The Cardinals, who are going to release quarterback Derek Anderson, have been in the market talking with the Eagles about Kevin Kolb, and with Denver for Kyle Orton. All along it has been assumed that Kolb will be a Cardinal in 2011, now the two sides simply have to decide on a deal and if the compensation is enough to get Kolb in Arizona for 2011.
Cardinals officials had trade discussions with the Eagles for Kevin Kolb and with the Broncos for Kyle Orton. They also expressed interest in signing former Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck and Ravens quarterback Marc Bulger. Kolb is the Cardinals’ top choice, and their efforts to get him were bolstered when the Seahawks agreed to terms Tuesday with former Vikings quarterback Tavaris Jackson.
The Cardinals are still discussing compensation with the Eagles, who reportedly are seeking a starter and at least a high draft pick. The Cardinals are willing to part with starting cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, but the two sides apparently can’t agree on other parts of the deal and the Cardinals would have to sign Kolb to a new deal.