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All top quarterback prospects scored more than 20 on Wonderlic

The relevance of the Wonderlic test to a player’s football ability remains uncertain at best, and the inability of the NFL to secure the results justifies the refusal by players to take the test. (None have, yet.) Ideally, the league would get rid of the Wonderlic entirely, given the extent to which low scores often…

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Jim Harbaugh: Kaepernick’s protests should be celebrated

Former 49ers coach (and current Michigan coach) Jim Harbaugh has praised the football abilities of quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Harbaugh now says Kaepernick’s non-football activities should be praised, too. “Colin Kaepernick was alone in his early protests last year when he boldly and courageously confronted perceived inequalities in our social-justice system by refusing to stand for…

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Time names Colin Kaepernick one of the 100 most influential people in the world

It’s an honor that the recipient probably doesn’t really want right now. Time has named free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick one of the 100 most influential people in the world, via Today.com (by way of SportsBusiness Daily). Kaepernick, who also landed on the cover of Time during the 2016 season, drew considerable attention and respect for…

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Texans bringing in Deshaun Watson, Patrick Mahomes for visits

The Texans still haven’t found their replacement savior since giving away Brock Osweiler, but they’re bringing in a couple of guys this week who might get the chance. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans are bringing in Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson and Texas Tech’s Patrick Mahomes for pre-draft visits this week.…

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Trevor Siemian thinks 2016 reps will help him win 2017 competition

A year ago, after Peyton Manning retired and Brock Osweiler left and Mark Sanchez arrived and speculation swirled about Colin Kaepernick, one persistent thought emerged regarding the Broncos’ quarterback situation: Don’t be surprised if Trevor Siemian get the job. He did get the job for the defending Super Bowl champions, holding off Sanchez and first-rounder Paxton Lynch…

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Kyle Shanahan thinks it may be hard to find a fit for Colin Kaepernick

The new 49ers coach thinks scheme fit is a reason the old 49ers quarterback hasn’t found a new job. San Francisco head coach Kyle Shanahan was asked on Monday whether teams think they’d have to change their offense if they were to sign former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and Shanahan answered, “Yeah,” before elaborating…

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Carlos Hyde, NaVorro Bowman: Kaepernick should have a job

More than a month into the first free agency of his career, quarterback Colin Kaepernick continues to be unemployed. On Monday, two of his former teammates in San Francisco expressed surprise about that. “I’ve seen some quarterbacks who got signed that, in my opinion, Kap is way better than,” 49ers running back Carlos Hyde told…

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Should the Texans pursue Colin Kaepernick?

With Tony Romo now off the market (and assuming that they dumped Brock Osweiler and his salary due in part to the hope that they’d get Romo), what will the Texans do at quarterback? The choices are: (1) Tom Savage; (2) Brandon Weeden; (3) a rookie; or (4) a veteran. Of the veterans, Colin Kaepernick…

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Bill O’Brien: Tough to start a rookie at quarterback right away

Tony Romo stopped short of declaring himself 100 percent retired during an introductory conference call with CBS, but said he’s committed to a life in the broadcast booth. That means it’s time for the Texans to stop giving consideration to the possibility that he’ll be in the mix for their quarterback job this year and…

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What’s next for Broncos, Texans?

With quarterback Tony Romo apparently out of play for the foreseeable future, the Broncos and Texans needs to move on with their alternative quarterback plans. For the Broncos, the plan apparently is to stand pat with Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch competing for the starting job. A veteran presence also is possible (currently, there are…

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Dolphins owner Stephen Ross gave players the OK to take a knee

There was some concern among Dolphins players last summer, with a few wanting to support Colin Kaepernick’s protest by taking a knee during the national anthem, but worried how it would appear in the Sept. 11 season opener. As it turns out, the guy who convinced them it was OK was Dolphins owner Stephen Ross.…

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Plenty of veteran quarterbacks are looking for work

As the curious unemployment of quarterback Colin Kaepernick continues despite a season that compared favorably to Tyrod Taylor’s performance in Buffalo, plenty of other veteran quarterbacks are still looking for work. Following the out-of-the-blue decision of the Vikings to add Case Keenum (reportedly on a one-year, $2 million deal) to back up Sam Bradford, let’s take…

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End in sight for Tony Romo saga? Key date nears

The Cowboys will convene on April 17 for the start of their spring workout program. It’ll be then Jason Garrett holds his first team meeting of 2017. It’ll be then workouts begin with the strength and conditioning staff, signaling the start of team building that evolves the course of an NFL off-season. By then, it’d sure make…

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Teams reportedly concerned about Kaepernick’s commitment, diet

Another day, another effort to throw water on the notion that Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed by the NFL. Earlier this week, a report emerged that Kaepernick wants $9 million or $10 million per year plus a chance to compete for the starting job. The only problem with that report is that no one knows…

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Chip Kelly on Colin Kaepernick: I don’t know why he’s not signed

Colin Kaepernick’s last coach isn’t sure why he hasn’t yet found his next coach. Chip Kelly said that he can’t explain whether Kaepernick’s unemployment is related to his struggles on the field, his national anthem protest or anything else. “There are 32 individual groups that make decisions on what is best. If you’re not part…

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