Cardinals add an offensive lineman


With Jeremy Bridges going on injured reserve, the Cardinals had a pretty desperate need for help at offensive tackle this season.

According to Jason LaCanfora of, they’re going to address it by signing veteran journeyman Pat McQuistan on Monday. McQuistan, whose twin brother Paul plays for the Seahawks, spent the summer with the Cowboys, but failed to make the team on Friday. He spent 2011 with the Saints, playing 10 games for New Orleans, and started half of the 2010 season as a member of the Dolphins. His first four years were spent with the Cowboys as a reserve lineman after they drafted him in the seventh round of the 2006 draft.

You can probably tell from that resume that McQuistan isn’t going to solve all the offensive line problems in the desert just by putting on a uniform. D’Anthony Batiste and Bobby Massie will be the starters and will likely remain so unless they are full-scale disasters, but the Cardinals needed some help off the bench with Bridges and Levi Brown done for the season.

McQuistan should provide that. If he’s asked to do much more, it will not be a good sign about the state of the Cardinals offense.