Colin Kaepernick’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, describes his client in a manner that may sound familiar to Patriots fans: in peak condition, on a strict diet, and only getting smarter at the quarterback position with age. Kaepernick settled his collusion grievance with the NFL this week, and Geragos believes the former San Francisco 49er may soon join Tom Brady on the New England depth chart. The lawyer said Kaepernick is “the most fit vegan I’ve ever seen in my life” and noted that, to Geragos’s eye, he looks ready to play. “He absolutely wants to play,” Geragos said in an interview with CNN. “He wants to compete at the highest level.” Kaepernick is 31 years old, a decade younger than the Patriots’ current six-time Super Bowl champion QB. “This is not somebody who’s over the hill,” Geragos said. “This is someone who’s in his prime. You get smarter at that position and he’s wise beyond … [Read more...] about Colin Kaepernick’s lawyer says he wants to play and ‘it would not surprise me if Bob Kraft makes a move’
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Dave Birkett Detroit Free Press Published 3:50 p.m. UTC Aug 28, 2018 Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia doesn’t tell stories quite like his predecessor Jim Caldwell. When a reporter asked Patricia for an example Monday of a player he’d seen win a roster spot with a strong performance in the fourth preseason game, Patricia cited one such case with nowhere near as much detail as Caldwell’s favorite Blair White story (he caught 18 passes in the final preseason game!). “You had mentioned that and I think Dan Klecko’s name popped into my head real quick there, way back when,” Patricia said. “But I think these are great opportunities. Every single day of practice is a great opportunity and every opportunity to get in a game and show us that you can do it when the lights come on is obviously critically important. So, there’s probably been numerous examples through the course of the years. That was the first thing that popped into my … [Read more...] about Predicting Detroit Lions’ 53-man roster: Ameer Abdullah in or out?
During the 2016 offseason, the Philadelphia Eagles were in clear need of a franchise quarterback, and the incoming crop of college passers was thought to be a very deep and talented group. As you all know, the Eagles identified Carson Wentz as the cream of the crop, and made two costly trades to go up and get him. At the time, many Eagles fans did not approve of the expensive price to draft a Division I-AA quarterback from North Dakota State, preferring instead to draft a different quarterback later in draft without parting with other valuable picks. Obviously, the Eagles' strategy was the correct one, as Wentz led the Eagles to an 11-2 record in 2017 before tearing his ACL. Without Wentz's MVP-caliber season, the Eagles almost certainly would not have gained home field advantage throughout the playoffs, and then who knows how their season would have ended. Of the other 14 quarterbacks taken in the 2016 NFL Draft, only five remain with the teams that originally picked them. Let's take … [Read more...] about A look back at the 2016 NFL Draft, and how the non-Carson Wentz quarterbacks have fared
By Eric Branch Updated 8:33 pm, Thursday, June 14, 2018 For a long time, football was going well for pass rusher Jeremiah Attaochu, who left Georgia Tech with the most sacks in school history, became a second-round pick of the Chargers and emerged as a productive starter by his second NFL season in 2015. Then, in 2016, he was sidelined by a broken foot. In 2017, he was buried on the depth chart. Now, after being humbled and signing with the 49ers in March, Attaochu, 25, hopes he’ll get back to harassing quarterbacks. Attaochu, who appeared in just four games last year, was a healthy scratch for most of the season and spent his practice time on the scout team. “I think it definitely made me a better person,” Attaochu said. “I was used to being a front-runner my entire career … Not that I wanted this to happen, but sometimes when you trip, you learn how to get back up. And I didn’t know how to get back up.” It’s often said … [Read more...] about 49ers pass rusher Jeremiah Attaochu looks to revive his career