Posted March 16, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Out of the race to nab Peyton Manning, the Arizona Cardinals are moving on with quarterback Kevin Kolb. Kolb remained on the Arizona roster at a 4 p.m. EDT deadline Friday, ensuring him a $7 million roster bonus that the team would not have paid if they had landed Manning. Coach Ken Whisenhunt issued a statement acknowledging that ''acquiring Peyton Manning is no longer an option for us.'' Also on Friday, the Cardinals agreed to terms on a five-year contract for offensive tackle Levi Brown, who had been released by Arizona on Tuesday in a salary cap move. The Cardinals were an early entry in the Manning sweepstakes. The four-time MVP, released by the Indianapolis Colts after missing last season following a series of neck surgeries, had dinner at Whisenhunt's house last Saturday night, then spent nearly 6 1/2 hours at the Cardinals' facility on Sunday. But as the week wore on, the Cardinals' hopes faded as the Tennessee Titans joined the Denver Broncos as contenders. In what had...
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