Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt says he’s not quite ready to name a starting quarterback but indicates a decision could come soon.
It has to because the Cardinals open their regular season in a little more than two weeks at home against the Seattle Seahawks.
Whisenhunt said Friday he would think about it over the weekend.
“We’ve still got some practice days left,” Whisenhunt said. “Since we’re not game planning, we’ve still got an opportunity to do some competitive practices with our defense so you get a chance to assess their play.”
John Skelton and Kevin Kolb have been competing for the job, and neither has been outstanding. Skelton started Thursday’s 32-27 loss at Tennessee and completed 4 of 10 passes for 41 yards and was intercepted once. Kolb saw more extensive action and was 17 of 22 for 156 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.
The Cardinals also placed Levi Brown on injured reserve, meaning the veteran left tackle, who started every game the previous four years, won’t play this season.
Brown tore his right triceps in an exhibition win over Oakland a week ago and underwent surgery this week.
EX-HAWK HARGROVE CUT BY GREEN BAY
Former Seahawks defensive end Anthony Hargrove, already facing an eight-game suspension for his role in the New Orleans Saints bounty pool, has been released by the Green Bay Packers.
The NFL has said the Saints’ bounty program paid defensive players improper cash bonuses for hits that injured opponents from 2009 through 2011.
Hargrove, 29, has denied accusations that he lied to league investigators. Hargrove, with the Saints from 2009-2010, played last season with Seattle. Green Bay signed Hargrove on March 29. He was suspended by the NFL on May 2.
It is unclear whether Hargrove’s release was a result of poor performance or his looming suspension – or a combination of the two.
The Bengals placed guard Travelle Wharton on the injured reserve list, ending his season. He severely damaged his right knee in the team’s first exhibition game. … The NFL Players Association claimed league owners have a “never-ending belief that they are above the law” in a court filing in an ongoing collusion complaint against the NFL.