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Cardinals have “some interest” in Kyle Orton

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GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 12: Quarterbacks Derek Anderson #3 of the Arizona Cardinals talks with Kyle Orton #8 of the Denver Broncos before the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 12, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Broncos 43-13. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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It’s a sleepy Saturday morning in the NFL, so let’s check back in with Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic, who writes that he was surprised at the big reaction he got to the piece he wrote earlier this week about Kevin Kolb’s trade value.

Do not underestimate how little football there is to talk about right now, Kent. Arizona and their quarterback quandary is just about the most interesting discussion out there.

That’s why we’re going to devote another post on something Somers wrote: He believes the Cardinals have “some interest” in Kyle Orton.

“If the Cardinals think that Orton was a victim of circumstances [coaching change, coach firing, etc.], they will go after him. I still think their first call is to the Eagles, however,” Somers writes.

We’ve heard Arizona’s interest in Orton before, but not from Somers, who correctly said all along the team wouldn’t draft Blaine Gabbert. For now, that qualifies as news.

Orton makes sense as a target because he would cost less in trade compensation than Kolb and provide some leverage for the Cardinals in any discussions with Philadelphia.