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  Bengals | Matt Barkley cut from IR    Wed Sep 12, 03:29 PM

Cincinnati Bengals QB Matt Barkley (knee) was released from the Reserve/Injured list with an injury settlement Wednesday, Sept. 12.

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  Bengals | Cincinnati trims roster to 53    Sat Sep 1, 02:59 PM

The Cincinnati Bengals placed QB Matt Barkley, GB Cethan Carter and S Trayvon Henderson on the Reserve/Injured list on Saturday, Sept. 1. The team also waived/injured DT Chris Okoye and Joshua Shaw, while placing LB Vontaze Burfict on the Reserve/Suspended list. The team also waived LB Brandon Bell, DB Tyrice Beverette, TE Moritz Bohringer, WR Devonte Boyd, PK Jon Brown, RB Quinton Flowers, HB Jordan Franks, CB C.J. Goodwin, RB Brian Hill, LB Junior Joseph, C Brad Lundblade, WR Jared Murphy, OT Justin Murray, OT Kent Perkins, DT Simeyon Robinson, WR Kayaune Ross, CB Keivarae Russell, WR Ka'Raun White, WR Kermit Whitfield, DT Eddy Wilson, QB Logan Woodside and LB Chris Worley.

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  Bengals | Matt Barkley has MCL sprain    Fri Aug 31, 07:55 PM

Cincinnati Bengals QB Matt Barkley (knee) has been diagnosed with a grade 3 medial collateral ligament sprain after suffering the injury during the final preseason game, according to a source.

Footballguys view: This makes Jeff Driskel the primary backup to Andy Dalton to begin the 2018 season. Barkley could be a candidate for the Reserve/Injured list but may have a chance to return at some point in 2018.

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  Bengals | Matt Barkley injures knee    Thu Aug 30, 07:26 PM

Cincinnati Bengals QB Matt Barkley (knee) suffered a left knee injury during the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 30, and will not return.

Footballguys view: Barkley is likely to be the backup to Andy Dalton this year. No word on the severity of this injury. Jeff Driskel took over for an injured Barkley.

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  Bengals | Matt Barkley picking up the offense    Thu Jul 12, 10:03 PM

Cincinnati Bengals QB Matt Barkley brings starting experience and a quality arm, according to quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt, and Van Pelt said Barkley's timing with the routes in the playbook has been improving.

Footballguys view: The Bengals need a backup QB since AJ McCarron left and Barkley looks like the favorite. Barkley had a moment or two of promise with the Bears, but Cincinnati will be in big trouble if Dalton goes down.

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  Bengals | Two expected to compete for backup QB job    Mon Jun 11, 12:25 PM

Cincinnati Bengals QBs Jeff Driskel and Matt Barkley are expected to compete for the backup quarterback job during training camp.

Footballguys view: Barkley has more experience and that may give him a leg up in the competition. Driskel is athletic and can make throws on the move with ease, but he's raw and needs to make better decisions with the ball when under duress. He's more interesting in deep dynasty leagues right now because of the unknown surrounding his game.

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  Bengals | Matt Barkley may be leader for No. 2 QB job    Sun Apr 29, 07:11 PM

Cincinnati Bengals QB Matt Barkley likely will be the leading candidate for the No. 2 quarterback job entering training camp.

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  Bengals | More on Matt Barkley's contract    Mon Mar 19, 12:08 PM

Updating previous reports, Cincinnati Bengals QB Matt Barkley signed a two-year deal with the Bengals worth $3.35 million.

Footballguys view: The Bengals need a backup plan to Andy Dalton. Barkley will compete with Jeff Driskel to be the no2 QB for the Bengals in 2018.

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  Bengals | Matt Barkley contract update    Sat Mar 17, 04:21 PM

Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals QB Matt Barkley signed a two-year deal with the Bengals.

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  Bengals | Matt Barkley joins Bengals    Sat Mar 17, 12:25 PM

Free-agent QB Matt Barkley (Cardinals) signed with the Cincinnati Bengals Saturday, March 17. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Barkley is a veteran backup the team was looking for after A.J. McCarron (Bills) moved on in free agency. He'll compete to be Andy Dalton's top backup in 2018.

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  Cardinals | Week 17 inactives for Arizona    Sun Dec 31, 03:21 PM

The Arizona Cardinals have declared WR Chad Williams, LB Edmond Robinson, TE Gabe Holmes, LB Josh Bynes, QB Matt Barkley, C Max Tuerk, DT Xavier Williams inactive for Week 17.

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  Cardinals | Week 16 inactives for Arizona    Sun Dec 24, 03:04 PM

The Arizona Cardinals have declared WR Chad Williams, OG Earl Watford, LB Gabe Martin, LB Josh Bynes, QB Matt Barkley, TE Troy Niklas, DT Xavier Williams inactive for Week 16.

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  Cardinals | Arizona's Week 15 inactives    Sun Dec 17, 11:33 AM

The Arizona Cardinals have declared CB C.J. Goodwin, OG Earl Watford, LB Gabe Martin, TE Jermaine Gresham, WR John Brown, DL Josh Mauro, QB Matt Barkley inactive for Week 15.

Footballguys view: Ricky Seals-Jones becomes a better tight end streamer in a good matchup against Washington's depleted ILB corps with Gresham out.

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  Cardinals | Arizona's Week 14 inactives    Sun Dec 10, 02:45 PM

The Arizona Cardinals have declared RB Adrian Peterson, RB Bronson Hill, WR Carlton Agudosi, DL Corey Peters, WR John Brown, QB Matt Barkley, C Max Tuerk inactive for Week 14.

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  Cardinals | Week 13 inactives for Arizona    Sun Dec 3, 03:01 PM

The Arizona Cardinals have declared RB Adrian Peterson, WR Carlton Agudosi, DL Corey Peters, LB Deone Bucannon, WR John Brown, S Johnathan Ford, QB Matt Barkley inactive for Week 13.

Footballguys view: Kerwynn Williams and DJ Foster will get most of the work in the backfield with Peterson sidelined.

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  Cardinals | Arizona's Week 12 inactives    Sun Nov 26, 03:15 PM

The Arizona Cardinals have declared WR Brittan Golden, WR Carlton Agudosi, DL Corey Peters, WR John Brown, S Johnathan Ford, QB Matt Barkley, C Max Tuerk inactive for Week 12.

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  Cardinals | Week 11 inactives for Arizona    Sun Nov 19, 11:34 AM

The Arizona Cardinals have declared LB Bryson Albright, QB Matt Barkley, RB Andre Ellington, DB Harlan Miller, DL Corey Peters, C Max Tuerk, WR Chad Williams inactive for Week 11.

Footballguys view: Kerwynn Williams will be the backup running back with Ellington out.

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  Cardinals | Arizona makes several roster moves    Mon Nov 13, 05:03 PM

Free-agent QB Matt Barkley (49ers) was officially signed by the Arizona Cardinals and S Harlan Miller was promoted to the active roster from the practice squad Monday, Nov. 13. Additionally, S Tyvon Branch (knee) , OT D.J. Humphries (knee) and TE Ifeanyi Momah (ankle) were placed on the Reserve/Injured list.

Footballguys view: With Drew Stanton (knee) banged up, the Cardinals needed to add depth at the QB position. We could see Blaine Gabbert as the team's starter with Barkley as his backup if Stanton misses time.

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  Cardinals | Arizona to add Matt Barkley    Sat Nov 11, 02:26 PM

Free-agent QB Matt Barkley (49ers) will be signing with the Arizona Cardinals, according to sources.

Footballguys view: The Cardinals need Barkley as a reserve passer behind Blaine Gabbert. We could see Gabbert as the team's starter if Drew Stanton (knee) misses time.

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  Colts | Indy works out four quarterbacks    Tue Oct 31, 12:18 PM

Free-agent QBs Matt Barkley, Matt McGloin, Josh Johnson and Connor Shaw worked out for the Indianapolis Colts on Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Footballguys view: It's not a good sign for Andrew Luck's recovery if the team is looking at free agent QBs. Luck has already been declared out for Week 9 and there continues to be a growing possibility that we don't see him at all in 2017.

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  Bengals | Three QBs work out for Bengals    Fri Oct 6, 07:48 PM

Free-agent QBs Matt Barkley (49ers), Matt McGloin (Eagles) and T.J. Yates (Bills) worked out for the Cincinnati Bengals Thursday, Oct. 5, according to a source.

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  Titans | Tennessee works out several quarterbacks    Tue Oct 3, 12:27 PM

Free-agent QBs Brandon Weeden, Matt Barkley, Matt McGloin and T.J. Yates worked out for the Tennessee Titans on Tuesday, Oct. 3, according to a source.

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  Patriots | New England works out three quarterbacks    Fri Sep 8, 03:55 PM

Free-agent QBs Matt Barkley, Matt McGloin and David Fales worked out for the New England Patriots on Friday, Sept. 8.

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  49ers | San Francisco cuts seven players    Fri Sep 1, 05:41 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB Matt Barkley, RB Tim Hightower and WR Louis Murphy were released Friday, Sept. 1. The team also waived RB Kapri Bibbs, FB Tyler McCloskey, WR Tim Patrick and PK Nick Rose.

Footballguys view: Rookie UDFA Matt Breida appears to be the backup to Carlos Hyde in the 49ers backfield. Hyde hasn't been the most durable over the course of his career, so file Breida's name away, as he appears to be ahead of fourth-round pick Joe Williams.

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  49ers | C.J. Beathard to be No. 2 QB Sunday    Fri Aug 25, 05:10 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB C.J. Beathard will serve as the No. 2 quarterback in the preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Aug. 27. Head coach Kyle Shanahan said Beathard is still competing with Matt Barkley for the primary backup job.

Footballguys view: Brian Hoyer isn't the best at staying healthy or holding down a quarterback job. We could see Beathard by the end of the season.

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  49ers | C.J. Beathard could be backup QB    Fri Aug 11, 09:29 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB C.J. Beathard has earned the right to compete with QB Matt Barkley for the backup job during the preseason, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan.

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  49ers | C.J. Beathard third on depth chart    Sat Apr 29, 12:33 AM

San Francisco 49ers QB Brian Hoyer is No. 1 on the depth chart, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan, followed by QB Matt Barkley and QB C.J. Beathard. 'We are bringing C.J. here to develop,' Shanahan said.

Footballguys view: Beathard is an interesting developmental quarterback. He's got the ability to stretch the field with his arm strength, and Beathard does a good job with bucket throws. They'll need to work on his intermediate and short accuracy if Beathard is ever to develop into a starting option.

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  49ers | No QB for San Francisco at No. 2?    Sun Mar 12, 08:55 PM

The San Francisco 49ers are likely looking at positions other than quarterback with the No. 2 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft after signing QB Brian Hoyer and QB Matt Barkley, according to Bucky Brooks of NFL.com.

Footballguys view: The 49ers have plenty of time to find their next franchise QB. They won't rush it by overdrafting a QB in a bad class for passers. We still feel the 49ers get Kirk Cousins, either by trade this year or as a free agent next year.

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  49ers | San Francisco still in QB market    Sat Mar 11, 11:20 AM

The San Francisco 49ers will continue to look for quarterbacks this offseason despite signing Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley in free agency, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan, who added he doesn't know whether the team will address the position in the free agency or the draft.

Footballguys view: The team is still in the market for Kirk Cousins. We could see Cousins and Shanahan reunited, whether it's this year via trade or next year as a free agent. The 49ers have time to build things the right way, and they're not going to rush any decision at the most important position in football.

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  49ers | San Francisco adding Matt Barkley    Fri Mar 10, 12:01 AM

Free-agent QB Matt Barkley (Bears) has agreed to sign with the San Francisco 49ers, according to a source.

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  Bears | Disastrous ending for Matt Barkley    Mon Jan 2, 12:20 AM

Chicago Bears QB Matt Barkley completed 10 of his 14 pass attempts for 125 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions in the Week 17 game against the Minnesota Vikings.

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  Bears | Matt Barkley throws five INTs    Sun Dec 25, 04:57 PM

Chicago Bears QB Matt Barkley went 24-for-40 for 323 yards, two touchdowns and five interceptions against the Washington Redskins in Week 16.

Footballguys view: Barkley's interception number is horrendous, but he has still been effective enough to move the offense somewhat consistently, so he has still upped his stock going into free agency.

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  Bears | Matt Barkley over 300 yards again    Sun Dec 18, 08:23 PM

Chicago Bears QB Matt Barkley completed 30 of his 43 pass attempts for 362 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions in the Week 15 game against the Green Bay Packers.

Footballguys view: Barkley has shown tremendous ability to operate in the cold and snow of Chicago for a Southern California college quarterback. He has 2QB/Superflex value against Washington next week and has made himself a lot of money as a long-term backup, if not a potential bridge quarterback in the future.

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  Bears | Matt Barkley tosses TD in loss    Sun Dec 11, 10:14 PM

Chicago Bears QB Matt Barkley completed 20 of his 32 pass attempts for 212 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in the Week 14 loss against the Detroit Lions.

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  Bears | Matt Barkley finishes with 192 yards    Sun Dec 4, 04:35 PM

Chicago Bears QB Matt Barkley went 11-for-18 for 192 yards against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 13.

Footballguys view: Barkley had two deep balls dropped by Josh Bellamy or he could have had an even bigger day. He's coming on as a 2QB/Superflex option heading to Detroit.

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  Bears | Matt Barkley solid in first NFL start    Sun Nov 27, 06:48 PM

Chicago Bears QB Matt Barkley completed 28 of his 54 pass attempts for 316 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in the Week 12 game against the Tennessee Titans. He wasn't sacked, and he did fumble once although the team was able to recover.

Footballguys view: Barkley was let down by drops or he could have won this game in thrilling comeback fashion. He wasn't nearly as poor as expected and Barkley kept the pass offense viable despite missing the top two receivers and tight end. He'll be a low-end streamer and DFS consideration against the 49ers next week.

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  Bears | Matt Barkley to face Tennessee    Sun Nov 27, 10:01 AM

Chicago Bears QB Matt Barkley will start Week 12's game against the Tennessee Titans.

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  Bears | Matt Barkley still learning offense    Sat Nov 26, 09:08 PM

Chicago Bears QB Matt Barkley has impressed the coaching staff with his poise and intelligence, but offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains said it has been a challenge to build a game plan Barkley will be comfortable with for Week 12 against the Tennessee Titans.

Footballguys view: Barkley will be barely functional on an NFL field if his first action this year is any indication. The Titans D/ST looks like a good play this week, especially with Kyle Long, the lynchpin of the Bears OL, out.

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  Bears | Matt Barkley may start in Week 12    Wed Nov 23, 02:51 PM

Chicago Bears QB Matt Barkley will be the starting quarterback in Week 12 if QB Jay Cutler (shoulder) is ruled out.

Footballguys view: Drop all expectations for the Bears offensive players with Barkley under center.

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  Bears | Chicago to give Matt Barkley long look?    Sat Oct 22, 08:35 PM

Chicago Bears QB Matt Barkley could remain the starting quarterback after QB Jay Cutler (thumb) returns from injury, according to beat writer Mark Potash.

Footballguys view: First, Cutler wasn't going to get his job back because of Brian Hoyer. Now, it could be Matt Barkley who keeps Cutler on the bench. With the way that Barkley played on Thursday night against the Packers, it won't be for long.

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  Bears | Brian Hoyer injured    Thu Oct 20, 09:13 PM

Chicago Bears QB Brian Hoyer (arm) was shaken up in the second quarter of the Thursday, Oct. 20, game against the Green Bay Packers. QB Matt Barkley was seen warming up on the sidelines, but Hoyer was also seen walking the sidelines before heading to the locker room holding his left arm.

Footballguys view: Barkley hasn't seen the field much in his brief time in the NFL, so this will be interesting to watch. If Barkley has success after Hoyer did, but Jay Cutler didn't you have to wonder how much longer Cutler will be in Chicago.

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  Bears | Three moves by Bears    Thu Sep 22, 10:37 AM

Chicago Bears QB Matt Barkley was promoted from the practice squad Thursday, Sept. 22. FB Paul Lasike was re-signed to the practice squad. LB Lamarr Houston (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list.

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  Bears | Chicago adds Matt Barkley to practice squad    Sun Sep 4, 07:44 PM

Chicago Bears QB Matt Barkley (Cardinals) was added to the practice squad Sunday, Sept. 4.

Footballguys view: Barkley has bounced around the league, but he's good enough to get stashed as a scout-team QB with the Bears.

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  Cardinals | Matt Barkley released    Sun Sep 4, 12:07 AM

Arizona Cardinals QB Matt Barkley was released on Saturday, Sept. 3. He could be brought back to the practice squad if he's not claimed by another club.

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  Cardinals | Matt Barkley may be practice squad option    Thu Sep 1, 02:56 PM

Arizona Cardinals QB Matt Barkley could be an option for the team's practice squad if he does not make the 53-man roster.

Footballguys view: The Cardinals could easily go with Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton as the only QBs on the 53-man roster. Barkley could run the scout team if he's put on the practice squad. Dynasty owners -- even in the deepest leagues -- shouldn't be waiting for the light to finally come on with the former USC passer.

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  Cardinals | Week 20 inactives for Cardinals    Sun Jan 24, 05:41 PM

The Arizona Cardinals have declared CB Corey White, OT D.J. Humphries, LB Jason Babin, RB Kerwynn Williams, QB Matt Barkley, LB Shaquille Riddick, DT Xavier Williams inactive for Week 20.

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  Cardinals | Week 19 Inactives    Sat Jan 16, 06:59 PM

The Arizona Cardinals have declared CB Corey White, OT D.J. Humphries, RB Kerwynn Williams, QB Matt Barkley, DL Red Bryant, LB Shaquille Riddick, DT Xavier Williams inactive for Week 19.

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  Cardinals | Arizona's Week 17 inactives    Sun Jan 3, 03:07 PM

The Arizona Cardinals have declared CB Corey White, OT D.J. Humphries, DL Josh Mauro, DE Markus Golden, QB Matt Barkley, LB Shaquille Riddick, DT Xavier Williams inactive for Week 17.

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  Cardinals | Arizona's Week 16 inactives    Sun Dec 27, 03:10 PM

The Arizona Cardinals have declared CB Corey White, OT D.J. Humphries, DL Josh Mauro, QB Matt Barkley, FS Rashad Johnson, LB Shaquille Riddick, DT Xavier Williams inactive for Week 16.

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  Cardinals | Arizona inactives for Week 14    Sun Dec 20, 07:24 PM

Arizona Cardinals QB Matt Barkley, RB Andre Ellington (toe), OT D.J. Humphries, S Rashad Johnson, DT Cory Redding, LB Shaquille Riddick and NT Xavier Williams are inactive for the Week 15 game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

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