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2/28 Arizona Cardinals news: Reactions to Alex Smith trade, Kevin Kolb, Matt Cassel

You Thursday morning Cardinals and NFL news roundup.

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Alex Smith was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs. Matt Cassel might be on the list of QB candidates for the Cardinals. Kevin Kolb might still be the best candidate.

Around the NFL, the 49ers might be trying to get Darrelle Revis, and there are Combine results.

Cardinals:

Word From the Birds Blog | Exhausting QB possibilities and more scuttlebutt
The talk reminded me of something general manager Steve Keim recently said when it came to the QB search: "We will exhaust every resource we have."

Word From the Birds Blog | Free agents list and comp picks
The Cards have talked to many of the agents for free agents, but again, I don’t think anything is about to pop.

Kolb's appeal grows as Cards' options shrink
Cardinals' QB options: Alex Smith, gone; Matt Barkley, suspect; Kevin Kolb, ever more appealing.

Inside Slant: Alex Smith vs. Matt Cassel - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Alex Smith, Tom Brady and the NFL scouting combine played starring roles in the Inside Slant podcast Wednesday.

Alex Smith to Chiefs: Thoughts on trade - NFC West Blog - ESPN
News broke this week that Arizona was also interested in Smith. The 49ers weren't going to make a deal in the division, most likely. The Cardinals knew that. They weren't counting on Smith. Their search for quarterback answers continues.

No Smith, no problem -- Cardinals have other options ArizonaSports.com
Clearly the Cardinals don't benefit from the move…on multiple levels. I'm not sure they were ever on the Niners' list, but clearly, they're off it now.

Alex Smith to Chiefs: first impression | Insiders
The Cardinals had some interest in Smith, but I doubt seriously they would have agreed to such a high price. No wonder the 49ers were willing to commit to a deal now, about two weeks before an agreement can officially be reached.

NFL:

NFL trade rumors: 49ers pursuing Darrelle Revis, according to report - SBNation.com
According to sources, the San Francisco 49ers are in pursuit of All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis.

Draft Tyrann Mathieu: Three Reasons Why - SBNation.com
Dan Rubenstein gives three reasons why an NFL team should feel good about drafting former LSU CB Tyrann Matthieu in the upcoming 2013 NFL Draft.

The List: Expectations set by downtrodden Chiefs fans over the years - SBNation.com
Fans of the Kansas City Chiefs have struggled to properly set expectations over the last 19 years and one month and change since their last playoff win. Here are some of them.

2013 NFL Combine: 10 Takeaways from the weekend in Indianapolis - SBNation.com
After a weekend at the NFL Scouting Combine, here are some things to take away from the event.

Will Beatty Signing: Beatty gets 5-year, $38.75M deal from Giants - Big Blue View
Will Beatty will protect Eli Manning's blind side next season. He has agreed to a five-year contract with the Giants.

Cowboys restructure DeMarcus Ware's contract, more to come? - SBNation.com
In need of salary cap space, the Dallas Cowboys restructured DeMarcus Ware's contract. Jason Witten and Brandon Carr could be the next to receive reworked deals.

Marques Colston restructures deal with Saints, per report - SBNation.com
According to Jason LaCanfora, the Saints have restructured the deal of WR Marques Colston.

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