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Doug Marrone not sure if Kevin Kolb plans to play in 2014

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The Bills started the preseason with a quarterback decision to make between E.J. Manuel and Kevin Kolb, but the competition came to a halt in August when Kevin Kolb was placed on injured reserve because of a concussion.

It was the latest in a series of concussions for Kolb, raising questions about whether or not he’d be able to continue his career in 2014. He’s got a contract with the Bills, but coach Doug Marrone said Friday that the answer remains unknown.

“He’s under contract and I’m not aware of really what exactly is going on right now, whether he’s planning to come back, whether he’s not going to come back,” Marrone said during an interview with WGR 550, via “I have not been informed of anything to that nature.”

Kolb is set to count $3.6 million against the cap in 2014 and has a roster bonus of $1 million due on the third day of the new league year. Both of those things make is hard to see him back with the same contract even if there weren’t real doubts about his ability to continue playing.

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11 Responses to “Doug Marrone not sure if Kevin Kolb plans to play in 2014”
  1. anicra says: Feb 14, 2014 2:09 PM

    Mr Glass to the Texans, Jaguars, Raiders or Vikings?

  2. wishingtonredslur says: Feb 14, 2014 2:14 PM

    He also tripped on a map.

  3. wishingtonredslur says: Feb 14, 2014 2:14 PM


  4. billclintonspetkraken says: Feb 14, 2014 2:16 PM

    Retire while you still have your brain intact, Kolb. You’ve made a lot more money than any of us can dream of. Call it a career.

  5. corkspop says: Feb 14, 2014 2:21 PM

    I’d still like to see what he has. Played well when he had an offensive line in front of him (Philly)…….. and when he wasn’t injured.

  6. ochospantalones says: Feb 14, 2014 2:51 PM

    Obviously the repeated head injuries are Kolb’s fault. What a loser.

  7. 21stnprime says: Feb 14, 2014 3:00 PM

    He’s the third best QB on the team. they’ll probably cut him if he doesn’t retire.

  8. blackbug99 says: Feb 14, 2014 4:49 PM

    Being from the Buffalo area….I wouldn’t have minded seeing what he had, and avoiding the QB carousel we ended up with. It’s up to him to come back or not…I’d err on the side of caution and health!

  9. fordmandalay says: Feb 14, 2014 5:53 PM

    Kolb has made the most money while doing the least his whole career. Why shouldn’t he continue accepting paychecks for holding a clipboard as long as teams keep signing him? Milk it as long as you can, buddy.

  10. fumblenuts says: Feb 15, 2014 2:35 AM

    Hang up your cleats and call it a career. You’ve made A LOT of money and have nothing else to prove. STAY HEALTHY!

  11. rogerrodgers says: Feb 15, 2014 8:51 PM

    Kolb needs to retire and go into knitting. Who the hell is still paying this guy to hangout on this practice field?

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