Posted March 17, 2012

Report: Cardinals Shell Out $7 Million Roster Bonus To Retain Kevin Kolb

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Now that they’re officially out of the sweepstakes to land Peyton Manning, the Arizona Cardinals have turned in another direction to satisfy their quarterback needs — they’ve made a commitment to current starter Kevin Kolb. From Adam Schefter of ESPN:

The Cardinals signed Kolb to a six-year, $60 million contract last season. The former Philadelphia Eagle was largely disappointing in year one, missing seven games due to injury and going 3-6 as a starter. He completed only 57.7 percent of his passes, throwing nine touchdowns and eight interceptions.

The former Houston Cougar was the Eagles’ second-round pick in the 2007 draft. He has 4,037 career passing yards to date, with 20 TDs and 22 picks.