Report: Cardinals ‘intrigued’ by Bulger

Free-agent QB Marc Bulger reportedly has caught some attention from the Cardinals. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)

At some point, there’s expected to be a market for free-agent QB Marc Bulger. When we last visited the topic, before he was released by the Rams, his agent reportedly said there were “a few teams waiting” for Bulger to become available.

The thought throughout the offseason is that Bulger would take his time. So, we’re left waiting for those teams to materialize.

Handicapping the field, it appears to start in Arizona, where Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic noted Wednesday that Bulger “intrigues some people” in the Cardinals organization. But he immediately couched that nugget by saying the Cardinals seem ready to go with Matt Leinart and Derek Anderson.

The Steelers (Byron Leftwich) and Raiders (Jason Campbell) appear to have taken themselves out of the running. Carolina could opt for a veteran alongside Matt Moore and rookies Jimmy Clausen and Tony Pike. There’s always the possibility of a Brett Favre-less Vikings needing another option, an idea floated by Charlie Waters of the Pioneer Press.

We’ve ignored, until now, the obvious choice in Chicago. While there is the connection to Mike Martz, he isn’t the one making personnel decisions. One of the people who is — GM Jerry Angelo — told Larry Mayer of Wednesday the Bears are “still exploring” the idea of a veteran backup.  Despite the inexperience (see Caleb Hanie, Brett Basanez and rookie Dan LeFevour) behind Jay Cutler, the Bears are a destination where the chance to at least challenge for a starting spot wouldn’t exist for Bulger.

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