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Ryan Lindley | Quarterback

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/22/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 232
College: San Diego State
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The Cardinals are not tendering restricted free agents QB Ryan Lindley and NT Alameda Ta'amu.
Combined with Dan Williams' unrestricted free agency, the Cardinals' decision to move on (at least for now) from Ta'amu leaves their nose tackle depth chart barren. Lindley is 25 years old with a strong arm, but he's one of the least accurate passers to set foot on an NFL field in recent memory. Mar 6 - 2:20 PM

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Ryan Lindley completed 16-of-28 passes for 81 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in the Cardinals' 27-16, Wild Card loss to the Panthers.

He took four sacks for 31 yards, and the Arizona offense amassed just 77 total yards of offense. That's the worst mark in the history of the NFL playoffs. Predictably, Lindley was terrible all game, having no clue what was going on around him, forcing passes to his first read, and committing back-breaking turnovers. Logan Thomas' lone practice as the starting quarterback a couple weeks ago must have been truly awful because it's hard to imagine worse quarterback play than Lindley. Signed off the Chargers' practice squad after Carson Palmer wrecked his knee in November, Lindley needs to find another career path. His days as an NFL player are likely over.
Jan 3 - 7:57 PM

Ryan Lindley completed 22-of-39 passes for 316 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions in the Cardinals' Week 17 loss to San Francisco.

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians caught a lot of flak for attacking the Seahawks' defense aggressively, allowing Lindley to pile up over 40 pass attempts in last week's loss. Arians stuck with his plan against the 49ers, allowing Lindley to sling it all over the field. It worked early in the game as Lindley twice found Michael Floyd for long first-half TDs, but fell to pieces as Lindley turned the ball over to kill Arizona's chances. The Cardinals will be Wild Card round underdogs to the red-hot Panthers, who will host next week's playoff game.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 07:33:00 PM

The Arizona Republic reports the Cardinals have decided to go back to Ryan Lindley for Sunday's finale against the 49ers.

According to AZCardinals.com's Darren Urban, the decision comes after Logan Thomas got off to a "seriously shaky start at practice." It must have been as shaky as you can get, as Lindley appeared completely overwhelmed in Arizona's Week 16 loss to the Seahawks. Things won't be much easier against a 49ers team that will likely be going to bat for coach Jim Harbaugh in what is expected to be his final game at the helm. The news has little effect on the rest of Arizona's skill players, as the offense was going to be a disaster either way. Lindley can be completely ignored in DFS leagues for Week 17.
Thu, Dec 25, 2014 02:25:00 PM

Ryan Lindley completed 18-of-44 passes for 216 yards and an interception in Sunday night's Week 16 loss to Seattle.

Lindley predictably struggled to move the offense, missing open receivers throughout the game. His interception came on a bad overthrow directly to Richard Sherman. Lindley completed only 41 percent of his passes and averaged an anemic 4.9 yards per attempt. With the loss, Arizona drops to second place in the NFC West. The Cardinals are hoping Drew Stanton can return in Week 17.
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 12:18:00 AM

Despite Drew Stanton's (knee) "limited" return to practice, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians confirmed Friday that Ryan Lindley will start at quarterback in Week 16 against the Seahawks.

Lindley has been beyond horrendous any time he's taken the field in his three-year career. Seattle's fantasy defense should be fired up with excitement.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 02:37:00 PM

Ryan Lindley will be the Cardinals' Week 16 starter at quarterback.

Lindley's four games of starting experience earn him the nod over fourth-round rookie Logan Thomas. However, coach Bruce Arians continues to insist he'll install a "package" of plays for Thomas against the Seahawks. It makes essentially no difference who gets the call against Seattle. Arians' job will be to put as little as possible on Lindley's plate. Depending on how the game unfolds, Lindley could easily be benched for Thomas. Things are highly likely to get ugly for the 11-3 Cardinals.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 02:10:00 PM

Filling in for an injured Drew Stanton (knee), Ryan Lindley completed 4-of-10 passes for 30 yards in the Cardinals' 12-6, Week 15 win over the Rams.

Stanton was injured early in the third quarter. Lindley has been on the roster for just 30 days, but got the call over fourth-round rookie Logan Thomas. It's possible coach Bruce Arians still views Thomas as his No. 2, but didn't want to throw him into the fire on the road against an elite defense. Lindley wasn't anything resembling functional, struggling to command the offense while making poor throws. Although he made four starts for the doomed 2012 Cardinals, he couldn't be considered a competent guiding hand were Stanton done for the season. Whatever happens, the Cardinals are in ridiculously bad shape at quarterback. It's a shame for an 11-3 team.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 11:44:00 PM

Cardinals signed QB Ryan Lindley off the Chargers' practice squad.

He'll take the roster spot of Carson Palmer, who was officially sent to I.R. Tuesday. Lindley knows Bruce Arians' offense after spending 2013 and the summer of 2014 in Arizona. He was a sixth-round pick of the Cardinals in 2012.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 01:46:00 PM

Chargers signed QB Ryan Lindley to the practice squad.

Lindley was waived by the Cardinals last week. A 2012 sixth-rounder, Lindley has NFL size at 6-foot-3, 232 pounds, but that's about it.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 02:13:00 PM

Cardinals waived QB Ryan Lindley.

Lindley appeared in just one preseason game, going 8-of-15 for 64 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions against the Vikings. The 2012 sixth-round pick was forced into four desperation starts in 2012, winning one game and compiling a 46.7 passer rating. Lindley has zero touchdowns and seven interceptions in his NFL career, and was predictably behind both Drew Stanton and Logan Thomas.
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 12:41:00 PM

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians openly discussed the possibility of only keeping two quarterbacks on the final roster.

"We're going to keep the best 53," Arians promised. Arians conceded current third-stringer Ryan Lindley has "a strong enough arm," but he's been wildly interception prone in camp. Thrown into the fire as a sixth-round rookie in 2012, Lindley may have emerged with shot confidence. He posted a 0:7 TD-to-INT ratio with 12 sacks absorbed across seven games (four starts).
Wed, Aug 7, 2013 08:21:00 PM

Ryan Lindley was benched early in the third quarter of Week 16 in favor of Brian Hoyer.

Hoyer was claimed off waivers from the Steelers on December 10. Lindley struggled as usual against the Bears, completing just 17-of-30 passes for 141 yards and an interception that was returned for a touchdown by Peanut Tillman. Look for Hoyer to close out a disappointing Cardinals season as the Week 17 starter, as well.
Sun, Dec 23, 2012 06:29:00 PM

Ryan Lindley currently holds the NFL record for most passes in a season (141) without a touchdown pass.

Lindley has yet to throw a touchdown and has an appalling bad 45.0 QB rating and 51.1 completion percentage in his first four appearances. If he manages to hold on to the starting job beyond Week 16, it's possible he'll remain scoreless for the entire season. The Cardinals face two top-six pass defenses in the Bears and 49ers the final two weeks.
Source: ESPN.com
Sat, Dec 22, 2012 09:15:00 PM

Ryan Lindley will remain the Cardinals' starting quarterback in Week 16.

Coming off his best game of the season — 58.4 QB rating, 104 yards, zero touchdowns and only one turnover — Lindley will attempt to tally his first score against the Bears. If things go as poorly as they should on paper, John Skelton, or perhaps even Brian Hoyer, will get a look under center.
Thu, Dec 20, 2012 04:16:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1B.J. Coleman
2Josh Portis
3David Carr
4Rex Grossman
5Vince Young
6Brady Quinn
7Kevin Kolb
8Caleb Hanie
9Curtis Painter
10John Skelton
11Pat White
12John Parker Wilson
13Trent Edwards
14Jerrod Johnson
15Adam Weber
16Pat Devlin
17Nate Enderle
18Nick Stephens
19Tyler Wilson
20Ryan Katz
21Colby Cameron
22Kyle Padron
23James Vandenberg
24Mike Hermann
25Nathan Stanley
26Dalton Williams
27Matt Brown
28Caleb TerBush
29Tim Jenkins
30Dayne Crist
31Brett Smith
32James Franklin
33Jordan Rodgers
34Brendon Kay
35Logan Kilgore
36Chase Rettig
37Tommy Rees
38Brock Jensen
39Kory Faulkner
40Alex Carder
41Keith Price
42Collin Klein
43Terrelle Pryor
44Rusty Smith
RB1Steven Jackson
2Michael Turner
3Pierre Thomas
4Brandon Jackson
5D.J. Ware
6Chris Johnson
7Ryan Torain
8Beanie Wells
9Andre Brown
10Jalen Parmele
11Peyton Hillis
12BenJarvus Green-Ellis
13Jamie Harper
14Chris Rainey
15Terrance Ganaway
16Alvester Alexander
17Jewel Hampton
18Zach Brown
19Evan Royster
20Ronnie Wingo
21D.J. Harper
22Lance Ball
23Ray Rice
24Isaac Redman
25Mikel Leshoure
26Alex Green
27Michael Bush
28Tim Cornett
29Stephen Houston
30Brandon Saine
31Armond Smith
32Derrick Strozier
33David Fluellen
34Roy Finch
35Tim Flanders
36Jordan Lynch
37Delone Carter
38Javarris James
39Josh Vaughan
40Darren Evans
41Jordan Roberts
42Orwin Smith
43Kapri Bibbs
44Deonte Williams
45Bradley Randle
46Quentin Hines
47De'Leon Eskridge
48Anthony Allen
49Damien Berry
50Richard Murphy
51William Powell
52Cierre Wood
53Stefphon Jefferson
GLB1Steven Jackson
2Michael Turner
3Pierre Thomas
4Chris Johnson
5Ryan Torain
6Beanie Wells
7Andre Brown
3RB1Pierre Thomas
2Chris Johnson
3Steven Jackson
4D.J. Ware
5Beanie Wells
6Andre Brown
FB1Lousaka Polite
2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Tony Fiammetta
7Frank Summers
8Chris Pressley
9Brit Miller
10Will Ta'ufo'ou
11Bradie Ewing
12Maurice Hagens
13Stephen Campbell
14J.C. Copeland
15Chad Young
16Kadeem Jones
17Harvey Unga
18Owen Marecic
19Shaun Chapas
20Dorson Boyce
21Eric Kettani
22Braden Wilson
23Zach Boren
24Lonnie Pryor
25Ben Bartholomew
26Ina Liaina
27Quinn Johnson
28Owen Schmitt
29Brian Leonard
30James Baker
31Eddie Williams
32Alex Debniak
33Ryan Roberson
34Jonathan Amosa
35Rupert Bryan
36Cameron White
37Devonte Campbell
38Michael Zordich
39Jon Hoese
40Ben Guidugli
41Ryan D'Imperio
42Chad Abram
43Karl Williams
44Nate Eachus
45Jourdan Brooks
46Brock Bolen
WR11Laurent Robinson
2Nate Burleson
3Jabar Gaffney
4Lance Moore
5Santonio Holmes
6Titus Young
7Darius Johnson
8Lamont Bryant
9Keenan Davis
10Taulib Ikharo
11Erik Lora
12Ryan Whalen
13Jamar Newsome
14Terrence Toliver
15Greg Childs
16Kevin Hardy
17Tim Benford
18Ben Obomanu
19Devery Henderson
20Richard Goodman
21Naaman Roosevelt
22Matt Willis
23Lavelle Hawkins
24Brett Swain
25Chaz Schilens
26Brian Robiskie
27Tiquan Underwood
28Charly Martin
29Marcus Jackson
30Lance Lewis
31Derek Moye
32Kamar Jorden
33Nicholas Johnson
34Johnathan Haggerty
35Braylon Bell
36Chad Bumphis
37Sederrick Cunningham
38Zach Rogers
39Jordan White
40Chris Summers
41Dan Buckner
42Roy Roundtree
43Robby Toma
44Carlin Isles
45Emmanuel Arceneaux
46Erik Highsmith
47Tyrone Goard
48Sam McGuffie
49Mark Harrison
50Cole McKenzie
51Jamal Miles
52Rashad Evans
53T.J. Moe
54Jasper Collins
55Terrell Sinkfield
56Jheranie Boyd
57Eric Rogers
58Rashaad Carter
59Demetrius Fields
60Scott Pillar
61Chip Reeves
62Mike Davis
63Cody Hoffman
64Kadron Boone
65Quintin Payton
66Wilson Van Hooser
67C.J. Goodwin
68Jon Baldwin
69Jeremy Ebert
70LaQuan Williams
71Diondre Borel
72Bert Reed
73Brandon Carswell
74Joseph Anderson
75Julius Pruitt
76Mardy Gilyard
77Chastin West
WR21James Jones
2Braylon Edwards
3Davone Bess
4Anthony Armstrong
5Kerry Meier
6David Nelson
7Greg Little
8Kris Durham
9A.J. Jenkins
10Aaron Mellette
11Robert Gill
12Eric Page
13Chris Givens
14Darius Hanks
15Kealoha Pilares
16Brandon Banks
17Drew Davis
18Raymond Radway
19Donald Jones
20Jordan Shipley
21Mohamed Massaquoi
22Earl Bennett
23Josh Cribbs
24Steve Breaston
25Micheal Spurlock
26Donte' Stallworth
27Michael Jenkins
28David Ball
29Devin Aromashodu
30Jarett Dillard
31Dezmon Briscoe
32Trindon Holliday
33David Reed
34Tim Toone
35Isaiah Williams
36David Douglas
37Dale Moss
38Brandon Collins
39Tray Session
40Jeff Fuller
41Duke Calhoun
42Kerry Taylor
43Lanear Sampson
44Alec Lemon
45Lamaar Thomas
46Dominique Croom
47Martel Moore
48Nicholas Edwards
49Charles Hawkins
50Alex Gillett
51Greg Hardin
52Eric Ward
53Eric Thomas
54Lacoltan Bester
55Jerry Rice Jr.
56Jordan Harris
57Jaz Reynolds
58Austin Franklin
59Alex Neutz
60Geraldo Boldewijn
61Kelsey Pope
62Anthony McClung
63Micah Hatfield
64Weston Dressler
65Perez Ashford
66Rodrick Rumble
67Jason Thompson
68Omarius Hines
69Gerrard Sheppard
70Andy Cruse
71Anthony Amos
72R.J. Webb
73Andrew Helmick
74Jerry Johnson
75Brandon Kaufman
76Marvin McNutt
77Joe Adams
78Kevin Elliott
79Jared Green
80Mike Willie
81Michael Calvin
82Taveon Rogers
83Andrew DePaola
84James Shaw
85Devin Goda
86Tori Gurley
87Ronald Johnson
88Roberto Wallace
89Bobby Sewall
90Terrence Austin
91Deon Butler
92Darius Reynaud
93Early Doucet
94Patrick Crayton
WR31Nate Burleson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Santonio Holmes
4Laurent Robinson
5James Jones
6Davone Bess
7Kris Durham
8A.J. Jenkins
TE1Randy McMichael
2Leonard Pope
3Tony Scheffler
4David Thomas
5Zach Miller
6Kevin Boss
7Aaron Hernandez
8Adam Nissley
9Danny Noble
10Jamie Childers
11Sean McGrath
12Andrew Szczerba
13Tommy Gallarda
14D.J. Williams
15Steve Watson
16Daniel Graham
17Billy Bajema
18Dan Gronkowski
19Martin Rucker
20Cameron Morrah
21Tom Crabtree
22Brody Eldridge
23Nate Byham
24Dedrick Epps
25Zach Potter
26Colin Cloherty
27Jeron Mastrud
28Steve Maneri
29Dominique Curry
30Joel Dreessen
31Ben Hartsock
32Visanthe Shiancoe
33Jacob Pedersen
34D.J. Tialavea
35Justin Jones
36Asa Watson
37Evan Wilson
38Matt Furstenburg
39Ben Cotton
40David Rolf
41Weslye Saunders
42Mike McNeill
43Hayden Smith
44Nelson Rosario
45Jake Byrne
46Joe Sawyer
47Tim Biere
48Andre Hardy
49Martell Webb
50Cameron Graham
51Michael Higgins
52Alex Silvestro
53Evan Landi
54Taylor Cook
55Colin Anderson
56Travis Tannahill
57Jason Schepler
58Chase Clement
59A.C. Leonard
60Morrell Presley
61Brian Wozniak
62David Wright
63Nick Kasa
64Isaiah Stanback
65Jamie McCoy
66Nathan Overbay
67Travis Beckum
68Richard Quinn
69Jake O'Connell
70Evan Moore
K1Maikon Bonani
2Nate Freese
3Billy Cundiff
4Rob Bironas
5Alex Henery
6Matt Szymanski
7Danny Hrapmann
8Brandon Bogotay
9Havard Rugland
10Austin Signor
11Morgan Lineberry
12Quinn Sharp
13Brett Baer
14Sergio Castillo
15Mitch Ewald
16Kevin Goessling
17Brett Maher
18Jose Maltos
19Adam Yates
20Zach Ramirez
21Zach Hocker