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Entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie free agent with the Dallas Cowboys on 5/15/07. Waived by Dallas on 9/1/07 but signed to the Cowboys practice squad on 9/3/07 where he spent the remainder of the season. Re-signed with Dallas on 1/15/08 but was waived on 8/30/08. Signed to the Cowboys practice squad on 9/1/08 but was waived on 9/8/08. Signed to the Cleveland Browns practice squad on 11/27/08. Elevated from Cleveland’s practice squad to the 53-man roster on 12/25/08. Waived by Cleveland following training camp on 9/5/09. Signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad on 9/7/09, where he spent 11 weeks before signing to the Redskins active roster on 11/25/09, where he spent the rest of the season as the third quarterback. Released by the Redskins after training camp on 9/4/10. Played with the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League (UFL) before signing with Arizona on 12/7/10.
2009: After spending the offseason and training camp with Cleveland was waived on 9/5 … signed to Jacksonville’s practice squad on 9/7 ... signed to the active roster in Washington on 11/25 … spent the remaining six games as Washington’s third quarterback.
2008: Released by Dallas following training camp on 8/30 … signed to the Cowboys practice squad on 9/1 but was released on 9/8 … signed to Cleveland’s practice squad on 11/27 … after four weeks was elevated to the Browns 53-man roster on 12/25 for the final game of the regular season … DNP @ Pit (12/28).
2007: Signed with Dallas as an undrafted rookie free agent on 5/15 … after being released by the Cowboys on 9/1, signed with the Dallas practice squad on 9/3, where he spent the rest of the season.
Started final two seasons at Tarleton State … as a senior, completed 161 of 276 passes for 2,033 yards with 16 TDs and five INTs … completed 142 of 229 pass attempts for 1,687 yards with 10 TDs and 10 INTs as a junior … transferred to Tarleton State in the fall of 2004 after a short career in baseball … was the starting QB for Southern Methodist University for two seasons prior to entering the MLB Draft, where he was selected by the Cincinnati Reds in 2001.
Full name Richard Bartel … attended Grapevine (TX) High School where he lettered in baseball and football … earned district MVP honors and was the team captain as a senior … drafted as a pitcher by the Cincinnati Reds in the 17th round of the 2001 Major League Draft and spent a brief time in the Reds minor league system … earned a degree in Communications.
The Arizona Cardinals put an end to their eight-game losing streak against NFC West competition with an emphatic 30-10 home victory over the St. Louis Rams in Week 14 of NFL action.