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  Giants | Kurt Warner says Eli Manning can achieve more    Wed Feb 8, 08:25 AM

Former NFL QB Kurt Warner said during a radio interview that New York Giants QB Eli Manning is not a Hall of Famer at this point in his career despite his two Super Bowl titles.

Footballguys view: Manning didn't even lead his team to the playoffs in 2009 and 2010, so consistency is one of those needed elements to bolster his Hall of Fame case.

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  NFL | Kurt Warner not coming back    Mon Nov 21, 12:47 PM

Retired QB Kurt Warner confirmed that he will not be coming back to play in the NFL after the season-ending injury to Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (thumb).

Footballguys view: The Mike Martz system is a complex one, so finding a QB who knows what to do may prove difficult. The Bears are looking at street free agents as guys like Warner, Marc Bulger, and Todd Collins all seem comfortable staying retired.

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  Colts | Have not contacted David Garrard    Tue Sep 27, 01:43 PM

Free-agent QB David Garrard (Jaguars) has said that the Indianapolis Colts have not contacted him. The team is also not interested in retired QB Kurt Warner or free-agent QB Marc Bulger (Ravens).

Footballguys view: The last we heard from Garrard his agent proclaimed that his client wants to be a long-term solution and not a short-term answer. Good luck with that Garrard.

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  Cardinals | QB Warner did not retire due to lowball offer    Mon Jul 11, 08:48 PM

Denying reports from former scout Dave Razzano, Kurt Warner tweeted earlier today that he did not retire due to a lowball offer from the team. He says he retired because he had sacrificed enough for the game and didn't want to do it anymore.

Footballguys view: Straight from the horse's mouth here.

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  Cardinals | Lowball offer led QB Warner to retire?    Sat Jul 9, 08:28 PM

Dave Razzanno, former 20+ year scout, reports via Twitter that Kurt Warner's people told him the veteran QB wanted to continue playing last year but a lowball offer from the Cardinals forced him into retirement.

Footballguys view: Cardinals fans should be upset if this is true. Kurt Warner led the team to a Super Bowl and some feel he could still play at a high level. The Cardinals suffered through a 5-11 record where they burned through guys like Derek Anderson, Max Hall, and John Skelton at the QB position. Arizona was the 31st ranked team in passing offense in 2010 and could have certainly used Warner under center.

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  NFL | Kurt Warner feels players need to give in to get new CBA    Fri May 27, 12:18 PM

Retired QB Kurt Warner said he believes that the players been to give in and compromise on some issues in order to get a new collective bargaining agreement done. 'I'm still optimistic that they're going to find a way to make sure there's football,' Warner said. 'The players have too much to lose. And as much as I hate to say it, at some point, the players have to give in. And, hopefully, they can gain some other things on their side.'

Footballguys view: DeMaurice Smith is probably wishing Warner had kept his opinion to himself.

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  Cardinals | Place Kurt Warner on the Reserve/Retired list    Sat Jul 10, 10:13 AM

The Arizona Cardinals have placed QB Kurt Warner on the Reserve/Retired list, reports Adam Caplan, of FOXSports.com, according to a source. By placing Warner on the list, he will not count against the team's roster limit and his salary is off the books unless he decides to come back. If Warner decides to play again, all he needs to do is notify the league in writing.

Footballguys view: We believe Warner when he says he is retired, so we wouldn't recommend stashing him waiting around for him to pull a Favre.

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  NFL | Kurt Warner not coming out of retirement    Wed May 19, 03:25 PM

Kurt Warner notes via his Twitter account that contrary to internet rumors, he is not coming out of retirement. Warner also noted that he still wants to be involved with football somehow.

Footballguys view: We'll take Warner at his word, but you know there will be fantasy owners that take him in the last round of the draft "just in case."

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  Cardinals | Warner believes Leinart ready to play    Wed Feb 3, 03:04 PM

Frank Tadych, of NFL.com, reports retired QB Kurt Warner said he believes Arizona Cardinals QB Matt Leinart is ready to start for the Cardinals next season. 'I don't know if he'll be a superstar or not, but I think now is a perfect time for him to be able to step in and showcase his capabilities. And we're going to find out very shortly -- because the pieces are in place -- what kind of quarterback he's going to be for the future,' Warner said.

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  Cardinals | Offensive philosophy likely to change with Warner retired    Sat Jan 30, 12:20 PM

Mike Sando, of ESPN.com, reports the Arizona Cardinals offense will likely become more run-oriented with QB Kurt Warner retired. QB Matt Leinart will likely emerge as the starting quarterback, unless the team signs a veteran free agent in the offseason to compete for the job.

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  Cardinals | To recover half of Warner's signing bonus    Sat Jan 30, 10:13 AM

Andrew Brandt, of the National Football Post, reports the Arizona Cardinals have the legal right to collect $7.5 million from QB Kurt Warner due to his skipping out on half of the contract for which he was paid a $15 million signing bonus after announcing his retirement. As per the contract, $7.5 million of the $15 million bonus is scheduled to be paid out in equal installments throughout the 2010 season. The language of the contract allows for the Cardinals to not make those installments if Warner is not on the roster in 2010, meaning he will not receive those weekly installments of the $7.5 million.

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  Cardinals | Warner announces retirement    Fri Jan 29, 03:05 PM

ESPNews reports Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner has announced his retirement from professional football.

Footballguys view: It's been a pleasure to watch Kurt Warner throughout his career, and he is most certainly a Hall of Famer.

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  Cardinals | Warner has not informed team about decision    Thu Jan 28, 10:30 AM

Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic, reports Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner has not informed the Cardinals about his decision regarding the future. Warner is expected to announce his retirement during a press conference Friday, Jan. 29.

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  Cardinals | Warner to make decision Friday    Wed Jan 27, 01:34 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner plans to announce his decision Friday, Jan. 29, on whether he will retire. Warner is expected to retire.

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  Cardinals | Could draft a quarterback    Thu Jan 21, 04:35 PM

Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic, reports the Arizona Cardinals could draft a quarterback in the mid to late rounds of the 2010 NFL Draft even if QB Kurt Warner decides to return to the team.

Footballguys view: The Cardinals will likely draft a quarterback in the second to fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. A couple of names that would be likely candidates for the job -- Tony Pike, the huge gunslinger from Cincinnati, and Dan LeFevour, the athletic gamer from Central Michigan.

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  Cardinals | Warner uncertain about future    Sun Jan 17, 02:07 PM

Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner said he has not decided if he will retire or return next season but said he will not take a long time to make his decision.

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  Cardinals | Warner throws for 205 yards in Divisional game    Sat Jan 16, 08:12 PM

The Associated Press reports Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner went 17-for-26 for 205 yards and one interception in the team's Divisional Round playoff game.

Footballguys view: Warner was knocked out of this game after an interception, but returned to the field later in the game. This could be the last time we see Warner suit up for an NFL game.

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  Cardinals | Warner returns to playoff game     Sat Jan 16, 06:33 PM

Updating a previous report, Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner (chest) returned to the team's Divisional Round playoff game. He left earlier in the game because of a chest injury.

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  Cardinals | Warner injured in Divisional Round game    Sat Jan 16, 05:59 PM

Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner (chest) suffered a chest injury in the team's Divisional Round playoff game and is considered questionable to return.

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  Cardinals | Warner nearly perfect Sunday    Sun Jan 10, 09:09 PM

The Associated Press reports Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner was 29-for-33 for 379 yards with five touchdown passes during the team's Wild Card game Sunday, Jan. 10.

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  Cardinals | Warner likely to take time on retirement decision    Sun Jan 10, 01:25 PM

Updating a previous report, Adam Rank, of NFL.com, reports Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner is expected to take his time on deciding whether or not he will retire after this season.

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  Cardinals | Warner leaning towards retirement?    Sun Jan 10, 12:43 PM

Adam Schefter, of ESPN.com, reports Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner, according to sources close to him, is likely to retire following the season. Warner, however, could always change his mind.

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  Cardinals | Warner makes brief appearance Week 17    Sun Jan 3, 07:50 PM

The Associated Press reports Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner was pulled from the game after playing one quarter in Week 17. He went 4-for-6 for 31 yards during his appearance.

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  Cardinals | Warner said he will be scoreboard watching    Thu Dec 31, 10:20 AM

Bob McManaman, of The Arizona Republic, reports Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner said he will be looking at the scoreboard in Week 17 to keep track of the other important NFC game that will be going on. 'It'll be hard not to look up there and see what's going on in that other game. It's human nature,' Warner said. The Cardinals have a chance to be the No. 2 seed in the playoffs with a win and losses by the Minnesota Vikings and Philadelphia Eagles.

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  Cardinals | Four named to Pro Bowl roster    Tue Dec 29, 07:32 PM

The Arizona Cardinals announced Tuesday, Dec. 29, that DT Darnell Dockett, WR Larry Fitzgerald, CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and SS Adrian Wilson have been named to the 2010 NFC Pro Bowl team. QB Kurt Warner, OT Levi Brown, S Antrel Rolle, P Ben Graham, WR Sean Morey and PK Neil Rackers have been selected as alternates.

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  Cardinals | Warner tops 300-yard mark Week 16    Sun Dec 27, 07:42 PM

The Associated Press reports Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner went 24-for-28 for 313 yards and two touchdowns in Week 16.

Footballguys view: Both of Warner's touchdowns and nearly 200 of his passing yards came in an explosive second quarter that put the game out of reach.

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  Cardinals | Warner struggles Week 14    Tue Dec 15, 12:36 AM

The Associated Press reports Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner was 16-for-29 for 178 yards with two interceptions Week 14 against the San Francisco 49ers. Warner threw both of his interceptions in the first half of the game after going 130 passes without an interception.

Footballguys view: The 49ers were all over Kurt Warner on Monday night. The Cardinals turned the ball over seven times, and Warner had two picks and lost a fumble.

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  Cardinals | Warner says hip feeling better    Wed Dec 9, 02:14 PM

Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner (hip) said his hip was sore after the team's Week 13 game but felt better Monday, Dec. 7. He said he will be able to play in Week 14.

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  Cardinals | Warner named NFC Offensive Player of the Week    Tue Dec 8, 07:59 PM

The Arizona Cardinals announced QB Kurt Warner has been named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 13.

Footballguys view: Warner played his best football of the season in November. Like the rest of the Cardinals, Warner is regaining the form that allowed them to get to the Super Bowl as a four seed and take the eventual champion Steelers to the brink.

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  Cardinals | Warner continues passer rating streak    Mon Dec 7, 11:48 PM

Bob McManaman, of The Arizona Republic, reports Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner registered a 127.7 passer rating Week 13. It was his fourth consecutive game with a passer rating of 120 or better, making only the second quarterback in league history to accomplish the feat.

Footballguys view: Even though he missed a game, Warner is hot heading into the fantasy playoffs. If Cincinnati can take down Minnesota this week, they will have a chance to move within one game of the Vikings and a first-round playoff bye Sunday night.

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  Cardinals | Warner injured in Week 13    Mon Dec 7, 10:49 AM

CBSSports.com reports Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner (hip) suffered a hip injury late in Week 13 and was noticeably limping after the game. Warner said it is not the same hip on which he had offseason surgery, but added 'it's pretty sore.'

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  Cardinals | Warner throws three TD passes Week 13    Mon Dec 7, 01:11 AM

The Associated Press reports Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner 22-for-32 for 285 yards with three touchdown passes Week 13 against the Minnesota Vikings.

Footballguys view: Warner returned to the field after missing last weeks game because of a concussion, and the Cardinals were glad to have him back. He looked really comfortable against a tough Vikings defense, and was able to establish a rhythm early.

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  Cardinals | Warner active for Week 13    Sun Dec 6, 07:25 PM

Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner (concussion) is active for the team's Week 13 game.

Footballguys view: If you had faith in him to be active, your faith looks like it was rewarded. You can play him with confidence.

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  Cardinals | Warner feeling better    Sun Dec 6, 12:33 PM

Jason LaCanfora, of The NFL Network, reports Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner's (head) agent, Mark Bartelstein, said Warner is feeling much better after suffering a concussion two weeks ago. Bartelstein said he would be surprised if Warner did not start during Week 13 against the Minnesota Vikings.

Footballguys view: We still take what agents say with a grain of salt. Unless your backup is a mediocre QB in a bad matchup, we would bench Warner because teams are being very cautious with head injuries, and Warner could always have an early exit because of the ferocious Minnesota pass rush.

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  Cardinals | Warner questionable for Week 13    Fri Dec 4, 08:34 PM

Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner (concussion) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 4. He is listed as questionable for Week 13 and will be a game-time decision.

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  Cardinals | Warner game-time decision in Week 13    Fri Dec 4, 04:13 PM

ESPN.com reports Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner (concussion) will be a game-time decision in Week 13.

Footballguys view: Don't risk him in your lineup unless you have Joe Flacco, Brett Favre, or Aaron Rodgers to turn to if he's declared inactive.

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  Cardinals | Warner still has light sensitivity     Fri Dec 4, 11:28 AM

Peter King, of SI.com, reports Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner (concussion) said his headaches and neck pain are gone but still has some sensitivity to lights. Doctors previously told Warner that the light sensitivity could persist for a few weeks. He said he is not sure if he will start Week 13.

Footballguys view: With the Cards playing in the Sunday night game, you can't risk him missing the game if your only other option is an early game QB with a decent matchup. Guys like Vince Young, Kyle Orton, and Alex Smith should probably start over Warner unless we get definitive word that he will play Sunday night before the start of their games.

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  Cardinals | Warner practices Thursday    Thu Dec 3, 06:46 PM

Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner (concussion) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 3, but did split first-team reps with QB Matt Leinart. He still plans to play in Week 13.

Footballguys view: It looks like we might have to wait until Sunday night to know whether Warner is playing for sure, so if you have a good early game option, you might want to sit Warner just in case.

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  Cardinals | Naming starting QB could be game-time decision    Thu Dec 3, 06:29 PM

The Associated Press reports Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said he may not decide whether QB Kurt Warner (concussion) or QB Matt Leinart will start in Week 13 until right before the game.

Footballguys view: The trouble for fantasy owners is that Warner and company play on Sunday night, so substituting him might be impossible in most leagues. Watch this situation very closely on Sunday morning, but if you have a better starting option then you may want to play it safe and keep Warner on your bench.

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  Cardinals | Warner's symptoms fading    Wed Dec 2, 04:44 PM

Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic, reports Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner's (concussion) symptoms are fading, and he is hopeful of playing in Week 13. 'Best day yet,' Warner said. 'These last two days have been a lot better than I felt last week.' Warner's foggy vision is gone, although his eyes still remain sensitive to light.

Footballguys view: Track this one closely, because Warner is in the Sunday night game. That means you probably won't have the luxury of having a backup QB to turn to if he's a surprise inactive unless you own Matt Leinart, or Joe Flacco, who plays on Monday night. If you own Aaron Rodgers or Brett Favre, the other two QBs playing in the prime time games, they are better options than Warner this week.

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  Cardinals | Warner, Leinart split reps Wednesday    Wed Dec 2, 04:00 PM

Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner (concussion) and QB Matt Leinart evenly split reps during practice Wednesday, Dec. 2. Warner is still considered day-to-day.

Footballguys view: Warner is cleared to play, but we'll have to watch his practice participation and comments from the team later in the week before we can feel safe starting him vs. Minnesota.

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  Cardinals | Quarterbacks taking good care of football    Tue Dec 1, 12:28 PM

Bob McManaman, of The Arizona Republic, reports Arizona Cardinals QBs Kurt Warner and Matt Leinart have not thrown an interception over the last three games.

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  Cardinals | Warner said he is planning to play in Week 13    Tue Dec 1, 12:06 PM

Bob McManaman, of The Arizona Republic, reports Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner (concussion) said he is planning to play in the team's Week 13 game but he is taking things one day at a time. Warner continues to experience sensitivity to light and is seeing shadows in his field of vision.

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  Cardinals | Warner considered lying to team's medical staff    Tue Dec 1, 01:00 AM

Bob McManaman, of The Arizona Republic, reports Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner (concussion) wanted to play Week 12 so bad, that he seriously considered lying to the team's medical staff about his concussion symptoms. Warner expressed anxiety about what his teammates thought of the decision to sit out the game. Warner said, "I can tell you I wrestled with it when I was going down to that room to talk to them (before the game), saying, 'Uh, do I want to stretch the truth a little bit? Do I not want to tell them everything so I can play?' Because I know I could dictate that."

Footballguys view: Kurt Warner arrived at the stadium, and was unsure what to tell the medical staff. He made the right decision here, as concussions are nothing to mess around with.

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  Cardinals | Warner plans to play in Week 13 at this point    Mon Nov 30, 06:01 PM

Updating previous reports, Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner (concussion) said he plans to play in Week 13 at this point but knows that his situation can change during the week. He said he can see but experiences some fogginess. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt said Warner will be evaluated on a daily basis.

Footballguys view: Warner nearly played in the game against the Titans, and we can't help but think the outcome would have been much different if he had played. The Cardinals will be cautious when bringing him back from this injury.

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  Cardinals | Warner to see eye doctor    Mon Nov 30, 04:51 PM

The Associated Press reports Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner (concussion) plans to visit an opthamologist regarding his lingering post-concussion symptoms. He has been having issues with his eyes and did not start in Week 12.

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  Cardinals | Warner's status for Week 13 uncertain    Mon Nov 30, 11:52 AM

Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic, reports Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner (concussion) will be evaluated as this week progresses, but it is no sure thing he will start in the team's Week 13 game. 'One day at a time,' Warner said. 'I don't know if there's anything else scheduled, because neurologically, as far as the tests were concerned, the MRIs, everything looked good.'

Footballguys view: Warner was set to go this week until he woke up with a sore neck and blurry vision on Sunday morning. He's likely to be limited in practice this week as the Cardinals are going to be very cautious with their star quarterback.

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  Cardinals | Eye issue led to Warner's deactivation Week 12    Mon Nov 30, 10:42 AM

The Associated Press reports Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner (concussion) had a problem adjusting his eyes Sunday, Nov. 29, which led to him being inactive for Week 12. 'Whatever you want to call it, it feels like a light sensitivity or my eyes just aren't quite adjusted right. That was the one symptom,' Warner said after the game. 'I had some tightness in my neck all week, so I think we were trying to gauge whether what I was feeling was coming from the issues in my neck or whether it was an issue with my head.' Warner said he woke up Sunday, Nov. 29, and the soreness in his neck was gone. But he didn't feel what he called 'perfect.'

Footballguys view: Warner actually went to the stadium and considered not telling trainers about his vision problems. He came to his senses, and the team decided to err on the side of caution.

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  Cardinals | Week 12 Inactives    Sun Nov 29, 03:30 PM

The Arizona Cardinals have declared OG Brandon Keith, OT Herman Johnson, WR Jerheme Urban, QB Kurt Warner, FS Rashad Johnson, LB Reggie Walker, TE Stephen Spach, LB Will Davis inactive for Week 12.

Footballguys view: Kurt Warner woke up today with a sore neck and headache reportedly and he's inactive. Matt Leinart gets the start against Tennessee. Downgrade the Arizona offense, most notable Steve Breaston today.

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  Cardinals | Schefter: Warner wakes up with sore neck, Leinart preparing to start    Sun Nov 29, 12:51 PM

Adam Schefter, of ESPN, reports that Arizona QB Kurt Warner woke up with a sore neck this morning, and the Cardinals are preparing for Matt Leinart to start vs the Titans today.

Footballguys view: Don't risk Warner in your lineup unless you have another strong late game QB to plug in if he is inactive. Leinart has shown no signs of being a good start this week based on how he has played so far this year.

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