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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

Report: Cardinals pursue Butler for defensive coordinator job

Posted Feb. 07, 2011 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
The Cardinals are pursuing Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler to be their new defensive coordinator, according to NFL Network's Jason La Canfora.

Cardinals have big plans for top four 2010 draft picks

Posted Feb. 01, 2011 @ 2:30 p.m. ET
While the Cardinals have only just begun to formulate their plans for the upcoming draft, team insiders believe the team will be counting on significant contributions in 2011 from their top four picks in last year's draft.

If coaching in ’11, LeBeau says it will be in Pittsburgh

Posted Jan. 26, 2011 @ 7:03 p.m. ET
Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau scuttled an ESPN report that he was considering going to another team after his contract expires following Super Bowl XLV.

NFC West tired of being 'NFC Worst'

Posted Jan. 24, 2011 @ 5:33 a.m. ET
The NFC West has been acting with a sense of urgency to shed its image as the league's wasteland, making a number of impressive coaching hires.

Fitzgerald among four named to Pro Bowl

Posted Jan. 23, 2011 @ 11:29 p.m. ET
Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald, Chiefs FS Eric Berry, Chiefs LB Tamba Hali and Saints SS Roman Harper were all named to the Pro Bowl on Sunday.

Whisenhunt's choice for D-coordinator doubtful

Posted Jan. 23, 2011 @ 2:28 a.m. ET
Although Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt covets Steelers LB coach Keith Butler as his new defensive coordinator, Butler is likely to remain in Pittsburgh, according to NFC West Whispers.

Dockett replaces Williams on NFC Pro Bowl team

Posted Jan. 22, 2011 @ 6:01 p.m. ET
Cardinals DT Darnell Dockett has been added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster, replacing Kevin Williams of the Vikings.

'DRC' biggest defensive disappointment for Cardinals

Posted Jan. 19, 2011 @ 7:47 p.m. ET
The most disappointing Cardinals defender this season according to our sources was CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who came nowhere close to being the elite shutdown corner many predicted he would become after making the Pro Bowl last season.

Cardinals need O-line help, especially at guard

Posted Jan. 13, 2011 @ 3:55 p.m. ET
We hear the Cardinals view the offensive line as a major area of need, especially at guard, where veteran OLG Alan Faneca is considering retirement, and ORG Deuce Lutui could be a free agent who isn't going to come ...

Cardinals interview Manusky for DC job

Posted Jan. 11, 2011 @ 3:48 p.m. ET
49ers defensive coordinator Greg Manusky is interviewing for the Cardinals' vacant defensive coordinator position.

Report: Cardinals talking contract with Fitzgerald

Posted Jan. 09, 2011 @ 10:31 p.m. ET
The Cardinals have reportedly opened talks with WR Larry Fitzgerald, whose current contract expires after the 2011 season.

Could Orton be headed to Arizona?

Posted Jan. 09, 2011 @ 3:46 a.m. ET
It's much too early to call it anything more than a rumor, but one team insider says that Broncos QB Kyle Orton would make perfect sense for the QB-needy Cardinals, according to NFC West Whispers.

Cardinals fire defensive coordinator Davis

Posted Jan. 06, 2011 @ 8:39 p.m. ET
The Cardinals fired defensive coordinator Bill Davis on Thursday after his second season in the position.

Cardinals could make major changes at linebacker

Posted Jan. 05, 2011 @ 8:56 p.m. ET
With the exception of quarterback, the position that could change the most for the Cardinals is linebacker, where we hear it's possible only one of the four LBs who began the season as a starter (Paris Lenon) could return ...

49ers top Cards with big offensive show

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 8:20 p.m. ET
Alex Smith threw a 59-yard touchdown pass to Vernon Davis in what likely was the quarterback's final game with the 49ers, and San Francisco beat Arizona 38-7 on Sunday in a matchup for last place in the awful NFC ...

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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