Matt Barkley back in Arizona, Cardinals place three on injured reserve

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The Cardinals have some concern about quarterback Drew Stanton being healthy enough to play in Week 11, so they added some insurance to the roster on Monday.

The team announced that they have signed quarterback Matt Barkley as one of a series of moves. Barkley spent the entire 2015 season with Arizona without playing in any regular season games and got released at the end of the 2016 preseason. He was with the Bears after leaving the Cardinals and joined the 49ers this offseason.

If Stanton can’t go, Barkley would back up Blaine Gabbert in Houston on Sunday.

Safety Harlan Miller was also called up from the practice squad. Miller was a sixth-round pick last year and played in two games as a rookie.

Left tackle D.J. Humphries, safety Tyvon Branch and tight end Ifeanyi Momah were all placed on injured reserve after suffering season-ending injuries last Thursday against the Seahawks. The Cardinals still have one open spot on their active roster.

13 responses to “Matt Barkley back in Arizona, Cardinals place three on injured reserve

  1. I wonder why they didn’t call CK, i’ve read how he would make any team an instant Super Bowl contender?

  2. If your team is not in the NFC West, consider yourself fortunate. You don’t have to play the Rams twice each year. They are dirty players and tacklers. It started with Jeff Fisher and has not stopped. If you come out of the game with no one on IR, that’s the best you could hope for.

  3. They would’ve called CK, but they want to stick to their “principals” and would rather stink than actually have a chance at winning.

    See Houston, Green Bay, Arizona

  4. Why does Drew Stanton have an injured knee? Sheldon Richardson dove at it three times.

    Time to dial up some chop blocks for that Seattle D-line, a la the 1997 Denver Broncos!

  5. For those who were asking, Gabbert had double the winning percentage of Kaepernick over the two seasons they split starts in S.F. The team averaged 5 more points per game scored with Blaine at QB. Gabs is two years younger, a lot healthier, and doesn’t bring a boxcar full of bad baggage with him. Not to mention better hair, of course.

  6. This is just more ammo for Kaepernicks lawyer. How dare they bring in another white qb who is already familiar with their system over CK, who is obviously the best QB that has ever played the game?

  7. In all likelihood QB Drew Stanton will play against the HOU Texans come gamete but if Gabbert for some reason does play I think he will be a upgrade w’ a much, much better arm. AZ might as well see what he can do within this offense so they know if they want to keep him around as a backup next year with Arizona definitely drafting a QB within the first top 10 picks with this next draft class absolutely loaded up with QB talent from Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Baker Mayfield and Lamar Jackson to Mason Rudolph, Luke Falk and Ryan Finley the majority of which will go in the first 2 rounds. I think Arizona will end up with Rosen or Mayfield. Whomever starts this week Arizona should be able to handle the Texans without much trouble though I hope HOU wins so that Arizona gets the highest draft pick possible as Arizona has 12 draft picks and 65+ $$ Million Dollars in Cap-Space once they let go of a few big name veterans and with all of that capital Arizona can bounce back as a top contender very quickly given that Arizona doesn’t need anything close to a full or even a mini rebuild, they just need a QB n to add some talent here and there getting big name players like the NFL’s best All-Pro Elite RB David Johnson back healthy as well as RB/WR TJ Logan with his elite 4.31 speed, Elite OLB Markus Golden, Top ranked SS Tyvon Branch who PFF ranks 3rd best in NFL, All-Pro OG Mike Iupati and LT DJ Humphries who is quickly becoming a Pro-Bowl caliber LT among many other players. With Arizona having the best RB Corp’s in the NFL in Elite All-Pro RB/WR David Johnson, RB/WR TJ Logan & Legendary All-Pro Adrian Peterson the Cardinals most definitely will build their offense around the running game next year putting their young rookie RB in a position to succeed, they will run the ball to throw it and play top 5 defense on the other side of the ball. Arizona will bounce back next year very quickly .

  8. mrbiggstuff says:
    November 13, 2017 at 5:30 pm
    They would’ve called CK, but they want to stick to their “principals” and would rather stink than actually have a chance at winning.

    See Houston, Green Bay, Arizona

    If someone has a lawyer and is suing you its smart to have zero contact with them at all. Maybe the door was closed already maybe not, but either way Kaep nailed it completely shut when he hooked up with that lawyer. In fact, if the NFL lawyers sent out something telling all teams to not engage in any communication and refer all contacts to them thats not collysion. Thats just good legal common sense.

    Or it could still just be because these days he is no better than even these guys, brings a media cirus with him, and wants significant money and role. Hes going to gave trouble competing with guys that are thrilled just to be a drama free third option on the bench for the league minimum.

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