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  Cowboys | Richard Bartel to work out    Tue Dec 24, 12:49 PM

The Dallas Cowboys will work out free-agent QB Richard Bartel (Cardinals).

Footballguys view: Bartel has been with the Cowboys before. He knows the team and the system. They're searching for a backup behind Kyle Orton, and Bartel may be their choice.

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  Cardinals | Reach injury settlement with Richard Bartel    Mon Sep 3, 02:12 PM

The Arizona Cardinals have released QB Richard Bartel (shoulder) from Injured Reserve after the two sides reached an injury settlement.

Footballguys view: Bartel has bounced around the league for years now and will be free to sign with another team once he's healthy. The Cardinals will develop rookie Ryan Lindley as their 3rd QB behind John Skelton and Kevin Kolb.

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  Cardinals | Two placed on IR    Fri Aug 31, 08:26 PM

The Arizona Cardinals placed QB Richard Bartel (shoulder) and RB Javarris James (knee) on the season-ending Injured Reserve list Friday, Aug. 31.

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  Cardinals | Richard Bartel to enter in relief    Mon Aug 27, 11:50 PM

Arizona Cardinals QB Richard Bartel will serve as the No. 2 quarterback in the preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 30, against the Denver Broncos, coming on in relief of QB Ryan Lindley.

Footballguys view: Bartel is competing with Lindley for the team's QB3 spot. The veteran has had some big preseason games in the past, and there was a time when some thought he could be the next Tony Romo. It's clear he won't ever reach that level, and could find it difficult to beat out Lindley. The rookie from San Diego State is inconsistent, but has an incredibly strong arm and good bucket accuracy.

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  Cardinals | Battle for No. 3 QB job    Sat Jul 21, 10:21 PM

The Arizona Cardinals not only have a battle for the No. 1 quarterback job between QBs Kevin Kolb and John Skelton, but veteran QB Richard Bartel is trying to hold off QB Ryan Lindley for the third quarterback job during training camp and the preseason.

Footballguys view: Bartel is a savvy veteran, but has bounced around the league during his pro career. He plays like a poor man's version of Tony Romo and has made some impressive plays for the Cardinals in the preseason. Lindley is the strong armed rookie with consistency problems. When Lindley is on he has incredible deep accuracy and can make all the bucket throws. However, he struggled as a senior at San Diego State after losing two WRs (Demarco Sampson, Vincent Brown) to the pros, and losing head coach Brady Hoke (gone to point at things in Michigan).

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  Cardinals | Ryan Lindley could have edge as No 3 QB    Mon Jul 2, 01:34 PM

Arizona Cardinals QB Ryan Lindley may be the favorite over QB Richard Bartel for the No. 3 quarterback job because the team used s sixth-round draft choice on Lindley.

Footballguys view: Lindley had arguably the strongest arm in this draft class, but suffered through a poor senior season at San Diego State which caused his draft stock to fall. He's shown great downfield accuracy on bucket throws but needs to do so on a consistent basis. Bartel has bounced around the league for years but has made an impression in a reserve role with the Cardinals.

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  Cardinals | Ryan Lindley is intriguing project    Sat May 12, 10:52 PM

Arizona Cardinals QB Ryan Lindley won't be challenging QB Kevin Kolb for the starting job, but quarterbacks coach John McNulty said Lindley has a 'big arm,' and figures to make the quarterback situation interesting this summer. While NcNulty wouldn't rule out Lindley battling QB John Skelton for the backup job, it's more likely Lindley's immediate competition is QB Richard Bartel for the No. 3 job. 'He's a big guy with a big arm,' McNulty said. 'He's not intimidated by anything out here.' Lindley struggled with accuracy in college, and he said the problem lies primarily in his footwork.

Footballguys view: Lindley is a fine developmental prospect. He had arguably the strongest arm in the entire 2012 NFL Draft. Lindley is not very mobile, but does have the ability to be very accurate on downfield bucket throws. In fact, Lindley's game is very similar to that of John Skelton.

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  Cardinals | Four ERFAs sign tenders    Mon Apr 16, 05:02 PM

The Arizona Cardinals have announced exclusive rights free-agent QB Richard Bartel, RB Alfonso Smith, DE Ron Talley and LB Brandon Williams have signed their one-year tender offers. Each will make $540,000 this season.

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  Cardinals | Four ERFAs receive tenders    Fri Mar 9, 02:44 PM

The Arizona Cardinals tender offers to exclusive rights free-agent QB Richard Bartel, RB Alfonso Smith, DE Ron Talley and LB Brandon Williams.

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  Cardinals | GM confident in QBs on roster but willing to add    Thu Feb 23, 02:40 PM

Arizona Cardinals general manager Rod Graves said he believes the team can will with QBs Kevin Kolb, John Skelton and Richard Bartel but is willing to add another quarterback this offseason if it improves the team.

Footballguys view: The Cardinals are one of the many teams that could show interest in Peyton Manning if he's healthy and available.

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  Cardinals | Week 14 Inactives    Sun Dec 11, 02:50 PM

The Arizona Cardinals have declared WR Chansi Stuckey, OT D'Anthony Batiste, WR Jaymar Johnson, LB Joey Porter, FS Kerry Rhodes, QB Richard Bartel, WR Stephen Williams inactive for Week 14.

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  Cardinals | Week 13 Inactives    Sun Dec 4, 03:00 PM

The Arizona Cardinals have declared WR Chansi Stuckey, OT D'Anthony Batiste, LB Joey Porter, FS Kerry Rhodes, QB Richard Bartel, WR Stephen Williams, TE Todd Heap inactive for Week 13.

Footballguys view: Heap just can't seem to get healthy this year.

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Chansi Stuckey player page
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  Cardinals | John Skelton lifted in Week 11    Sun Nov 20, 09:20 PM

Arizona Cardinals QB John Skelton completed just six of his 19 pass attempts in Week 11 for 99 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions in Week 11 against the San Francisco 49ers. QB Richard Bartel came on and completed 8 of 16 for 64 yards and his first NFL touchdown. There was a lot of speculation by fans on whether Skelton or QB Kevin Kolb (toe, foot) would start when the latter was healthy, but now the answer is rather obvious.

Footballguys view: Skelton appears to still be the starter for the week 12 tilt with the Rams if Kevin Kolb can't go, but obviously his leash is short.

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  Cardinals | Week 8 Inactives    Sun Oct 30, 11:58 AM

The Arizona Cardinals have declared OT D'Anthony Batiste, LB Joey Porter, FS Kerry Rhodes, QB Richard Bartel, DL Ron Talley, WR Stephen Williams, TE Todd Heap inactive for Week 8.

Footballguys view: Heap misses out on the matchup against his old team, so you know he is hurting badly.

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Joey Porter player page
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  Cardinals | John Skelton, Richard Bartel swap spots    Mon Oct 24, 02:09 AM

Arizona Cardinals QB John Skelton moved up the depth chart to serve as the No. 2 quarterback ahead of QB Richard Bartel in Week 7.

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  Cardinals | Week 7 Inactives    Sun Oct 23, 02:52 PM

The Arizona Cardinals have declared RB Chester Taylor, OT D'Anthony Batiste, TE Jim Dray, FS Kerry Rhodes, QB Richard Bartel, DL Ron Talley, TE Todd Heap inactive for Week 7.

Footballguys view: Jeff King gets the start at TE if you're desperate for help at the position.

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  Cardinals | Richard Bartel to be backup QB    Sun Sep 11, 03:48 PM

Arizona Cardinals QB Richard Bartel will be the primary backup quarterback Week 1 with QB John Skelton not being active for the game.

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  Cardinals | Undecided about backup QB    Sat Sep 10, 06:07 PM

The Arizona Cardinals have not decided whether QB John Skelton or QB Richard Bartel will be the No. 2 quarterback for Week 1.

Footballguys view: This is mainly because of Skelton's ankle injury, because he is still #2 on the depth chart, although Bartel did have a good camp.

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  Cardinals | John Skelton ahead of Richard Bartel for No. 2 QB job    Wed Sep 7, 12:21 AM

Arizona Cardinals QB John Skelton is listed as the primary backup to starter QB Kevin Kolb, ahead of QB Richard Bartel, heading into Week 1 against the Carolina Panthers.

Footballguys view: Skelton was banged up in the preseason, so this could be an "in theory" pecking order, while Bartel would get in if Kolb goes down in week 1 like he did last year.

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  Cardinals | Early Doucet is emergency QB    Wed Aug 24, 12:13 AM

The Arizona Cardinals quarterbacks are hurting, with QBs Max Hall (shoulder) and John Skelton (ankle) hurting. The team is pursuing free-agent QB Brodie Croyle (Chiefs). Right now, WR Early Doucet is the emergency quarterback behind QBs Kevin Kolb and Richard Bartel.

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  Cardinals | Richard Bartel in running for No. 3 QB job    Wed Jun 8, 02:57 AM

Arizona Cardinals QB Richard Bartel is considered a strong candidate for the team's third quarterback job, perhaps battling QB Max Hall for the job if the team trades for a signal caller once the lockout is resolved. Hall might end up on the practice squad.

Footballguys view: The Cardinals are high on the potential of Bartel as a reserve QB. He's bounced around the league during his career but has good athleticism and arm strength. Some feel he could even challenge John Skelton for the second-string job this year. Arizona is likely to add either Kyle Orton or Kevin Kolb via trade to be their starting QB this year.

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  Cardinals | Richard Bartel viewed as the No. 3 QB    Sat Apr 9, 03:05 AM

Arizona Cardinals QB Richard Bartel is believed to have a leg up over QB Max Hall for the No. 3 job, reports Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic.

Footballguys view: Bartel has bounced around the league but has good athleticism and can keep a play alive with his feet while keeping his eyes downfield.

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Max Hall player page


  Cardinals | Derek Anderson still experiencing concussion symptoms    Thu Dec 16, 12:02 AM

Arizona Cardinals QB Derek Anderson (concussion) is still experiencing concussion symptoms 10 days after suffering his head injury in Week 13 against the St. Louis Rams, reports Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic. There is no timetable for Anderson's return. QB John Skelton has already been named the Week 15 starter against the Carolina Panthers and QB Richard Bartel will serve as the backup until Anderson is ready.

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  Cardinals | Derek Anderson has not passed neurological tests    Fri Dec 10, 11:30 PM

Arizona Cardinals QB Derek Anderson (concussion) has not passed neurological tests after suffering a concussion in Week 13, reports Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic. The team is hopeful Anderson will be cleared in time to serve as the third quarterback in Week 14. QB John Skelton has beem named the starter, with recently signed Richard Bartel operating as the primary backup.

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  Cardinals | No starting QB chosen for Week 14    Thu Dec 9, 10:48 PM

Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt has yet to select a starting quarterback for Week 14 against the Denver Broncos, reports The Associated Press. QB Derek Anderson (concussion) missed another practice Thursday, Dec. 9, and it is likely the starting duties will fall to rookie QB John Skelton. QB Richard Bartel, signed earlier this week, is the only other quarterback practicing for the team.

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  Cardinals | Two QBs share reps Wednesday    Wed Dec 8, 03:11 PM

Arizona Cardinals QBs John Skelton and Richard Bartel shared reps with the first-team offense during practice Wednesday, Dec. 8, reports Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt said he is not ready to name a starter for Week 14.

Footballguys view: Skelton is a rookie, but some felt he could be groomed as the QB of the future when he was drafted out of Fordham this year. Bartel has bounced around the league, and is fresh off a stint in the UFL. We give the edge to Skelton here because of his familiarity of the offense.

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  Cardinals | Two to compete for starting QB job for now    Wed Dec 8, 10:11 AM

Arizona Cardinals QB John Skelton and Richard Bartel will compete for the starting quarterback job during practice this week while QB Derek Anderson (concussion) tries to pass his concussion test, reports AZCardinals.com's Darren Urban. It is not known if Anderson will be in consideration to start in Week 14 even if does pass all of his tests.

Footballguys view: Bartel was just signed this week and doesn't know the system in Arizona. Skelton was drafted this year, and some thought he would be groomed as their QB of the future. He is tall, has a strong arm, and has enough athleticism to keep a play alive with his feet.

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John Skelton player page


  Cardinals | Richard Bartel signs    Tue Dec 7, 02:00 PM

The Arizona Cardinals signed free-agent QB Richard Bartel (Redskins) to an undisclosed deal Tuesday, Dec. 7.

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  Redskins | 11 released, two waived/injured    Sat Sep 4, 09:18 PM

The Washington Redskins have released WR Bobby Wade, WR Terrence Austin, QB Richard Bartel, OT Selvish Capers, OL Erik Cook, LB Curtis Gatewood, DL Howard Green, LB Robert Henson (knee), WR Shay Hodge, OT Clint Oldenburg (knee), OL Chad Rinehart, OT Will Robinson, S Anderson Russell, and DE Darrion Scott, reports Redskins.com. Henson and Oldenburg were waived/injured.

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  Redskins | Two expected to compete for No. 3 QB job    Tue Jul 6, 03:31 PM

Washington Redskins QB Richard Bartel and QB Colt Brennan expected to compete for the team's No. 3 quarterback job during training camp, according to CSNWashington.com's Rich Tandler.

Footballguys view: Bartel has bounced around during his NFL career, but there was a time that some in the scouting community thought he could develop into the next Tony Romo. Brennan has looked good at times during the preseason, but needs to work on his consistency as a quarterback if he wants to make the final roster.

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  Redskins | QB Bartel sticking around under Shanahan    Thu Jun 3, 01:34 PM

Rich Tandler, from CSNWashington.com, reports nobody is quite sure what to think about Richard Bartel, except that almost everyone is wondering why he's still around. This is not a knock on his ability; in the limited times he's displayed what he can do in shorts and T-shirts, he hasn't embarrassed himself. It's just surprising that Shanahan hasn't replaced him with a handpicked developmental quarterback. Perhaps the coach sees something in him.

Footballguys view: Richard Bartel signed with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2007. Some thought he would develop for a few years as a backup like Tony Romo did, but Dallas let him go in 2008. He's bounced around to Cleveland, Jacksonville, and now is with the Redskins. The former Tartleton State star may have caught the eye of Mike Shanahan, but is still a long shot to make the final roster. He'll most likely have to stick around on the practice squad.

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  Redskins | Week 17 Inactives    Sun Jan 3, 03:21 PM

The Washington Redskins have declared DL Albert Haynesworth, LB Alvin Bowen, LB Curtis Gatewood, WR Devin Thomas, FS LaRon Landry, CB Marcus McCauley, RB P.J. Hill, QB Richard Bartel inactive for Week 17.

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P.J. Hill player page


  Redskins | Week 16 Inactives    Sun Dec 27, 07:20 PM

The Washington Redskins have declared LB Alvin Bowen, LB Curtis Gatewood, WR Devin Thomas, C Edwin Williams, CB Kevin Barnes, OG Paul Fanaika, DL Renaldo Wynn, QB Richard Bartel inactive for Week 16.

Footballguys view: Malcolm Kelly will see additional playing time with Devin Thomas out with injury. Albert Haynesworth will start after a week of controversy and missed practices.

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  Redskins | Week 15 Inactives    Mon Dec 21, 07:05 PM

The Washington Redskins have declared LB Alvin Bowen, DL Cornelius Griffin, LB Curtis Gatewood, C Edwin Williams, CB Kevin Barnes, WR Marko Mitchell, OG Paul Fanaika, QB Richard Bartel inactive for Week 15.

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  Redskins | Week 14 Inactives    Sun Dec 13, 03:14 PM

The Washington Redskins have declared DL Albert Haynesworth, LB Alvin Bowen, OT D'Anthony Batiste, CB DeAngelo Hall, FB Mike Sellers, OG Paul Fanaika, DL Renaldo Wynn, QB Richard Bartel inactive for Week 14.

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  Redskins | Week 13 Inactives    Sun Dec 6, 12:02 PM

The Washington Redskins have declared LB Alvin Bowen, RB Clinton Portis, CB DeAngelo Hall, C Edwin Williams, CB Justin Tryon, OG Paul Fanaika, DL Renaldo Wynn, QB Richard Bartel inactive for Week 13.

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  Redskins | Week 12 Inactives    Sun Nov 29, 11:44 AM

The Washington Redskins have declared DL Albert Haynesworth, TE Chris Cooley, RB Clinton Portis, CB DeAngelo Hall, OG Paul Fanaika, DL Renaldo Wynn, QB Richard Bartel, LB Robert Henson inactive for Week 12.

Footballguys view: Rock Cartwright starts for the Redskins today. Washington is also without two defensive starters with Haynesworth and Hall inactive today.

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DeAngelo Hall player page
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Robert Henson player page


  Redskins | Bartel signed    Wed Nov 25, 11:15 AM

CBSSports.com reports the Washington Redskins have signed QB Richard Bartel from the Jacksonville Jaguars' practice squad.

Footballguys view: Richard Bartel has showed promise, but no consistency as a quarterback in his time with other teams (Browns, Cowboys, Jaguars).

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  Jaguars | Sign Bartel to the practice squad    Mon Sep 7, 08:10 PM

Michael C. Wright, from the Florida Times-Union, reports on his twitter feed that the Jags added QB Richard Bartel to practice squad. Bartel is final member of the practice squad.

Footballguys view: Bartel was cut by the Browns, and now the former Tarleton State star is on his third team in two years. Once thought of as the next Tony Romo, Bartel will now run the scout team for the Jaguars in practice.

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  Browns | Announce roster moves    Sat Sep 5, 06:48 PM

ClevelandBrowns.com reports the Cleveland Browns have waived FB Charles Ali, CB Brandon Anderson, QB Richard Bartel, CB Tra Battle, OL Branndon Braxton, LB Titus Brown, OL Dustin Fry, DL Adam Hoppel, WR Paul Hubbard, RB Chris Jennings, WR Lance Leggett, OG Pat Murray, WR Jordan Norwood, OL Kurt Quarterman, DE Brian Schaefering, OG Isaac Sowells and DE Santonio Thomas. The Browns have also terminated the contract of SS Hamza Abdullah, RB Noah Herron, CB Corey Ivy, WR David Patten and TE Aaron Walker.

Footballguys view: Richard Bartel, once thought of as the next Tony Romo in Dallas, could be added to the practice squad if he clears waivers. Of all the wide receivers released by the Browns, we like the upside of rookie Jordan Norwood. He has good body control, football intelligence, and is a fairly savvy route runner. The Browns would be wise to add him to their practice squad.

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Paul Hubbard player page
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  Browns | Harrell leaves without contract    Tue May 5, 09:11 AM

Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports the Cleveland Browns were impressed with undrafted free-agent QB Graham Harrell (Texas Tech) and might like to add him to the roster in the future, a source said. The offensive staff felt Harrell, who participated in the team's rookie camp on a tryout basis, picked up the system quickly and has great potential. However, the Browns let him leave town without a contract, in part because it currently has four quarterbacks on the roster: QB Brady Quinn, QB Derek Anderson, QB Brett Ratliff and QB Richard Bartel.

Footballguys view: I wonder what Texas Tech Head Coach Mike Leach will have to say about this. Leach blasted Eric Mangini in the media because he thought the Browns head coach had leaked a negative story about Tech WR Michael Crabtree which led to him falling down draft boards. All 4 of the QBs on the Browns roster are much more talented than Harrell, and unless injuries strike it seems unlikely that he would make the active roster.

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