Cardinals to stick with Ryan Lindley at QB against Panthers


Coach Bruce Arians says Ryan Lindley will start at quarterback for Arizona when the Cardinals play at Carolina in a wild-card playoff game Saturday.

Arians said after Thursday’s practice that Drew Stanton will miss his third straight game with a sprained right knee. Stanton had the knee scoped last week after developing an infection.

Lindley, released by the Cardinals at the end of preseason, was signed off the San Diego practice squad after Carson Palmer went down with a season-ending knee injury against St. Louis on Nov. 9.

Lindley started the last two regular-season games, losses at Seattle and San Francisco. He threw for 316 yards and two touchdowns last Sunday against the 49ers, but was intercepted three times.