Earlier Wedensday evening we passed on and commented about a report from Sports Illustrated's Jim Trotter that the deal between the Arizona Cardinals and the Philadelphia Eagles was mission accomplished. Trotter later reneged on his report leaving us all wondering and waiting.
The deal isn't dead even if the early report might have jumped the gun. An agreement still remains very close as reported by Reuben Frank of CSN Philly.
Source: Kolb trade talks with Cardinals heating up
The Eagles and Cards have made "significant progress" toward reaching an agreement that would send Kevin Kolb to the Cards and Pro Bowl cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and additional compensation in the form of a draft pick to the Eagles, according to a league source familiar with negotiations. The source said that as of Wednesday evening, the deal was not done.
Frank went on to report that the Eagles asked Kevin Kolb to stay home in Texas and not report to camp with Philadelphia on Thursday. Eagles' coach Andy Reid reportedly wants to avoid the circus that would come with Kolb showing up and they certainly don't want him injured with a deal on the table.
What we said earlier about pressure and expectations on Kolb -- save that. It will apply soon enough.