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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

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PosRoleName
QB1Matt Schaub
2Josh Freeman
3B.J. Coleman
4Chandler Harnish
5Josh Portis
6David Carr
7Rex Grossman
8Vince Young
9Brady Quinn
10Kevin Kolb
11Caleb Hanie
12Tim Tebow
13Curtis Painter
14John Skelton
15Mike Kafka
16Pat White
17Trent Edwards
18Jerrod Johnson
19Adam Weber
20John Parker Wilson
21Nick Stephens
22Tyler Wilson
23Ryan Katz
24Colby Cameron
25Kyle Padron
26James Vandenberg
27Mike Hermann
28Nathan Stanley
29Dalton Williams
30Matt Brown
31Caleb TerBush
32Tim Jenkins
33Dayne Crist
34Brett Smith
35James Franklin
36Jordan Rodgers
37Brendon Kay
38Logan Kilgore
39Chase Rettig
40Tommy Rees
41Brock Jensen
42Nate Enderle
43Kory Faulkner
44Alex Carder
45Keith Price
46Collin Klein
47Rusty Smith
RB1Steven Jackson
2Michael Turner
3Pierre Thomas
4Brandon Jackson
5D.J. Ware
6Chris Johnson
7Ryan Torain
8Maurice Jones-Drew
9Beanie Wells
10Andre Brown
11Chris Rainey
12Jalen Parmele
13Peyton Hillis
14BenJarvus Green-Ellis
15Jamie Harper
16Evan Royster
17D.J. Harper
18Tim Cornett
19Stephen Houston
20Brandon Saine
21Lance Ball
22Ray Rice
23Michael Bush
24Terrance Ganaway
25Alvester Alexander
26Jewel Hampton
27Zach Brown
28Isaac Redman
29Alex Green
30Mikel Leshoure
31Delone Carter
32Javarris James
33Josh Vaughan
34Darren Evans
35Cierre Wood
36Stefphon Jefferson
37Deonte Williams
38Bradley Randle
39Quentin Hines
40De'Leon Eskridge
41Armond Smith
42Derrick Strozier
43David Fluellen
44Roy Finch
45Tim Flanders
46Jordan Lynch
47Jordan Roberts
48Orwin Smith
49Kapri Bibbs
50Anthony Allen
51Damien Berry
52Richard Murphy
53William Powell
GLB1Steven Jackson
2Michael Turner
3Maurice Jones-Drew
4Pierre Thomas
5Chris Johnson
6Ryan Torain
7Beanie Wells
8Andre Brown
3RB1Pierre Thomas
2Chris Johnson
3Steven Jackson
4Maurice Jones-Drew
5D.J. Ware
6Beanie Wells
7Andre Brown
FB1Lousaka Polite
2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Tony Fiammetta
7Frank Summers
8Chris Pressley
9Brit Miller
10Will Ta'ufo'ou
11Braden Wilson
12Zach Boren
13Lonnie Pryor
14Harvey Unga
15Owen Marecic
16Shaun Chapas
17Dorson Boyce
18Eric Kettani
19Quinn Johnson
20Owen Schmitt
21Brian Leonard
22Ben Bartholomew
23Ina Liaina
24Stephen Campbell
25J.C. Copeland
26Chad Young
27Kadeem Jones
28Collin Mooney
29Maurice Hagens
30James Baker
31Karl Williams
32Jourdan Brooks
33Chad Abram
34Alex Debniak
35Ryan Roberson
36Jonathan Amosa
37Rupert Bryan
38Cameron White
39Eddie Williams
40Jon Hoese
41Ben Guidugli
42Nate Eachus
43Devonte Campbell
44Michael Zordich
45Ryan D'Imperio
46Brock Bolen
WR11Nate Burleson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Lance Moore
4Santonio Holmes
5Laurent Robinson
6Titus Young
7Joe Morgan
8Darius Johnson
9Keenan Davis
10Lamont Bryant
11Greg Childs
12Kevin Hardy
13Tim Benford
14LaRon Byrd
15Ryan Whalen
16Jamar Newsome
17Terrence Toliver
18Devery Henderson
19Richard Goodman
20Ben Obomanu
21Taulib Ikharo
22Erik Lora
23Robby Toma
24Carlin Isles
25Chad Bumphis
26Emmanuel Arceneaux
27Naaman Roosevelt
28Matt Willis
29Lavelle Hawkins
30Brett Swain
31Chaz Schilens
32Brian Robiskie
33Tiquan Underwood
34Charly Martin
35Marcus Jackson
36Derek Moye
37Kamar Jorden
38Nicholas Johnson
39Jordan White
40Chris Summers
41Johnathan Haggerty
42Sederrick Cunningham
43Zach Rogers
44Roy Roundtree
45Dan Buckner
46Tyrone Goard
47Sam McGuffie
48Erik Highsmith
49Chip Reeves
50Mark Harrison
51Cole McKenzie
52Jamal Miles
53Rashad Evans
54T.J. Moe
55Jasper Collins
56Jon Baldwin
57LaQuan Williams
58Diondre Borel
59Jeremy Ebert
60Bert Reed
61Brandon Carswell
62Joseph Anderson
63Julius Pruitt
64Mardy Gilyard
65Chastin West
66Terrell Sinkfield
67Jheranie Boyd
68Eric Rogers
69Rashaad Carter
70Demetrius Fields
71Scott Pillar
72Mike Davis
73Cody Hoffman
74Quintin Payton
75Wilson Van Hooser
76C.J. Goodwin
WR21Braylon Edwards
2Greg Jennings
3Davone Bess
4Anthony Armstrong
5Kerry Meier
6David Nelson
7Greg Little
8Kris Durham
9A.J. Jenkins
10Aaron Mellette
11Robert Gill
12Chris Givens
13Darius Hanks
14Kealoha Pilares
15Drew Davis
16Raymond Radway
17Eric Page
18Donald Jones
19Brandon Banks
20Jordan Shipley
21Mohamed Massaquoi
22Earl Bennett
23Micheal Spurlock
24Steve Breaston
25Donte' Stallworth
26Michael Jenkins
27David Ball
28Devin Aromashodu
29Jarett Dillard
30Dezmon Briscoe
31David Reed
32Isaiah Williams
33Duke Calhoun
34Tim Toone
35Jeff Fuller
36David Douglas
37Dale Moss
38Brandon Collins
39Tray Session
40Lanear Sampson
41Alec Lemon
42Lamaar Thomas
43Martel Moore
44Nicholas Edwards
45Dominique Croom
46Charles Hawkins
47Alex Gillett
48Greg Hardin
49Eric Thomas
50Lacoltan Bester
51Jordan Harris
52Jaz Reynolds
53Austin Franklin
54Alex Neutz
55Geraldo Boldewijn
56Kelsey Pope
57Anthony McClung
58Micah Hatfield
59Weston Dressler
60Jason Thompson
61Omarius Hines
62Gerrard Sheppard
63Andy Cruse
64Anthony Amos
65R.J. Webb
66Andrew Helmick
67Perez Ashford
68Rodrick Rumble
69Jerry Johnson
70Andrew DePaola
71James Shaw
72Brandon Kaufman
73Marvin McNutt
74Devin Goda
75Kevin Elliott
76Jared Green
77Mike Willie
78Michael Calvin
79Taveon Rogers
80Joe Adams
81Tori Gurley
82Ronald Johnson
83Roberto Wallace
84Bobby Sewall
85Terrence Austin
86Deon Butler
87Darius Reynaud
88Early Doucet
89Patrick Crayton
WR31Nate Burleson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Santonio Holmes
4Greg Jennings
5Laurent Robinson
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
12Steve Watson
13D.J. Williams
14Tommy Gallarda
15Daniel Graham
16Billy Bajema
17James Casey
18Andrew Szczerba
19Nelson Rosario
20Jacob Pedersen
21D.J. Tialavea
22Emmanuel Ogbuehi
23Justin Jones
24Asa Watson
25Evan Wilson
26Cameron Morrah
27Martin Rucker
28Joel Dreessen
29Ben Hartsock
30Visanthe Shiancoe
31Weslye Saunders
32Jeron Mastrud
33Steve Maneri
34Dominique Curry
35Tom Crabtree
36Brody Eldridge
37Nate Byham
38Dedrick Epps
39Dan Gronkowski
40Zach Potter
41Colin Cloherty
42Matt Furstenburg
43Ben Cotton
44David Rolf
45Jake Byrne
46Mike McNeill
47Hayden Smith
48Joe Sawyer
49Andre Hardy
50Evan Landi
51Taylor Cook
52Colin Anderson
53Travis Tannahill
54Evan Moore
55Jamie McCoy
56Nathan Overbay
57Martell Webb
58Cameron Graham
59Michael Higgins
60Alex Silvestro
61Isaiah Stanback
62Travis Beckum
63Richard Quinn
64Jake O'Connell
65Morrell Presley
66Brian Wozniak
67Jason Schepler
68Chase Clement
69A.C. Leonard
70David Wright
71Tim Biere
K1Maikon Bonani
2Billy Cundiff
3Rob Bironas
4Alex Henery
5Nate Freese
6Sergio Castillo
7Mitch Ewald
8Kevin Goessling
9Matt Szymanski
10Danny Hrapmann
11Brandon Bogotay
12Havard Rugland
13Austin Signor
14Morgan Lineberry
15Quinn Sharp
16Brett Baer
17Brett Maher
18Jose Maltos
19Adam Yates
20Zach Ramirez