/Sports/NFL/ Last Updated: Sun, Feb 17th, 2019 @ 5:10pm EST

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Watch: J.J. Watt tells Daytona 500 drivers to ‘Start your engines!’

If you’ve ever seen the intensity Houston Texans star J.J. Watt brings to his pregame preparations, then you already know what’s coming. On Sunday Watt was serving as the Grand Marshal for the Daytona 500 and absolutely crushed it when it was time to get the race going. ONE MORE TIME FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK, @JJWatt!#DAYTONA500 | @DISupdates pic.twitter.com/7bpGUEanS6 — NASCAR (@NASCAR) February 17, 2019 I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to run through a brick wall after...

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Redskins were reportedly interested in Joe Flacco before trade to Denver

The Washington Redskins may have a chance to contend for a playoff spot in 2019, but they will need a legitimate QB to get there.  Alex Smith is expected to miss the entire season (and may never play again), and while the club could re-sign Colt McCoy, it seems unlikely McCoy can lead a playoff push. To that end, Washington did speak with the Ravens about a potential trade for Joe Flacco before Baltimore agreed to trade Flacco to the Broncos, per Troy Renck of Denver 7 (via Twitter). Renck...

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Redskins were reportedly interested in Joe Flacco before Broncos trade

The Washington Redskins are searching for a starting quarterback this offseason in the wake of Alex Smith’s devastating leg injury, and they reportedly tried to acquire one last week. According to Darren McKee of 104.3 The Fan in Denver, the Broncos were forced to move quickly to acquire Joe Flacco from the Baltimore Ravens because there was another team expressing interest.  That team was the Redskins. Flacco has a salary cap hit of around $26 million next season, while Smith’s number...

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Antonio Brown sounds off on incident with Ben Roethlisberger: 'Owner mentality'

Steelers WR Antonio Brown said that QB Ben Roethlisberger has an "owner mentality," in a Q&A with fans on Twitter.

        

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Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY

Opinion: Colin Kaepernick's NFL career is history, in more ways than one

After Colin Kaepernick settled his collusion case with the NFL, many are concluding that resolution ensures he won't ever play in the NFL again.

        

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Report: NFL officials believe Colin Kaepernick settlement was in $60-$80 million range

The biggest question many had after learning of Colin Kaepernick’s settlement with the NFL was what the league gave him to put the entire thing behind them. While we still don’t know for sure, we appear to have our first guess. According to Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report, NFL officials believe the league paid out something between $60 million and $80 million as part of the settlement. We may never know for sure, as a confidentiality agreement is part of the settlement, which was...

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Colin Kaepernick taking settlement from NFL is huge disappointment

Colin Kaepernick and the NFL announced on Friday that they have settled the collusion case the quarterback and his former teammate, Eric Reid, had filed against the league. The news is nothing short of shocking, and the acceptance of a settlement is a massive disappointment for those who believed Kaepernick was taking a stand against the league. Kaepernick and attorney Mark Geragos filed a lawsuit against the NFL in Oct. 2017 in which they alleged there was collusion by the league and its...

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Nancy Armour, USA TODAY

Opinion: Colin Kaepernick proves to be a winner again with settlement with NFL

In settling with Colin Kaepernick, the NFL avoided a potentially ugly legal case. But the league still has plenty left to answer for.

        

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Lions release Pro Bowl safety Glover Quin

The Detroit Lions and general manager Bob Quinn know full well that they need to upgrade their roster to become relevant in the NFC North following a last-place finish in 2018. Their first step in that process was cutting the excess fat off the Lions' underperforming roster. On Friday, that included releasing longtime safety and former Pro Bowler Glover Quin. Quin, 33, was set to count $8 million against the cap. Detroit clears a cool $6.25 million off said cap by releasing him. A...

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Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press

Detroit Lions release iron man safety Glover Quin

Detroit Lions released iron man safety Glover Quin on Friday, parting ways with a defensive stalwart and freeing up cap space.

        

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Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid settle collusion grievances against NFL

Colin Kaepernick has remained out of the NFL since the end of the 2016 season, when he protested social injustices by kneeling during the anthem.

        

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Colin Kaepernick reportedly wanted more than $20 million to play in AAF

Colin Kaepernick was offered an opportunity to play in the Alliance of American Football for the league’s inaugural season this year, but his salary demands made that unrealistic. In fact, the former NFL quarterback wanted even more money than was initially reported. Reports on Thursday indicated that Kaepernick was seeking $20 million to play in the AAF in 2019. According to sports business reporter Darren Rovell, that number is inaccurate — Kaep wanted more. Kaepernick had to have...

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Colin Kaepernick reportedly wanted $20 million to play for the AAF

The Alliance of American Football league debuted last weekend with some recognizable names on their rosters, though none as big as Colin Kaepernick. The former NFL quarterback is a player they actually had conversations with about playing for the league, though his price tag was an impediment. According to the AP, Kaepernick sought $20 million to consider playing in the league. The league also approached Tim Tebow, who declined their interest in order to continue his pro baseball career....

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David Stern rips NFL for not suspending Colin Kaepernick

Former NBA Commissioner David Stern oversaw the last remnants of an archaic Association that failed to meet the expectations of and ever-changing United States populous. Once Stern was replaced by Adam Silver in that role back in 2014, things changed big time for the NBA. The modern league backs players who speak out on the divisive issues of the day. It’s a more liberal view — believing players can and should have their own voice. We’ve seen this come to fruition with LeBron James and...

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Jameis Winston admits he tuned out Bucs coaches after being benched

Jameis Winston will have an opportunity for a fresh start under Bruce Arians and his new Tampa Bay Buccaneers coaching staff next season, and it sounds like the former top overall pick has been anxiously awaiting a change like this. During a recent interview with former NFL defensive end Leger Douzable, Winston was asked how he was able to focus enough to turn his season around last year after he began the year suspended and was benched for Ryan Fitzpatrick in October. He essentially said...

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NFL owners eyeing NBA commisioner Adam Silver to replace Roger Goodell

Could Adam Silver go from the pages of Hoops Rumors to Pro Football Rumors? NFL owners have asked Silver if he would be willing to switch leagues and replace Roger Goodell as commissioner, according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.com. For what it’s worth, Silver claims he has given no thought to the possibility. “I’ll just say I have not given it any thought,” Silver said. “I feel very fortunate to be in this position. As a longtime fan, as a longtime league employee, the opportunity...

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NFL roster cut candidates: Ryan Tannehill, Case Keenum among players who could be released

Ryan Tannehill is among the notable NFL veterans who could be cast aside this spring as teams look to reconfigure their plans.

        

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Tom Schad, USA TODAY

Agent says NCAA sack leader Jaylon Ferguson should be invited to combine, rips NFL for 'vilifying' future player

Jaylon Ferguson's agent ripped the league for uninviting the sack leader from combine, saying that it has vilified a future player.

        

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Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz, USA TODAY

Jaylon Ferguson's NFL scouting combine invite rescinded after background check reveals prior arrest

Jaylon Ferguson will not be on hand in Indianapolis after a background check revealed he had been convicted of simple assault as a freshman.

        

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Wisconsin state leaders remove Colin Kaepernick's name from Black History Month resolution

Republicans in Wisconsin sought and received the removal of Colin Kaepernick’s name from a resolution recognizing Black History Month. The state legislature’s Black Caucus wrote the resolution, which recognized several black leaders, including Kaepernick. The former NFL quarterback was born in Wisconsin before moving to California with his family when he was 4. Republican members of the state’s legislature did not like Kaepernick’s inclusion and amended the resolution to remove his...

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