Matt Leinart Could Be Cut By Arizona Cardinals

Jordan SingerContributor IAugust 30, 2010

GLENDALE, AZ - AUGUST 14:  Quarterback Matt Leinart #7 of the Arizona Cardinals warms up before the preseason NFL game against the Houston Texans at the University of Phoenix Stadium on August 14, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Is Matt Leinart's spot on the Arizona Cardinals roster ready to be replaced? Senior NFL Writer Clark Judge says that team sources are making an impression that Leinart has lost all confidence in the Cardinals locker room and his spot on the roster is not safe. 

It appears that Leinart is already displaced, as the starting job in Arizona has become a competition. In an interview with the Arizona Republic, Leinart was not in agreement with his status on the roster, and said that the Cardinals decision to bench him travels "beyond the football field".

Leinart said that he wanted to be given an explanation of his performances during the pre-season, and he has not been given one. 

"I don't really know what else I could possibly do, so it probably goes beyond football."

The competition, former Browns' QB Derek Anderson has showed that he knows how to run Arizona's offense, and that he also has the better arm.

Leinart hasn't been in this position before and clearly thinks he's best fit to quarterback the offense, when in reality, the job belongs to Anderson.

One question Cardinals fans will have is who will backup Derek Anderson if he starts and Leinart is cut? Both Max Hall and John Skelton have shown that they can prove themselves on NFL turf.

The Cardinals will determine what to do with Leinart's spot on the roster most likely before the season starts, so look out for any corresponding moves made by Arizona.