Results matching “Kaepernick”

Will free-agent quarterbacks fall victim to collusion?

For the first time since the NFL launched a system of free agency that relies heavily on a salary cap, a healthy complement of veteran quarterbacks soon will hit the open market. And even though recent growth in the salary cap indicates that someone already should be making more than $30 million per year at [more]

Bills owner Kim Pegula looks for “compromise” on activism from players

Bills owner Kim Pegula said that she wanted to listen to players who want to use their platform to draw attention to social causes, as long as they realized the effects it can have on her bottom line. Via Mike Rodak of, Pegula said during a panel at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference that [more]

CFL publishing negotiation lists for publicity

The CFL took a new step Tuesday by revealing 10 players on each team’s negotiation lists, which is a starting point for teams calling dibs on players for the future. But as important as the names themselves is the fact they realized the benefit of creating an opportunity for attention in the offseason. In a [more]

Kaepernick’s lawyers could force Papa John to testify, but it won’t be easy

The knee-jerk reaction to the news that the lawyers handling the Colin Kaepernick grievance would like to question former Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter was that the league’s internal arbitration processes have no jurisdiction over Schnatter, and thus he can’t be forced to testify. There’s one significant caveat that applies, however. Because the grievance will [more]

Kaepernick’s lawyers want to question Papa John, too

We may finally get a glimpse of John Schnatter in something other than a bright red shirt. The former CEO of Papa John’s, who stepped down late last year due in part (we’re told) to his misguided effort to blame reduced earnings on the NFL, will be getting a ticket to the Colin Kaepernick Collusion [more]

Kaepernick’s lawyers want to question Goodell’s wife

After weeks of silence regarding the pending grievance filed by unemployed quarterback Colin Kaepernick against the NFL, someone is talking a blue streak now, Jack. Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports has a list of witnesses Camp Kaepernick wants to question under oath. One will raise eyebrows: Jane Skinner. Also known as Jane Goodell. Also known [more]

Jimmy G gets $48.7 million fully guaranteed at signing

The numbers are out regarding the Jimmy Garoppolo. They appear below, along with a full analysis of the terms and the deal. 1. $7 million signing bonus. On a five-year deal, the low bonus results in a cap charge of only $1.4 million per year. 2. $28 million fully-guaranteed roster bonus. For a cap-rich team [more]

Garoppolo details will say plenty about true value of the deal

Yes, 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has raised the quarterback market by $500,000 per year. But there’s still much to be learned about what the contract is truly worth. Matt Maicco of NBC Sports California supplements the five-year, $137.5 million total-package report with news that the deal contains $74 million in total guarantees. As we’ve learned, [more]

No one is talking about the Colin Kaepernick grievance

When Colin Kaepernick first filed a collusion grievance against the NFL, attorney Mark Geragos had plenty to say. And then he abruptly clammed up. Since then, no one from either side has commented, on or off the record, about the pending grievance. The only reasonable conclusion that can be drawn from the situation is that [more]

Chris Long wins NFLPA’s Byron “Whizzer” White award

Eagles defensive end Chris Long donated his entire salary to community endeavors in 2017. His foundation will now get another $100,000, thanks to the NFL Players Association’s decision to make Long the winner of the 2018 Byron “Whizzer” White Community MVP Award. The finalists were Long, Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Broncos linebacker Von [more]

Colin Kaepernick among finalists for NFLPA Community MVP award

The NFLPA announced its five finalists for the Byron “Whizzer” White Community MVP award, four of whom played in the league this year. The union named Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, Eagles defensive end Chris Long, Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller, Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, and unemployed quarterback Colin Kaepernick as finalists for their work to [more]

NFL’s “Let’s Listen Together” sounds good, in theory

If you can get past the whiplash of the NFL taking credit for doing something they seemed to be fighting the last two years, they might be doing a good thing now. The league has announced a joint player and owner project called “Let’s Listen Together,” which will publicize players’ work toward social justice causes [more]

NFL will look into Yannick Ngakoue’s claim of racial slurs by Incognito

Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue has accused Bills guard Richie Incognito of using racial slurs during Sunday’s game in Jacksonville. That definitely won’t be the end of the situation. “We will look into this,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told PFT on Monday morning. Several years ago, the NFL began to enforce aggressively a prohibition on [more]

Eric Reid: Teams might not sign me over anthem protest, I’m OK with that

If Eric Reid‘s decision to kneel during the national anthem costs him money, he can live with it. Reid, the 49ers safety who will be an unrestricted free agent in March, was asked on Friday if he’s concerned about teams deciding not to sign him because they don’t want an anthem protester on the team. [more]

Texans are probaby going to need another quarterback this week

The Texans are likely going to need another quarterback this week, giving the NFL one final chance this regular season to ignore Colin Kaepernick. Via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans are discussing whether to add another backup to T.J. Yates. Backup Taylor Heinicke suffered a concussion while Yates was being tested for a [more]