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Reid Says There Was No Specific Talks About Kolb Before Lockout

According to Les Bowen of, there has been much hopeful speculation in Eagles Nation about the potential trade of quarterback Kevin Kolb. Specifically, fans are hoping that a deal is already prepared to be consummated as soon as the lockout ends and the Eagles can look forward to a bounty of draft picks falling into their laps.

Eagles head coach Andy Reid threw cold water on such speculation Wednesday morning. Reid said the way he understood the prelockout offseason rules, “you weren’t supposed to finalize any deals and even get into that type of talk about deals.” Contrary to what some fans think, the brief thaw in the lockout during the draft did not loosen restrictions on trade discussion.

Reid said a number of teams indicated interest back before the league shut down, but “you don’t know how serious they are, because in the National Football League, nothing happens until it has to happen. You have an idea of who’s interested in quarterbacks . . . but you couldn’t do any deals then. You never got to that point where it’s real serious; it was too far in advance,” Reid said. “And you can’t talk at all now. So, if he ends up going somewhere, more power to him, he deserves that opportunity. But I also like him here.”

To paraphrase, Kolb will probably be traded once the lockout ends but no one knows who will win the Kolb sweepstakes or how much loot in the form of draft picks the Eagles will get.

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