Any hopes of former St. Louis Cardinals quarterback Marc Bulger coming to Phoenix to fill the leadership void left by the retirement of Kurt Warner can now come to a rest -- Bulger inked a deal with the Baltimore Ravens yesterday.
The terms of deal haven't been made public, but assuming Bulger can pass a physical, he'll compete for a spot to backup Ravens QB Joey Flacco.
The word on the street last month was that the Cardinals' coaching staff was less-than thrilled with the performances of the quarterbacks they already have, Matt Leinart and the team's new, $7.25 million-dollar-man, Derek Anderson, and were looking to sign a more seasoned quarterback.
According to the Word From the Birds blog, on the Cards' Web site, Bulger made "so much more sense" for the team than another possibility: Former Raiders QB JaMarcus Russell.
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The rumor was that the Cardinals hoped to do with Bulger what they did with Kurt Warner and re-invent an older quarterback with a stalled career.
The Cards will now have to either go back to the drawing board and find another stagnant career to hopefully re-energize or stick with Leinart and Anderson -- as painful as that may turn out to be.