Drew Stanton QB ARI 5 days ago

Stanton said Tuesday that he'll be able to take part in all football activities during the offseason, Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports.

After suffering a sprained ACL and Grade 2 MCL sprain in Week 15, Stanton didn't helm the offense for the rest of the regular season and even required surgery to combat an infection on Dec. 24. Heading into the playoffs, there was a belief within the Cardinals' organization that he may be able to suit up, if the team emerged victorious in the Wild Card round. Alas, that didn't come to pass, and coach Bruce Arians was required to trust in Ryan Lindley due to the absence of Carson Palmer (knee). With offseason workouts underway, Stanton admitted that he may take a cautious approach with his conditioning, but if Palmer's recovery from a torn ACL is at all delayed, Stanton is the clear option to fill in as the No. 1 signal caller.

Drew Stanton QB ARI 3 months ago

Coach Bruce Arians said Tuesday that he expects Stanton (knee) to be "ready to go" for the team's offseason activities, NFL.com's Kevin Patra reports.

Stanton seemed to have a legitimate chance of returning to action if the Cardinals' postseason stay had lasted beyond the Wild Card round, so it's not surprising that he's expected to enjoy a relatively normal offseason. The veteran backup was a passable fill-in for Carson Palmer (knee) while appearing in nine games for the Cardinals, and should be slated to open 2015 as the team's No. 2 quarterback.

Drew Stanton QB ARI 4 months ago

Stanton won't require another surgery on his right knee, Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.

Stanton suffered a sprained knee in Week 15, which kicked off a "will he or won't he" return before the Cardinals' campaign concludes. However, between the final two games of the regular season, he underwent a procedure to combat an infection in the aforementioned region, all but ending his hopes of playing again this season. The development forced coach Bruce Arians to stick with the underwhelming Ryan Lindley through Saturday's season-ending loss in the wild-card round at Carolina, but worry not, as Stanton expects to be healthy by the start of offseason workouts. Depending on the progress made by Carson Palmer (knee) with his own recovery, Stanton could begin next season as Arizona's starting quarterback. Otherwise, another year as a backup would be on Stanton's docket.

Drew Stanton QB ARI 4 months ago

Stanton (knee) is out for Saturday's game against the Panthers, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

With Stanton out this weekend, and presumably day-to-day beyond that -- should Arizona advance in the playoffs -- Ryan Lindley will draw the start at QB for the Cardinals on Saturday.

Drew Stanton QB ARI 4 months ago

Stanton (knee) wasn't spotted during the open portion of Thursday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

While Stanton has yet to be declared out this week, coach Bruce Arians previously indicated that if the QB didn't practice by Thursday, he wouldn't play Saturday against the Panthers. We'll have to see if that notion is still in play, but at this stage it looks like Ryan Lindley is on track to draw this weekend's start for the Cardinals.

Drew Stanton QB ARI 4 months ago

Stanton (knee) wasn't present for the open portion of Wednesday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Coach Bruce Arians previously indicated that Stanton needed to practice either Wednesday or Thursday in order to play Saturday at Carolina, and with that in mind -- what, if anything -- the QB is able to do Thursday will be telling. At this stage though, it looks like Ryan Lindley will likely draw this weekend's start.

Drew Stanton QB ARI 4 months ago

Coach Bruce Arians confirmed Tuesday that Stanton (knee) must practice either Wednesday or Thursday in order to play Saturday at Carolina, Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports.

After Stanton underwent arthroscopic surgery to clean up an infection in his left knee last Wednesday, an appearance in practice may be too much to ask for this week. At the very least, the Cardinals will soon know if they have a veteran in Stanton or his underwhelming replacement, Ryan Lindley, under center for their playoff opener.

Drew Stanton QB ARI 4 months ago

Stanton (knee) will not practice Tuesday and remains day-to-day, Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer reports.

The Cardinals hope to have Stanton back for Saturday's game in Carolina, but it's generally expected that the signal-caller will need at least another week. Unless Stanton practices at some point this week, Ryan Lindley will very likely start Saturday's game.

Drew Stanton QB ARI 4 months ago

On Monday, general manager Steve Keim said Stanton (knee) is "day-to-day and we're hopeful" that he's able to play in Saturday's wild-card matchup at Carolina, the Cardinals' official site reports.

Stanton's ability to suit up is surely tied to appearances in practice this week, which aren't a certainty due to the arthroscopic surgery performed to clean up an infection in his left knee last Wednesday. Meanwhile, coach Bruce Arians reiterated the company line on Stanton, stating the quarterback is "progressing," but "nothing [has] really changed" surrounding his health, according to Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com. Ryan Lindley's two-touchdown performance Sunday in San Francisco likely allayed concerns that he isn't up to the task of heading Arizona's offense, but he left points on the field with two first-half interceptions in 49ers' territory. When healthy, Stanton is the clear-cut No. 1 QB at Arians' disposal, but until active status on game day appears imminent, Lindley will be under center for the Cardinals.

Drew Stanton QB ARI 4 months ago

Stanton (knee) recently underwent arthroscopic surgery to combat an infection and may be done for the season, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports.

The infection in Stanton's knee was discovered Wednesday and operated on shortly thereafter. He is recovering from the procedure, but the setback could prevent him from playing again this season unless the Cardinals advance deep into the playoffs. Ryan Lindley will start in Week 17 for the Cardinals, and could hold onto the job the rest of the way.