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NFL notes: Cardinals to start Blaine Gabbert; Matt Barkley could be his backup

NFL notes: Cardinals to start Blaine Gabbert; Matt Barkley could be his backup

Blaine Gabbert will get his first start for the Arizona Cardinals when they play the Texans in Houston on Sunday.

Coach Bruce Arians announced the decision after Friday's practice.

“It's a big opportunity for him,” Arians said, “but he's been around the block a few times.”

Drew Stanton, the starter the last two games, bruised his knee early in the Thursday night loss to Seattle last week. He stayed in the game but has been limited in practice all week.

“Drew has made really good progress,” Arians said, “so it will probably be a game-time decision as to whether he's the backup.”

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