Arizona Cardinals release quarterback Cole McDonald

May 27, 2021, 11:14 AM

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Cole McDonald throws to tight end Bruno Labelle during rookie minicam...

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Cole McDonald throws to tight end Bruno Labelle during rookie minicamp Friday, May 14, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. (Tyler Drake/Arizona Sports)

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The Arizona Cardinals released quarterback Cole McDonald on Thursday.

With the cut, Arizona has one spot open on its 90-man roster.

Following McDonald’s release, the Cardinals have Murray, offseason signing Colt McCoy and 2020 backup Chris Streveler on the roster.

McDonald was signed to a futures contract back in February and took part in rookie minicamp on May 14.

The signal caller originally worked out for the team last December but was not signed during the season.

McDonald entered the league as a seventh-round pick by the Tennessee Titans in 2020 but was released on Aug. 19.

Before his NFL career, the QB spent three seasons at Hawaii. In 2019, he recorded 4,135 passing yards (third in the nation), 33 touchdowns and rushed for 383 yards and seven scores on 101 attempts.

All told, McDonald accumulated 8,032 yards, 70 touchdowns and 24 interceptions on 61.4% passing (326-of-511) over three years at Hawaii. He added 880 yards and 12 touchdowns on 251 carries.

Murray is coming off his best year as a pro, completing 67.2% of his passes for 3,971 yards and 26 touchdowns in 2020, securing a Pro Bowl nod in the process.

The second-year starter rushed for career and team highs in yards (819) and touchdowns (11).

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