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NFL Notes: Colin Kaepernick, Cowboys, Dolphins, Seahawks

Colin Kaepernick

Josh Hidalgo, the training for free agent QB Colin Kaepernick, refuted the notion that Kaepernick isn’t committed to football in a letter he wrote to Peter King of TheMMQB.com.

Colin has been there since January, training with me five days a week,” Hidalgo wrote. “We have been getting ready for football as if he was a starting quarterback for an NFL team. When I read that people don’t know if Colin wants to play football … this guy’s been doing it five hours a day, five days a week, like he has a starting NFL job. And we don’t take days off.

Hidalgo added that any teams are concerned about Kaepernick and the kind of physical shape he’s in, they should come as seen him work out.

We knew he was going to be dissected,” Hidalgo said.” We knew any chink in the armor was going to be dissected, so there are no chinks in the armor. We knew this was the be-all, end-all for us. Colin came in around 220 pounds; he lost all that weight last year because he was recovering from three surgeries. And now he’s 230, a solid 230, and he’s eating perfectly.

“I would just ask any team wondering anything about Colin: Come and see him. Come to the gym. Talk to him. They’ll see he’s in as good shape as a quarterback can be in. He’s ready to lead a team.”

Cowboys

  • The Cowboys signed undrafted rookie free agent G Dan Skipper to a contract Wednesday. (Brandon George)

Dolphins

Dolphins first-round DE Charles Harris said he intends to practice next week despite not having a contract finalized.

I don’t care at all,” Harris said, via Joe Shad of the Palm Beach Post. “Contract, no contract, I’m still going hard. It’s one thing the coaches will tell you. It’s not going to make any difference how I play. I’m still going 100 percent. I’m still first one in, last one out.

Seahawks

  • According to Jason Cole of B/R, the Seahawks interest in Colin Kaepernick or Robert Griffin III has to do with the lack of a veteran backup.
  • Cole mentions that players on the Seahawks have a “big issue” with the assumed favoritism that has been shown to Russell Wilson over the past few years.
  • In fact, Cole adds that “several” Seahawks players have grown “resentful” of Wilson.
  • Aaron Wilson reports that the Seahawks have signed sixth-round CB Mike Tyson.