The Cardinals revolving quarterback door spit another one out on Monday, with the team announcing the release of John Skelton.
Skelton's release comes a little more than two weeks after Kevin Kolb was cut, and less than three weeks after career backup Drew Stanton was signed to a two-year deal. Between them, Skelton and Kolb have started 27 of the Cardinals' 32 games over the past two seasons.
The timing of Skelton's release parallels multiple reports that the team is in the final stages of a trade for Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer. The deal would reportedly send a late-round draft pick to Oakland, in addition to an exchange of late-round picks between the teams. It's expected that Palmer would sign a restructured contract with Arizona, paying him 8 million plus incentives.
Presumably, the Cardinals wouldn't pay that kind of money for a backup, so it's likely they will head to training camp later this summer with Palmer as the starter and Stanton as the backup.