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Eagles sign QB Kolb to four-year deal

PHILADELPHIA -- Kevin Kolb signed a four-year deal with the
Philadelphia Eagles on Wednesday, the last of the team's eight
picks to sign.

Kolb, the Eagles' first pick in the April draft, was selected in
the second round with the 36th overall pick. The Eagles acquired
that pick and two others in a trade with Dallas.

Kolb threw for 3,809 yards and 30 touchdowns his senior year at
Houston, earning Conference USA offensive player of the year
honors. He was a finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award
last year.

Few expected the Eagles to select a quarterback with their first
overall pick despite questions about the health of Donovan McNabb,
who is coming off a season-ending knee injury. McNabb practiced
during the team's final minicamp in June, slightly ahead of
schedule.

The team opens training camp on Friday, when rookies and select
veterans report.