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Can't see Kolb going to Cincy

Posted on: April 15, 2011 5:18 pm

With an NFL lockout, there can be no trades. And with no trades, there can be no starting job for Kevin Kolb.

So the Philadelphia quarterback sits and waits, and he's not alone. I know of one team out there that would love to have Kolb, and that's Cincinnati -- and why not? The Bengals won't have starter Carson Palmer back, though people close to the organization tell me owner Mike Brown still remains hopeful Palmer will change his mind.

That's not good news for anyone there interested in Kolb. Sources confirmed the Bengals won't consider dealing Palmer this year -- that is, after they're allowed to make trades -- and probably wouldn't for at least a year, maybe longer. That's because Brown OKs the deals, and he's not convinced Palmer is leaving.

Well, then, make him a party of one. Cincinnati coaches are making plans to address the position, and that's where Kolb comes in. They'd love to have him. But people around the league tell me they don't think the Bengals are serious contenders because Brown probably wouldn't consider giving up a first-round draft pick -- which is what it will take to get the guy.

The history supports them: The last time the Bengals made a significant draft-day deal was in 2004 when it traded the 17th overall choice to Denver for cornerback Deltha O'Neal.

In the meantime, the Bengals scout college quarterbacks, and expect them to make a move in that direction with one of their first two draft picks. What happens after that is anyone's guess. Philadelphia has said it would consider 2012 draft picks for Kolb, which is probably what we're looking at now, what with CBA talks at a stalemate.

Category: NFL

Since: Nov 30, 2008
Posted on: April 23, 2011 5:46 pm

Can't see Kolb going to Cincy

Kolbs not going anywhere until this stupid lock out is lifted

Since: Sep 26, 2006
Posted on: April 16, 2011 10:06 am

Can't see Kolb going to Cincy

Cincinnati is sports Syberia. I am glad I gave up my Bengals tickets 10 years ago. Mike Brown is an example of what is wrong with socialism in sports. He has no motivation as a result of revenue sharing to put a good product on the field.

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