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Thursday, August 26, 2010
Clemens to Arizona? Hmm


The Arizona Cardinals like collecting former New York Jets. They traded for Kerry Rhodes, signed Jay Feely as an unrestricted free agent and signed Alan Faneca after he was released. Even the Cards' head coach, Ken Whisenhunt, is a former Jets assistant.

Might they add another to the list by pursuing Kellen Clemens?

The Cards have quarterback issues. They benched the disappointing Matt Leinart this week, deciding to go with Derek Anderson for their game against the Chicago Bears. Some folks are reporting that it's a permanent move, with speculation that Leinart could be dumped.

In that case, the Cards would be looking for a veteran. Enter, Clemens, whose roster spot is anything but secure. Clemens has played well in the preseason, but the No. 2 job belongs to Mark Brunell and it's hard to imagine them paying Clemens $1.1 million to be third string. The other candidate for No. 3, Kevin O'Connell, makes $470,000.

As ESPNNewYork.com reported two weeks ago, the Jets are open to trading Clemens. Obviously, GM Mike Tannenbaum likes doing business with Arizona. Could be something to keep an eye on.