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NFL Notes: Colin Kaepernick, Chiefs, Dolphins, Steelers

Colin Kaepernick

  • ESPN’s Dan Graziano recently reported that free agent QB Colin Kaepernick is looking for a team willing to offer him a chance to compete for a starting job and pay him around $9 million to $10 million per year.
  • However, a source who spoke with Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk refuted that he’s looking for this much money and referred to the report as “completely false.

Chiefs

Chiefs HC Andy Reid explained that their decision to release veteran QB Nick Foles was strictly cap-related.

“We have a little bit of a tight cap situation, so the way John’s (general manager John Dorsey) had to maneuver around that thing and do the things he had to do, that really was (the reason),” Reid said, via the Kansas City Star.

Reid said that veteran ILB Derrick Johnson and FB Anthony Sherman both still have roles on their roster.

“I know they’re a little bit older,” Reid said. “But they still have a role on our team.

Dolphins

Dolphins HC Adam Gase told reporters on Tuesday that they would like to keep their top-three receivers in place moving forward, and they plan to discuss an extension for WR Jarvis Landry at some point.

Our goal is to make sure that these three [receivers] stay together for a long period of time, and to make sure they stay with the quarterback to develop a great continuity between those guys,” Gase said, via ESPN.com. “So we’ll get to that when we know it’s the right time for us. It’s just, right now, we are where we are. We’ll see how things play out when some of these situations come up.”

  • Gase said that QB Ryan Tannehill (ACL) is “doing everything he can do” and “there’s no restrictions on him.” (Adam Beasley)
  • Gase also said of Tannehill: “I’m expecting him to look pretty close to how he did when he got injured.” (Adam Beasley)

Steelers

Steelers HC Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that they plan to pay “special attention” to quarterbacks in this year’s draft.

“We’ve been in that mentality,” said Tomlin, via ESPN.com. “Our experience in this business and the realities of this business put us in that mindset. [General manager] Kevin [Colbert] and I have spent special attention to that position over the last several years, if nothing else from a dry-run perspective, to gain the knowledge and the information necessary to make good decisions when we come to that fork in the road. Who’s to say that we aren’t there right now?