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Kevin Kolb gets $7 million bonus from Cardinals, who likely are out of Peyton Manning bidding

Kevin Kolb, pressured by Stephen Bowen. (Rob Carr / Getty Images)

Allowing the deadline to pass and paying the bonus effectively takes Arizona out of the running for Peyton Manning, according to Kent Somers of

Update 5:21 p.m.: Cardinals Coach Ken Whisenhunt confirmed that Arizona will not go after Manning.

That leaves San Francisco, Denver and Tennessee in the Manning Sweepstakes. He worked out today for Broncos officials in Durham, N.C., and reportedly worked out earlier this week for 49ers officials. He is expected to work out at some point for the Titans.

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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