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Brian St. Pierre | Quarterback

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (35) / 11/28/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 224
College: Boston College
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Panthers beat writer Darin Gantt reports that Brian St. Pierre might not be able to throw in Week 12.
Armanti Edwards was seen throwing in the tunnel, and could serve behind starter Jimmy Clausen and backup Tony Pike. Edwards hasn't played or even practiced at quarterback since his college days at Appalachian State. Sun, Nov 28, 2010 11:05:00 AM

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Brian St. Pierre revealed Monday that he is experiencing significant shoulder soreness after the Panthers' Week 11 loss.

This helps explain coach John Fox's refusal to commit to St. Pierre as his Week 12 starter in the event Jimmy Clausen (concussion) can't go. It sounds like the Panthers will be signing yet another street free agent QB this week. Clausen will get the nod if he's medically cleared. Otherwise, it could be Tony Pike or someone like J.P. Losman or Chris Simms.
Mon, Nov 22, 2010 03:06:00 PM

Panthers coach John Fox wouldn't commit to starting Brian St. Pierre in Week 12 if Jimmy Clausen (concussion) isn't ready.

Fox said the team would be "on alert" for another quarterback if Clausen is out, so it sounds like the Panthers could be bringing in some players for a workout this week. Aside from a fourth-quarter 88-yard touchdown bomb, St. Pierre predictably struggled in the loss to the Ravens, becoming the first quarterback since Joey Harrington to throw pick-sixes on back-to-back throws.
Mon, Nov 22, 2010 01:55:00 PM

Brian St. Pierre completed 13-of-28 passes for 173 yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions in the Panthers' Week 11 loss to Baltimore.

St. Pierre connected on an 88-yard touchdown bomb to David Gettis in fourth-quarter garbage time, but it was an otherwise forgettable display. Throw out the score, and St. Pierre's yards-per-attempt average was a paltry 3.1. The journeyman spot starter did keep rookie Tony Pike on the bench. The Panthers' best option at quarterback, unfortunately, is Jimmy Clausen.
Sun, Nov 21, 2010 05:41:00 PM

Panthers coach John Fox announced Thursday that Brian St. Pierre, not rookie Tony Pike, will start against the Ravens in Week 11.

Perhaps the opponent weighed into the decision, with Fox opting not to throw a rookie to the dogs against the Ravens defense. Regardless, it speaks ill of Pike's showing in practice Wednesday. St. Pierre has only been with Carolina for a week, so there's no way he has the playbook down. Poor Steve Smith has had to salvage seasons with David Carr, Chris Weinke, Vinny Testaverde pulled off his couch, and now a 30-year-old practice squad QB. Bench all Panthers in Week 11.
Thu, Nov 18, 2010 01:21:00 PM

Brian St. Pierre and rookie Tony Pike split first-team quarterback reps at Panthers practice on Wednesday.

Pike is going to start against Baltimore, but the Panthers are trying to get St. Pierre up to speed quickly, indicating that the rookie probably won't be on a long leash. A 31-year-old journeyman, St. Pierre appears to be ahead of "slash" rookie Armanti Edwards on the depth chart. It's a nightmare situation for the Panthers, but by now we presume they're used to that.
Wed, Nov 17, 2010 04:10:00 PM

Panthers promoted QB Brian St. Pierre from the practice squad.

St. Pierre, who turns 31 before the end of the month, is the oldest practice squad member we can recall. He may end up handling backup duties against the Ravens if Jimmy Clausen doesn't gain clearance from his concussion.
Tue, Nov 16, 2010 04:01:00 PM

The Patriots reportedly tried out free agent QB Brian St. Pierre late in the week.

St. Pierre, 30, is a native of Salem, Massachusetts, but has appeared in just two games during his seven-year career. With the Patriots, he could battle 2009 undrafted free agent Brian Hoyer to be Tom Brady's primary backup.
Sun, Apr 18, 2010 12:35:00 AM

The Cardinals have asked free agent Brian St. Pierre to hold off on plans to travel to Arizona for a physical and potential contract signing.

St. Pierre was due to fly to Arizona last weekend. The Cardinals haven't issued an explanation, so we're left to speculate that draft plans or a possible interest in free agent Marc Bulger are behind the change in plans.
Tue, Apr 13, 2010 04:30:00 PM

The Cardinals are expected to re-sign free agent Brian St. Pierre next week.

We'd hoped the Cardinals would aim higher, but St. Pierre does know the system, even if he's never actually played any real games in it. Re-signing St. Pierre would further decrease the likelihood of Arizona pursuing Marc Bulger.
Mon, Apr 5, 2010 08:49:00 PM

The East Valley Tribune speculates that the Cardinals could use a late-round draft pick on a quarterback.

The Cardinals would be wise to sign a veteran to back up Matt Leinart, allowing a rookie project to develop as the No. 3. That would obviously be bad news for impending free agent Brian St. Pierre.
Sun, Jan 31, 2010 08:45:00 AM

Updating a previous item, Brian St. Pierre will not need surgery to fix a back problem that hindered him during the 2009 season.

The issue was deemed to be muscular in nature, which can be alleviated through a strength program. The unrestricted free agent would like to re-sign in Arizona, though the Cardinals may seek a more proven No. 2 quarterback.
Thu, Jan 28, 2010 05:56:00 PM

Impending free agent QB Brian St. Pierre may need back surgery this offseason.

Coach Ken Whisenhunt has already indicated that Matt Leinart would take over as the starter if Kurt Warner retires (as expected), so the Cardinals will be in the market for a veteran No. 2 QB. St. Pierre has the requisite experience in Whiz's offense, but the Cardinals may want more of a sure thing with an unknown commodity as the starter.
Thu, Jan 28, 2010 09:37:00 AM

Cardinals third QB Brian St. Pierre revealed that he has battled back problems into this season.

St. Pierre also blamed his loss of the Cards' backup position to Matt Leinart on his bad back. Interestingly, he hasn't been on the injury report all year. An impending free agent, St. Pierre likely won't be re-signed in the offseason.
Wed, Dec 9, 2009 12:21:00 PM

Cardinals declared third QB Brian St. Pierre, WR Anquan Boldin, S Rashad Johnson, TE Stephen Spach, TE Dominique Byrd, G Brandon Keith, T Herman Johnson and LB Gerald Hayes inactive for Sunday's game against the Bears.

Steve Breaston and Jerheme Urban get an upgrade as Boldin will try to get his ankle right. Otherwise, the Cardinals are healthy.
Sun, Nov 8, 2009 11:58:00 AM

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