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February 8, 2021 10:16 PM
Drew Stanton: Sent back to practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stanton reverted back to Tampa Bay's practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Stanton was elevated to the Buccaneers' active roster for Sunday's Super Bowl against the Chiefs, and he unsurprisingly failed to take a snap.

February 7, 2021 01:20 AM
Buccaneers' Drew Stanton: Joins Bucs' active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stanton was promoted to the team's active roster Saturday, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

Stanton has not thrown an NFL pass since 2017, but he'll join the Bucs ahead of their Super Bowl matchup with the Chiefs. The veteran will essentially act as the super emergency quarterback come Sunday.

December 24, 2020 04:04 PM
Drew Stanton: Joining Bucs' practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tampa Bay plans to sign Stanton to their practice squad, Peter Schrager of reports.

Stanton last threw an NFL pass in 2017, when he played in five games and totaled 894 yards along with a 6:5 TD:INT with Arizona. His time with the Cardinals gives Stanton familiarity with Bruce Arians' offense, which likely played a key role in the Tampa Bay's decision to give the 36-year-old a look.

February 3, 2020 01:56 PM
Browns' Drew Stanton: Finishes year on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stanton (knee) didn't play a game during the 2019 season.

Stanton was placed on injured reserve Sept. 16 and was never activated. He'll turn 36 years old in May, and Stanton hasn't played an NFL game since the 2017 season with the Cardinals when he completed 79 of 159 passes (50 percent) for 894 yards, six touchdowns and five interceptions. Stanton will be an unrestricted free agent in March, and he'll seek another backup role if he wishes to continue playing.

September 17, 2019 03:44 PM
Browns' Drew Stanton: May return this season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stanton (knee) is a candidate to be activated from IR in Week 10, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Coach Freddie Kitchens said he doesn't feel the need to sign another quarterback since Garrett Gilbert is currently backing up Baker Mayfield and Stanton could still return. Stanton would likely be the team's No. 1 backup if he returned, but he wouldn't play unless Mayfield was injured. The career backup last played with the Cardinals, completing 50 percent of his passes for 894 yards, six touchdowns and five interceptions over five games.

September 16, 2019 04:20 PM
Browns' Drew Stanton: Shifts to IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stanton (knee) was placed on injured reserve Monday.

A career backup, Stanton would be eligible to return to the lineup Week 10, but it's unlikely the team actually brings him back. If that's the case, Garrett Gilbert will serve as Baker Mayfield's backup for the remainder of the season.

September 14, 2019 04:48 PM
Browns' Drew Stanton: Deemed questionable for Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stanton (knee) is listed as questionable for Monday's game versus the Jets, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Stanton surfaced on the team's injury report Saturday, and he may be in jeopardy of missing Week 2. If he's unable to go, expect Garrett Gilbert to serve as Baker Mayfield's backup quarterback.

September 8, 2019 12:52 PM
Browns' Drew Stanton: Confirmed for backup role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stanton appears in line to serve as the backup to Baker Mayfield in 2019 with Garrett Gilbert on the Week 1 inactive list, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Even though Stanton appeared in just two preseason games and completed only six of his 14 pass attempts, this quarterback alignment was all but a given in Cleveland. He'll only hold fantasy utility in the event of an injury to starter Baker Mayfield, in which case Stanton would offer at least a small amount of intrigue due to the quality of offensive weapons at his disposal. That being said, the 35-year-old hasn't seen meaningful game action since 2017 with the Cardinals, when he completed just 49.7 percent of his passes across five contests.

September 30, 2018 09:48 AM
Browns' Drew Stanton: Handling backup duties in Week 4
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stanton will serve as the top backup to starting quarterback Baker Mayfield in Sunday's game against the Raiders, a team official told Sam Wyche of NFL Network reports.

Stanton has been the third man on the depth chart all season, but he'll move up a spot this week with Tyrod Taylor dealing with a back injury and only having recently cleared the NFL's concussion protocol. Once Taylor is able to get more practice time under his belt, he should recapture the No. 2 gig, which will likely result in Stanton being inactive most weeks.

September 9, 2018 01:08 PM
Browns' Drew Stanton: Inactive vs. Pittsburgh
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stanton is inactive due to coach's decision for Sunday's contest against Pittsburgh.

Stanton is the No. 3 quarterback in Cleveland, and the relative health of the team means a few healthy players need to be sidelined. Stanton isn't likely to see the field much this season, barring injury to Tyrod Taylor and Baker Mayfield.

August 16, 2018 02:48 PM
Browns' Drew Stanton: Will play Friday against Bills
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Browns head coach Hue Jackson said Stanton will get on the field during Friday's preseason game versus the Bills, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Stanton, who didn't play in Cleveland's first preseason game, is still in the mix to be the backup quarterback, though Baker Mayfield should still be viewed as the favorite. However, Jackson likes the experience Stanton brings to the position, and a strong showing from the veteran in the preseason could make the Browns' decision more difficult, according to Petrak.

March 26, 2018 09:24 AM
Browns' Drew Stanton: Signs deal with Browns
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stanton (knee) has agreed to a two-year deal with the Browns, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Stanton may have to compete with Cody Kessler and Kevin Hogan for one roster spot, considering the Browns already traded for Tyrod Taylor and are expected to select a quarterback at No. 1 overall in the upcoming draft. Stanton had six touchdown, five interceptions and 894 passing yards (5.6 per attempt) while completing only 49.7 percent of his throws in five games for the Cardinals last year, playing through an ACL injury and a bone bruise in his knee the final two weeks of the season. He'll turn 34 in May.

January 2, 2018 04:12 PM
Cardinals' Drew Stanton: Won't require ACL surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stanton (knee) won't require offseason surgery to address a torn ACL in his knee, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. The quarterback clarified Monday that he's dealing with a bone bruise rather than an ACL injury, according to Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site.

Cardinals teammate Larry Fitzgerald had previously posted Sunday on his personal Twitter account after Arizona's 26-24 victory over the Seahawks that Stanton had started the final two games of the season with a torn ACL. While Stanton offered more definitive word on the nature of his injury, Rapoport's report adds that the signal caller had been playing through a chronic ACL issue for years, with the final ligament having snapped after he got over the bone bruise. Because of the lack of stability to the knee caused by playing without an ACL, medical professionals usually advise against forgoing surgery, but it sounds as though Stanton is willing to accept the risk due to his status as a pocket passer rather than a quarterback that relies on mobility and change of direction. Stanton will become a free agent this summer and will look to land a backup role somewhere.

December 31, 2017 11:44 PM
Cardinals' Drew Stanton: Has been playing with torn ACL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

According to a tweet from teammate Larry Fitzgerald, Stanton played the final two weeks of the season with a torn ACL.

This is the first mentioning of an ACL tear for Stanton, but assuming it's true, the tear likely must have been minor in nature. That said, it's possible offseason surgery will be required to correct the issue. Stanton appeared in five games for the Cardinals this year and will be heading into free agency this offseason.

December 25, 2017 01:04 AM
Cardinals' Drew Stanton: Tosses two TD strikes Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stanton competed 20 of 34 passes for 209 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions during Sunday's 23-0 win over the Giants.

Lining up under center for the first time since Week 10, Stanton didn't exactly make Cardinals fans forget about the uneven quarterback play of Blaine Gabbert the last five outings. That said, two of the team's six full first-half possessions resulted in a 21-yard field goal from Phil Dawson and 13-yard TD connection with Larry Fitzgerald, all but putting the game out of reach. Stanton proceeded to open the second half with an 11-play, 75-yard march that culminated with a touchdown throw to John Brown. With the Seahawks on tap in the regular-season finale, Stanton has a fair chance to replicate his Week 10 performance (273 passing yards) against a defense without the services of Richard Sherman (Achilles) and Kam Chancellor (neck).

December 18, 2017 02:36 PM
Cardinals' Drew Stanton: Taking back starting job
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stanton will replace Blaine Gabbert as the starter for Week 16 against the Giants.

Gabbert had a few moments in his first two weeks as the starter, but his five-game stint ultimately included six interceptions, two lost fumbles and 23 sacks. While Stanton can't possibly be much worse, he'll have to deal with the same injury-depleted supporting cast that made it easy for opponents to tee off on Gabbert. Sunday's matchup is the only real cause for optimism, as the Giants have surrendered a league-worst 30 passing touchdowns while allowing opponents to complete 62.6 percent of their throws for 7.8 yards per attempt.

November 27, 2017 04:25 PM
Cardinals' Drew Stanton: Sticking in backup role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stanton will remain the Cardinals' backup quarterback Sunday against the Rams after head coach Bruce Arians named Blaine Gabbert the Week 13 starter, Mike Jurecki of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM reports.

Facing the team that drafted him 10th overall in the 2011, Gabbert carved up the Jaguars for 241 yards, two touchdowns and an interception on 38 attempts in a Week 12 win, including two big throws on the Cardinals' final drive that led to a game-winning field goal by Phil Dawson. Though Gabbert's ball protection has left something to be desired, his 6.9 yards per attempt over two starts exceeds the 5.9 mark Stanton put up over three games (two starts) in place of Carson Palmer (arm) before Stanton suffered a knee injury that paved the way for Gabbert to earn a look.

November 26, 2017 03:12 PM
Cardinals' Drew Stanton: Active Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stanton (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

The Cardinals know what they have in Stanton, so they're using his recovery from a sprained knee to evaluate Blaine Gabbert. Stanton will thus back up Gabbert for a second consecutive game and potentially beyond.

November 24, 2017 04:00 PM
Cardinals' Drew Stanton: Technically listed as questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stanton (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Stanton had the same designation last week and was deemed healthy enough to serve as Blaine Gabbert's backup in a 31-21 loss to the Texans. The same can be expected this Sunday against a much tougher opponent. Stanton could get the starting job back, or even enter as a mid-game replacement, if Gabbert struggles against the stingy Jacksonville defense.

November 23, 2017 09:20 AM
Cardinals' Drew Stanton: Limited in practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stanton (knee) practiced in a limited capacity Wednesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Stanton will be no better than the backup to starting quarterback Blaine Gabbert in Sunday's game versus the Jaguars as he tends to a sprained knee, which he picked up Week 10. Due to his underwhelming performance in three games prior to the injury -- 180 passing yards per appearance and three touchdowns versus two interceptions -- Stanton may remain in the No. 2 spot for the foreseeable future to allow for the Cardinals to evaluate Gabbert. No matter, Stanton will lay in wait for another chance to direct the offense.

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