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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 QB Skelton carted off with ankle injury

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 7:28 p.m. ET
Cardinals starting QB John Skelton was carted off the field with a right ankle injury. Kevin Kolb replaced him.

NFL Links: How hot is Reid's seat in Philly?

Posted Sept. 06, 2012 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
A Philadelphia writer thinks anything short of a Super Bowl appearance could get Eagles coach Andy Reid fired.

Washington agrees to long-term deal with Cardinals

Posted Sept. 06, 2012 @ 1:07 p.m. ET
The Cardinals announced Thursday that they have agreed to terms on a new six-year contract with rising ILB Daryl Washington.

49ers expected to sign OLB Haggans

Posted Sept. 02, 2012 @ 2:59 p.m. ET
According to The Sacramento Bee, the 49ers are expected to sign veteran OLB Clark Haggans on Sunday.

Cardinals' QB situation remains very fluid

Posted Sept. 01, 2012 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
While John Skelton will start the season as the Cardinals' starting QB over Kevin Kolb, his hold on the job remains far from firm.

Vikings trade for CB Jefferson

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 10:43 p.m. ET
The Cardinals traded CB A.J. Jefferson to the Vikings on Friday night for at least one undisclosed draft pick.

Cardinals cut LB Haggans, others

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 8:04 p.m. ET
The Cardinals announced that they have released 18 players, including veteran OLB Clark Haggans.

Report: Skelton wins Cardinals' starting job

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
John Skelton will be the Cardinals’ starting quarterback in Week One, according to Adam Caplan of The Sideline View.

Report: Redskins cut RB Hightower

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
The Redskins released veteran RB Tim Hightower, according to The Washington Post.

Catchy NFC West position battles

Posted Aug. 25, 2012 @ 10 a.m. ET
There are other position battles going on in the NFC West besides the QB challenges in Seattle and Arizona — most notably at wide receiver.

Cardinals release 12; place OT Brown on I.R.

Posted Aug. 24, 2012 @ 7:13 p.m. ET
The Cardinals cut their roster to 75 players on Friday night and placed OT Levi Brown on injured reserve.

Titans, Cardinals show right, wrong ways to stock QBs

Posted Aug. 24, 2012 @ 3:02 p.m. ET
The Titans have done a great job handling their QB transition. The Cardinals have done it the wrong way and remain in a state of confusion there.

Skelton widens edge in Cardinals' QB competition

Posted Aug. 18, 2012 @ 11:31 a.m. ET
Most observers of the battle for the Cardinals' starting QB job believe John Skelton has separated himself from Kevin Kolb.

Man shot at parking lot at Cardinals stadium

Posted Aug. 18, 2012 @ 10:59 a.m. ET
A shooting in a parking lot near the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale was a scary sidelight to the Cardinals-Raiders preseason game Friday evening.

Cardinals OLT Brown suffers triceps injury

Posted Aug. 18, 2012 @ 10:43 a.m. ET
Already getting heat for its mediocre performance so far this preseason, the Cardinals’ O-line could ill afford the triceps injury suffered by OT Levi Brown Friday night.

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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