Geragos thinks Kaepernick will be signed within 10 days

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Colin Kaepernick continues to be unemployed, but his lawyer continues to think that will change.

Appearing on The Adam Carolla Show, attorney Mark Geragos said he believes Kaepernick will sign with another NFL team soon.

“I think within the next 10 days somebody will sign him,” Geragos said, via BleacherReport.com. “I think somebody’s gonna sign him. I think the NFL has to come to their senses, and realize every day that goes by just proves the collusion case even more.”

Though Geragos didn’t predict when Kaepernick would be signed during a Saturday visit to the PFT PM podcast, Geragos did explain that the collusion that first manifested itself in March continues since Kaepernick remains unsigned. The clumsy effort in Cleveland to trade for Bengals quarterback A.J. McCarron arguably provides the latest evidence of it, since it shows that the Browns — who were interested in trading for Kaepernick a year ago but who have plunged their heads in to the sand about him in 2017 — aren’t sold on their current quarterbacks corps and hope to upgrade on the fly.

But instead of signing Kaepernick, the pick-hoarding Browns were going to send a second- and third-rounder to Cincinnati. And now that they didn’t get McCarron, the Browns apparently are going to continue to ignore Kaepernick.

Or maybe they won’t. Maybe the current Commissioner will offer the 2019 draft to Cleveland in exchange for bringing the collusion case to an end. That’s what the last Commissioner would have done.

123 responses to “Geragos thinks Kaepernick will be signed within 10 days

  1. Nobody wants a part time QB. It showed that once defenses figure him out, which the NFL does, he can’t read defenses or pass accurately. Plus he brings off the field baggage; believe his lawyer is begging now.

  2. There is no collusion case to make and his lawyer is incorrect.

    Kaep isn’t worth the cost of bringing him on board to a team yet (if ever). His value to a potential employer when fully examined to include his actions when not playing are evaluated to be less than the outlay it would cost to secure his ‘services’. As the year shortens perhaps a team’s calculus may change, but I hope not.

    It’s not that hard to figure out, he was beaten out of a job, and then in a huff walked away from a contract worth 14 million dollars to backup a starter but the SJWs in the crowd want to conveniently bush those facts aside.

    That is on him nobody else. And he’s not that good a QB anyway.

    Let him perform his actions on his own time.

  3. Why is this news? On another note, this just in Terrell Owens thinks he will be signed this week also..

  4. Kapernick signed within 10 days? Sure! In the CFL maybe. Not a chance any NFL “Owner” wants to deal with the backlash from the fans for signing him.

  5. You think Tebow was a three-ring circus…wait until Kap is signed. God help that coach who has to answer questions every single day about why CK isn’t getting more playing time.

  6. It would serve Kaepernick right if the Browns were to sign him.

    And if he doesn’t agree to the league minimum offer – his collusion case goes out the window.

    Another plausible alternative would be a league minimum offer from the Packers.

    It would be fun to watch him run around behind that Oline. His Castro shirt will go over real well in flyover country.

  7. A singular team not going after Kaep doesn’t prove collusion. Every team in the NFL not going after Kaep doesn’t prove collusion. What would prove collusion is documentation or communication showing the teams deciding to collectively refuse to sign him. As of this point this is zero, zero evidence of that.
    Logically this guy is the most polarizing player the NFL has seen in a long time. He is a PR nightmare. He is also not a sure bet to be a starter. He was average in San Fran in a system built for him and is likley to be much less effective trying to learn a new offense in a new system. On top of the fact that he had a contract and terminated it himself. His lawyer is just running his own PR campaign now and grasping at straws for his client. The fact that he says, “look! Collusion!” everytime an owner breathes now is pretty telling. I think what it tells us it’s he has zero real proof of collusion…

  8. I’m neither a Kaepernick hater nor an apologist. But I doubt that even Geragos can believe his own words here – this is clearly an attorney creating what he thinks is leverage in the press. Certain owners are definitely playing into his hands, though. They’re digging so deep in the QB barrel, I’m surprised no one has tried talking Warren Moon out of his AARP retirement years.

  9. I’m sick of this, if anyone of us “working folk” decided to act out on our first ammendment rights during work hours, 9-10 of us would be sent home to think about it or be fired. There are consequences for doing this while employed, and the NfL teams have a right not to sign him if they don’t want the media circus that will go with it

    But here is my real complain, when he first sat for the anthem, he was sitting because he wasn’t starting, he was acting like a bratty little leaguer who didn’t get his way. When he was confronted about it, he had to come up with something besides saying, “im a brat”.

    NFL owners should not be forced by the courts to determine A make up of a team.

    No wonder viewership is dropping!!!

  10. Perhaps the Browns would rather lose games then fans
    Cleveland is a blue collar town full of americas who respect the flag and have no love for those who do not

    CK is bad for business and not good enough to get over his behavior

  11. At one point I’m sure a lot of team would want him. Then his play deteriorated to such a point that he was benched in favor of Gabbert and there’s ZERO doubt that was due to his play on the field.

    Once that happened he suddenly discovered social activism and has (right/wrong) created a massive distraction for the league. It has ZERO to do with football.

    It’s not collusion to not want him on your team now when you did in the past.
    The same way a person wouldn’t want Kevin Spacey to babysit their kids today whereas they may have been ok with it 6 weeks ago. New things come to light, behaviors change, PERFORMANCE changes. That’s not collusion.

  12. It’s not collusion when 32 individuals independently recognize a pile of steaming dung on the sidewalk and each person then has sense enough to disregard it.

  13. It would surprise me if this happened. I think he sacrificed his career doing what he did. It would shock me if any team did considering the circus that it brings. He did make it to the SB but he is in large part a gimmick qb. I think he has the talent to be on a roster but I don’t know about being a starter. The read option except for a few guys had largely died out in the NFL and now we have guys like Wentz and Goff that are rising up throwing in the pocket. I do however think the qb play in the NFL has been poor enough to at least give consideration but again Its unlikely.

  14. Kaepernick was living the American dream but threw it away to live the Socialist dream. It is a good lesson for anyone with the dignity to take responsibility for themselves rather than blaming society for their bad decisions.

  15. In my opinion Kaepernick is a fool and has the worldview of a naive college freshman. But here are some things he did NOT do:

    Collude with an enemy state
    Defend White Supremacists
    Insult a Gold Star family
    Insult an American War hero Congressman

    If his presence on an NFL roster upsets you more than Trump’s presence in the White House , you have the right to have that opinion. But it would be a bad one .

  16. oh ok…a completely unbiased and informed opinion on the matter.
    uhm mr lawyer guy…that is not going to happen. and everyone knows you are lying because your lips are moving

  17. Geragos is such a self-serving sleazeball. Just to recap what’s happened here:

    1. Kaepernick turns down 14 mil per year because he thinks he’s worth more
    2. Kaepernick starts a silly protest and essentially decides he’s the martyr for his cause and doesn’t need the NFL
    3. Kaepernick starts to miss those NFL paychecks that average joes like me can only dream of
    4. Quietly, Kaepernick acknowledges it was never about the cause and only about the money…his feelings got hurt so he went to his safe space
    5. Kaepernick begins to attempt to reconcile with the NFL because he realizes he’s not smart enough to hold a normal job

  18. lets not forget he opted out of his 5th year option with the 49’s and could be on a team making 16 million dollars for this year. He’s unemployed because he quit thinking he could get better money else where.

  19. Sounds to me he is trying to bully someone into signing him.
    There’s something to be proud of… :/

  20. The last thing Kaepernick wants is to actually start some games. If Kaepernick actually starts after all the distractions he’s caused and plays poorly it hurts the narrative that there’s some conspiracy to keep him out of the NFL for reasons other than football performance.

  21. The Cleveland Browns are a disaster. But even the criminal Jimmy Haslam knows that if he signs Kaep, the fans are going to tear down the stadium, hunt him down and eat him. Hue Jackson has destroyed another team (how is this idiot a head coach?). And Cleveland would get a draft pick?

  22. Geragos “NFL…every day that goes by just proves the collusion case even more.”
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    Dude could be onto something – the Draft is a collusion, the legal-tampering window is a collusion, the salary cap is a collusion, all the recent closed team-to-team direct trades are a collusion, and teams are colluding that it’s not worth hiring a guy who went 3-16 in his last 19 starts and got benched for Blaine Gabbert – it’s like they all saw the very same tape of his performances! Hello – smoking gun!

  23. if he does get signed by the Browns, will people complain about his only option being the worst team in the league? Like the woman with the Virginia Ham under her arm whining about how she doesn’t have any bread?

  24. Yeah, because everyone wants to do business with someone who’s suing them. At best he’s delusional – at worst he’s lying to his client. For Kaep’s sake, I hope this loser didn’t somehow convince him that the best way to get a job in the NFL was to sue the league.

  25. This is so unfair to the NFL….. Sign him…or your colluding….. both sides are so ungrateful for their fortune of being in position to make sooo much money and security for their families. If there is one thing Ive learned about the NFL….if they think they can win with you….they will play you no matter what you have done. I think they are going to have a hard time proving collusion.

  26. His lawyer and he are suing the NFL for collusion. Why would anyone reward him with a job?

    What major company would hire ANYONE that is actively going out of their way to decrease the public’s view of them? Not a single one.

    They have zero proof of collusion. I hope the NFL countersues for legal fees…because with their legal team, Im sure youre looking at hundreds of thousands of dollars out of his pocket. Make sure he is broke within a few years, and has to actively work a normal job. Lets see how far pig police socks, and communist dictator shirts go when you work for Home Depot. This is a major problem with the legal system in this country. His lawyer is throwing darts in the dark, and praying one hits a target. That should be discouraged and punished.

  27. The entire premise of Geragos and Kaepernick’s case is based on the idea that Colin Kaepernick has a right to a job in the NFL. The problem with that is that Kaepernick does NOT have a right to job in the NFL. Throw in the fact that his activism is going to harm the brand of any team that would sign him, and this case has no basis in reality.

    No one has a right to demand that a team sign him to their roster.

  28. elmerbrownelmerbrown says:
    November 1, 2017 at 8:45 am
    Yes by the Patriots

    —————
    The media circus and the girlfriend that cant be trusted to stay out of things are likely deal breakers there.

    But Kaeps skillset, while severely limited, is unique. if ever there was a coach that would come up with a way to make some tricky use out of it he can be found in Foxboro. I can see him coming up with some weird unexpected twist nobody ever thought of before to catch an opponent off guard at a key playoff moment. And then we would hear for years that it was cheating. Harbaugh or Irsay would sue the league. Geragos would probably represent them.

  29. I don’t get this theory of “Collusion”. If every NFL owner has the same view, e.g. this guy has some talent but isn’t worth the investment due to PR and marketing considerations, is that “Collusion”? No it is smart business. And blindingly obvious.

  30. Is it just me, or is him signing maybe a good thing? Think about it, he comes back to a team, starts, and shows that he really isn’t that good of a qb, then all of this b/s about “collusion” comes back to bite him in the butt, because the reason he wasn’t signed is because he ISN’T that good of a quarterback…

  31. The NFL would be better off having one of these teams sign him on the condition he drops the collusion case.

  32. harleyrider1973 says:
    November 1, 2017 at 8:03 am

    lets not forget he opted out of his 5th year option with the 49’s and could be on a team making 16 million dollars for this year.
    ———————-

    What team would that be, because it certainly isn’t the 49ers?

  33. yg20910 says:
    November 1, 2017 at 7:31 am
    In my opinion Kaepernick is a fool and has the worldview of a naive college freshman.

    ……………

    If his presence on an NFL roster upsets you more than Trump’s presence in the White House, you have the right to have that opinion. But it would be a bad one .
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    You are correct sir, or ma’am.

  34. Kaepernick to the Patriots. Colin has physical talent. Bill Belichick is better able to develop talent with discipline and hard work than any other coach. Good ownership that doesn’t interfere, established strong leadership on the team, coach has a proven track record of managing strong personalities, team understands what is needed for success, QB is 40 years old…
    All the boxes are checked if Belichick likes Colin’s talent and intelligence.

  35. Is this the same Mark Geragos who took hundreds of thousands of dollars from the family of Scott Peterson, all while knowing he couldn’t get his client off?

  36. collectordude says:
    November 1, 2017 at 8:38 am
    kaepernick is a fool.
    Geragos is a bigger fool for believing this.

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    He’s a lawyer. There is no correlation between what he says and what he believes. As long as it’s a billable hour

  37. Thats as likely as me getting with a really hot chick. So that means Kapernicks chances of being signed in 10 days…not likely. Unless he wants to kill his career even further and sign with the Browns who can’t even do a trade right

  38. Someone like Belichick could definitely find a way to use him. However, even if you ignore the distraction factor:
    1) Practice time/reps are precious, especially this time of the year, and using them to incorporate someone like Kaepernick into the system for very limited use is probably not the best way to use your practice time.
    2) If he had shown the ability/interest to play another position (presumably wide receiver), he would be much more attractive (and effective) as a “gimmick” QB. The fact that he has not done so is another reason to question his motivation. Hard to justify a roster spot for someone who you can’t use a backup QB because he does not fit in your offensive scheme, and doesn’t play any other positions.

  39. This situation is like that one kid on the playground that no one likes but his parents stick there nose into his business and call the other parents and chastise them for allowing their kids to be mean. Then they request that “Billy” get invited to the birthday party. None of the kids actually want him there and they sure as hell aren’t going to play with him. How is this good for Billy?
    The same thing would happen to KP. He’ll sit in a corner collecting dust holding a clipboard and as soon as that team can cut him they will. He may get another shot but doubtful.
    It would be calculated genius on the part of the NFL to get him and this distraction to go away. Have one team employ him and put him on the practice squad so his shenanigans wouldn’t be viewed by millions on Sundays. The “collusion” case goes away. Knuckleheads will stop kneeling and fans will return.
    Problem solved.

  40. Geragos is a moron stealing money from Kaepernick (good), because he has no case and is just throwing crap against the wall hoping for something to stick. He has no case, it was all a farce in hopes that some team will be forced to sign him to shut this case down. Garagos even hinted at it already suggesting that the case could go away if a team signs him. Then he says that a big piece of evidence will come out soon that will show collusion, and when nothing was coming out, he latched on to McNair’s comment as the big piece of evidence and now he is saying that a team will sign him in the next 10 days. I am not sure what his intentions are by making this statement. Maybe he just wants to say “I told you so” if it actually happens or maybe he is still trying the whole “Sign him and this will go away” angle since he does mention that the NFL “knows” that this proves collusion even more the longer they go without signing him. This dude is a moron, and I seriously doubt that any team is really gonna sign him.

    Oh, and the Browns going after McCarron and not going after Kaep has more to do with the future and not now. They don’t really expect a big turnaround to happen this year and I doubt at this point that they are really trying to compete for anything other than getting that 1st pick (Maybe Kaep would be best then), so they are not looking for a QB to upgrade their team this year, they are looking for a QB that may be their QB of the future. That is where McCarron comes in. Kaep is what he is (a not so good, fits only one style QB that is nothing more than a stop gap for a team looking for their young future QB, or a backup on a team that can employ that style…. think Seattle), being a 30 year old QB that you shouldn’t be still talking about “potential”…. It is way past the stage where you are hoping for “potential”. McCarron on the other hand is young enough and still unknown enough where you are looking at “potential”.

  41. If an NFL team does indeed sign him, then you have to think it’s the team who’s owner leaked McNairs comment about the players to ESPN.

  42. Sasquatch says:
    November 1, 2017 at 8:59 am
    The Patriots have only 1 QB and he’s 40 years old. No other team is in that situation.

    ————
    While I agree the Patriots have probably the only coach in the league that could figure out how to make Kaep useful it probably doesnt matter. If that 40 year old qb goes down the championship is over and it doesnt matter what warm body they throw back there. Garrapolo was the only guy available that might have pulled that out so with him gone its Brady or bust.

  43. He’ll sign with a winning team.

    That way the team can put Kaepernick in their victory formation package and still give him a platform to take a knee.

  44. Let’s not forget too that the lawyer is paid for every hour that he “thinks” about this case! He’ll drag this out until Kap is penniless if he can.

  45. This lawyer seems so delussionnal I think he’s a worse ennemy to Colin then the owners. He will milk him to the last dollar I hope Kap sees it before its too late.

  46. So tell us how you got the job
    Well first I didn’t except a teams offer, then I got a lawyer. See you don’t have to be good in America, you just need a good lawyer.

  47. Keep has already made tens of millions of dollars playing football in the NFL. He also just signed a book deal for purportedly $1 million dollars. You know what that means to you thousands of jealous people hiding behind their work’s PC keyboard running Windows XP on a 15″ screen? That means that he’ll make more for merely dictating the last 5 years of his life to an editor than you’ll gross your entire career. He will be signed, and his signing bonus will be more money than you, your parents and your kids will make in a lifetime Live with it!

  48. “Maybe the current Commissioner will offer the 2019 draft to Cleveland in exchange for bringing the collusion case to an end. ”

    So you’re suggesting that the Commissioner take part in under the table collusion/rewarding in order to avoid a collusion case.

    Riiiiiight

  49. daysend564 says:
    November 1, 2017 at 10:16 am
    Browns should sign Hoyer

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    Something could be going on there. I am starting to be surprised to not have heard the Pats did. It suggests there is more conversation than expected behind the doors.

  50. Collusion? Kaepernick was benched for Blane Gabbert who is now sitting behind Drew Stanton in AZ. He was terrible before this whole fiasco started.

    ****************************************************************************************

    CK should not be on a team. He is far too polarizing and his method of protest is too derogatory for most people to get past-including me.

    The narrative that he is not good enough to play is nonsense. There are scores of players who have doomed their careers despite being good enough to have a job as a player and he is no exception.

    Blane Gabbert certainly took over for CK after he was benched. The reason he was benched was that he was unable to practice (and consequently play) after tearing ligaments in his right thumb and tearing the labrum in left shoulder. He was subsequently operated on and placed on IR for the rest of SF’s miserable 2015 season. After recovering from those serious surgeries he resumed his role as starter in SF’s 6th game of the 2016 season.

  51. Since Cleveland didn’t get “their guy”, I say go ahead and sign Kaepernick just to shut everyone up that he’s an NFL QB. We won’t have to ever read another collusion article and we won’t have to continue reading all of these stories about how he’s better than all of the QB’s that currently have jobs. Just do it, Cleveland! Spare us this pain!

  52. right…even though he was offered a job in seattle & baltimore..kaep doesnt want to compete for a job..he wants a starting job, no questions asked (hm, this seems to be a theme for the kneelers). honestly, i hope he is signed so he can be exposed for the fraud he is..he was absolute garbage his last 20 starts. the book is out on kaep..keep him in the pocket, force him the throw & he cant..so, yeah..please..someone sign him & end his mystique he has to the average joe…people who watch football know he’s done

  53. dabears7190 says:
    November 1, 2017 at 10:38 am
    Since Cleveland didn’t get “their guy”, I say go ahead and sign Kaepernick just to shut everyone up that he’s an NFL QB. We won’t have to ever read another collusion article and we won’t have to continue reading all of these stories about how he’s better than all of the QB’s that currently have jobs. Just do it, Cleveland! Spare us this pain!

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    It will stop nothing. It will just focus the media circus more on Cleveland specifically.

  54. I don’t care if some team sign him. It’s besides the point. I’m still wondering how collusion is involved to any greater extent than the real world? If an ex-employee has a reputation that many (or all) employers believe to be distracting to their work environment, isn’t that just unfortunate for the employee? Too bad for him/her, but they deserve it. It happens in all industries of work.

  55. Relax everybody, just look how much more entertaining this will all be if somebody did sign him. The league already does not support this country, nor do many of the owners, nor do many of it’s players. Remember, it’s the Kneeling football league that is trying to move as many games out of the country as possible…a sad financial loss for American cities. It has to hit rock bottom before somebody wakes up in the Protest League home offices.

  56. raiderej says:
    November 1, 2017 at 10:08 am
    Keep has already made tens of millions of dollars playing football in the NFL. He also just signed a book deal for purportedly $1 million dollars. You know what that means to you thousands of jealous people hiding behind their work’s PC keyboard running Windows XP on a 15″ screen? That means that he’ll make more for merely dictating the last 5 years of his life to an editor than you’ll gross your entire career. He will be signed, and his signing bonus will be more money than you, your parents and your kids will make in a lifetime Live with it!
    ——————————————
    Delusion & denial runs constantly in raider nation.
    But then it always has.

  57. Kaepernick would be the perfect fit for Cleveland. It would take the fans attention away from the fact that the team sucks and has a good chance to finish the season 0-16.

  58. Keep backers attribute his poor W/L record over the past two seasons to the state of the rest of the team, not him. Which in turn means that even the most diehard of Kaepernick fans have to admit that he is incapable of lifting a team on his own, seemingly to even more than one win based on 13 games last year. So if he is incapable of improving your team by even one or two games why would anyone sign him? Cleveland is doing just fine bungling through the season without another log thrown on that dumpster fire.

  59. Geragos playing the guessing game with his faux legal pressure.

    Meanwhile Papa John’s founder, John Schnatter blasts the NFL for lost pizza sales due to this circus.

    Specifically said.

    “The NFL has hurt us by not resolving the current debacle to the players’ and owners’ satisfaction.”

    “NFL leadership has hurt Papa John’s shareholders”.

    He also said, “Leadership starts at the top, and this is an example of poor leadership”.

    And…. “This should have been nipped in the bud a year and a half ago”.

    Goodell better watch out, he has the players and idiot Geragos on one side, the fans on another, the media on the third side, and the sponsors on the final side.

    Goodell is boxed in.

  60. Sign him as a punt returner. His conditions of employment are that he stands for the anthem, must field every punt and can never call for a fair catch.

    Fixed.

  61. Kaep did not turn down or walk away from 14 million. Are people seriously that misinformed?

    He was told he could opt out of his contract or he would be cut by the new regime. Why is that so difficult for some of you to understand?

  62. “I think within the next 10 days somebody will sign him,” Geragos said, via BleacherReport.com. “I think somebody’s gonna sign him. I think the NFL has to come to their senses, and realize every day that goes by just proves the collusion case even more.”
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    That is nothing more than shady lawyer deception. He wants someone to sign Kap so the lawyer can then say “They only signed him this late in the season because of the collusion lawsuit. That adds yet another indicator that my client was colluded against all along.”

  63. At least Tim Tebow stayed classy when nobody wanted him. Now we have Kap here assuming the only reason why nobody wants him is because of his protest platform and that all the owners are colluding against him to keep him unemployed. Obviously he doesn’t even realize that he just isn’t a good QB…His true level of flawed intelligence is really showing, especially with him making this collusion accusation. Go deliver pizzas Kap.

  64. Does Kaepernick have any interest in exploring other positions? Hes fast as hell along with some ball handling skills and there can be uses for that. Reciever for starters. Punt returner. Gunner on special teams. Even DB?

  65. Trust this, Colin doesn’t want his legacy to be clipboard holder. He made it impossible for any owner to hire him. He wants his legacy to be he wasn’t rehired because of the kneeling. He is playing the protest card.

  66. limakey says:
    November 1, 2017 at 1:24 pm
    Trust this, Colin doesn’t want his legacy to be clipboard holder. He made it impossible for any owner to hire him. He wants his legacy to be he wasn’t rehired because of the kneeling. He is playing the protest card.

    ——————
    Correct. And aside from clipboard holding he also doesn’t want to get put into a game where his skill level would get exposed. As long as he is not on a field they can perpetuate a myth that he had good skills so it wasnt that. If he goes into a game it gets proven for all to see and then he goes out as a loser instead of a martyr. Thats why they had to do something drastic when the Ravens were really going to give him the opportunity. He cant say no, he certainly cant go through with it, so they had to get it nipped in the bud before that went any further.

  67. I don’t think he has the skills to be a starter in the NFL, as disaster relief he is a questionable choice. If you are paying him to wear a headset and hold a keyboard he is not getting starters $$ and what coach wants the back up QB to be a media sideshow? If Kap got a chance to play and he plays in the form that benched him in the first place, the narrative would change. That is more probable than not.

    KNOWBODY has a right to voice their personal opinion at work unless the boss/owner allows it. That does not matter the job.

  68. I’m so tired of hearing about him. The only one who gives a crap about him anymore is the media, because it makes a story. The minute that he stops being ‘click bate’ this whole thing disappears.

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