NFL pocket book: Ex-coaches will lead Kaepernick’s exercise


Colin Kaepernick’s open exercise for all 32 groups in Atlanta on Saturday might be led by former Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson, with former Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin additionally collaborating, the NFL introduced in a press release Thursday.

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick prepares to take the sector earlier than an NFL recreation in opposition to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, U.S. October 23, 2016. Image taken October 23, 2016. Information/Loren Elliott

Kaepernick, the previous San Francisco 49ers quarterback who started kneeling on the sideline through the nationwide anthem to convey consideration to social injustice, has not performed because the 2016 season.

The NFL scheduled a exercise for Kaepernick on the Atlanta Falcons’ observe facility. The league introduced that 11 groups — Arizona, Atlanta, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Miami, New England, New York Giants, New York Jets, Tampa Bay and Washington — have confirmed they are going to attend in some capability, with extra anticipated to commit.

—The Cleveland Browns waived large receiver Antonio Callaway, 4 days after he was benched, and shortly earlier than NFL Community reported he’s going through a 10-game suspension.

Callaway was a late scratch for the Browns’ 19-16 dwelling victory over the Buffalo Payments on Sunday for what a number of shops reported was a late arrival to the sport. His substitute, Rashard Higgins, caught the game-winning landing move within the fourth quarter.

Not lengthy after Callaway’s launch Thursday, NFL Community reported the wideout is interesting a 10-game suspension for what can be his second violation of the league’s substance-abuse coverage.

—Kansas Metropolis Chiefs left deal with Eric Fisher practiced in full for the primary time since having sports activities hernia surgical procedure following Week 2.

Fisher was initially given a four- to six-week timetable for a return. He returned for 2 restricted practices main as much as Week eight however then went again to lacking observe till this week.

Fisher, 28, was a Professional Bowler in 2018 and had performed in 87 consecutive video games previous to leaving the Chiefs’ Week 2 win at Oakland after simply 4 snaps.

—Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford didn’t observe for the second straight day, growing doubt about his availability for the Lions’ Sunday recreation in opposition to the Dallas Cowboys. Stafford sat out final week with a again damage as Detroit fell to the Chicago Bears.

—Philadelphia Eagles large receiver Alshon Jeffery didn’t observe for the second straight day. Coach Doug Pederson instructed reporters on Wednesday that Jeffery was thought of day-to-day with a calf damage forward of the Eagles’ Sunday recreation in opposition to the New England Patriots.

—New England quarterback Tom Brady, 42, had initially mentioned in recent times that he envisioned himself taking part in within the NFL till he’s 45. Nevertheless, Brady’s private coach, Alex Guerrero, thinks the three-time NFL Most Priceless Participant can go till he’s 46 or 47.

—Broncos cornerback Bryce Callahan is more likely to land on injured reserve as a result of a foot damage, coach Vic Fangio mentioned. After signing a three-year, $21 million with Denver within the offseason, Callahan has but to look in a recreation this season as a result of foot concern.

—New York Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones is trying to trademark his “Danny Dimes” nickname, in line with ESPN. Jones’ software reportedly covers every little thing from attire and toys to video video games, helmets, buying and selling playing cards and bumper stickers.

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—Architectural renderings revealed present various proposed modifications for the New Orleans Superdome as a part of a $450 million renovation, together with the addition of standing-room solely viewing areas.

—The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the primary NFL group to ascertain a university scholarship program for feminine highschool soccer gamers. A $250,000 dedication from the group’s basis was introduced and is open to all feminine seniors nationwide who take part in a formally sanctioned flag or deal with soccer program.

—Area Degree Media