Kolb Watch: Free Agency Third Day Live Blog

Andy Reid Jeff McLane Lehigh

Today’s the day. I think. The final hurdle has to be Kevin Kolb’s new contract. Hopefully that will get settled shortly. My prediction, once again, is Kolb for Rodgers-Cromartie + Arizona’s 2012 2nd round pick + another conditional middle round pick.

Can’t promise the same kind of strange happenings as yesterday, but hit it here for updates as we go along.

9:54 am - Eagles sign Jason Babin to a 5-year deal (Jay Glazer), worth $28 million (Jim Wyatt). There’s your new defensive end. However, as Sam Lynch points out, this is probably a front-loaded deal. No one should expect Babin to still be on the team in 2015, when he’ll be 36.

Time to see if Babin just had a fluke season or if Jim Washburn really discovered his talent.

2:13 pm - Looking more and more like the Kolb deal will go down today. Howard Eskin confirmed my speculation that the Cardinals are working on his contract extension. Adam Caplan also tweeted that the two sides have made “substantial progress in recent hours.”

Photo: “Chasing Andy” from and of Jeff McLane.