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Lions join Giants in LeGarrette Blount interest

The Patriots negotiated with LeGarrette Blount, but when they couldn’t reach a deal, they moved on. So it makes sense that one of the other teams now showing interest in the veteran running back has a strong New England flavor. According to Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports, the Lions have joined the Giants in showing…

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Wednesday morning one-liners

By passing on Sammy Watkins‘ fifth-year option, Bills coach Sean McDermott is telling him to earn it. The Dolphins spent fifth- and sixth-round picks on defensive tackles whose college coaches speak highly of them. New Patriots RB Mike Gillislee says playing for Bill Belichick reminds him of playing for Urban Meyer in college. Joe Namath…

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Matt Asiata scheduled to work out for Lions

After the draft came to an end without any new running backs on the roster, Lions General Manager Bob Quinn said that they considered a couple of backs but didn’t think anyone they picked would push one of their current backs off the squad. That may not be the case when it comes to veterans…

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Philadelphia wants to host the 2026 Super Bowl

The reviews on Philadelphia as a host city for this weekend’s draft were very positive, so now the city is apparently aiming even higher. According to the Allentown Morning Call, former mayor and Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell said the city was preparing to bid for the 2026 Super Bowl. Rendell said that during an interview…

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Andy Reid: Patrick Mahomes is going to take some time

It wasn’t hard to find draft projections that had the Chiefs landing quarterback Patrick Mahomes in the first round, but they typically didn’t have that pick happening with the 10th overall pick. There was word before the start of the draft that Kansas City might be coming up, however, and they wound up dealing next…

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Eric Reid says awareness has been raised, anthem protests are over

Colin Kaepernick has said he’d stand for future national anthems, and as soon as someone gives him a job he probably will. But his former 49ers teammates say their days of kneeling for the anthem are over. According to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area, 49ers safety Eric Reid said he and linebacker Eli…

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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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