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Kolb vows to tolerate more pain just to lead Cards vs. Eagles

Kevin Kolb cherishes the thought of returning to Philadelphia to lead the Arizona Cardinalsagainst his former team Sunday.

But a right turf toe injury could stand in Kolb's way, regardless of how much the quarterback wants to play.

Kolb acknowledged Wednesday this isn't an ordinary game to him, and that means his pain tolerance will be higher than usual. He said he wants to play against the Eagles "at all cost."

"Anybody can say that they don't circle it on your calendar, but you do," Kolb said. "I have a lot of friends, and there are a lot of good people back there. I'm looking forward to going back, but I definitely want to be in uniform and have a chance to play."

Kolb started seven games in four seasons with the Eagles and was heir apparent to Donovan McNabb before the team signed Michael Vick. Kolb started last season's opener, and then went down with a concussion. Vick has been No. 1 ever since.

At his request, Kolb was dealt to Arizona during the offseason, and he then signed a five-year, $63 million deal, with $21 million guaranteed, with the Cardinals.

The results have been disappointing since then for the 2-6 team, and Kolb would love a chance to start to make things right with an upset victory on the road, where Arizona has lost 11 in a row.

Injured two games ago at Baltimore, Kolb didn't practice last week, and he sat out Sunday's 19-13 overtime victory over St. Louis. While he officially didn't work out Wednesday, he said he was able to do a little bit to prepare.

"Threw a bunch of drills, trying to get movement back in it, trying to put a little bit more weight on it," he said, "did some squatting, and did some step-ups. A little bit of movement here and there. I just took some nice easy drops, trying to see how much it will take as far as pushing off and doing certain things."

That left open at least a chance that Kolb might practice Thursday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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