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NFL Notes: Cardinals, Jets, Seahawks, Steelers



Jets DL Muhammad Wilkerson said his leg is feeling “way better now than it did last year at this point.”

“My leg is definitely feeling way better now than it did last year at this point,” Wilkerson said, via NewYork Jets.com. “It feels great, so I’m definitely looking forward to being who I was before the injury.”

Wilkerson explained that the fractured leg he suffered was the first major injury he’s dealt with.

“That was my first major injury,” said Wilkerson. “I had never gotten injured like that playing football. I didn’t have the get-off and change of direction. Just running, I was sometimes in pain in the game.


Shannon Sharpe of FS1, who previously spoke with free agent QB Colin Kaepernick to refute some of the reports out there about why he was still unsigned, doesn’t think the Seahawks ever had any intention of signing him to a contract.

I don’t believe they had any intention of signing him,” Sharpe said, via KnowYourRightsCamp. “For Pete to say that [Kaepernick is a starter], Pete is being very disingenuous. If you say you believe this guy’s a starter, we have a starter. But what about your backup? What if something happens to your starter?

“This makes no sense to me. I just know Kaep would like to get somewhere, learn the system, and be able to contribute. Whether it’s scout team, as the backup, or if something were to happen to the starter, he could show he can still come in and play in the National Football League.


  • Jeremy Fowler reports that while franchise RB Le’Veon Bell has skipped the first two weeks of OTAs, it’s not a holdout situation.
  • Instead, Fowler says that Bell was actually at the Steelers’ facility on Thursday to meet with the team and his absence has been related to the fact that he’s coming off of groin surgery.
  • According to Fowler, Bell could participate in minicamp, but it’s hardly a guarantee with his injury situation.
  • While the Steelers and Bell could continue to discuss a long-term up to the July 15 deadline, Fowler mentions that Bell has previously said he would play under the franchise tag if necessary.

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