Arizona Cardinals Release QB Dennis Dixon
By Scott Allen
In a move that came as no shock on Monday morning, the Arizona Cardinals released quarterback Dennis Dixon from the practice squad. Dixon was signed last week as insurance because of quarterback injuries to the Cards.
Dixon had knowledge of Bruce Arians system and was a no-brainer to bring in last week after the Cards were left with rookie Logan Thomas as the only healthy quarterback on the roster. Drew Stanton left the Denver Broncos game last week with a concussion and Carson Palmer had been out with a nerve injury to his throwing shoulder.
As recently as Friday, Dixon was still on the table as a possibility as being promoted from the practice squad and being on the roster Sunday as the backup quarterback. However, the quarterback situation improved quickly after Friday practice.
Stanton cleared his concussion protocol test on Friday afternoon and was cleared to play. Palmer threw in practice and went for another treatment in Denver on Friday afternoon. Palmer ended up starting on Sunday and declared himself 100 percent healthy after the game in post-game interviews. Three healthy quarterbacks spelled the end for Dixon. Hopefully though the Cards have him on speed dial in case either Palmer or Stanton regress or are re-injured.