Tackle signed, practice squad named

Posted by Darren Urban on September 3, 2012 – 9:52 am

The Cardinals officially announced all the moves swirling around over the weekend. Veteran free agent offensive tackle Pat McQuistan was signed to a one-year deal and reserve lineman Jeremy Bridges (thumb) was placed on injured reserve, ending his season. The team brought aboard outside linebacker Jamaal Westerman via waivers. And the practice squad is filled like this:

— LB Colin Parker

— CB Larry Parker

— DT Ricky Lumpkin

— TE Steve Skelton

— OLB Ricky Elmore

— T Steven Baker

— WR Gerell Robinson

— WR Isaiah Williams

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41 Responses to “Tackle signed, practice squad named”

  1. By SteveG on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    Could there have been worse season ending injuries in terms of position? A weakness weakened further…YIKES!

  2. By hummer53 on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    Well I guess Isaiah really does wash Whiz’s car. Anyway it shows how much we fans know. Most of us liked Blake Gideon for a PS player. I’ll be watching James Sanders closely. For a player that made the squad, he didn’t flash much this pre-season. If you play, you have to produce.

  3. By Scott on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    So no word on Bartel officially getting released?

  4. By Darren Urban on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    Scott —

    RE: Bartel

    He has indeed been released.

  5. By in fitz we trust on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    7th round no name tackle who’s started 8 games since 2006 with 4 different teams. great way to fill the void.

    sucks gideon didnt make the PS.

    i could mention 6 players atleast, that should have made the PS over steve skelton.

  6. By sqhead on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    Hi Darren,

    Was Quan no longer eligible for the practice squad? I thought for sure if he was they would put him back on it. I liked what little I saw of Larry Parker, he seems to have good ball skills. Sorry you have to work on Labor Day.

  7. By Darren Urban on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    sqhead —

    RE: Sturdivant

    He was eligible. I don’t think they thought he’d be progressing at this point.

  8. By jeffgollin on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    Some fans are saying that McQuistan, when he was with the Cowboys, was”DJ Young bad.”

    Darren – Could you (with the help of other sources) compare the playing styles, strengths and weaknesses ob McQuistan and Young?

    (i.e. Is McQuistan really as bad as Young or does he have a few redeeming features?

  9. By Darren Urban on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    jeffgollin —

    RE: McQuistan

    There is a reason he’s been cut a couple of times. He’s a reserve brought in because of injuries. For that matter, a guy like Alex Barron has also been described as poor. I guess the thing is, good tackles aren’t cut.

  10. By Mark on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    Some offensive lineman will have to grow up fast!! Bridges is another bad blow for this company.

  11. By James K on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    I really hope the Cardinals figure out the QB position. They are a QB away from contending in the playoffs.

  12. By Secret on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    Darren, is it safe to say that Steve Skelton would be called up to the 53 if one of the TE’s got hurt?

  13. By Darren Urban on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    Secret —

    RE: S Skelton promotion

    Depends on the injury and what else is going on with the roster.

  14. By Stewart Badly on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    Vegas has the Cardinals (2 1/2) vs Seahawks. I like it, Vegas know that Skelton will deliver a win, by the way Skelton is 1-0 against the seachickens and 1-0 against the Eagles two of the first three opponents he will face at the start of the season and than Miami at home, I can see the Cardinals winning all three home games against Seattle, Philadelphia and Miami. Ray Horton’s defense will face two rookie QB’s (Wilson and Tanehill) and Vick, witch this defense destroyed last years. The only lost will come against the Patriots. GO CARDS

  15. By Lixto on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    @ darren what happened to blake gideon? i thought coach ray liked him? or has another team picked him up?

  16. By Darren Urban on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    Lixto —

    RE: Gideon

    I have not seen anyone pick him up.

  17. By samir on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    Any surprises about the practice squad did you think someone that didnt make it should have, or vise versa, im surprised they kept Isaiah Williams, he has never been a stand out?

  18. By Darren Urban on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    Samir —

    RE: PS surprises

    It’s the practice squad. There aren’t really any surprises to me.

  19. By cardsalltheway on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    James K.,
    “I really hope the Cardinals figure out the QB position. They are a QB away from contending in the playoffs.”

    Ohhh James.

  20. By Daniel on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    Why was Clark Haggans cut if we are thin at linebacker?

  21. By Darren Urban on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    Daniel —

    RE: Haggans

    Obviously they felt he was no longer effective.

  22. By Mike on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    This O-Line situation is a joke!!! Rod Graves and company should be fired!!!!

  23. By vivek on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    There is a lot of talk about Lydon Murtha and the Cards. How does Pat McQuistan compare with him?

  24. By Darren Urban on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    Vivek —

    RE: Talk

    I haven’t seen any talk about that.

    McQuistan has a lot more experience, however.

  25. By drummer-1 on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    @ Mike…

    How can you blame Rod Graves and company for a player getting injured?

  26. By Mike on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    Why did’nt the Cards draft a left tackle in the first round instead of another receiver???

  27. By Mike on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    Rod Graves should have been fired back in 2006 when he took Levi Brown over A.P.!!!

  28. By jason marcus on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Darren, what about getting Dan Coppen or Reggie Wells for some last minute Oline fixer upper?

  29. By Darren Urban on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    Jason —

    RE: Oline

    Don’t expect anything this week.

  30. By Cards391 on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    Skelton and Kolb could get the job done at QB with a better O-line. Also, I wouldn’t mind seeing Graves and Grimm go. Blake Gideon not making the Practice Squad is really disappointing =/ I liked what I saw from him.

  31. By john the draft guy on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply


    Do you see what you just said in back to back post?

    Graves should have taken a LT instead of another wr.

    Then you said graves shouldnt have taken a tackle and should have drafted AP, (even though we had RBs already). What if passing on Floyd would have been just like 2007 all over again?

    With that being said, I’m for trading down unless you have someone you must have. If we traded down this year (provided we had a partner) we could have gotten a LT and stll came back and drafted a wr.

    But back in 2007, there were only 2 tackles worth taking in the first round, and I think they felt they needed to draft Brown. Maybe the brown pick (and the way it turned out) is why they havent drafted a olineman in the first 3 rounds since? (Thats 5 drafts for those counting)

    Is it a mistake that they didnt trade down and take a guy like Cordy Glenn or Mike Adams (both starting at LT and both 2nd round picks), only time will tell. But it sure seems like it in 2012.

    Of course I would have traded up for Tannehill, but that is for a different post.

  32. By drummer-1 on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    What have AP done to get them to the SB? He’s out 3 to 4 games a season, Levi started every game of his career till this year.. First you complain that the team didn’t address the O Line, then turn around and get upset because they picked an o-lineman over a RB.. Make up your mind

  33. By Jzoully on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    Mike your obviously not a true believer, Rod is a great GM… Calais, Darnell, Adub, Fitz, Patrick Peterson… Need I say more? He is the most influential GM and people aren’t too far away to quickly over analyze him.

  34. By AzDesertRat1953 on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Mike, do you watch the Cardinals games very much, or at all? Have you been watching the past, oh lets make it easy, Two years! Peterson and Floyd, just to name One Good Rookie player for each year. (Peterson, we already know how good he is, and that catch that Floyd made in the Denver game was just a taste of what is to come!)

    Gee I wonder who helped get those two?

    Hey Darren, isn’t the GM the guy who helps get the team players, that are the Best for the team, so the team can Win? Just asking, because I think that if the GM was getting players that couldn’t play well and help win games, would he not be replaced?

    Some of you need to look at the History, of the Oldest NFL team that is, our AZ Cardinals. This is the only place that they have been able to truly call, Home.

    I for one, Thank Michael Bidwill and Rod Graves for putting together a team of people that has had more success in the past decade, than I can remember, and I am talking all the way back to St.Louis when I was still in grade school watching the Cards with my Dad, he Loved the Cardinals.

    GO CARDS!!!

  35. By Kevin S on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    Stewart Badly —

    Actually the line has gone from the Cards giving 2 1/2 points to the Cards GETTING 2/12 or 3 points at the Vegas books and online sportsbooks over the course of the preseason. The Cards’ shoddy QB play certainly had something to do with it, along with the emergence of Wilson for SEA. So to say “Vegas knows Skelton is going to deliver a win” is silly — betting has had to be pretty heavy on the Seahawks to move the line 5 points.

    Although the other thing to remember is, it is not the job of the sportsbooks to predict who will win. Their goal is to pick the line so that exactly half of the bets fall on either side of the line.

  36. By Chris on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    To all the people who come on here to critisize the team for EVERY little thing the Cards do, shut up. Real fans dont do that. Real fans stand by their team. Real fans cheer their team no matter what. So what, Levi Brown cant pass block to save his life. Cards needed a LT more than a HB. And it isn’t like AP has been that great. Most of the defences he has faced where below average. Rod Graves and the staff learned to draft best avalible over most needed. And what do you all mean “Gideon was good”? I saw him make three tackles. And what if Skelton turns into a franchise QB? It is possoble. That would mean a 5th round draft pick did work out. What would you all say about Rod Graves then? And if you all think you can do a better job then Whiz, then become head coach and YOU find the guy to replace Kurt Warner. It isnt that easy. So why dont you all stop booing the team. Stop so negative over every thing and be happy about it. Maby Skelton does work. Maby the team will have a winning record this year. Maby you will all stop being a bunch of cry babies and become real fans.

  37. By Walter H Richters on Sep 4, 2012 | Reply

    I managed to get who I wanted this year. Lindley, Byrd, Powell, Fleming, and at least Skelton is on the Practice Squad.

    We now have three Fitzgeralds and a Terry Bradshaw. Life is going to be good and the NFL is going to get a surprise.

  38. By Scott H on Sep 4, 2012 | Reply

    drummer 1

    RE – Reply to Mike

    OK…like this ONE injury is what ruined our O-line??? And they were just fine until that happened??? You must be kidding. This O-line has been continuously bad for the past 3 years. And, frankly, the play of Kurt Warner may have covered up how bad they may have been while he was still here. So, please, let’s not blame this on injuries. There has been a failure to address the level of talent along the O-line on this team, period. Yes, the front office IS to blame for that.

  39. By DoblerFan on Sep 4, 2012 | Reply

    Well put Scott H.

  40. By MIke on Sep 4, 2012 | Reply

    Let me get this right. We got rid of Matt Leinart to start Derek Anderson. Then we gave up DRC and a high second round pick and $21 million to put Kolb on the bench? WOW!!!

  41. By Dean on Sep 4, 2012 | Reply

    Seeing the moves that the GM has made for this team over the last few years, I personally think that Rod needs an extension, not fired. We have an excellent backfield, something the cards have not had since moving to Arizona, 3 receivers who are able to make a play on any ball close to them, a top 10 defense, and are starting to emerge on special teams. We also have 2 quarterbacks on the roster, that is people would get off their back, could concentrate on becoming the frachise QB that this team needs. I personally think that Kolb has the talent and ability to be a good QB in the league, as does Skelton. Although Kolb has been in the league a while, he really has not had the time to really get accustomed to the speed of the game, and the nuances of our offenses, one of the most coomplex in the league. As a former player, who now calls the valley home, and is a Cardinals fan since the move to AZ, I personally think that the doubters need to shut up and give the team that we have a reasonable chance. Very few QB’s come out of college and are truely prepared for the difference in speed between the college game, and the pro game. Don’t expect miracles. Give the guys that we have a fighting chance to show what they can do. Yes, Kolb has made mistakes, Skelton has made mistakes, Lindley has made mistakes, but everybody worships Warner, and wants to find the next Warner. Remember, Kurt had several years of experience before even taking the starting job with St. Louis, in arena ball and NFL Europe. The change in game speed was much more gradual for him, than for most QB’s. I personally call Kurt Warner a friend, and believe that he was one of the best to ever play the game, but I also personally know that he didnt walk off a college field, to the NFL and was game ready, year 1, week 1. It took time for him to be the QB and the Man that we are all truely lucky that he became!

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