AZCentral.com's Kent Somers was on hand for the Arizona Cardinals press conference with head coach Ken Whisenhunt and general manager Rod Graves on Thursday as both men spoke about the Cardinals' current situation with a quarterback, and talks with key free agents Levi Brown and Calais Campbell.
Whisenhunt noted that Kevin Kolb remains the team's starting QB but will have certainly have competition. Both Whisenhunt and Graves maintained that they are open to "opportunities to get better," which could come in the from of Peyton Manning. Graves believes Arizona can win the trio quarterbacks they already have in Kolb, John Skelton and Rich Bartel.
Somers feels that If Peyton Manning is cut, the Cardinals will definitely be interested, but a lot of things have to 'come together' for Manning come to Arizona. The team will pay Kolb his $7 million roster bonus by the St. Patrick's Day due date as Manning's health status will not be fully developed by then, and the team needs a signal caller.
As for Levi Brown, talks are on-going, though Graves noted that Brown has expressed an interest to return to Arizona, and the Cards would certainly like him back. Graves described talks with Calais Campbell as "fruitful," though nothing has come of them yet.
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