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3/16 Arizona Cardinals news: Thoughts on Kevin Kolb, more free agency movement

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The biggest news on Friday was that the Arizona Cardinals released Kevin Kolb. People have a lot to say about it. After that, there are looks at what the newest Cardinals will contribute, in addition to lots more NFL moves.


Word From the Birds Blog | The Kolb experience
There’s no way to paint Kolb’s two-year tenure with the Cards as good. Everyone knows that.

Word From the Birds Blog | The market and the Cards’ newest additions
The Cardinals not only let Kevin Kolb go today, but they added a couple of defensive pieces needed: Defensive end Matt Shaughnessy, who provides depth behind Darnell Dockett and Calais Campbell, and Antoine Cason, who will join Patrick Peterson and Jerraud Powers as the Cards’ top three cornerbacks in all probability.

Arizona Cardinals' quest for starting quarterback continues
6 quarterbacks have started for the Arizona Cardinals since Kurt Warner retired after the 2009 NFL season. We take a look at the Cardinals' quest to replace Warner. Is Drew Stanton the answer at QB for the franchise? Kurt Warner 1 of 8 This is the fourth consecutive off-season in which the Cardinals’ priority has been to find a replacement for Kurt Warner, who retired after the 2009 season. Warner played for five seasons with the Cardinals, starting 57 games. He threw for 106 touchdowns during his tenure in Arizona, leading the team to a Super Bowl appearance and to two consecutive postseason berths.

Initial thoughts on Arizona Cardinals releasing Kevin Kolb | Insiders
Two seasons later, Whisenhunt and Graves are gone. And now Kolb. The trade obviously didn’t work out, and the blame can be widely spread.

It's official: Cardinals release QB Kolb
Cardinals release Kevin Kolb after two injury-plagued seasons as quarterback quandary continues.

Antoine Cason and Cards' approach to FA - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The Arizona Cardinals keep adding lower-priced veterans on short-term contracts as they transition toward a future under new coach Bruce Arians.

Shaughnessy bolsters Cards' line rotation - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The Arizona Cardinals' contract agreement with Oakland Raiders unrestricted free agent Matt Shaughnessy adds quality depth to the team's line rotation, presumably behind Calais Campbell in particular.

A few thoughts on post-Kolb QB picture - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Drew Stanton is the leader in the Arizona Cardinals' quarterback clubhouse following Kevin Kolb's release Friday.

Kevin Kolb's release no shock, but big deal - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Arizona paid $20,504,650 to Kolb for two seasons in which the quarterback ranked 33rd out of 38 qualifying players in Total QBR. The team posted a 6-8 record in games Kolb started, compared to 6-7 in games John Skelton started.


Elvis Dumervil released by Broncos, fax machine faux pas to blame -
Dumervil is a free agent after some fax machine mishap.

NFL free agency roundup: Connor Barwin signs, Patriots have busy Friday -
Four days into the NFL free agency period, and the news hasn't slowed down. Among Friday's highlights: Connor Barwin signs with the Eagles and the Patriots make moves.

Snorting Green Jell-O with Rams punter Johnny Hekker -
Come and ride the rails with the Rams punter.

Habemus Packem: Minnesota Vikings Sign Greg Jennings - Daily Norseman
After letting the initial rush of free agency settle down a little bit, the Minnesota Vikings finally made a move at the wide receiver position on Friday.

If NFL free agency was like college football recruiting: A cautionary tale -
What would happen if an NFL free agent had to go through the college recruiting process to sign?

NFL free agency 2013: Fantasy football impact of latest moves -
Free agency shook up NFL depth charts over the past few days. So, naturally, we need whose stock is rising and falling in fantasy football for 2013.

Free agency moves helping teams set NFL Draft boards -
Drew Stanton believes he can be the starting quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals. His head coach Bruce Arians, who had him with the Indianapolis Colts last season, may think the same.

NFL free agent grades: Falcons hope Steven Jackson puts them over the top -
The Atlanta Falcons added some veteran help on offense, as they signed Steven Jackson to bolster their running backs in the biggest free agency move of the day. How did your team do with their signings?

Geno Smith locked into top 10 following pro day -
The West Virginia quarterback is generating plenty of buzz from NFL analysts and, more importantly, personnel members.

Elvis Dumervil's contract 'out of whack,' John Elway says -
John Elway made no secret about his thoughts on Elvis Dumervil's pay rate.

Greg Jennings contract: Vikings WR could make $47.5 million -
Greg Jennings may not have gotten the $11 million per season he wanted, but he will still be one of the highest paid receivers in the NFL.

Adrian Wilson signs with Patriots -
The Patriots reached an agreement with veteran free agent safety Adrian Wilson on Friday.

2013 NFL free agency: Greg Jennings signs with Vikings -
Former Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings has reached a deal with his former NFC North rival, the Minnesota Vikings.

NFL news roundup: Elvis Dumervil, Tony Gonzalez, tuck rule and more -
The fourth day of the new league year was quieter than the first two days, but plenty still happened. Here's what you may have missed.

Antoine Cason signs 1-year deal with Cardinals -
Cason nabbed at least a pair of interceptions in each of his five seasons with the Chargers.

A.J. Hawk restructures contract with Packers -
The new contract could free up cap space for new contracts for players like Aaron Rodgers, Clay Matthews and B.J. Raji.

Eagles acquire WR Arrelious Benn from Buccaneers -
The Philadelphia Eagles received wide receiver Arrelious Benn in a trade made on Friday with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Elvis Dumervil released by Broncos, fax machine faux pas to blame -
Dumervil is a free agent after some fax machine mishap.

Willie Colon signs 1-year deal with Jets, according to report -
Willie Colon was a free agent for all of two days, signing with the Jets on Friday after the Steelers released him on Wednesday.

Elvis Dumervil contract: Broncos DE agrees to salary reduction, according to report -
The Denver Broncos were able to convince Elvis Dumervil to restructure his contract Friday, scoring yet another big win for John Elway.

NFL Free Agency: Louis Delmas signs with Lions -
The Detroit Lions are banking on Louis Delmas being able to stay healthy by inking him to a two-year deal.

NFL free agency roundup: Connor Barwin signs, Patriots have busy Friday -
Four days into the NFL free agency period, and the news hasn't slowed down. Among Friday's highlights: Connor Barwin signs with the Eagles and the Patriots make moves.

Danny Woodhead, Chargers agree on 2-year deal -
Danny Woodhead is leaving New England for San Diego after agreeing to a deal with the Chargers.

Tom Zbikowski released by Colts, according to report -
The Indianapolis Colts reportedly parted ways with safety Tom Zbikowski on Friday. The five-year veteran spent one season with the franchise.

Kyle Arrington, Patriots reach 4-year contract, according to report -
Kyle Arrington has agreed in principle on a four-year contract with the Patriots. Now the team turns its attention to Aqib Talib.

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