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Kolb, Skelton still batting for Cardinals starting QB job

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Arizona Cardinals are in the same boat that they were in last season. The team does not have a clear-cut No. 1 quarterback.

John Skelton and Kevin Kolb split the snaps last season. Now, fast forward several months, and the Cardinals are rotating both quarterbacks with the first team.

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb gets ready to throw the ball down the field against the San Francisco 49ers
Kevin Kolb gets ready to throw the ball down the field against the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Kolb began the session. Skelton came in later and ended the session. According to team officials, the team has an open competition for the job.

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This is not expected to be a good sign for Kolb. The team appears to be losing confidence in Kolb, who is in his second season with the team.

He was acquired before the 2011 season in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles. It is yet to be determined if Kolb will receive the starting nod on Opening Day.

If he becomes the starter, it likely may not be due to his skills. It may be because of his excessive contract.

Typically, the highest-paid quarterback starts for the team. At any point, if Kolb falters, Skelton will be there to get the job done.

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If he’s able to do that. The Victoria, Texas-born athlete appeared in nine games last season.

He went 3-6 in those starts. He went 146 of 253 for 1,955 yards. Kolb had nine touchdown passes and eight interceptions.

Skelton appeared in eight games in 2011. He was 5-2 in seven starts. The El Paso, Texas-born athlete went 151 of 275 for 1,913 passing yards.

He had 11 touchdown passes and 14 interceptions.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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