Colin Kaepernick is safety in the San Francisco 49ers, but he will not be the starting quarterback.
Kaepernick successful stay in the team’ 53-lineup, but coach Chip Kelly announced Saturday that Blaine Gabbert would start the first week game against the Los Angeles Rams, Kaepernick would be on the beach, Christian Ponder would serve as the No.3 quarterback.
It is not surprising about Kaepernick stays with the team. He did well in the last preseason game and led the team to a touchdown and show better arm strength compared to the previous game. But Gabbert almost the entire offseason is Kelly’s offensive group starting quarterback, in the meantime Kaepernick in the treatment of injuries.
The next question is how much playing time Kaepernick will get in 2016 season. Kaepernick has $11.9 million salaries in guaranteed and will get another $2 million bonus to stay the team. After this year, his contract will contain injuries guaranteed income worth nearly $25 million.
Contractual issues could be left to future to discuss. At least Kaepernick stays on the team now.
According to the NFL-Jerseys-Reports, Oakland Raiders filed applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to trademark the name “Las Vegas Raiders” on August 20.
The Southern Nevada Tourism Construction Association released a number of Raiders home field renderings. It’s reported that the stadium will cost 1.9 billion dollars, although the Raiders’ movement to Las Vegas has not been confirmed yet.
The Las Vegas stadium will be able to accommodate 65,000 people simultaneously watch the game.
Which rendering is your favorite?
Every year in training camp, Wesley Woodyard swears off his favorite treat: flavored shaved ice.
But when Brian Orakpo sponsored a Kona Ice truck to be open on the sideline after Tennessee Titans practice Monday, Woodyard had every flavor available, in five different cones.
And when coach Mike Mularkey sponsored a second day …
“I had three more today,” said Woodyard, a starting inside linebacker. “Grape and pina colada, those are probably the two best ones. That’s my weakness. It sucks, every time I go to camp I get on a no-Icee kick. I was like, I don’t want a regular ice-cream truck. But a frozen-ice truck? I am there.
“I stay away from them in camp. I made an exception. And I went too far.”
Orakpo said he came up with the idea as something different for the team after hot days.
“We’ve been grinding,” he said. “It’s just something nice, different, a change of scenery. Practice is over. Instead of coming in, it’s a nice treat after a long, physical, hot day.
“Wood loves this thing.”
According to the NFL official reporter Mike Garafolo, Buffalo Bill signed the free agent linebacker Brandon Spikes to a one-year contract on Sunday.
This is Spikes’ second time to join Bill, erenow his first four seasons spent in the New England Patriots, after that, he turned to Bill in 2014 season, soon followed by unemployment. Spikes was offered a trial by Miami Dolphins but left without a contract last week.
In order to make room for the three new signed players including linebacker David Hawthorne, tight end Jimmy Mundine, and Spikes, Bill have released Javier Arenas, wide receiver Gary Chambers, and linebacker Kevin Reddick.
Spikes had even returned to the Patriots in 2015, but later he was released due to involvement in a Hit-and-run incident, followed a suspension for four games by violated NFL Personal Conduct Regulations. The new season Spikes will work for Rob Ryan and his brother Rex Ryan.
Earlier this year, the Bills’ second-round pick Reggie Ragland got a knee collateral ligament tear in training and will miss games for a long time. Bills have no choice but to sign Spikes.
The Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert will not longer participate in Pro Bowl. Eifert got an ankle injury in the last Pro Bowl, he underwent surgery but are not sure when to return to the field.
On Friday, Eifert told reporters that his protective boots will be removed in a week and said that it still has not a definite timetable for his return to the stadium.
Eifert expresses he will never participate in the Pro Bowl again even if he is selected because he thinks that is not worth a risk.
Apparently, the Pro Bowl needs to adjust. The league’s president Roger Goodell expressed dissatisfaction with the status quo for the Pro Bowl. So hoping those can change the status quo. Players will be able to bring the unique experience to the fans but don’t have to worry about missing training due to the injuries.
Bengals hope Tyler Kroft, the third-round pick last year, would make progress after having caught 11 balls for 129 yards and one TDs in the last season.
Denver Broncos and Super Bowl 50 MVP Von Miller are still in negotiations with the contract extension.
It doesn’t be so sure that they will make an agreement in a long-term deal before July 15th.
It has been a long time that Miller and Broncos have talked that problem since early June.
The Super Bowl MVP hasn’t signed his one-year franchise tag tender and has said there’s “no chance” he’ll play under the tag in the 2016 season.
Miller would not attend any Broncos’ competition if he could not work out a long-term deal with Broncos in a number of weeks.
If Charles Tillman returns for a 14th NFL season, he only wants to play for the Carolina Panthers.
Tillman, who is currently rehabbing from surgery to repair a torn ACL he suffered in Week 17 last season, played his first season in Carolina after spending his first 12 years with the Chicago Bears.
“I just want to play for Carolina,” he said, according to NOLA.com on Saturday in Slidell, Louisiana, where he was helping former Chicago Bears teammate Matt Forte with his football camp.
Tillman helped the Panthers to a 15-1 regular season record before an ACL tear in Week 17 put him out for the playoffs and Super Bowl.
“That’s the only team I really want to play for,” he said, according to NOLA.com. “It’s Carolina. It’s a great group of men. … A great group of coaches. The front-office guys are great. To me it was no surprise they were, or we were, 17-2.”
Tillman forced two fumbles and had two interceptions this past season, giving him 44 career forced fumbles and 38 interceptions.