Lindley who threw seven interceptions in six game

first_imgLindley, who threw seven interceptions in six games last season, completed 17 of 27 passes for 214 yards and two touchdowns.“I thought Ryan looked extremely sharp,” Arians told Arizona Sports 620’s Paul Calvisi. “He could have probably had a higher rating if a couple of guys would have ran the right routes. I thought he handled himself with great poise and confidence and made a great showing for himself.”The 24-year-old’s first touchdown pass of the night came on a beautiful 55-yard throw to Jaron Brown in the third quarter, which tied the score at 17.In the fourth quarter, Lindley put the Cardinals ahead for good with a 13-yard touchdown pass to veteran wideout Mike Thomas over the middle and a nice connection in the flat to rookie running back Andre Ellington for a two-point conversion.The two touchdown passes were the first two of his NFL career.Whether three-plus quarters of quality quarterbacking are enough to keep Lindley on a roster behind Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton remains to be seen. But after Thursday night’s performance, he has enough tape to potentially attract other NFL teams should he fail to make Arizona’s Week 1 roster. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellingcenter_img To start the 2013 regular season with two quarterbacks or three, that is the question.If you’re asking Ryan Lindley, he hopes the Arizona Cardinals choose the latter option.And outside of Arizona’s first offensive series Thursday night, the second-year quarterback was given every opportunity to make that decision an easy one for Bruce Arians and his coaching staff.Although he was going up against the Denver Broncos’ second and third-team defensive units, the former San Diego State standout ran with his chance in the Cardinals’ preseason finale. Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more

Farrington sponsors county grant legislation benefiting veteran services

first_img Categories: Diana Farrington News State Rep. Diana Farrington of Utica today cosponsored legislation encouraging Michigan counties to establish and maintain veteran service offices through a new grant program.Each county with a veteran service office that satisfies pre-approved requirements would receive $25,000, plus an additional amount based on the number of veterans in the county under the proposed legislation. To continue receiving the grant, an established county veteran service office must meet benchmarks for staff performance and reporting while maintaining the previous year’s funding level.“Local veteran service offices give veterans access to advising and assistance on benefits they are eligible for,” Farrington said. “For counties that do not have an accredited county service officer at hand, veterans are sometimes withheld from services they need.”Under the current veterans benefit model, the state supplies the Veteran Service Coalition with a grant to provide benefit services to veterans. Depending on the county, a Veteran Service Officer may only be available for a few hours each month at a single location such as a city library.Eleven Michigan counties are currently without a veteran service office. Farrington said this could be due to the number of veterans in the area, lack of funding or because the county partners with neighboring counties.“While Macomb County already has an accredited veteran service officer at its local department, this grant will still provide funding to help even further expand the level of service provided to veterans,” Farrington said.The measure, House Bill 5536, will be formally read into the record Thursday. 07Feb Farrington sponsors county grant legislation benefiting veteran serviceslast_img read more