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Roethlisberger’s not coming to Arizona

File this story by James King of the Phoenix New Times under the “Why Not Go Ahead and Start a Rumor” heading.  Although King asserts that the “blogosphere” suggests that the “Arizona Cardinals are a likely team for the two-time Super Bowl champ,” this could not be further from the truth.  There have been rumors swirling about the Steelers moving Roethlisberger, but there is absolutely no way he will be traded to the Cardinals.

King does note that “it seems that anytime a big-name quarterback becomes available — or in this case is rumored to be available — the sports gossip-junkies turn to the teams with the least-impressive quarterbacks and get the rumors started — remember all the Donovan McNabb talk a few weeks ago.”  The problem is, however, that there doesn’t seem to be any other source that even mentions Arizona as a possible team for Roethlisberger.

As if it wasn’t already clear, the Cardinals announced Leinart as the starter, with Anderson backing him up.  St. Pierre, who still hasn’t officially signed, is likely to be slotted at third on the depth chart.  In addition, the Cardinals have also made it clear they intend to select a quarterback at some point in next week’s draft.  This leaves no room for a quarterback that has shown  a repeated and blatant disrespect for his team’s welfare, league policy, and good common sense.


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