NFL Draft 2013: Cardinals to hold private workout with Matt Barkley on Saturday

Steve Dykes

Head coach Bruce Arians and general manager Steve Keim will reportedly work out the former USC quarterback this weekend.

The Arizona Cardinals will hold a private workout for former USC Trojans quarterback Matt Barkley on Saturday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter on Thursday.

Schefter says that new head coach Bruce Arians and general manager Steve Keim will be at USC representing the Cardinals. Arizona seemed to already address their train wreck of a quarterback situation in 2012 this offseason, first in a small way by signing Drew Stanton to a three-year deal, then after trading for Carson Palmer on Tuesday. Apparently, though, Barkley is at least worth a workout to the Arizona brass.

Barkley, who already worked out for the Buffalo Bills earlier this week, has more at stake in these private workouts leading up to the NFL Draft after not participating in quarterback drills at the NFL Combine, throwing for the first time for NFL teams during the Trojans' pro day last week. He is the second-rated quarterback behind West Virginia's Geno Smith in Dan Kadar's positional rankings for SB Nation.

The Cardinals have already sought to make sure their quarterback situation in 2013 is better than it was in 2012, when Kevin Kolb, John Skelton and Ryan Lindley all had their share of struggles behind center. Working out Barkley is a forward-thinking move, though, because while the additions of Palmer and Stanton may be good for now, they don't necessarily guarantee a quarterback for the future either.

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