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Cards Sign Hasselbeck, Cut Moses

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The Cardinals signed Tim Hasselbeck Tuesday to serve as the backup to Tim Rattay.

The Cardinals finally signed quarterback Tim Hasselbeck today to a one-year deal, with the veteran coming in to back up new starter Tim Rattay.

Hasselbeck worked out for the team last week. His arrival had been planned even before Kurt Warner hurt his elbow in Sunday's loss to Carolina.

The MRI on Warner's left elbow confirmed that he has torn ligaments, but surgery is not necessary.

In better news, Warner will try to practice Wednesday with the hope he can have at least some role during Sunday's game in Washington. Warner needs to regain strength to grip a ball in his left hand -- which he uses to hand off -- and will have to deal with a certain amount of pain when he does play.

To make room on the roster for Hasselbeck, the Cardinals cut defensive end Quentin Moses, who had been picked up on waivers right before the start of the regular season.

The Cards also released quarterback Matt Baker from the practice squad. It is possible they will try and bring Moses back to the practice squad after he clears waivers.

In six NFL seasons, Hasselbeck has appeared in 11 games, including five starts for Washington in 2003. He has completed 95-of-177 passes for 1,012 yards, five touchdowns and seven interceptions. He was cut by the New York Giants at the end of training camp.

Hasselbeck has been working as a game analyst for Fox this season. He did the color commentary for the Cardinals-Ravens game in Week 3. He is married to Elisabeth Hasselbeck of television's "The View."


Contact Darren Urban at askdarren@cardinals.nfl.net. Posted 10/16/07

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