Drew Stanton Cleared To Play Against Redskins In Week 6

by Michael Drahota | Posted on Saturday, October 11th, 2014 | 0

Drew Stanton

It looks like the Arizona Cardinals have received some good news regarding their confusing starting quarterback situation.

Backup signal caller Drew Stanton, who has started the past three games for Arizona after starter Carson Palmer went down wit ha shoulder nerve issue in Week 1, was knocked out of last week’s blowout loss to the Denver Broncos with a concussion.

With Palmer slowly getting back to health but reportedly only throwing at around “80 percent,” the team was poised to depend on rookie Logan Thomas to start this weekend’s (Sun., October 12, 2014) match-up with the Washington Redskins.

However, FOX Sports’ Mike Jurecki reported that the team dodged a bullet as Stanton has been cleared to play tomorrow:

Stanton hasn’t looked all that effective in relief of Palmer, but he has been an efficient game manager in leading the team to two wins in three tries. At 1-4, the Redskins will present a much lesser challenge than the AFC champion Broncos did last week.

Still, the team can use as much help as it can get, and having Stanton in place of Thomas, who completed only one of eight throws in limited duty last week (albeit an 81-yard touchdown to running back Andre Ellington).

Arizona has experienced a ton of debilitating injuries on both sides of the ball this ear, so having a 3-1 record at this point is a good position to be in  all things considered. Having Stanton back will give them an excellent shot at improving to 4-1 when Washington comes to town this Sunday.

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