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Report: Cardinals QB Drew Stanton has sprained knee, could miss two games

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Arizona Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton sprained his knee during Thursday night’s 22-16 loss to the Seattle Seahawks and could miss up to two games, Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports.

According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero the Cardinals will know more on Stanton’s status next week.

Stanton was hit low by defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson in the first quarter and limped for a brief time. He played the remainder of the game. Richardson was called for roughing the passer.

Stanton has started the last two games in place of Carson Palmer, who suffered a broken arm against the Rams in London and is on injured reserve. In those two games, Stanton completed 50.6 percent of his passes for 474 yards with three touchdowns and one interception.

If Stanton can’t go against the Houston Texans in Week 11, former 49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert will start in his place. Stanton was filling in for Carson Palmer, who is on injured reserve with a broken left arm.

Mortensen also reports, the Cardinals will sign quarterback Matt Barkley, who had a previous stint in Arizona.

Gabbert went 9-41 as a starter with the Jacksonville Jaguars and the 49ers. With the 49ers last year, he completed 91 of 160 passes (56.9 percent) for 925 yards, five touchdowns and six interceptions.

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