Ryan Lindley QB SD 2 Months

The Cardinals have released Lindley, the team's official site reports.

The move was not unexpected, with draftee Logan Thomas now in line to serve as the team's No. 3 QB behind Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton.

Ryan Lindley QB SD Aug 07 '13

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians openly discussed the possibility of only keeping two quarterbacks on the final roster.

"We're going to keep the best 53," Arians promised. Arians conceded current third-stringer Ryan Lindley has "a strong enough arm," but he's been wildly interception prone in camp. Thrown into the fire as a sixth-round rookie in 2012, Lindley may have emerged with shot confidence. He threw zero touchdown passes and seven picks with 12 sacks absorbed across seven games (four starts).

Ryan Lindley QB SD Dec 23 '12

Ryan Lindley was benched early in the third quarter of Week 16 in favor of Brian Hoyer.

Hoyer was claimed off waivers from the Steelers on December 10. Lindley struggled as usual against the Bears, completing just 17-of-30 passes for 141 yards and an interception that was returned for a touchdown by Peanut Tillman. Look for Hoyer to close out a disappointing Cardinals season as the Week 17 starter, as well.

Ryan Lindley QB SD Dec 22 '12

Ryan Lindley currently holds the NFL record for most passes in a season (141) without a touchdown pass.

Lindley has yet to throw a touchdown and has an appalling bad 45.0 QB rating and 51.1 completion percentage in his first four appearances. If he manages to hold on to the starting job beyond Week 16, it's possible he'll remain scoreless for the entire season. The Cardinals face two top-six pass defenses in the Bears and 49ers the final two weeks.

Ryan Lindley QB SD Dec 20 '12

Ryan Lindley will remain the Cardinals' starting quarterback in Week 16.

Coming off his best game of the season - 58.4 QB rating, 104 yards, zero touchdowns and only one turnover - Lindley will attempt to tally his first score against the Bears. If things go as poorly as they should on paper, John Skelton, or perhaps even Brian Hoyer, will get a look under center.

Ryan Lindley QB SD Dec 16 '12

Ryan Lindley completed just 14-of-21 passes for 104 yards, no touchdowns, and one interception in Sunday's Week 15 win over the Lions.

Lindley tossed just the one pick, so that has to be considered improvement for the rookie. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt didn't ask his quarterback to take any shots downfield, so he was set up to not turn the ball over. His quarterback rating of 58.4 is laughably a season-best. The win will likely get Lindley another start next week against the Bears. Arizona will probably have to peel him off the turf a number of times in Week 16.

Ryan Lindley QB SD Dec 12 '12

Ryan Lindley will be the Cardinals' starting quarterback against the Lions.

We don't know how coach Ken Whisenhunt decided between Lindley and John Skelton, but a coin flip was likely involved. Lindley has been uniquely terrible this season, posting an appalling 55.8 QB rating and 48.3 completion percentage. He's turned the ball over seven times, and yet to notch a touchdown. It's quite possible street free agent Brian Hoyer will get the call over Skelton if/when Ndamukong Suh and the Lions send Lindley to the bench.

Ryan Lindley QB SD Dec 09 '12

Coming on in relief of John Skelton, Ryan Lindley completed 8-of-17 passes for 59 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in the Cardinals' Week 14 loss to the Seahawks.

Ryan Lindley QB SD Dec 03 '12

Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt admits he considered benching Ryan Lindley in Sunday's loss.

Ryan Lindley QB SD Dec 02 '12

Ryan Lindley completed 10-of-31 throws for 72 yards and an interception in the Cardinals' Week 13 loss to the Jets, 7-6.

He was as bad as the stats suggest. We don't usually love Cardinals-Jets color guy Brian Billick's analysis, but he was dead-on Sunday to argue that Arizona should have turned to John Skelton during this game. While neither quarterback is likely to prove a long-term solution, Lindley's awful accuracy is holding back an already-poor Cardinals offense. Arizona heads to Seattle next, so Lindley could be in store for another rough day should Kevin Kolb not return.