Cardinals add Barkley, young QB must learn difficult offense

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals didn't have to give up much to take a look at quarterback Matt Barkley to see if he might fit in the team's long-term plans.

A conditional seventh-round pick was all it took to acquire the former USC star from the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday.

Just what that means for Logan Thomas was unclear. Thomas, in his second NFL season, was competing with rookie Phillip Sims for the No. 3 quarterback job in Arizona. Sims said via a tweet on Friday that the Cardinals had released him.

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Coach Bruce Arians said earlier Friday that the team's roster cuts would not be announced until Saturday.

Drew Stanton is entrenched as the backup to Carson Palmer and Barkley will face a challenge learning Arians' intricate offense.


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