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Kevin Kolb returns to action for Arizona Cardinals

Just days after suffering a rib injury during Sunday's Hall of Fame Game loss to the New Orleans Saints, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb returned to the field in Friday night's 27-17 preseason loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

With the Cardinals trailing 17-0, Kolb replaced starter John Skelton early in the second quarter. With the exception of Pro Bowl receiver Larry Fitzgerald, Kolb got to work with the first-team offense as he attempted to redeem himself from his brief, six-play, 1-of-4 passing outing in the preseason opener.

Kolb's first pass attempt against the Chiefs was dropped by DeMarco Sampson, but the two did connect for a 21-yard gain two plays later. Kolb also was sacked for a 6-yard loss and was flushed out of the pocket and forced to throw the ball away on a third-and-10.

Four of Kolb's five pass attempts fell incomplete before he gave way to sixth-round draft pick Ryan Lindley late in the first half.

With Kolb starting the opener, Skelton got the start for the Cardinals on Friday. In his three possessions, Skelton was 3-of-6 passing for 35 yards, was sacked once and was intercepted by Chiefs safety Abram Elam. Two preseason games into a five-game schedule, the Cardinals don't appear to be any closer to knowing who their quarterback will be this season.

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