The Arizona Cardinals have placed QB Kevin Kolb on season-ending injured reserve.
The team just claimed Brian Hoyer off of waivers a few days ago and recent reports indicated that Kolb’s rib injury wasn’t healing as fast as they would have liked, so the decision makes plenty of sense at this point.
Kolb’s time with the Cardinals figures to be coming to an end, as the team can release him in the coming months rather than pay his $10 million base salary for the next three seasons. The Eagles received Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and a second-round draft pick that they turned into DE Vinny Curry in return for Kolb.
“Whenever the cartilage broke, (the ribs) are laying underneath my sternum,” says Kolb. “That’s how they are trying to heal, rather than healing where it’s butted up straight against it like a normal cracked rib, flush with each other, mine are laid underneath there. That’s what extends the process.”
The Cardinals have received below-average production under center from John Skelton and Ryan Lindley, having dropped out of the playoff hunt after losing Kolb. At this point, the team is more focused on their quarterback resting his ribs for next season considering the voluminous sum of money Arizona has committed to Kolb.