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Morning links: Eagles will listen to trade offers for Kolb

According to Paul Domowitch of the Philadelphia Daily News, Eagles head coach Andy Reid said he will evaluate trade proposals for backup quarterback Kevin Kolb if by chance the labor dispute is resolved and free agency takes place before the draft.

Seattle likely will be one of those teams lining up to see what it will take to secure Kolb’s services.

“People have shown a little interest (in Kolb), and as this thing picks up, I’m sure it will continue,” Reid said during this video interview on the team’s web site. “Listen, we’ll sit back and we’ll evaluate it.”

Kolb’s contract is up at the end of this year, and he’s due to make less than $1.4 million in base salary this season. And starting quarterback Michael Vick signed a franchise tender that will pay him $16 million this season.

However, Reid still sounds high on Kolb.

“He’s ours,’’ Reid said. ``Everything else from there is easy. It’s kind of like what I said last year. If people are interested, they’ll come to you. But on the other hand, do we love Kevin Kolb? Are you kidding me?

“I mean, this guy is a heck of a football player. You look at his numbers and the things he did when he had the opportunity to start, and you start six or seven games and you’re the NFC Offensive Player of the Week twice, and all the 300-yard games he put together and the way he commands the offense and all these things, you’re not in a big hurry to get rid of Kevin Kolb.’’

Nolan Nawrocki of Pro Football Weekly reports that LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson and Georgia receiver Nick Green had two of the lowest Wonderlic scores of the 330 participants at this year’s combine, with Peterson answering just nine of the 50 questions correct and Green answering 10 correct.

Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe writes that according to Sean Morey, a representative on the NFL Players’ Association board, that owners told them even if they provided the detail financial information they were asking for, the players would not be able to comprehend it anyway, fueling the fire that players were being treated in a condescending manner by the owners.

NFL Commissioner Rodger Goodell sent players a letter detailing the final proposal owners offered them before the NFLPA decertified, in an effort to get them back to the negotiating table. Mike Freeman of CBS Sports obtained the letter, which you can view here.

Ray Ratto of CBS Sports takes Goodell to task for the letter, saying it was too soon and lacked the transparency he sought in initiating contact with players.

Seahawks union representative Chester Pitts has this to say about Goodell’s letter: “I’ve told my guys to take the letter and set it on fire. We’re not that stupid.”

Matt Bowen of the National Football Post evaluates what Tennessee quarterback Vince Young could bring to a new team.

Gil Brandt and Mike Mayock of the NFL Network give Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert rave reviews for his performance during his pro day on Thursday.

ESPN’s Mike Sando considers whether proposed new league rules for kickoffs could hurt Seahawks kick returner Leon Washington.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter explains why Seattle will not draft Washington quarterback Jake Locker, and also says the Seahawks might be in the running for free agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha.