Not a whole lot to add, really, to the story I posted this afternoon. I got the impression from Rod Graves during our brief chat that finding a quarterback aside from Matt Leinart is the top priority right now; that makes sense that, you know, a team would actually want a couple of guys at the most important position. Graves wouldn’t comment on the status of where the Whitehurst negotiations are, including whether the Cards had made an offer (and the same went for the details of any talks with Anderson). Both sounded like they were still in play. There is a lot less headache with chasing Anderson of course, because there isn’t another team involved like there is for the restricted free agent Whitehurst.
As for Joey Porter, I’m taking a wait-and-see. As I mentioned as an answer to one of the comments on a previous blog, until Porter visits elsewhere and another team comes into play, you get a sense of cautious optimism. Like I have pointed out, the combination of a) the right type of defense, b) an opening at his position, c) a city near his hometown of Bakersfield, California and d) a coaching staff with with he is comfortable just seems too smart for the two sides not to eventually come together. And until there is another team that brings him in for a visit, I’m not sure of Porter’s options anyway.
Tags: Charlie Whitehurst, Derek Anderson, Joey Porter, Matt Leinart, Rod Graves
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