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                === Cardinals to start rookie Lindley at QB ===
 
 Tempe,  AZ (Sports Network) - The Arizona Cardinals will add another member to
 the  list  of starting quarterbacks in  the post-Kurt Warner era this weekend,
 with  head coach  Ken  Whisenhunt  announcing on  Wednesday  that rookie  Ryan
 Lindley  will  be under  center for  the team's upcoming  game against the St.
 Louis Rams.
 
 Lindley, a sixth-round pick of this past April's draft out of San Diego State,
 replaced  an ineffective John Skelton after one quarter of Sunday's matchup at
 Atlanta,  and will make his first career start this week despite managing only
 64 yards on 9-of-20 passing in the 23-19 loss to the Falcons.
 
 Skelton  was pulled  after hitting on 2-of-7  throws for a mere six yards, and
 has largely struggled ever since taking over for an injured Kevin Kolb in mid-
 October.  In five starts and one relief appearance this season, the third-year
 pro  has thrown  for only two touchdowns and been intercepted five times while
 completing 54.7 percent (98-of-179) of his attempts.
 
 The  Cardinals  have lost each of  Skelton's last four starts and six straight
 overall since opening the season 4-0.
 
 Three  of  those victories came  with Kolb, who's  still at least another week
 away  from returning from  injuries sustained in a Week 6 loss to Buffalo. The
 28-year-old  suffered  multiple detached  ribs as well  as a sprained shoulder
 after having two Bills players land on him during a running play.
 
 Lindley  will be Arizona's fifth different starting signal-caller since Warner
 retired following the 2009 season, and the Cardinals have gone just 17-25 over
 that span after reaching the Super Bowl in 2008 and capturing the NFC West the
 following year.
 
 
 11/21 20:54:20 ET

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