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Drew Stanton: Arizona Cardinals agree on terms to keep Quarterback

By The Sports Xchange   |   March 8, 2016 at 8:38 PM
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The Arizona Cardinals agreed to terms on a two-year contract with backup quarterback Drew Stanton on Tuesday, the club announced.

Stanton's deal with is worth $6.5 million, according to the NFL Network.

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The deal prevents Stanton from testing the free-agent market.

Stanton has played in 16 games (eight starts) during three seasons with the Cardinals. He had a 5-3 record as a starter in 2014 while starter Carson Palmer was sidelined with injuries.

Stanton, 31, is a nine-year veteran who also has been employed by the Detroit Lions (2007-11) and Indianapolis Colts (2012). He has thrown for 2,973 yards, 12 touchdowns and 16 interceptions in 28 career NFL games (12 starts).

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