NFL Notes: Colin Kaepernick, Seahawks, Lions, Raiders


Colin Kaepernick

  • While a report mentioned that the Seahawks were working out free agent QB Colin Kaepernick on Wednesday, a source with knowledge of the situation tells Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk that it was just a visit.
  • Tom Pelissero adds that Kaepernick was at the Seahawks headquarters late into the day and met with the team’s coaching staff. However, the plan was for him to leave Wednesday evening.
  • Ian Rapoport reports that if a deal is going to happen between the Seahawks and Kaepernick, it would likely happen in the next few days, as Seattle doesn’t start OTAs until next week.
  • Jordan Schultz reports that Kaepernick “wants to be a Seahawk” and informed the team that he’s content backing up Russell Wilson. Overall, Schultz says that the meeting went “very well.”


Lions HC Jim Caldwell said he has been “upfront” with LB Tahir Whitehead about converting to outside linebacker.

The way you do it is the way you do everything, at least as far as I’m concerned — you talk about it,” Caldwell said, via Justin Rogers of The Detroit News. “It’s an upfront issue. It’s not anything that’s hidden. They understand the parameters. It doesn’t mean they’re not going to be an integral part of our program.”


Raiders HC Jack Del Rio told reporters that RB Marshawn Lynch is “doing great” but they’re holding him out of OTAs for now.

“He’s doing great, he’s doing great,” Del Rio said, via Paul Gutierrez of “He’ll continue to do the things that we’re asking him to do. He’s really soaking up the system. He’s doing a great job fitting in.”

Del Rio added that Lynch has made it clear to the team that he’s committed to being on for offseason workouts.

“He said, ‘Coach, this is home for me, so it’s not like I’m going home and I won’t be here,’” Del Rio said. “He’s committed to being here. He’s excited to be a Raider. We’re excited to have him.

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