NFL Notes: Colin Kaepernick, Eagles, Seahawks


Colin Kaepernick

The Seahawks brought free agent QB Colin Kaepernick in for a visit a month or so ago, but elected to go in a different direction.

Seahawks GM John Schneider says that there’s no question Kaepernick is committed to playing football.

He is committed to football, there’s no question about it,” Schneider said, via “The thing that maybe is a misconception is he’s a really, really nice man and he has his thoughts, he has his plan and it’s one of those things where it’s right time, right fit and I’m sure he’s going to find it.”

Schneider added that he still believes Kaepernick will be on a roster at some point this season.

“Yeah, I think he does play,” Schneider said. “I don’t think anyone else brought him in but we were doing our due diligence. We had a great visit with him. I think he plays in the league.

“There is just a lot that surrounds it when he’s a backup quarterback. Now, if he’s a guy out there competing to be a starter, I think that’s a different situation. For us, we try to be in every situation we possibly can. Pete [Carroll] and I talked about it for a long time. We wanted to be able to sit down and visit with him and go through the process with him knowing we know exactly who he is, exactly where he stands and we can go to him if needed.”

Spike Lee announced Tuesday that he’s holding a rally that will be held for Kaepernick at the league offices on Wednesday.

We have Kaepernick featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.


  • Field Yates reports that Corey Graham‘s new one-year deal with the Eagles includes a $400,000 signing bonus, a $1 million guaranteed base salary, $200,000 in per-game bonuses, $200,000 in incentives and can be worth a maximum of $1.8 million.


Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham explained that dropping 20 pounds after getting some advice from Tony Gonzalez and feels 100 times better.

“When I was younger, I could carry 270 around and run go routes, and it was no big deal,” Graham said during an interview on 710 ESPN, via Sheil Kapadia. “Now I’m getting a little bit older. I remember Tony Gonzalez told me, it was his last Pro Bowl, I had the honor of playing with him, and we were talking about weights and lifting and everything. He gave me some good gems. He said, ‘The older you get, you’ve got to shave a little bit of weight. Just for your joints. Just to keep that burst and that bend in your body.’ And he was very, very true.

“For me, it’s almost a hundred times [better than last year],” Graham added. “To be here all offseason, to be with Russ [Russell Wilson] out there in California for a bit, it’s like night and day. Especially with pain and really just strength in my knee.

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