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No deal in place to send Kolb flying from Eagles' coop, Reid says

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Contrary to popular opinion -- and rumor -- the Philadelphia Eagles don't have an agreement in place to trade quarterback Kevin Kolb, coach Andy Reid told Comcast SportsNet's Daily News Live on Tuesday.

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Reid, via the Philadelphia Daily News, said as he understood pre-lockout offseason rules, "you weren't supposed to finalize any deals and even get into that type of talk about deals."

That included the one-day window (April 29) when the league was ordered open for business by a Minnesota judge. On Monday, the NFL was granted its motion for a stay-on-appeal by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and will maintain its right to lock the players out until its appeal of Judge Susan Nelson's decision to grant a lockout-lifting injunction is ruled on. That case will be heard on June 3 in St. Louis.

Reid, as he has said many times since the season ended, confirmed that several teams have kicked the tires on Kolb.

"You don't know how serious they are, because in the National Football League, nothing happens until it has to happen," Reid said.

"You have an idea of who's interested in quarterbacks ... but you couldn't do any deals then. You never got to that point where it's real serious; it was too far in advance.

"And you can't talk at all now. So, if he ends up going somewhere, more power to him, he deserves that opportunity. But I also like him here."

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