While rumors swirl that the Arizona Cardinals have been attempting to attract a trade partner for quarterback Matt Leinart, league sources told The Sports Xchange on Thursday that the four-year veteran and his representatives have been granted permission to seek potential suitors for a deal.
But a quick survey of the several franchises rumored to have an interest in Leinart indicated that none has heard from anyone representing him.
Leinart's agent, Tom Condon, on Thursday declined to address his client's future, either with the Cardinals specifically or in the league in general.
It is not unusual for a franchise attempting to trade a player to grant permission for the player or his agents to test the market themselves. The team, though, still has the prerogative to accept trade conditions, if they are worked out.
It is unclear, if indeed the Cardinals are attempting to trade Leinart, as some reports have indicated, exactly what they are seeking in return for the '04 Heisman Trophy winner. That uncertainty involving an asking price might be one possible hurdle facing Leinart and his representatives.