Thursday, July 21, 2011
Kolb, Larry Fitzgerald work out together
By Dan Graziano
So once the lockout ends and the league year begins, one of the first deals everybody expects to happen is the one that will send quarterback Kevin Kolb from the Eagles to the Cardinals. This is not a done deal, but a lot of people seem to be expecting it. Including, apparently, Kolb himself and the Cardinals' best player.
According to a report by Fox Sports Arizona, Kolb and Arizona receiver Larry Fitzgerald have spent some time working out together this offseason at Arizona State University. There is nothing illegal or untoward about this -- players from various teams have been working out on their own during the lockout and sometimes with players from other teams. But the idea that Kolb has spent time throwing passes to Fitzgerald surely indicates that the two have at least imagined the idea of playing together. It's also smart on both players' parts to do something like this, because there's nothing to lose and they might even derive some benefit from it when and if they're paired together.
Anyway, it remains to be seen whether Kolb goes to Arizona and whether the Eagles get draft picks, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie or some combination of the two in exchange. But if it does happen, Kolb will already have a head start on his relationship with his most important receiver.