The Cardinals released Glennon on Friday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Signed to a two-year, $8 million contract last offseason, Glennon attempted just 21 passes in two games while serving as Josh Rosen's backup. The 29-year-old shouldn't have too much trouble finding another No. 2 quarterback job.
Glennon replaced Josh Rosen with 5:22 remaining in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 31-9 loss to the Rams and completed five of seven passes for 63 yards. Glennon saw fourth-quarter action for the second straight week, following a 10-for-14, 111-yard, one-touchdown effort in Week 15 against the Falcons. The 29-year-old signal-caller hadn't seen action in any other game prior this season, but he's been relatively sharp in relief the last two contests. Given the Cardinals' lack of postseason aspirations, Glennon could well see action again at some point during a Week 17 battle versus the Seahawks.
Coach Steve Wilks called Glennon the Cardinals' backup quarterback Monday, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports. Glennon opened the season as the No. 3 behind Sam Bradford and 2018 first-round pick Josh Rosen, but Bradford faltered so much that he lost the starting job in the fourth quarter of Week 3. Wilks is sticking with Rosen as the director of the offense moving forward, leaving Glennon as the direct backup and Bradford a weekly inactive.
Glennon completed eight of 10 passes for 69 yards and one touchdown during Thursday's preseason finale against the Broncos. Glennon wasn't particularly impressive, but he at least showed he still has what it takes to be a serviceable backup quarterback in this league. Unlikely to make the Cardinals' roster with Josh Rosen and Sam Bradford atop the depth chart, Glennon could be among the most attractive trade targets for teams in need of depth at the position, per Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.
Glennon will vie with rookie Josh Rosen to be the backup to starting quarterback Sam Bradford, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Glennon was swapped out for Mitchell Trubisky just four games into his tenure with the Bears and didn't see the field the rest of 2017. The Cardinals nonetheless came calling this offseason, but the presence of fellow free-agent pickup Bradford and 2018 first-rounder Rosen always hindered Glennon's chances of a No. 1 or even No. 2 gig. There's no telling how much job security Glennon has at the moment, but Bradford and Rosen almost assuredly have spots, meaning he may have to ball out in the preseason to lock down employment into the regular season.
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