We’ve seen a number of NFL news sources speculating that the Cardinals could trade cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to the Eagles for quarterback Kevin Kolb when the lockout ends. But one source close to the Cardinals doesn’t see it happening.
That source would be the Cardinals’ official web site, where Darren Urban writes that if anything, the Cardinals want to solidify the cornerback position and make sure they have three guys who can play corner. At the moment, the Cardinals have Rodgers-Cromartie and rookie Patrick Peterson penciled in as the starters, with Greg Toler at No. 3. Arizona likely doesn’t feel comfortable enough at cornerback to get rid of Rodgers-Cromartie.
Of course, Arizona doesn’t have any reason to feel comfortable at quarterback, either, and if the Cardinals’ coaches think Kolb is a high-quality NFL starter, acquiring him would be worth losing their top cornerback, especially after they just drafted a rookie whom they hope will be a shutdown corner for years to come.
But for now, the indications coming out of Arizona are that Rodgers-Cromartie isn’t going anywhere.