Nevada officials reach out to Dbacks on potential

first_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Clayton said that it is very likely the Indianapolis Coltswill release Manning because the organization is headingin a new direction. However, no matter how enticing itwould be for a MVP quarterback to be able to throw toLarry Fitzgerald, the Cardinals would have to either giveup Kolb, or spend more money to keep both.The Cards traded cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartieand a second round draft pick for Kolb last summer, andthen signed him to a five-year, $64 million contract with$21 million guaranteed. Kolb threw 1,955 yards averaging 7.73 yards per passattempt in 2011. He had nine passing touchdowns, butfumbled seven times and threw eight interceptions.Kolb, 27, would be difficult to give up, which could leavethe franchise placing their hope in the recuperatingManning.Clayton also emphasized that it’s not a matter of beingcheap, but managing resources and working with Kolb.“Seeing how the Bidwills have run that franchise, I wouldthink they‘d say, ‘No. You wanted Kolb; you get Kolb andmake the best out of it,” Clayton said.But Manning has played in a dome his entire professionalcareer, and Arizona is the only one of the teamsinterested in him that offers a closed roof. Money tends to play an important role with deals, tradesand contract offers. But if money isn’t the driving forcefor Peyton Manning if he is released from the Colts, itcould make it easier for the Cardinals to go after him.ESPN NFL insider John Clayton told Arizona Sports 620’sDoug and Wolf that Cardinals owner Bill Bidwill would notpay for two quarterbacks in two years.“They were not cheap in anything they did in lastoffseason,” Clayton said. “They put a lot of money out infree agency; they put a lot of money out in the Kevin Kolbtrade. I just don’t know if they’re ready to say goodbyeto Kevin Kolb in one year.” Top Stories According to Clayton, Manning may be willing to take asmaller salary with the Cardinals than with any other teambecause of the option of a controlled climate. Comments   Share   What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img