NFL Notes: Jadeveon Clowney, Colin Kaepernick, Training Camp


Jadeveon Clowney

  • Tony Pauline said on the “Draft Insiders” podcast that free agent EDGE Jadeveon Clowney would be happy signing a “decent” one-year contract with a playoff-contending team at this point, as opposed to a three-year contract a middle-of-the-road team.
  • According to Pauline, the two teams on top of Clowney’s list are the Cowboys and Saints. Although, Pauline admits that the cap situations of those two teams would likely prevent them from bringing Clowney in.
  • Pauline also says he doesn’t know whether either the Cowboys or Saints would be interested in adding him at this point.

Colin Kaepernick

  • Mike Silver of NFL Media reports “multiple” teams and at least one head coach have legitimate interest from at least a couple of teams in signing free agent QB Colin Kaepernick before the start of the 2020 season.
  • Silver says he’s spoken directly with one NFL head coach who is “absolutely interested” in Kaepernick.
  • “Colin Kaepernick, who has not played since 2016, finds himself in the same situation that Cam Newton and Jadeveon Clowney do, which is a team that would be ready to sign him would want to work him out,” Silver explained.
  • According to Silver, teams would like to see Kaepernick workout this summer and it’s possible he could be signed afterward.

Training Camp

  • NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday that the plan is to start training camp on time and “get ready for games at our stadiums and to engage our fans both in stadiums and through our media partners.” (Ian Rapoport)
  • NFL executive VP Jeff Pash said teams have been advised that training camps are expected to open “on the normal schedule.” (Adam Schefter)
  • Ian Rapoport reports that multiple NFL teams are proceeding as if players will arrive at training camp on July 28’s schedule date.
  • Rapoport says that a “ramp-up” period would occur thereafter and likely be in concert with a shortened preseason.
  • According to Rapoport, the NFL and NFLPA are still negotiating what camp will look like and how the protocols will be handled on top of everything else.
  • Albert Breer reports that the NFL floated the idea of moving up the camp report date to players recently, but it was “pretty much a non-starter for the NFLPA.”
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