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Kevin Kolb signs with Buffalo Bills

Kevin Kolb didn’t do much of this last season with Arizona. (Nick Wass / AP)

The Buffalo Bills signed Kevin Kolb on Monday as they seek a starting quarterback.

After parting with Ryan Fitzpatrick, who fizzled after being given a big contract in 2011, the team re-signed Tarvaris Jackson (Fitzpatrick’s backup last year) and hosted West Virginia’s Geno Smith last week ahead of the NFL draft. Syracuse’s Ryan Nassib, who played for Bills Coach Doug Marrone in college, also worked out for Buffalo. The Bills will pick eighth in the first round April 25.

“We wanted to add some veteran experience to the quarterback position on our roster and we think we’ve added a good one by signing Kevin,” General Manager Buddy Nix said in a statement released by the team. “He’s a player we had targeted since he became a free agent and he should be a strong candidate in the competition for the starting quarterback position.”

Kolb, a second-round pick by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2007, was released by the Cardinals last month after two disappointing seasons. Because of injuries and ineffectiveness, he played in only six games, passing for 1,169 yards and eight touchdowns (with three interceptions.

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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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