Report: Kolb poised to sign with Bills

March, 30, 2013
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The Jets won't sign former Cards QB Kevin Kolb, after all. But they will face him twice a year.

The quarterback-needy Bills, who recently cut starter Ryan Fitzpatrick, were wrapping up a contract Saturday night with Kolb, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

The Jets had some interest in Kolb, who played for offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg in Philadelphia, but they're content to stand pat at quarterback through the draft. They have Mark Sanchez, Greg McElroy, Tim Tebow, recently signed David Garrard and Matt Simms, although Tebow isn't expected to be with the team in 2013.

The veteran QB market has thinned out considerably; and it wasn't that deep to begin with. Seahawks backup Matt Flynn reportedly is on the trading block, but he could wind up with the Raiders, who probably will release starter Carson Palmer. There might be a small segment of the Jets' organization that would be interested in Palmer, but his asking price likely would exceed the team's budget -- and it's hard to imagine Palmer wanting to play for the Jets.

The Jets could always draft a quarterback, but that doesn't appear to be their plan -- at least not in the first round.

Rich Cimini

ESPN New York Jets reporter

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