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Report: Bills to put Kevin Kolb on IR


If Bills quarterback Kevin Kolb hadn’t suffered a concussion during the preseason, the Bills possibly would have cut him, avoiding a base salary of $1.65 million and a roster bonus of $250,000.  They’ll now avoid the roster bonus, but not the base salary.

According to Joe Buscaglia of 550 WGR, the Bills will place Kolb on injured reserve.  Technically, he would be waived from IR or released with an injury settlement, reducing the team’s total financial obligation even more.  Either way, he won’t play for the Bills in 2013.

The Bills, per Buscaglia, also will place receiver Brad Smith and fullback Drew Smith on injured reserve.

For Kolb, it could be the end of the line.  A second-round pick in 2007, he bounced from Philly to Arizona and then to Buffalo, with a fairly routine hit putting him out of action indefinitely.

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30 Responses to “Report: Bills to put Kevin Kolb on IR”
  1. floratiotime says: Aug 30, 2013 5:52 PM

    Few NFL players have done so little for so much money as Kevin Kolb. When will the NFL learn that backup QBs are terrible ?

  2. mancave001 says: Aug 30, 2013 5:57 PM

    Sad story. He’s a great guy and I think given the right situation he could have been good. But his body just can’t hold up and he never had a consistent chance to start with a team that wasn’t a joke. At least he’s rich.

  3. jhorton83 says: Aug 30, 2013 6:02 PM

    Likely the end of the line for Mr. Glass. He reminds me a little bit of Jim Miller. Was actually a decent QB when he was on the field, but just constantly injured.

  4. icdogg says: Aug 30, 2013 6:07 PM

    I guess he’s also eligible for that concussion lawsuit.

  5. steelerconsensus says: Aug 30, 2013 6:13 PM

    The Jets will still take him.

  6. jacksonjames4 says: Aug 30, 2013 6:15 PM

    Preseason needs to go away. There shouldn’t be this many players going on IR before the season even starts . The Bills are screwed !

  7. braddavery says: Aug 30, 2013 6:16 PM

    Well, this team is now cemented as E.J. Manuel’s. I hope he can make a quick recovery from knee surgery.

  8. thetooloftools says: Aug 30, 2013 6:20 PM

    Wow. There is nothing funny about this. Good luck Kevin. Godspeed.

  9. jimthebuilder27 says: Aug 30, 2013 6:25 PM

    At least he got to be a millionaire for 7 years of “work.”

  10. donth8thehorns says: Aug 30, 2013 6:28 PM

    Good luck Kevin! Solid guy! Unfortunate

  11. iam6thatthatiam says: Aug 30, 2013 6:43 PM

    He was trash…Bout time he out of the league.

  12. docboss says: Aug 30, 2013 6:54 PM

    Ditto mancave001.

  13. thegreatgabbert says: Aug 30, 2013 6:57 PM

    They put him on IR.

    I. R. Done.

  14. prmpft says: Aug 30, 2013 7:11 PM

    Fitzpatrick to the Titans – DOH!

  15. EJ says: Aug 30, 2013 7:41 PM

    They will most likely settle with Kolb financially and cut him.

    Keeping Lewis over Leinart was smart of Marrone. Lewis’ skill set is more like EJ Manuel’s and will fit Buffalo’s system much better than Leinart would have.

  16. don2074978 says: Aug 30, 2013 8:20 PM

    He doesn’t have to worry about his VISA card being rejected He got at least 21M$ from the Cardinals

  17. ralphwilsonisrich says: Aug 30, 2013 8:45 PM

    Been waiting for Jim Kelly’s replacement since 1996!

  18. mulehead70 says: Aug 30, 2013 8:55 PM

    Kolb was a system QB. If you’re running a WC offense, he’s your guy. Problem is, he went to teams that did not run that system.

    A.J. Feeley had the same problem.

    That said, I hope Kolb recovers and calls it a career. Your health is far more important.

  19. 8man says: Aug 30, 2013 10:02 PM


    Time to become a banker.

  20. boyshole25 says: Aug 30, 2013 10:10 PM

    Kid looks like Steve Hurlburt

  21. dirtyharry1971 says: Aug 30, 2013 11:17 PM

    the Bills continue to make terrible player moves, there is no other way of putting it. I love this team but at the end of the day I don’t even know why

  22. youcantmakemepickausername says: Aug 30, 2013 11:27 PM

    Kevin, you have money in the bank, just retire.

    And just think, you’ll always be a legend in Philadelphia. You can be the starting QB on the “Philadelphia athletes/coaches that accomplished nothing yet the idiot fans still love and think they’re great” team. You can be the QB, Buddy Ryan can be the head coach.

  23. orivar says: Aug 30, 2013 11:29 PM

    I feel bad for Kolb. He’s had the worst luck and when he was in a good situation, Arizona, they couldn’t protect him. He’s gotten hit so much that he just can’t hold up now. He’s a good QB, at least average..better than Matt Cassel and a few others for sure.

    He’s done nothing wrong to me and I have nothing bad to say about him. Wish him well.

  24. hendeeze says: Aug 31, 2013 12:04 AM

    Concussed with a bit of David Carr syndrome?

    Still a better QB than what the Raiders got.

  25. azbearsfan says: Aug 31, 2013 12:55 AM

    Has anyone (besides a politician) ever been paid so much for working so little? This dude just keeps winning the lottery.

  26. indychiefsfan says: Aug 31, 2013 1:28 AM

    I would never joke about a person`s career ending via injury and hopefully you wouldn’t either. However…..I am stupified by the moola this man made in that short period of time in relation to his contributions to the rosters he graced. God Speed Glass Joe.

  27. eaglefan94 says: Aug 31, 2013 8:04 AM

    At least he got to be a millionaire for 7 years of “work.”


    What a BS comment. Kevin Kolb definitely didn’t have the most successful career as a starter, but if you’re saying that he didn’t work hard to get where he was, you’re delusional. Did he deserve the big contract the Cardinals gave him? No. But to say he didn’t work is not fair.

  28. 11thstreetmafia says: Aug 31, 2013 9:29 AM

    So, he made all of zero starts before getting hurt. What a bum.

  29. nomesayin says: Aug 31, 2013 3:55 PM

    Am I the only one who thinks he looks like Billie Joe Armstrong of Greenday?

  30. logancsmama says: Sep 4, 2013 11:37 AM

    I truly appreciate the comment that it is unfair to say this guy didn’t work hard to get where he is…or was? My son actually played with him on their high school team in Stephenville, Texas. Their program was rigorous and relentless. All those boys worked their tails off. Maybe everybody is forgetting his rookie year? I think he was “Rookie of the year?” Rightly so…he played fantastic and Philly really screwed him over letting Vick come back and take his spot. He’d earned that, was in a rhythm with that team. It is a sad story, but Kevin is truly a humble, likeable, great guy.

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