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QB Leinart could be parting ways with Arizona Cardinals

September 1, 2010 |  8:04 am

The Arizona Cardinals are shopping quarterback Matt Leinart, according to various reports, and could either trade or release him within the next few days.

Leinart, who won the Heisman Trophy at USC and was selected 10th in the 2006 draft, has seen several chances to become the starting quarterback slip away. First, he was eclipsed by Kurt Warner, and now it appears Derek Anderson has the inside track on the No. 1 job.

According to Fox's Jay Glazer, who not only covers the NFL but has trained Leinart in mixed martial arts workouts, the former Trojans star does not want to be a backup and feels "he's done enough" to prove he deserves the chance to start.

Leinart has made just six starts since his rookie year, and has career totals of 14 touchdowns and 20 interceptions.

Among the teams reportedly taking a look at him are the New York Giants, as a replacement for backup Jim Sorgi, and the Buffalo Bills, who could be in the market for a starter.

More as the story develops...

-- Sam Farmer