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Friday, March 16, 2012
No more Kolb-to-Browns speculation

By Jamison Hensley

Some Browns fans thought Kevin Kolb would be productive in the Browns' West Coast offense. Some thought he would flop like so many other recent Browns quarterbacks. Others wondered whether the often-injured passer would survive playing in the hard-hitting AFC North.

No one will know how it would turn out, because Kolb won't be a free agent. According to ESPN's Suzy Kolber, the Arizona Cardinals have decided to keep Kolb on the team, which will trigger a $7 million roster bonus Saturday. The Cardinals are apparently out of the running for Peyton Manning, who seemed to skip the Lake Erie area in his free-agent tour.

With every passing day in free agency, it's looking like the Browns won't make an addition at quarterback before the draft. Cleveland could still take a quarterback like Texas A&M's Ryan Tannehill or Oklahoma State's Brandon Weeden in the first two rounds.