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NFL Notes: Tim Tebow, 49ers, Eagles, Texans, & Vikings

Tim Tebow

  • ESPN’s Pedro Gomez reports that the Atlanta Braves are interested in signing former NFL QB Tim Tebow to a minor league contract.

49ers

Mike Garafolo said on NFL Total Access that 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick will have to renegotiate his contract to do away with the injury guarantees in his deal if he wants a chance to play in 2016, which ranges to nearly $25 million after this year.

“How they approach his situation, if and when he does make the team, and the expectation is that he will, will be determined by potentially whether he’s willing to renegotiate,” said Garafolo, via Max Meyer of NFL.com. “If they have those injury guarantees going forward, you could see an RG3-type situation where they don’t let him do much because they’re afraid of him getting injured.”

Garafolo mentions the Robert Griffin III situation in Washington when he had $16.2 million guaranteed for injury, which led to the Redskins eventually phasing him out of their offensive plans.

Eagles

  • Charles Robinson reports that the Eagles’ trading Sam Bradford to the Vikings was more for first-round QB Carson Wentz moving up to start, instead of Chase Daniels.

Texans

  • Texans are activating OT Duane Brown from their physically unable to perform list. (John McClain)

Vikings

  • According to Jason Cole, Vikings GM Rick Speilman said other GMs were offering condolences on Teddy Bridgewater‘s injury, but would also try to “fleece” them by offering backup quarterbacks.
  • Cole also reports that acquiring Bradford was also based on the belief that Bridgewater may not be available at the start of the 2017 season.
  • Ian Rapoport writes that the Vikings spoke with the Chiefs regarding Nick Foles, while they were also looking at some of the Ravens’ backup quarterbacks.

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