Kevin Kolb is a No. 1 quarterback again.
The Philadelphia Eagles agreed Thursday to trade Kolb to the Arizona Cardinals for cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and a second-round pick in 2012.
Kolb began last season as the heir-apparent to Donovan McNabb in Philadelphia, but he went down with a concussion in the opener, losing his job to Michael Vick in the process. The Cardinals have been looking for an answer at quarterback since Kurt Warner retired following the 2009 season.
“Ultimately Kevin was the guy that we had the highest grade on, that we felt was the best fit for what we’re trying to get accomplished as far as a fit with our offense, where he was age-wise, what he had done in the league,” Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt said. “That was our target.”
The deal was highly anticipated for several months during the NFL lockout. It finally became official Thursday.
Kolb, who turns 27 next month, will sign a five-year contract for a little less than $64 million, including $21 million guaranteed, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.
DOLPHINS TRADE FOR REGGIE BUSH
The Dolphins completed a trade for Heisman Trophy-winning running back Reggie Bush by negotiating a new contract with him. Saints coach Sean Payton confirmed the deal, which sends reserve safety Jonathon Amaya to New Orleans and also involves an exchange of undisclosed draft picks.
Bush agreed to a two-year contract for nearly $10 million with the Dolphins, a person familiar with the negotiations said. The person confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Dolphins hadn’t announced the deal.
OCHOCINCO HEADED TO NEW ENGLAND
The New England Patriots obtained wide receiver Chad Ochocinco from the Cincinnati Bengals, a person familiar with the deal said.
The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because neither team had announced the trade, said Ochocinco agreed to a three-year deal with New England.
The Patriots gave the Bengals a fifth-round draft pick in 2012 and a sixth-rounder in 2013, according to ESPN.
The Texans agreed to a five-year contract with cornerback Johnathan Joseph. … The 49ers released former Pro Bowl cornerback Nate Clements and agreed to a deal with five-time Pro Bowl kicker David Akers. … The Titans released quarterback Vince Young. … The Falcons agreed to a contract with offensive tackle Tyson Clabo. … The Redskins sent defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth to the Patriots for a fifth-round draft pick in 2013 and cut center Casey Rabach, lineman Phillip Daniels, nose tackle Ma’ake Kemoeatu, receiver Roydell Williams, running back Andre Brown, running back Chad Simpson, punter Josh Bidwell and punter Sam Paulescu. … Linebacker Clint Session agreed to a five-year deal with the Jaguars worth slightly more than $29 million. … The Bills agreed to a four-year contract with receiver Brad Smith … The Browns released quarterback Jake Delhomme. … The Bears traded tight end Greg Olsen to the Panthers for an undisclosed 2012 draft pick. … The Vikings released starting safety Madieu Williams, defensive tackle Jimmy Kennedy and receiver Freddie Brown. … The Eagles put defensive end Brandon Graham (left knee) and offensive tackle Winston Justice (left knee) on the physically unable to perform list.