David Blough to start at QB for Cardinals vs. Falcons

There has been a change in plans for the Arizona Cardinals this week. Quarterback Colt McCoy returned to practice after clearing concussion protocols and was slated to start against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

That will not happen. David Blough, signed last week, will make the start at quarterback, head coach Kliff Kingsbury told reporters Friday after practice.

McCoy was not present at the open part of practice Friday after being a full participant both Wednesday and Thursday. Kingsbury said McCoy experienced concussion symptoms and ruled him out for the game.

It will be Blough who starts instead of Trace McSorley, who made his first NFL start on Sunday in the Cardinals’ 19-16 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Blough made five starts for the Detroit Lions in 2019. They lost all five of those games.

Blough, in seven career appearances, has completed 54.3% of his passes for 1,033 yards, fourth touchdowns and seven interceptions.

He will be the fourth quarterback to start for the Cardinals this season.

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