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Kaepernick deal could make it harder to sign other players

49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick says he did a deal specifically aimed at allowing the team to retain other players.  But if the team wants to use Kaepernick’s contract as a template for other negotiations, the terms could make it harder to get more deals done. As explained by Matt Maiocco of, unnamed industry insiders…

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Foles refuses to worry about his contract

Eagles quarterback Nick Foles won’t be eligible for a new contract until after the 2014 regular season.  And a lot can change between now and then. So he says he’s not thinking about his next deal. “I think if you start worrying about numbers, you stop worrying about what you’re doing,” Foles told reporters Monday,…

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Gronkowski “bursting, planting, and cutting” at Patriots practices

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is only doing individual work for the Patriots right now, but that individual work appears to be going well enough to create some optimism about his chances of getting on the field for the start of the regular season. Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reports that Gronkowski was “bursting,…

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Monday morning one-liners

The example set by S Jairus Byrd lingers with the Bills. Dolphins TE Charles Clay is in line for more attention this season. Patriots receivers get a good test in practice from cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner. Jets LB Antwan Barnes thinks he’s more than 70 percent of the way back to health. Ravens…

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Jordy Nelson inherits charity softball game, hopes to keep it a while

The Packers’ charity softball game has passed from Brett Favre to Donald Driver to Jordy Nelson.  Nelson, who is entering the final year of his contract, hopes to keep not be passing it off after only one year. “My wife and I have enjoyed it,” Nelson said Sunday, via Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. …

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Sunday morning one-liners

Bills fans have organized a Jon Bon Jovi ban; “It’s nothing personal,” co-organizer Charles Pellien said. “If Santa Claus was coming to Buffalo and telling us he was going to take our team to the North Pole, we would be boycotting Santa Claus.” Dolphins WR Brian Hartline had the best showing at the team’s annual…

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Pettine scoffs at the notion Brady isn’t a top-five quarterback

ESPN helped us all get through a slow week (before the Kaepernick contract) by suggesting that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady no longer occupies a position in the NFL’s top five. While I’m not ready to knock him off that perch, I firmly believe he isn’t as good as he used to be — or, perhaps…

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Making sense of the Kaepernick “de-escalators”

The initial, embellished report of Colin Kaepernick’s new contract indicated that the deal was worth “up to” $126 million.  As we now know, $12 million of the money to be earned by Kaepernick comes from so-called de-escalators — money in the contract that will go away if he fails to do certain things. Based on…

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Negotiations still stalled between 49ers, Harbaugh

With the 49ers getting quarterback Colin Kaepernick under contract, the question becomes whether a new deal will be struck with the man who has mentored Kaepernick through his three NFL seasons. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, not much is happening.  The 49ers have made an offer to Harbaugh, and Harbaugh has yet…

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Andrew Luck doesn’t have much reaction to Kaepernick deal

One of the potential beneficiaries of the new Colin Kaepernick contract greeted the news of a six-year extension with a shrug. “I think it’s odd to comment on anybody’s contract in any industry,” Colts quarterback Andrew Luck said, via Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star. While the news was impossible to miss in the football world,…

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Potential agent change may have fueled Kaepernick deal

Why did the 49ers and quarterback Colin Kaepernick strike a seven-year deal seven weeks before the loose, artificial deadline of the launch of training camp?  One theory making the rounds is that the 49ers wanted to get a contract in place before Kaepernick hired an agent who wouldn’t have agreed to such a team-friendly deal.…

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PFT Live: Kaepernick’s deal more than meets the eye

It was reported Colin Kaepernick’s new deal with San Francisco was worth $61 million guaranteed, and when Mike Florio read the report, his first inclination was to ask how much money is fully guaranteed upon signing. Those questions weren’t initially asked, creating the false impression the QB signed a $126 million extension. The truth is…

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PFT Live: What’s next for 49ers after Kaepernick deal?

Niners’ insider Matt Maiocco joins Mike Florio to discuss Colin Kaepernick’s fresh new contract. Maiocco says Kaepernick’s deal is a great deal for the team, but he’s curious to see what the Niners do with their next couple of moves.

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PFT Planet: What Kaepernick’s deal means for Dalton, Newton

Mike Florio answers fan questions and tweets about multiple topics from around the NFL including what Colin Kaepernick’s deal means for guys like Andy Dalton and Cam Newton.

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PFT Live 06/05: Matt Maiocco, PFT Planet

Mike Florio talks with CSN Bay Area 49ers Insider, Matt Maiocco about the Colin Kaepernick’s “big” contract, an possible yet unlikely large extensions for Jim Harbaugh and Vernon Davis. Then, Florio takes calls and tweet from NFL fans.              

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