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NFL Notes: Gareon Conley, Browns, Jets, Patriots

Gareon Conley

Gareon Conley’s lawyer, Kevin Spellacy, clarified his recent remarks that his client had a sexual “event” with the women who accused him of rape.

When I referenced a ‘consensual sexual event,’ I was not referring to intercourse,” Spellacy said, per Ian Rapoport. “That did not happen.

Spellacy added: “Nothing that Gareon has said has been inconsistent.”

Browns

Browns executive Sashi Brown said that there’s really no rush to play second-round QB DeShone Kizer.

He’s a young man and he’s going to have a long time that he’s with us and in this league and if things go the way I’m sure he’s planning on it and the way we hope it goes, we don’t have to rush it,” Brown said, via Pro Football Talk.

Jets

Jets HC Todd Bowles said that there will be an open competition between Josh McCown, Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty for the starting quarterback job this summer.

“That will determine itself in OTAs and the spring, going forward, how we line up in the summer,” Bowles said, via Rich Cimini of ESPN.

Patriots

Ben Volin of the Boston Globe has the full contract details for new Patriots RB Mike Gillislee.

  • In total, Gillislee receives a two-year, $6.4 million contract with no signing bonus.
  • 2017: Gillislee will make $4 million and carry a cap figure of $3,968,750. He has a $1.5 million base salary fully guaranteed, a $2 million roster bonus, and $500,000 in per-game roster bonuses.
  • 2018: Gillislee will make $2.4 million, which includes a non-guaranteed base salary of $1.9 million to go along with $500,000 in per-game roster bonuses.