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Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Driving up the price for Kevin Kolb?

By Mike Sando

The lockout prevents the Philadelphia Eagles and Arizona Cardinals from formally discussing a trade for quarterback Kevin Kolb or anyone else.

Nothing is stopping them from communicating through the news media.

News that the Cardinals were prepared to offer cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie for Kolb wasn't going to pass quietly.

Now comes word that the Eagles wouldn't bite on such an offer.

"The Eagles, though, will want to get as much as possible in return," Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer wrote. "And right now Rodgers-Cromartie, who XTRA 910 Sports radio in Phoenix reported the Cardinals were prepared to offer, is not enough, a league source said."

McLane points to Seattle, Tennessee and Miami as potential destinations for Kolb. A quick look at those teams' viability:
Seattle and Miami could be playing coy, but as the Kolb-related speculation builds, the price for Kolb doesn't necessarily increase. The Eagles will try to draw in as many potential suitors as possible to drive up the price. Will the Seahawks and other teams play along, or are those teams sincerely interested in Kolb as well?