“Honestly, I’m never going to give up. You don’t want to give up something you started. You want to finish the right way,” said Rice.
Rice, 29, says he has been training in hopes to return to the NFL and is taking part in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl this week as a mentor.
Bach mentions that restrictions in the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement prohibit coaches from discussing football matters with players until the start of the official offseason program.
The 49ers will need to make a decision as to whether or not to keep Kaepernick at his current salary by April 1, which is three days before Kelly and talk football with any of his players.
McClure points to Irvin’s comments back in May when he said he has a strong desire to play for Atlanta as a key factor into him possibly signing with the Falcons.
It’s worth mentioning, however, that Irvin said recently that he would take a pay cut to return to the Seahawks in 2016, so it will be interesting to see what he elects to do this offseason.
Regardless, McClure believes that enough money could lure Irvin away from Seattle.
McClure notes that Irvin is worth more than double than the five-year, $22.5 million deal with $9 million guaranteed that the Falcons gave OLB Brooks Reed, making him an easy expenditure for the Falcons’ front office.
- Alex Marvez reports that the Redskins are set to hire former Colts DC Greg Manusky as their new outside linebackers coach.
- Alex Marvez reports that the Titans have one more DL coach interview scheduled for Wednesday after speaking to Giants assistant Robert Nunn on Tuesday.