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Matt Leinart

Matt Leinart - #7 - QB

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 5"/ 225 lbs.
Birthday 05/11/1983
Birthplace Santa Ana, CA
College USC
Years played 8
Drafted 2006, 1st round, 10th pick by Cardinals

Report: Leinart staying in Houston

Posted July 27, 2011 @ 2:20 p.m. ET
Less than 24 hours after a report sent him to Seattle, QB Matt Leinart will remain in Houston, agreeing to a deal with the Texans.

Leinart: 'I have not signed with Seattle'

Posted July 27, 2011 @ midnight ET
The Seahawks are reportedly trying to reunite Matt Leinart with his college coach Pete Carroll, but Leinart says he is still weighing his options.

Draft Dose: Heisman winners

Posted Feb. 16, 2011 @ 10:58 a.m. ET
We take a look back at the successes and failures of the Heisman Trophy winners dating back to 2000.

Draft Dose: The green room

Posted Feb. 11, 2011 @ 11:03 a.m. ET
Every year, one player has the unfortunate honor of being last in the green room. But more often than not, that player has gone on to prove their doubters wrong.

Leinart could be eventual top backup to Schaub

Posted Nov. 20, 2010 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
Texans QB Matt Schaub's knee injury does not appear to be anything serious, and he'll continue to be backed up by Dan Orlovsky for the time being. Yet Matt Leinart, should he re-sign in Houston for 2011, is ...

Colts rookie Angerer shows fine leadership

Posted Oct. 23, 2010 @ 5:10 p.m. ET
Not only did MLB Pat Angerer record some impressive stats during his first start in Week Six, the second-round rookie proved just as adept at directing the Indianapolis defense.

Insider: Steelers 'D' still one of best

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 6 p.m. ET
One NFL insider says the Steelers' defense is so good it's making up for Pittsburgh's struggles at quarterback and offensive line.

Opportunity as Texans' backup knocks for Leinart

Posted Sept. 10, 2010 @ 9:47 a.m. ET
New Texans QB Matt Leinart will push Dan Orlovsky for the top reserve role behind starter Matt Schaub and may be a better fit in Houston's offense than Arizona's scheme, the way we hear it.

Texans agree with ex-Cardinals QB Leinart

Posted Sept. 06, 2010 @ 10:43 a.m. ET
The Texans have agreed with former Cardinals QB Matt Leinart on a one-year contract, The Houston Chronicle and ESPN.com reported Monday morning.

Uninspiring presence brings Leinart down in desert

Posted Sept. 04, 2010 @ 8:57 p.m. ET
More than anything, Matt Leinart's lackluster command in the pocket, as well as in the locker room, was responsible for his fall from grace in Arizona.

Cardinals cut ties with QB Matt Leinart

Posted Sept. 04, 2010 @ 2:09 p.m. ET
The Cardinals released QB Matt Leinart, who failed to win the team's starting job this summer.

Report: Cardinals shopping Leinart

Posted Sept. 01, 2010 @ 11:23 a.m. ET
In what has turned into a very public quarterback battle in Arizona, reports indicate that the Cardinals are now talking with teams about trading QB Matt Leinart.

Cardinals to start Anderson at QB on Saturday

Posted Aug. 26, 2010 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said Derek Anderson will be the starting quarterback in Saturday's preseason game against the Bears.

Fitz's Four-Course Fantasy Feast

Posted Aug. 25, 2010 @ 1:04 p.m. ET
Pat Fitzmaurice examines two offenses going in opposite directions — the Cardinals' and the Redskins' — and provides other observations directed at fantasy football owners.

Top 20 key players in NFC West

Posted July 28, 2010 @ 9:09 a.m. ET
Dan Arkush identifies the top five players on each NFC West team who figure to play crucial roles, including Rams rookie QB Sam Bradford.

Cardinals embracing change on offense

Posted June 07, 2010 @ 10:31 a.m. ET
With new starting QB Matt Leinart and free-agent pickup OG Alan Faneca, the Cardinals' offense is heading into a transitional year.

Fantasy 'Fitz': Opinions split on Cards' receiver

Posted May 12, 2010 @ 9:50 a.m. ET
With QB Matt Leinart taking over the starting job in Arizona, many fantasy experts are downgrading WR Larry Fitzgerald in their 2010 rankings. But is that move justified?

Cardinals appear fully committed to Leinart

Posted April 01, 2010 @ 10:05 a.m. ET
The way we hear it, Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt was dead serious when he went out of his way to give Matt Leinart the strongest of endorsements as the team's starting QB.

Cardinals sign ex-Browns QB Anderson

Posted March 17, 2010 @ 12:35 p.m. ET
The Cardinals announced Wednesday that they agreed to terms on a two-year contract with free-agent QB Derek Anderson. Terms were not disclosed.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Dec. 27, 2012
Raiders coach Dennis Allen says he won't pick a starting quarterback until after Friday's practice but it seems likely Matt Leinart and Terrelle Pryor will both get a chance.||||||| Leinart has started just two games since 2007 and failed to live up the expectations of winning the Heisman Trophy at Southern California and being a first-round draft pick by Arizona in 2006.
Posted Dec. 26, 2012
Leinart and Terrelle Pryor shared reps in practice on Wednesday. However, coach Dennis Allen did not select a starter for Sunday's game in San Diego.||||||| Allen said Wednesday that Leinart and Pryor split the workload with Oakland's first-team offense during practice, but Pryor later said Leinart took the majority of reps. Leinart has started just two games since 2007 while Pryor has never started in his two NFL seasons.
Posted Aug. 22, 2012
Leinart is OK to play after injuring the index finger on his non-throwing hand but still might be held out of Saturday's game against the Detroit Lions.||||||| Leinart, who received stitches in his finger after being knocked out by an illegal hit by Arizona's Ricky Lumpkin last week, attended practice Wednesday but did not participate in any team or positional drills. Carson Palmer continued to take reps with the starters while Terrelle Pryor replaced Leinart with the second team offense. Kyle Newhall-Caballero, an undrafted rookie from Brown, worked as the No.3.
Posted May 01, 2012
The Oakland Raiders have signed Leinart to a contract to back up Carson Palmer. Leinart will go back to a role he had at Southern California when he was the backup in 2002 when Palmer won the Heisman Trophy.||||||| Leinart and Jim Sorgi worked out for the Raiders on Tuesday and the team announced later in the day it had reached a deal with Leinart. Leinart has started only seven games the past five seasons. He dislocated his left shoulder in his first start for Houston last year but proved he was healthy enough for the Raiders.
Posted Nov. 28, 2011
Leinart will be placed on injured reserve after fracturing his left collarbone in the second quarter of Houston's 20-13 win in Jacksonville on Sunday.||||||| The left-handed Leinart was making his first start since 2009 in place of Matt Schaub, who broke a bone in his right foot in the Texans' 37-9 win in Tampa Bay on Nov. 13. Houston coach Gary Kubiak says Leinart will have surgery within the next week, and Schaub is due to have surgery on Wednesday to repair a Lisfranc injury.

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