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The Cardinals managed one first down in Leinart's two series. He was not available to talk to reporters afterward.
Whisenhunt was asked if he could feel good about Leinart as a backup going into the season after what has transpired the last few days.
"Well, no one's said he's our backup yet," Whisenhunt said. "That's something that I want to sit down with a lot of guys on our team and have discussions about where we think that's going to fit in."
As was the case in Shanahan's days with Denver, his main players took the fourth preseason game off, including quarterbacks Donovan McNabb and Rex Grossman. Richard Bartel and John Beck split time at quarterback. Bartel threw 21 yards to Terrence Austin on the first play of the fourth quarter for Washington's lone touchdown.
Hall relieved Leinart with eight minutes left in the first half and directed 12-play, 81-yard scoring drive, culminated by Alfonso Smith's 3-yard TD run.
The first time the Cardinals had the ball in the second half, Hall led team 48 yards in 10 plays before Jay Feeley kicked a 28-yard field goal.
On Hall's final series, Arizona went four plays in 47 yards. Hall scored on a 6-yard run, holding the ball over the pylon with his left hand for the score.
John Skelton, Arizona's fifth-round pick out of Fordham, finished off the game at quarterback.
Willie Parker had a 13-yard run and a 15-yard reception on Washington's first possession. Graham Gano's 40-yard field goal was nullified by a holding penalty, then he kicked a 50-yarder to tie it at 3.
NOTES: Arizona cornerback Michael Adams left the game with a strained shoulder. ... Before the game, the Redskins listed 29 players as not expected to play, the Cardinals five. ... Washington signed Beck to a two-year contract extension on Wednesday.
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