Cards GM Graves doesn’t rule out Manning
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Cardinals general manager Rod Graves is aware of rampant talk that Arizona could be in the mix to land Peyton Manning. He didn’t rule it out Thursday at the NFL Scouting Combine
Yes, the Cardinals seem happy with the quarterbacks already on the roster — Kevin Kolb, Max Hall, John Skelton and Richard Bartel. But Graves did acknowledge that the team is looking to improve everywhere — and that could mean adding another quarterback. He is barred from talking specifically about Manning because of the league’s tampering rules.
Hall and Bartel are both restricted free agents, while Kolb and Skelton are under contract. Kolb is due a $7 million roster bonus in March.
“Well, I think we are happy with what we have, but as coach (Ken) Whisenhunt just said, we’re about opportunities to get better,” Graves said. “This is a competitive game, and we want to get better. If we can, so be it. But right now, we believe we have an outstanding group of quarterbacks, and we’re preparing to play with that group of quarterbacks.”
Graves also said the Cardinals hope to work out new deals for defensive lineman Calais Campbell and cornerback Richard Marshall.