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NFL Notes: Roster Decisions, 49ers, Colin Kaepernick & Chargers

Roster Decisions

  • Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com expects the Jets to keep four quarterbacks, as Bryce Petty has shown enough progress to warrant more development.
  • Breer assumes Blaine Gabbert will be the 49ers’ starting quarterback, but beyond that, he says it’s “anyone’s guess” pertaining to their quarterback depth chart.
  • In regards to the Titans, Breer says there’s an idea out there that few players are safe right now. Former second-round RB Bishop Sankey could be next to go, according to Breer.
  • According to Breer, it’s possible the Ravens could be open to trading for a tight end now that they’ve lost Ben Watson for the season.
  • Breer fully expects the Lions to consider trading from depth positions like defensive tackle and safety over the next few days, considering that they some experienced players who could be targeted by other teams if cut.
  • NFL teams are reportedly paying attention to the Packers’ receivers, as Green Bay has decent depth at the position. Breer says that emergence of rookie Geronimo Allison could lead to Jeff Janis or Jared Abbrederis being available.
  • Breer believes Mark Sanchez‘s $4.5 million salary is likely too much for the Broncos, and could lead to him playing for another team this year.
  • Breer wonders if the Chiefs would consider flipping Nick Foles to a team in need of quarterbacks, even though they just recently signed him.

49ers

A pro scouting director tells Albert Breer that the emphasis on pace in Chip Kelly’s offense highlight’s the issues with Colin Kaepernick‘s play.

“When Kap was in the game, it slowed down—significantly,” said the director. “I mean, it slowed down by 10 seconds [per play]. And that indicates he’s not comfortable getting them to the line, operating the offense the way they want him to do it. And it indicates the time he missed is costing him.

Chargers

  • According to Albert Breer, the Chargers got the offset language and the 85/15 payout structure they wanted in Joey Bosa’s rookie contract, while Bosa walked away with roster-bonus language that protects his money if he’s put on the active/non-football injury list.