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Drew Stanton | Quarterback

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/7/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 243
College: Michigan State
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Drew Stanton said he doesn't need any further surgery on his knee.
Stanton was forced into nine starts this season, going 132-of-240 (55.0%) for 1,711 yards (7.12 YPA) with seven touchdowns, five interceptions and a 78.7 passer rating. He rode Todd Bowles' defense to a 6-3 record. A serviceable backup lacking an ability to carry a team, Stanton will likely return as Carson Palmer's clipboard holder in 2015. He's under contract for $2.45M in salary. Jan 5 - 8:52 AM

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Cardinals declared QB Drew Stanton, WR Brittan Golden, S Chris Clemons, OG Jonathan Cooper, NT Alameda Ta’amu, OG Anthony Steen, and DE Kareem Martin inactive for Saturday's Wild Card game against the Panthers.

There are no surprises. NT Dan Williams (foot) is active. Stanton will have his knee examined this week, but is unlikely to be available if Arizona advances.
Jan 3 - 3:10 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Cardinals QB Drew Stanton will have his recently-scoped knee examined this week, but there is "not a lot of optimism."

Stanton hopes to play in the Divisional Round if the Cardinals get past the Panthers on Saturday, but that appears to be a pipe dream. Stanton's season is likely over.
Jan 3 - 12:32 PM

Drew Stanton (knee) has been ruled out for the Wild Card Round.

Ryan Lindley will start again. Stanton never really had a good chance of playing against the Panthers. Logan Thomas will back up Lindley at Carolina.
Jan 1 - 3:01 PM

Drew Stanton (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

Stanton would need to return to practice by Thursday to start against the Panthers and isn't expected to play this week. He should be considered questionable for a potential Divisional Round game.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 04:28:00 PM

Drew Stanton (knee) would have to practice by Thursday to play in Saturday's Wild Card game.

The Cardinals keep insisting there's a chance Stanton might suit up against the Panthers, but it's not going to happen. He'd be highly questionable for a potential Divisional Round tilt.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 02:48:00 PM

GM Steve Keim said the team is "hopeful" Drew Stanton (knee) can play in Saturday's Wild Card game at Carolina.

The Cardinals are officially calling Stanton day to day. However, he's dealing with a serious sprain in his knee and reportedly underwent surgery to clean up an infection. We'll consider him very questionable for a game the 11-5 Cardinals are a four-point underdog in against the 7-8-1 Panthers.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 10:47:00 AM

Cardinals declared QB Drew Stanton, WR Brittan Golden, S Chris Clemons, LB Larry Foote, G Jonathan Cooper, G Anthony Steen, and DE Kareem Martin inactive for Week 17 at San Francisco.

Ryan Lindley is getting another start at quarterback.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 02:55:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Drew Stanton (knee) underwent surgery to clear an infection and may miss the remainder of the season.

The infection was discovered Wednesday, and Stanton immediately underwent surgery. Prior to that, he had been recovering well from his sprained MCL and ACL with an eye on returning for the Wild Card Round of the playoffs. The Cardinals will be forced to ride Ryan Lindley as a far as he can take them, which will likely be one-and-done in the postseason. It's a shame for an 11-4 team.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 11:06:00 AM

Drew Stanton (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

The Cardinals are hoping Stanton can get in some limited work later in the week. Coach Bruce Arians said there's an 85 percent chance he'll be back for the playoffs. Logan Thomas will start in the regular-season finale.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 02:01:00 PM

Coach Bruce Arians said there's a 85 percent chance Drew Stanton (knee) is back for the playoffs.

It's gotten so bad in Arizona that they're on Stanton Watch, desperate for the sub-average backup to heal up. Logan Thomas will start in Week 17 at San Francisco, with Ryan Lindley ready to come in if things go awry. Even if the Cardinals beat the Niners, they'll be playing in a Wild Card game the following week unless the Seahawks lose to the Rams at home.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 09:18:00 AM

Drew Stanton (knee) is expected to practice "some" in Week 17, but won't start against the 49ers.

The Cardinals have already announced they'll be going with rookie Logan Thomas for the regular-season finale. Their aim with Stanton is getting him ready for the Wild Card round. The early signs suggest he will be able to go.
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 03:23:00 PM

Drew Stanton (knee) is inactive for Sunday night's Week 16 game against Seattle.

Ryan Lindley will start, with Logan Thomas backing him up. The rest of the Cardinals inactives are WR Brittan Golden, S Chris Clemons, OG Jonathan Cooper, NT Alameda Ta'amu, OL Anthony Steen, and DE Kareem Martin.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 07:03:00 PM

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians suggested Friday that Drew Stanton (knee, doubtful) could be active for Sunday's game versus Seattle to serve as Ryan Lindley's backup.

Arians confirmed Lindley will start. Stanton is dealing with ACL and MCL sprains in his knee, but the Cardinals obviously have very little confidence in rookie Logan Thomas. We still don't see any scenario where Stanton plays.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 02:39:00 PM

Drew Stanton (sprained ACL, MCL) "did nothing" during the portion of practice that is open to the media Friday.

The Cardinals listed Stanton as "limited" in Thursday's practice, but there's no way he's playing on Sunday Night Football. Perhaps the Cards were trying to create the illusion he might start ahead of a division game versus Seattle.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 01:32:00 PM

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QB1Carson Palmer
2Drew Stanton
3Logan Thomas
4Chandler Harnish
RB1Andre Ellington
2Kerwynn Williams
3Stepfan Taylor
4Marion Grice
5Zach Bauman
GLB1Andre Ellington
2Stepfan Taylor
3RB1Andre Ellington
2Stepfan Taylor
FB1Robert Hughes
WR11Larry Fitzgerald
2John Brown
3Ryan Spadola
4Nathan Slaughter
WR21Michael Floyd
2Jaron Brown
3Brittan Golden
4Travis Harvey
WR31John Brown
TE1Darren Fells
2John Carlson
3Troy Niklas
4Ted Bolser
5Ifeanyi Momah
K1Chandler Catanzaro