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Report: Cardinals interested in QB Mike Glennon as depth option

Chicago Bears quarterback Mike Glennon (8) throws against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of a preseason NFL football game, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Chicago Bears quarterback Mike Glennon will be released when the new league year begins on Wednesday, and that will put another option on the Arizona Cardinals’ board as they begin filling out a vacant quarterback room.

It appears it could be a very real option.

Reporter Ian Rapoport said on NFL Network that Glennon will be on the Cardinals’ radar.

That doesn’t necessarily mean Glennon will be Arizona’s starting quarterback but potentially a backup.

The Cardinals not only lost starter Carson Palmer to retirement this offseason but could lose Drew Stanton, Blaine Gabbert and Matt Barkley in free agency.

Arizona was expected to target the hottest name on the quarterback market, Kirk Cousins, but he reportedly will sign a three-year, fully-guaranteed contract with the Minnesota Vikings.

Free agents Sam Bradford, Teddy Bridgewater and Josh McCown are second-tier options for the Cardinals, reports 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s Mike Jurecki, and they remain so in addition to Glennon.

With the Bears, Glennon played in four games to begin the 2017 season after inking a three-year deal worth $43.5 million last offseason.

He lost his job to the No. 2 pick in the 2017 draft, Mitch Trubisky, after completing 66 percent of his passes for 5.95 yards per attempt, four touchdowns and five interceptions.

After being drafted in the third round by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Glennon threw for 2,608 yards, 19 touchdowns and nine interceptions in 13 games as a rookie in 2013. He played in six games the following season, didn’t play in 2015 and then only appeared in two games in 2016.

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