Associated Press -Unable to reach an agreement on a restructured contract, the Arizona Cardinals have released quarterback Kevin Kolb. Kolb was set to make a $2 million bonus if he was still on the club's roster Saturday. He also had a $9 million base salary for this season.
Kolb's future in Arizona became even cloudier Wednesday when the team agreed to a three-year contract with quarterback Drew Stanton. Thanks to injuries and his unsteady play, Kolb appeared in just six games with the Cardinals last season, throwing for 1,169 yards with eight touchdowns and three interceptions.
Kolb, 28, threw for 17 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in two seasons with Arizona after being acquired from the Philadelphia Eagles. He was a 2007 second-round pick of the Eagles.
In the meantime, the Cards have added two more free-agent acquisitions, agreeing to terms on one-year contracts with cornerback Antoine Cason and defensive end Matt Shaughnessy.
Cason, a former University of Arizona standout, was a first-round draft pick by San Diego and never missed a game in his five seasons with the Chargers. Cason started all 16 games in 2012 with two interceptions, 71 tackles, one forced fumble and a team-high 12 passes defensed.
Earlier Friday, Arizona announced it had agreed to terms with Shaughnessy, who started all 16 games last season with Oakland. He had 3.5 sacks along with 42 tackles, 29 solos.
The Raiders selected Shaughnessy in the third round of the 2009 draft out of Wisconsin, where he was a teammate of Cardinals outside linebacker O'Brien Schofield. Arizona has acquired eight free agents this week