NFL Notes: Colin Kaepernick, Jets, Redskins

Colin Kaepernick

Mark Geragos, the lawyer hired by free agent QB Colin Kaepernick, mentioned on the “Reasonable Doubt” podcast that there’s “reason to believe” a “smoking gun” exists in regards to the NFL colluding against his client.

“What you need is the email from . . . Goodell to the owners, you need that smoking gun of the ‘don’t hire this guy,” co-host Adam Carolla said, via Pro Football Talk.

We have very good reason to believe that that exists,” Geragos replied.

The interesting thing will be when the discovery comes, and I expect the discovery to be very quickly,” Geragos said. “You know, you can’t erase stuff anymore like you used to be able to; texts, emails, things of that nature.

Geragos added that he plans to move as quickly as possible with this case, as Kaepernick is still holding out hope of playing this year.

“I want to move this as quickly as possible,” Geragos said.


  • Rich Cimini of ESPN writes that Jets GM Mike Maccagnan should stick to the “Moneyball” approach to building the roster, considering that his big-money moves haven’t turned out well.
  • Cimini mentions that DL Muhammad Wilkerson is likely to be released next year, unless he’s willing to accept a pay cut. New York would have to do so before his $16.75 million salary becomes guaranteed on the third day of the 2018 league year.


  • Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, citing a league source, reports that former GM Scot McCloughan has filed a grievance against the Redskins for the balance of his contract.
  • Washington refused to pay McCloughan the balance of his contract after they fired him back in March, claiming that they had just cause for doing so.
  • Florio adds that it’s widely believed that Washington cited alcohol as part of their decision to move on from McCloughan.

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