Cardinals make moves, bring in QB Dennis Dixon

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Once upon a time, Dennis Dixon was an intriguing quarterback prospect.

Even though that time was a long time ago, he’s still getting chances.

The Cardinals signed the 29-year-old Dixon to the practice squad, among a flurry of other moves.

They also placed punter Dave Zastudil on season-ending injured reserve, outside linebacker Matt Shaughnessy on IR/designated for return, promoted punter Drew Butler from the practice squad and signed outside linebacker Marcus Benard.

Dixon, a former fifth-round pick from Oregon, was with Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians in Pittsburgh from 2008-2011. He’s also had stints with the Ravens, Eagles and Bills.

He knows the system Arians wants to run, and can at least offer a serviceable practice option while the rest of their quarterbacks are banged up, though they’re hoping either Carson Palmer or Drew Stanton will be ready to go by Sunday when they play Washington.