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Whisenhunt: Cardinals' Kolb won't start, could play as backup

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolbwants to play "at all cost" in Sunday's matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles, but Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt doesn't share the sentiment about starting the signal-caller.

Whisenhunt said Saturday night that Kolb would likely be held out of the contest against his former team as he continues to recover from a right turf toe injury.

"The only way he'll play tomorrow would be probably in a backup role," Whisenhunt said on SiriusXM Sports.

Kolb said Thursday he felt "drastic improvement" in his foot, but Whisenhunt remained skeptical that Kolb would be able to contribute against the Eagles, who drafted Kolb in 2007 and traded him to the Cardinals in July.

The Cardinals listed Kolb as questionable and a game-time decision after holding him out of practice throughout the week. John Skelton is in line to start for the second consecutive week following a 19-13 win over the St. Louis Rams last week. Skelton threw for 222 yards with a touchdown in the victory.

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