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Cardinals Vs. Panthers Inactive List: Rich Bartel And Derek Anderson Backing Up Kolb And Newton

The Arizona Cardinals and Carolina Panthers are less an hour away from kicking off the 2011 NFL season. Both the Cardinals and Carolina Panthers have released their inactive lists. The backup quarterback decisions for teams stand out.

The Cardinals have listed Richard Bartel as the backup quarterback to Kevin Kolb. John Skelton was considered the number two QB for most of the preseason but his ankle sprain obviously set him back. Bartel helped make the decision easy by playing so well in the final two preseason games.

Another interesting decision was to pick rookie wide receiver DeMarco Sampson over Stephen Williams. Cornerback Mike Adams was thought to have been making progress on his knee rehab but he's inactive as well. Newly signed running back Chester Taylor also won't play.

Arizona Cardinals inactive list for Week 1 vs. Panthers

  • QB John Skelton
  • WR Stephen Williams
  • CB Mike Adams
  • RB Chester Taylor
  • CB Korey Lindsey
  • G/T D'Anthony Batiste
  • TE Jim Dray
For the Panthers, former Arizona quarterback (no, we can't erase that from history) Derek Anderson got the nod over Jimmy Clausen. Anderson is just one hit to Cam Newton away from taking the field at University of Phoenix Stadium. That would be fun.

Carolina Panthers inactive list for Week 1 vs. Cardinals

  • QB Jimmy Clausen
  • CB Josh Thomas
  • FB Jerome Felton
  • LB Jason Williams
  • T Lee Ziemba
  • WR Kealoha Pilares
For more coverage of the Arizona Cardinals season opener, visit Revenge of the Birds.