunt named Skelton the starter on Friday. But Kolb did speak to reporters Monday for the first time since receiving the bad news.
One thing I have learned in this league is its full of surprises, Kolb said. You just keep pressing forward...
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Larry Fitzgerald was asked if hed be OK with the Cardinals adopting a running mentality on offense this season given their inexperience at quarterback and tackle.
No. Were a passing team, first and foremost. Thats how we butter our toast, Fitzgerald said with the faintest of smiles ruining his poker face. Well mix the run in a little bit to keep teams off balance...
Since entering the NFL, John Skelton has been the underdog story that won’t go away. But his role has changed since being named the Cardinals starting quarterback to begin the 2012 season.
Monday was the first time Kolb was available to the media since Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt named John Skelton as the starter on Friday.
"It's disappointing. That's obvious," Kolb said according to Paola Boivin of the Arizona Republic. "The one thing I've learned in this league, it's full of surprises. You keep pressing forward. If you take time...
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REPLICATION. That is what Washington State coach Mike Leach said he is looking for when it comes to translating practice performance into game production during his Tuesday Pac-12 coaches teleconference.
According to Matt Barrows the 49ers are going to sign former Cardinals and Steelers defender Clark Haggans. Haggans was released on Friday and will sign with the team Sunday pending a physical.
Currently the 49ers have only three outside linebackers, so adding Haggans will give them some more depth on the line and give Brooks, Haralson and Aldon Smith rest from time to time.
This week Matt speaks with Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Moon. They talk about the mindset of NFL players this close to the season; discuss the situation with backup referees; a thought on Cam Newton; a preview of this weekend's matchup of the Seahawks-Cardinals game; and his thoughts on John Skelton being named the starter.
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Seattle at Arizona Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz. - TV: FOX; DirecTV: 713 *TV announcers: Sam Rosen, Heath Evans, Heidi Androl *Keys to the game: John Skelton "won" the Cardinals' starting job almost by default after he and Kevin Kolb were unimpressive during the preseason, and coach Ken Whisenhunt made no secret the leash...
Comments on the Arizona Cardinals by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
ARIZONA CARDINALS (25)
Chris Berman (ESPN, 27) - Finished strong. Maybe Patrick Peterson can return six punts for TDs.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 23) - John Skelton winning starting job does not solve quarterback problems.
Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 24) - Larry Fitzgerald is great WR...