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08:04 AM ET 07.18 | In a long list of to-dos, what is the Eagles' first move when the NFL opens for business? Assuming trades are allowed right away, I would figure the Eagles will let Kevin Kolb get on with his life. (They'll also sign a bunch of undrafted free agents, but that's kind of a footnote.) Freeing Kolb has seemed to be their clear intention, and it's definitely his focus. The only way Kolb wasn't going to be traded was if the lockout lasted well into the season and diminished his value. The lockout apparently is going to end this week, so see ya, Kev. Sure, the Eagles will be second-guessed if Michael Vick gets hurt and their season goes down the tubes. There has been absolutely no sign they are going to let that concern carry the day.

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July 18, 2011  08:28 AM ET

......Pfffft!

July 18, 2011  08:39 AM ET

So on even numbered days the T&R story is that they're trading him, but on odd numbered days the T&R is they'll keep him as a back-up.

July 18, 2011  08:50 AM ET

QB trade values do not diminish at the start of the season. If anything, they can improve when we see QBs start to go down with injuries.

July 18, 2011  08:54 AM ET

There's always JaMarcus Russel.

July 18, 2011  08:57 AM ET

The Interns are really putting the RUMOR in Truth and Rumors today

July 18, 2011  08:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

There's always JaMarcus Russel.

But it gets very cold in Philly in the winter - he could develop a nasty cough.

July 18, 2011  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

But it gets very cold in Philly in the winter - he could develop a nasty cough.

He seems pretty well insulated

July 18, 2011  09:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

He seems pretty well insulated

and as I understand it, he has a good cough syrup mix available.

July 18, 2011  09:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

But it gets very cold in Philly in the winter - he could develop a nasty cough.

He drinks codeine, by the gallon..... He couldn't cough if he tried.

July 18, 2011  09:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

There's always JaMarcus Russel.

BWAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!

July 18, 2011  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

He drinks codeine, by the gallon..... He couldn't cough if he tried.

that's why there is the sizzzurp!

July 18, 2011  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

QB trade values do not diminish at the start of the season. If anything, they can improve when we see QBs start to go down with injuries.

And it hard to find fresh corn on the Kolb after the summer ends.

July 18, 2011  09:29 AM ET

Kolb to the Vikings and Favre as a backup in Philly. That would crack me up.

July 18, 2011  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Kolb to the Vikings and Favre as a backup in Philly. That would crack me up.

Favre as a backup... he could skip training camp and no one would care for a change.

July 18, 2011  12:03 PM ET

The best way to solve the Kevin Kolb and Michael Vick controversy is to keep both quarterbacks. Mickael Vick can be number one and Kevin Kolb can be number two. What's so hard about that. Coach Andy Reid should alternate both quarterbacks during the regular season. Let Vick play two quarters and let Kolb play two quarters. David H. King, Norfolk, Virginia. Fan.

July 18, 2011  12:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Favre as a backup... he could skip training camp and no one would care for a change.

I didn't care that he skipped training camp last year. Did you? Did anyone?

Crap. Even Coach Gilligan didn't care.

July 18, 2011  12:53 PM ET

Why is this guy soooo relevant??? Do some interns at FN have a friggen man crush on this loser?? I wouldn't doubt it.

July 18, 2011  01:16 PM ET
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I didn't care that he skipped training camp last year. Did you? Did anyone?Crap. Even Coach Gilligan didn't care.

It didn't matter if Coach Gilligan cared... it's not like he was in charge.

July 18, 2011  01:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

There's always JaMarcus Russel.

Where is he parked these days?

 
July 18, 2011  01:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Why is this guy soooo relevant??? Do some interns at FN have a friggen man crush on this loser?? I wouldn't doubt it.

Concur...

In 5 Games started last year, the eagles went 2 - 3 and Kolb went 7 TDs / 8 Picks...

Is this what the rest of the League is Chomping at the Bit for?

Maybe Cleveland or Denver... Throw Miami in the mix too... but he's not gonna come in (a la Brady) and Start winning Super Bowls.

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