Coach Ken Whisenhunt just told quarterback Matt Leinart Leinart is getting released. Whisenhunt is meeting with the media at noon. I’m sure that will be the news of the day, along with the long-expected news Derek Anderson will be starting. I’m also guessing Max Hall is going to be the backup, at least for now. I suppose there is a chance the Cardinals will look for a veteran backup quarterback, but the coaches really like what they’ve seen from Hall, and they may just stand pat for the time being.
UPDATE: Whisenhunt said Max Hall will be the backup –“He’s definitely not afraid,” Whisenhunt said — and that the Cards won’t be looking for a veteran to add. John Skelton will be the No. 3 QB. Whiz also praised Leinart for being so professional. They tried to trade him but nothing ever really got close.
“To be honest, for both parties, I think this was the best direction to go,” Whisenhunt said.
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The other two players released today were LB Chris Johnson and RB Alfonso Smith.
Tags: Alfonso Smith, Chris Johnson, Derek Anderson, Matt Leinart, Max Hall
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