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Report: Eagles receive inquiries about 3 QBs

Multiple teams have already called the Eagles to inquire about all three of their quarterbacks, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Report: Eagles receive inquiries about 3 QBs

Multiple teams have already called the Eagles to inquire about all three of their quarterbacks, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Not huge news, but of note for a couple different reasons.

The first is, no matter what Andy Reid and Donovan McNabb say publicly, teams are still calling to see if he's available.

The second is the inclusion of Kevin Kolb in Schefter's Tweet.

Michael Vick is obviously the most likely of the three to get dealt, even though NFL Network's Michael Lombardi reported last week that the Eagles could still keep him. And the McNabb speculation began before the first-round loss to the Cowboys was even over.

But the only way I can see the Birds dealing Kolb is if they want to make a long-term commitment to McNabb. And even then, it's no guarantee.

Kolb is due a base salary of $550,000 in 2010 and then becomes a restricted free agent in 2011. There really is no reason to trade him this offseason unless the Eagles are blown away with an offer. If McNabb stays, Kolb can stay as a good backup/insurance policy. Then you can decide what to do after next season. And obviously if McNabb is gone, Kolb gets his shot as the starter

By the way, Chris Rock said on NFL Network's pre-game show that McNabb was his favorite player because he always "takes complete responsibility" win or lose.


We'll be live-chatting the Super Bowl tonight, starting around 6 p.m. If you're anti-Super Bowl parties like me, hate the hype and just want to watch the game, be sure to join.

Here are picks and some prop bets I like. Lines provided by sportsbook.com.

COLTS (-4.5) vs. Saints
UNDER (57)

Will a team make a FG in the first quarter? NO (+105)
Total number of different Saints to have a rushing attempt: UNDER 4.5 (-125)
Will the Saints score a first-half rushing touchdown? YES (+110)
Over/Under for Carrie Underwood to sing the Star Spangled Banner: UNDER 1:42 (+110)
Pierre Thomas ruhing yards: UNDER 58.5 (even)
Peyton Manning passing yards: UNDER 310.5

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