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Three Teams Reportedly Discuss Trading For Cardinals QB Matt Leinart

On Tuesday it was reported that the Cardinals had begun calling teams regarding a trade for Matt Leinart. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt had recently demoted Leinart and announced Derek Anderson would be starting the final preseason game on Thursday. Leinart of course wasn't too pleased.

We're now starting to hear of teams that have discussed a potential Leinart trade and none are too surprising. Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Bills, Raiders and Giants have had discussions regarding Leinart.

In Buffalo, Trent Edwards is currently the projected starter with Ryan Fitzpatrick and Brian Brohm battling to back him up. As SB Nation's Buffalo Rumblings points out, Leinart is due nearly $13 million in salary and bonuses next year so his contract would be tough to swallow if he weren't the starter.

In Oakland, Jason Campbell is set to be the starter. The Raiders acquired him over the offseason so it's a bit surprising that they're expressing interest. Wait a minute. It's the Raiders. They don't plan things out very well so their interest really isn't surprising.

In New York, the Giants would be looking at Leinart as a backup to Eli Manning. They recently lost Jim Sorgi for the year so they're in need of a veteran backup ahead of Rhett Bomar.

Check out SB Nation Arizona and Revenge of the Birds for more on Leinart.