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John Lynch: 49ers would have cut Kaepernick if he hadn’t opted out

One of the popular narratives regarding Colin Kaepernick’s lingering unemployment is that he has only himself to blame after opting out of his 49ers contract. This flawed assumption overlooks the fact that the 49ers would have cut Kaepernick if he hadn’t opted out. “HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT?!?!?” some of you have said in response.…

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PFT Live takes a look at the top five free-agent signings

On many days during the NFL season and throughout the early months of the offseason, it’s declared at the outset of PFT Live that we’re gonna need a bigger show. As the offseason programs wind down and the true dead spot in the NFL calendar approaches, it takes a little effort to fill the 12…

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Wednesday morning one-liners

Jets top pick Jamal Adams is gaining notice at OTAs. Football Outsiders expects the Bills to be measurably worse this season. New Dolphin Nate Allen is excited to work with Reshad Jones. Patriots LB Dont’a Hightower is raising awareness of diabetes, in honor of his mother. The Ravens are working on establishing an identity on…

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Report: Seahawks not expected to sign Colin Kaepernick

The one and only team that has expressed interest in Colin Kaepernick appears unlikely to sign him. Pat Kirwan of SiriusXM NFL Radio said today that he doesn’t expect the Seahawks to sign Kaepernick. That’s particularly noteworthy because Kirwan has a long and close relationship with Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, dating to their time together…

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Torrey Smith goes to bat for Colin Kaepernick

Several people who spent time with Colin Kaepernick in San Francisco, including former 49ers coaches Jim Harbaugh and Chip Kelly, have spoken out in favor of Kaepernick getting another chance in the NFL. The latest is one of the 49ers’ former receivers. Torrey Smith, who played with Kaepernick the last two years in San Francisco,…

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Rams add a third quarterback to the roster

With only two quarterbacks on their 90-man roster as Organized Team Activities got underway, the Rams were an outlier among the NFL’s 32 teams. That changed on Monday. The team announced that they have signed Dylan Thompson and that running back De’Mard Llorens has been waived in a corresponding move. It’s Thompson’s second stint with…

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How real is Seattle’s interest in Colin Kaepernick?

The Seahawks’ curious public courtship with Colin Kaepernick continues, but the clock is ticking on consummation. With Seattle launching their seven-session OTA program on Tuesday, it would make plenty of sense for the Seahawks to have already signed him, if they want him. The real question, given that nothing is imminent between Kaepernick and Seattle,…

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Report: “Nothing is imminent” between Seahawks and Colin Kaepernick

The Seahawks will take the field today for another round of practices, and they still won’t have an experienced backup quarterback with them. After Colin Kaepernick visited the Seahawks last week, there was a sense they were looking at options behind Russell Wilson. But according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, there’s “nothing is…

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Tuesday’s PFT Live talks a little hockey (again)

At one point in the third period on Monday night, the chances of talking any hockey at all during Tuesday’s PFT Live dropped to “no way in hell.” But with the Penguins somehow finding a way to win without taking many/any shots over the final two periods of the Stanley Cup Final opener, hockey talk…

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John Mara says signing Colin Kaepernick would lead to fan backlash

The NFL party line, as articulated by Commissioner Roger Goodell, is that Colin Kaepernick’s unemployment is football related, Giants owner John Mara has acknowledged off-field concerns contributing as well. Mara told Jenny Vrentas of TheMMQB.com that the Giants didn’t discuss signing Kaepernick this offseason, and that they’ve heard from many fans who would be angry…

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Jim Caldwell isn’t interested in Kaepernick, but believes in him

The Lions don’t have a veteran backup to quarterback Matthew Stafford. They’re nevertheless not interested in adding Colin Kaepernick. Via Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press, coach Jim Caldwell recently said that Kaepernick won’t be pursued by the team. “[W]e have the guys that we want at this point in time,” Caldwell said. Who…

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Spike Lee is 0-for-1 as NFL reporter

Spike Lee, Rob Lowe. Rob, Spike. (It’s not quite as poetic as the time David Letterman introduced Oprah and Uma.) Five years after Rob Lowe incorrectly “reported” that Peyton Manning would retire, Spike Lee has “incorrectly” reported that the Seahawks have signed Colin Kaepernick. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Seahawks have not…

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Saturday one-liners

Cowboys RB Alfred Morris is still driving the 1991 Mazda that he bought for $2. (Take that, Vanny Woodhead.) Is Cris Carter a mentor or an enabler for Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr.? Eagles DE Brandon Graham is ready to mentor rookie Derek Barnett. WR Terrelle Pryor Sr. is fitting in nicely in Washington. The…

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ESPN hires Chip Kelly

The two-time former NFL coach with a pair of buyouts will be getting paid by a network in 2017. ESPN announced Friday that Kelly has joined the operation as a studio analyst. He’ll be part of the Saturday college football cooperate, and he’ll appear Sundays on SportsCenter to provide NFL analysis. “I spoke with a lot…

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Eric Mangini would vouch for Colin Kaepernick, if a team asked

Eric Mangini spent three years as an assistant coach on the 49ers and got to know Colin Kaepernick well, and he wishes some team would call him to ask for advice about Kaepernick. Because Mangini thinks Kaepernick is a player who deserves a chance. “I haven’t personally talked to anybody about it, but what I…

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