The Arizona Cardinals have given up hope that Kevin Kolb will return this season, placing the only quarterback who had success with the team this season on injured reserve and naming rookie Ryan Lindley as starter for Sunday's game against Detroit.
Kolb led the team to a 4-0 start to the season, but went down with a rib injury in Week 6 and has not played since. The team placed him on injured reserve Wednesday, two days after claiming quarterback Brian Hoyer on waivers from Pittsburgh.
Kolb said he looks forward to coming back next year , although the Cardinals may balk at paying him the $11 million -- $9 million in salary and a $2 million roster bonus -- that he is due.
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