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Drew Stanton

Drew Stanton - #5 - QB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 3"/ 243 lbs.
Birthday 05/07/1984
Birthplace Farmington Hills, MI
College Michigan State
Years played 7
Drafted 2007, 2nd round, 11th pick by Lions

Cardinals optimistic about new deal for Fitzgerald

Posted March 03, 2011 @ 3:34 p.m. ET
The Cardinals indicated at the NFL Scouting Combine that they felt good about the prospects of re-upping with WR Larry Fitzgerald, whose contract expires at the end of the 2011 season.

NFC West free-agent preview

Posted March 02, 2011 @ 1:47 p.m. ET
With the owners and players mired in negotiations, the beginning of free agency is likely to be delayed. Yet, PFW examines the free-agent picture for each club, with the NFC West featured today.

Draft Dose: Who needs a quarterback?

Posted Feb. 28, 2011 @ 11:52 a.m. ET
Which teams in this year's draft could be in the market for a quarterback like Missouri's Blaine Gabbert or Auburn's Cam Newton?

Cardinals expecting more from Wells in 2011

Posted Feb. 27, 2011 @ 1:25 p.m. ET
Injuries have limited RB Beanie Wells' production, but Arizona expects its former first-round pick to contribute more in the coming season, according to NFC Whispers.

Cardinals consider multiple scenarios with No. 5 pick

Posted Feb. 25, 2011 @ 3:20 p.m. ET
With many needs to address, Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt is keeping his options wide open with the fifth overall pick in the draft.

Cardinals GM Graves honored with award

Posted Feb. 24, 2011 @ 3:54 p.m. ET
Cardinals GM Rod Graves will be honored with the Paul "Tank" Younger Award by the Fritz Pollard Alliance in Indianapolis on Friday.

Different strokes for new Cardinals coordinators

Posted Feb. 19, 2011 @ 12:01 p.m. ET
Although Ken Whisenhunt has remained comfortable with the team's offensive coaches, he hired Ray Horton from Pittsburgh to shake up the defense.

Cardinals make Miller new offensive coordinator

Posted Feb. 16, 2011 @ 12:39 p.m. ET
The Cardinals have named Mike Miller as their new offensive coordinator, promoting him from passing-game coordinator, a job he held the past two seasons.

Cardinals add defensive backs coach

Posted Feb. 15, 2011 @ 2:49 p.m. ET
The Cardinals have brought in Louie Cioffi as their new defensive backs coach.

NFC West 2010 season-in-review team reports

Posted Feb. 13, 2011 @ 5:22 a.m. ET
Mike Williams emerged as one of the better stories of 2010, returning after two years out of the league to become the Seahawks' top receiver.

Report: Cards hire Cioffi as assistant DB coach

Posted Feb. 11, 2011 @ 11:59 a.m. ET
The Cardinals have hired former Bengals assistant Louie Cioffi as an assistant secondary coach, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Horton's communication skills will be tested in Arizona

Posted Feb. 10, 2011 @ 2:11 p.m. ET
To succeed as the Cardinals' new D-coordinator, Ray Horton will have to get through to many defenders who underachieved in 2010.

Cardinals hire former CB Townsend

Posted Feb. 10, 2011 @ 12:38 p.m. ET
New Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton worked on filling his staff on Thursday by hiring one of his former players, Deshea Townsend, to be the team's assistant defensive backs coach.

Horton hired as Cardinals defensive coordinator

Posted Feb. 09, 2011 @ 5:46 p.m. ET
The Cardinals have announced former Steelers secondary coach Ray Horton as their new defensive coordinator.

Report: Horton top candidate for Cardinals' DC position

Posted Feb. 08, 2011 @ 6:34 p.m. ET
The Cardinals used the Tuesday after Super Bowl XLV to get permission to interview Steelers and Packers assistants to fill their vacant defensive coordinator position, and Steelers secondary coach Ray Horton appears to be their man.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 23, 2012
Stanton came to the Jets to be Mark Sanchez's backup. Then, along came Tim Tebow. Less than a week after signing Stanton, the Jets traded him to the Indianapolis Colts for an undisclosed draft pick.||||||| Stanton signed a one-year, $1.25 million deal last week to back up Mark Sanchez, but became expendable when the Jets acquired Tebow from the Denver Broncos on Wednesday. After that trade, general manager Mike Tannenbaum said Tebow would be the team's No. 2 quarterback. "It's a big relief to have this over," Stanton told The Associated Press. "I'm excited about the opportunity in Indy. I can't wait to get there and get down to business."
Posted March 22, 2012
A person familiar with the New York Jets' plans says the team is trying to trade Stanton.||||||| The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because the team hasn't announced its plans. Stanton signed a $1.25 million, 1-year deal last week to be Mark Sanchez's backup, but the Tim Tebow deal has relegated Stanton to another third-string job. He left the Detroit Lions for a chance to be a No. 2 QB after sitting behind Matthew Stafford and Shaun Hill.
Posted March 16, 2012
The Jets have signed Stanton. Stanton told The Associated Press that he agreed to a $1.25 million, one-year contract a day after he arrived to meet with team officials.||||||| Stanton, a second-round draft pick out of Michigan State in 2007, made the most of limited opportunities during his first three seasons in the NFL with the Lions. He was 2-1 as a starter in 2010 with four touchdowns, including one on the ground, and two interceptions. Stanton didn't play last year as Detroit's third-string quarterback behind Matthew Stafford and Shaun Hill.
Posted March 16, 2012
The New York Jets have added backup quarterback Drew Stanton with a $1.25 million, 1-year contract. Stanton tells The Associated Press the deal was agreed to Friday, a day after he arrived to meet with team officials. The Jets signed Mark Sanchez to a three-year contract extension last week.||||||| Stanton made the most of limited opportunities to play during his first three seasons in the NFL with the Detroit Lions. He was 2-1 as a starter in 2010 with four touchdowns, including one on the ground, and two interceptions. Stanton didn't play last year as Detroit's third-string quarterback behind Matthew Stafford and Shaun Hill. He has completed 56 percent of his passes in 12 career games, including four starts, for 1,158 yards with five TDs and nine interceptions.
Posted Dec. 13, 2010
Stanton completed 10 of 22 passes for 117 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions in Sunday's 7-3 win over the Packers.||||||| Stanton has put up pedestrian numbers since taking over the starting quarterback duties in Detroit, completing 56.5 percent of his passes for 295 yards with two TDs and two picks. It is uncertain if Stanton will make another start with Matthew Stafford and Shaun Hill recovering from their injuries.

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