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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 LB Davis out for the season

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 2:28 p.m. ET
The Cardinals will be without OLB Will Davis for the rest of the season after he broke his left leg against the Chiefs on Sunday.

Bowe's two TDs lead Chiefs past Cards

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
Dwayne Bowe caught two touchdown passes, giving him a team-record six straight games with at least one score, and Kansas City remained unbeaten at home Sunday with a 31-13 victory over the fading Cardinals.

Cardinals OT Brown struggling as pass blocker

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 1:37 a.m. ET
Despite being the No. 5 overall draft choice in 2007, Cardinals OLT Levi Brown continues to have problems in pass-protection mode, our NFC West Whispers indicate.

Cardinals sign RB Smith, release WR Komar

Posted Nov. 20, 2010 @ 1:34 p.m. ET
Due to injuries in the backfield, the Cardinals have signed RB Alfonso Smith from their practice squad. WR Max Komar was released to create an available roster spot.

Cardinals' defense really down in the dumps

Posted Nov. 18, 2010 @ 10:58 a.m. ET
The natives are getting increasingly restless in the desert, with the heat that has been on the Cardinals’ punchless offense all season catching up to a defense in major meltdown mode.

Cardinals place ORT Keith on I.R.

Posted Nov. 16, 2010 @ 5:45 p.m. ET
The Cardinals placed ORT Brandon Keith (knee) on injured reserve on Tuesday and signed OT D'Anthony Batiste.

Sparano joins the QB flip-floppers

Posted Nov. 16, 2010 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
When Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano flip-flopped and benched QB Chad Henne in favor of Chad Pennington for their Week 10 game against the Titans, he gave the NFL its 49th starting quarterback this season. Sparano joined a group of ...

Cardinals going straight downhill in a hurry

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 5:49 p.m. ET
After looking awful on both sides of the ball in their 36-18 loss to a Seahawks team that couldn’t have been more awful itself the previous two games, the Cardinals look like dead meat in the desert.

Hasselbeck returns, leads Seahawks to win

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 8:18 p.m. ET
Matt Hasselbeck, back after a one-game absence, threw for 333 yards and Mike Williams had the biggest game of his rejuvenated NFL career Sunday in the Seahawks' dominant 36-18 victory over the Cardinals on Sunday.

Cardinals backs running mostly on empty

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 9:16 a.m. ET
While the Cardinals’ quarterbacks have felt most of the heat in the desert this season, a strong case can be made for the team’s running backs becoming just as big a disappointment.

NFC West midseason reports

Posted Nov. 10, 2010 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
With three consecutive 100-yard rushing games, RB Steven Jackson has been the Rams' top offensive weapon by far. Read our midseason reports on NFC West teams.

Cardinals place Iwebema on I.R.; re-sign Obiozor

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 3:10 p.m. ET
The Cardinals placed DE Kenny Iwebema (knee) on I.R. and re-signed LB Cyril Obiozor from the Chargers' practice squad on Tuesday.

Receiver frustration hits stars hard

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 1:20 a.m. ET
For Larry Fitzgerald, the Panthers' Steve Smith, Chad Ochocinco and Wes Welker, not catching passes at their normal rates has led to some frustration.

Cardinals continuing to run on empty

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 6:55 p.m. ET
Perhaps more blame for the Cardinals' medicore season up to now should be placed on a running game that has been a major disappointment the first eight games.

Vikings' players of the week: Week Nine

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 7:24 p.m. ET
Here are the Vikings' players of the week in their 27-24 comeback win over the Cardinals in Week Nine.

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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