NFL Rumors: Cleveland Browns Have No Interest in Kevin Kolb

Brian MurtaughAnalyst IMay 22, 2011

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 02:  Kevin Kolb #4 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on against the Dallas Cowboys on January 2, 2011 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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In what has become a more recent story around the NFL, the Cleveland Browns made headlines over the weekend as the team indicated that they have no interest in trading for Kevin Kolb.

Kolb, currently with the Philadelphia Eagles, has become one of the most sought-after signal callers on the market after many teams failed to add a quarterback during the 2011 NFL Draft.

Cleveland appears set to give Colt McCoy the nod heading into the upcoming season and Browns fans can finally breathe a sigh of relief as the franchise has made a move indicating their commitment to the former Texas standout.

McCoy played well in his limited opportunities as a rookie with the Browns last season, and gained the respect of the Cleveland fan base as he led the team to victories over the New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints.

Kolb was thought to be on Cleveland's radar, as multiple league sources began making the connection between Tom Heckert and his familiarity of Philadelphia's roster and front office.

Mike Holmgren was also a contributing factor, as his first season with Cleveland showed that he will take a reach on a player who could be beneficial to the franchise.

Even though Kolb is receiving a large amount of media attention, the four-year veteran has only played in 19 games in his NFL career and has only thrown for 2,082 yards during his time with the Eagles.

McCoy came close to equaling that number with the Browns as he threw for a little over 1,500 yards in his first season in only eight games.

According to a story published on Pro Football Weekly, the Browns look as if they will head into the 2011-12 season with McCoy and Seneca Wallace on top of the quarterback depth chart.

Jake Delhomme may also be in contention for the starter or backup role depending on Cleveland's actions after the NFL lockout is lifted.