Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Source: First-round offer for Kolb

NEW ORLEANS -- The Eagles have received an offer for Kevin Kolb that would include a first round draft pick in exchange for the quarterback, a league source confirmed Monday.

Source: First-round offer for Kolb

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Eagles GM Howie Roseman said that there was "a lot of interest" in Kevin Kolb from other teams. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)
Eagles GM Howie Roseman said that there was "a lot of interest" in Kevin Kolb from other teams. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

NEW ORLEANS -- The Eagles have received an offer for Kevin Kolb that would include a first round draft pick in exchange for the quarterback, a league source confirmed Monday.

The source would not indicate what team the offer came from or the exact number of the draft pick, but Peter King of Sports Illustrated, who first reported the offer, wrote that Eagles coach Andy Reid was now "looking for a team with a higher choice."

On Sunday at the NFL owners meetings, Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said that there was "a lot of interest" in Kolb from other teams. There are approximately a dozen teams in need of a starting quarterback.

Asked Monday to confirm the report, Eagles president Joe Banner declined by echoed Roseman and said that there was "significant interest from a number of teams."

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As much as Reid and the Eagles may hope to procure a better offer they can't move Kolb until the lockout have been lifted. If the lockout was ended because of the players' injunction then the Eagles would be poised to deal Kolb right away. A new collective bargaining agreement, of course, would resume league business.

With five weeks left until the draft, the Eagles may actually be rooting for the players to win the injunction so that they can trade Kolb. Otherwise, they aren't likely to deal the 26-year-old after the draft.

Inquirer Staff Writer
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