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Dolphins Will Send Scout To Watch Colin Kaepernick's Workout

Nov 13, 2019 11:49 AM

The Miami Dolphins will send a scout to watch Colin Kaepernick's workout on Saturday in Atlanta.

The Dolphins have one of the NFL's worst quarterback situations in Ryan Fitzpatrick and Josh Rosen.

"We'll have someone there," said Flores.

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Tags: Miami Dolphins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Schefter: Roger Goodell 'Feels Bad' About Colin Kaepernick Situation

Nov 13, 2019 11:16 AM

The NFL has invited all 32 teams to a private workout with Colin Kaepernick this Saturday.

The reasons for this decision remain unclear, but Adam Schefter addressed the motivation from Roger Goodell.

“I think Roger Goodell, there’s a part of him, the Commissioner, that feels bad about the way that this has unfolded,” Schefter said on ESPN. “And I think that he believes that he must do his part to try to get a workout for Colin Kaepernick, to try to get interviews with Colin Kaepernick, to try to do his part to get Colin Kaepernick in front of teams.

“Now Roger Goodell cannot make teams sign a quarterback himself, and we’ve seen what has transpired in recent months and years where nobody has brought him in to visit [editor’s note: the Seahawks brought Kaepernick in for a visit], nobody has worked him out, and he essentially has been persona non grata with the NFL. This is a reversal of that with the league office. This is the league office stepping in to try to make sure that Colin Kaepernick . . . has a chance to show to teams what he can’t do, what he can do, what his level of interest is in returning, how much he’d like to be back in football. And, again, the NFL can’t make a team sign him I don’t think, but it can arrange something like this that really turns into Colin Kaepernick’s Pro Day.”

A source told Dan Patrick that Goodell felt pressured to do this, but declined to explain the basis for that pressure.

Adam Schefter/ESPN (via PFT)

Tags: Free Agent Rumor, Legal, Misc Rumor

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Joe Burrow Ranked No. 1 QB Prospect For 2020 NFL Draft By Mel Kiper

Nov 12, 2019 10:30 PM

Mel Kiper Jr. has moved Joe Burrow up to No. 1 on his list of quarterback prospects for the 2020 NFL Draft ahead of Tea Tagovailoa and Justin Herbert. 

Burrow is the Heisman Trophy favorite and had an excellent performance at Alabama last week.

"Yes. There's no question in my mind," wrote Kiper when asked if he could be picked No. 1 overall. "In fact, when I unveil my updated Big Board rankings in a couple of weeks, I'm going to have Burrow ahead of Tua Tagovailoa and Justin Herbert as the top-ranked quarterback for the 2020 draft. I had already moved up Burrow to No. 6 overall before Saturday's game, but I was waiting to see what he did against Bama before I pulled the trigger to make him No. 1. I'm ready to make the call now.

"How could anyone watch that game and say otherwise? He has all the tools to be an elite NFL quarterback, from size to accuracy and touch to athleticism. What I like most about Burrow is that he's ultra-competitive while staying calm and collected. He didn't blink against a loaded Crimson Tide defense. I've made the comparison to Tony Romo before, and I'm sticking with it. Throw out Burrow's numbers from last season and focus on the improvement in 2019. This is a great quarterback prospect."

Mel Kiper Jr./ESPN

Tags: Draft, Draft Misc

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Russell Wilson, Lamar Jackson Emerge As Heavy NFL MVP Favorites

Nov 12, 2019 9:55 PM

The 2019 NFL MVP chase appears to be a two-horse race between Russell Wilson and Lamar Jackson with each of their odds improving in Week 10.

Last week, SportsBetting.ag had Wilson as the MVP favorite with 2/1, or +200, odds. Wilson started the season with 16/1 odds.

Jackson had 7/2, or +350, odds before his perfect-rating game Sunday, and his odds have improved as well. Jackson started the year with 30/1 odds.

MVP Odds
Russell Wilson +175
Lamar Jackson +250
Deshaun Watson +600
Aaron Rodgers +900
Christian McCaffrey +900
Patrick Mahomes +1400
Tom Brady +2000
Drew Brees +2500
Jimmy Garoppolo +2500
Dak Prescott +3300
Kirk Cousins +3300

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Seattle Seahawks, Personal Award

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49ers-Packers Flexed To SNF In Week 12, Replacing Seahawks-Eagles

Nov 12, 2019 8:23 PM

The NFL has moved the Week 12 game between the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers to Sunday Night Football, replacing the matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and Philadelphia Eagles.

The game between the 8-2 Packers and 8-1 49ers was due to be played at 4:25 p.m. ET, at the same time the Cowboys and the Patriots play at Gillette Stadium.

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Tags: Green Bay Packers, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks

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Colin Kaepernick To Hold Workout For Multiple NFL Teams

Nov 12, 2019 8:20 PM

Colin Kaepernick will hold a private workout for NFL teams on Saturday in Atlanta. The session will include on-field work and an interview.

Several teams have inquired about Kaepernick's current readiness to play football.

The memo, which was sent to NFL teams, says: "Earlier this year, we discussed some possible steps with his representatives and they recently emphasized his level of preparation and that he is ready to work out for clubs and be interviewed by them. We have therefore arranged this opportunity for him to work out, and for all clubs to have the opportunity to evaluate his current readiness and level of interest in resuming his NFL career."

Kaepernick turned 32 on Nov. 3 and hasn't played in the NFL since 2016.

Last month, Kaepernick's representatives said he has been "working out five days a week, for three years, in preparation to play again" but that the opportunity hasn't presented itself.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Saquon Barkley Won't Accept Sitting Out Remainder Of 2019

Nov 12, 2019 3:58 PM

Saquon Barkley isn't 100 percent and the New York Giants have a 2-8 record, but he still won't accept getting shut down for the season.

Barkley underwent an X-ray on shoulder after Sunday's loss to the New York Jets.

Barkley missed three games last month due to a high ankle sprain. Since returning to action, Barkley is averaging just 2.6 yards per carry after averaging 6.4 per carry initially this season.

"The mindset of sitting me out and resting me for the rest of the season is beyond me," Barkley said. "I do not agree with it. It won't happen. I'm going to keep going until I can't go no more. That's the player I am and I'm going to do it for my teammates."

Jordan Raanan/ESPN

Tags: New York Giants, Fantasy, Injury

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Jeff Bezos Interested In Purchasing NFL Team

Nov 12, 2019 12:29 PM

Jeff Bezos has interest in purchasing an NFL team.

Bezos has become close with several current owners and has strong support within the league to eventually purchase a franchise.

Bezos watched last year's Super Bowl from Roger Goodell's suite.

No NFL teams are currently on the market, but the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos could eventually come on the market.

Amazon is headquartered in the Seattle area, but Bezos is in the process of moving to Washington D.C. Bezos has become close to Dan Snyder.

Jason La Canfora/CBS Sports

Tags: Legal

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Buccaneers Release Vernon Hargreaves After Not Hustling

Nov 12, 2019 11:07 AM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released Vernon Hargreaves two days after the starting cornerback was benched for a lack of hustle by Bruce Arians.

"After thoughtful consideration over the past few weeks, Bruce and I came to the conclusion that we needed to make this change," Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht said in a statement. "Decisions such as this are always difficult, but I felt it was in the best interest of our team to part ways with Vernon at this time and allow him to explore other opportunities. We are disappointed that it did not work out here for Vernon and we wish him continued success moving forward."

Hargreaves was the 11th overall pick in 2016. Tampa Bay picked up their fifth-year option for 2020 on Hargreaves worth $9 million. The contract was only guaranteed for injury.

"He didn't look like he was hustling to go in for a tackle," Arians said when asked about Hargreaves, who surrendered a 55-yard catch to Andy Isabella at the beginning of the third quarter against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. "He was chasing somebody across the field and he wasn't running fast enough."

Jenna Laine/ESPN

Tags: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Waiver

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Bengals Release Preston Brown

Nov 12, 2019 11:04 AM

The Cincinnati Bengals have released Preston Brown. Brown had re-signed with the Bengals in March on a three-year, $16.5 million contract that included $4.8 million in guaranteed money.

Brown had 54 tackles with one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. 

ESPN

Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Waiver

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Brandon Brooks, Eagles Agree To Four-Year, $54.2M Extension

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Dolphins Send Three Scouts To LSU-Alabama Game

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Deion Sanders Says He Hasn't Talked To FSU About Coaching Job

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