UPDATE: The deal finally became official just before 3 p.m. The Eagles have traded Kolb to the Arizona Cardinals for cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and a second round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. Kolb promptly signed a five-year extension with the Cards worth $63 million, with $20 million guaranteed.
Blame an overanxious intern. Or blame the Eagles’ front office for not getting a deal done yet.
Either way, the Eagles were offering fans a chance to purchase jerseys with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie’s name and the No. 29 yesterday on the team’s official website. They have since been removed.
Are we reading too much into this? Probably. But, it certainly adds credible fuel to the fire that a deal sending Kevin Kolb to Arizona in exchange for Rodgers-Cromartie and a draft pick (to be named later) is still in the works.
The hiccup? The Cardinals are trying to finalize a mulit-year contract for Kolb, according to sources, while the two sides also haggle over the value of the draft pick.
Kolb didn’t show up at Eagles training camp yesterday, and he isn’t expected to be there today. Calls to the quarterback’s agent were not returned.