Former Eagles and 49ers HC Chip Kelly said in an interview with ESPN’s Adam Schefter that he “really enjoyed” coaching QB Colin Kaepernick and that his decision to kneel during the national anthem “never was a distraction” for them.
“He came to work every day, extremely diligent in terms of his preparation, in terms of his work ethic,” Kelly said, via ProFootball Talk. “I really enjoyed Kap. I’ve talked to Kap three or four times since. I think he’s a really good player and a really good person, and I really enjoyed coaching him.”
Kelly explained that Kaepernick was upfront with his decision to every player in the locker room but never let it get out of hand.
“He explained to all the players his thought process and mindset of what he was doing,” Kelly said. “And there were some players that agreed with him and some players that didn’t agree with him. But after that point, we heard from the outside about what a distraction it is, except those people weren’t in our locker room and it never was a distraction. [Kaepernick] never turned it into a circus or whatever people think.”
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Bills C Eric Wood said he is “100 percent” recovered from the broken leg he sustained last season and has not experienced any setbacks.
“It went great. I missed one day the first week of OTAs and we had planned that if I had any setbacks or got too sore I would take a day off, but I didn’t need a day off the rest of the time,” said Wood. “So I’m encouraged. I definitely should be 100 percent barring anything crazy happening over the next month. So I’m looking forward to it.”
New Colts ILB Jon Bostic said he is “finally healthy” and ready to play after missing last season due to a broken foot.
“I’m excited to come into the season finally healthy and I’m ready to get out and show them what I can do,” said Bostic, via Kevin Bowen of the Colts’ official site.
Colts DC Ted Monachino added that Bostic is a player that can do a “lot of things very well.”
“This Jon Bostic character,” said Monachino. “He’s a guy that can do an awful lot of things very well.”