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Ryan Lindley | Quarterback | #3

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/22/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 232
College: San Diego State
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 6 (185) / ARZ
Contract: view contract details

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Colts waived QB Ryan Lindley.
Lindley was signed before Week 17, when the Colts found themselves in truly dire quarterback straits. Going on 27, Lindley has scattered six starts across four NFL seasons. At best, he'll compete for someone's No. 3 job next summer. Tue, Feb 9, 2016 03:01:00 PM

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Coach Chuck Pagano stated Friday that the Colts haven't decided on their Week 17 starting quarterback.

It's expected to be either Ryan Lindley or Josh Freeman. The Colts' coaches will presumably review this week's practice film on Saturday and make a decision then. Just 109 yards short of 1,000 rushing yards on the season, we expect Frank Gore to be the centerpiece of Indy's game plan against the Dolphins.
Fri, Jan 1, 2016 03:05:00 PM

Colts signed QB Ryan Lindley.

The ex-Cardinal joins Stephen Morris and Josh Freeman as a candidate to start against the Titans if neither Matt Hasselbeck nor Andrew Luck can go, as seems likely. It's a dire situation for the Horseshoe.
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 05:05:00 PM

Patriots waived QB Ryan Lindley.

Lindley is no longer needed with Tom Brady's suspension lifted. The Patriots will carry only two quarterbacks.
Fri, Sep 4, 2015 05:27:00 PM

Patriots signed QB Ryan Lindley to a one-year contract.

Matt Flynn couldn't get over his pre-camp hamstring pull, so he loses his No. 3 job. If Lindley can keep his head above water, he could serve as Jimmy Garoppolo's backup while Tom Brady is suspended. Or maybe he'll just hang on the roster until Flynn gets healthy. Lindley appeared in nine NFL games (six starts) for the Cardinals over the last three years, completing just 50.8 percent of his passes with two touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
Mon, Aug 10, 2015 09:06:00 AM

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.
Fri, Mar 6, 2015 02:20:00 PM

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.
Sat, Jan 3, 2015 07:57:00 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'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

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