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Fitzgerald stumping for Kolb
Posted Feb. 07 at 11:10 PM
Larry Fitzgerald has apparently had it with the Derek Andersons and Max Halls of the world. He's rooting for a new quarterback in Arizona: Philadelphia's Kevin Kolb.
As reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter and picked up by the Eagles' team web site, Fitzgerald's "first recommendation" is that the team acquire Kevin Kolb this offseason. Kolb is expected to be traded by the Eagles, who will likely commit to Michael Vick long-term, assuming they can reach an agreement on compensation with another team.
Lots of teams need a quarterback: Arizona, Miami, Tennessee and San Francisco leap readily to mind. But the Cardinals should have the extra motivation of wanting to keep Fitzgerald (who is entering the final year of his contract) happy. Nothing will happen, of course, until the owners and players agree on a new collective bargaining agreement.
Another report, incidentally, has the Cardinals interested in Marc Bulger, who spent last year backing up Joe Flacco in Baltimore. The veteran figures to be a fallback option for a team that loses out on Kolb.
Posted by DAVID DIGREGORIO | Feb. 08 at 12:03 AM
Don't be so sure that the Eagles will give up Kolb. And, on an unrelated subject, did you ever consider having a forum here where readers can post?
Posted by ANDY RICHARDSON | Feb. 08 at 12:12 AM
I'm not 100 percent sure the Eagles will give up Kolb, especially given that Vick is a major injury risk. But even if they're eager to part with him for a high draft pick, they're going to publicly say they want to keep him, so as not to lose a bargaining edge. If they work out a long-term deal with Vick, though, I do think they will want to procure a high pick or two for Kolb rather than keep him around to only play if Vick gets injured, regardless of what they say. Regarding a forum, I think there was one at some point in the past, and it was scrapped for some reason. Perhaps somebody who knows the history of it will weigh in here. Discussions on posts such as this one, though, even ones that stray from the subject matter, are always fair game. We make an effort to put 2-3 items up each day even during the offseason, particularly if news warrants it.
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