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Report: Cardinals Release QB Kevin Kolb

Update:

Adam Caplan reports that the Arizona Cardinals released QB Kevin Kolb on Friday after he refused to take a pay cut.

Caplan adds that the two sides reportedly “discussed various options for him to return,” but ultimately were not able to reach an agreement.

Kolb had a $2 million roster bonus that was due on Saturday, so a decision had to be made today.

  • Kent Somers reports that Kolb is not a June 1 release which means Arizona takes the entire $6 million cap charge this year.
  • Mike Garafolo mentions that there’s still a chance he could re-sign with the Cardinals.
  • Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News tweeted that it wouldn’t be surprising to see Kolb end up as the Jets starter at some point.
  • The Cardinals have announced the roster move.

Buffalo, Cleveland and possibly Tampa Bay could all show some interest in Kolb at some point as well.

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Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that the Arizona Cardinals have yet to decide whether or not to pickup QB Kevin’s Kolb $2 million roster bonus that will be due on Saturday.

Ian Rapoport reports that his sources have informed him that Kolb is likely to be released in the next few days.

Kolb also has a $9 million base salary and a $500,000 roster bonus coming his way next season, but the Cardinals have already placed a second-round tender on restricted free agent Brian Hoyer and signed Drew Stanton to a multi-year agreement. Kolb’s cap number for next season is a staggering $13.5 million.

Marty Mornhinweg is the Jets new offensive coordinator and spent time working with Kolb while in Philadelphia. New York has said that they intend to bring in competition at the quarterbacks position and so far, David Garrard has been the only quarterback signed.

This figures to be something to watch in the coming weeks.

 

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