The details of the contract extension that takes Kaepernick
through the 2020 season appear to make him one of the top-10 paid
quarterbacks in the NFL. The total guarantees in the deal won't be
certain until final numbers are confirmed by the NFL players
New York Giants cornerback Jayron Hosley has been suspended without
pay for the first four games of the 2014 regular season for
violating the NFL's drug policy, the league announced Wednesday.
Hosley was suspended for violating the league's policy on
"substances of abuse" -- the part of the policy that covers
recreational drugs, as opposed to performance-enhancing drugs.
The Carolina Panthers have all of their 2014 NFL Draft picks under
contract after signing wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin and guard Trai
Turner on Wednesday.
Benjamin was taken in the first round (No. 28 overall) and Turner in
the third round.
The New England Patriots signed veteran linebacker and released
linebacker James Anderson and released wide receiver Mark Harrison
The 30-year-old Anderson started 16 games for the Chicago Bears last
season and had 102 tackles and four sacks. Terms of the contract
were not made available by the Patrios.
Giants running back David Wilson still has not received medical
clearance to resume full football activities after neck surgery and
will continue participating in the non-contact Organized Team
Wilson, who suffered a herniated disc against the Philadelphia
Eagles on Oct. 6 and underwent spinal fusion surgery on Jan. 16, is
still proceeding as though he will be cleared for training camp and
the 2014 regular season.
A second wave of former players, including Pro Bowl defensive
Marcellus Wiley, were added to a class-action lawsuit against the
NFL that alleges illegal use of prescription painkillers in an
attempt to keep them on the field and play through injuries.
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Nate Burleson expects to be out of a
cast protecting his right forearm by next week and guaranteed he
would take part in training camp, which opens July 26.
Burleson suffered a broken arm with the Detroit Lions last season
and a metal plate was inserted to protect both bones.
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The Indianapolis Colts signed free agent cornerback Johnny Adams and
undrafted free agent center FN Lutz, the team announced Wednesday.
The Philadelphia Eagles promoted Rick Mueller to director of pro
personnel and Mike Bradway to assistant college scouting director in
a series of front-office changes.
Mueller was named director of pro player personnel after spending
the last two seasons as the team's player personnel executive
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher continues to support
quarterback Sam Bradford, an endorsement aided by the team's belief
Bradford will be ready for action at the start of training camp.
Bradford, 18-30 as a starter in the NFL, had surgery to repair a
torn ACL on Nov. 19. He said in January he would be back by July,
when the Rams report to training camp.
"He's worked hard through the process, and I would expect him at
some point to be throwing in OTA," Fisher said.
Rookie wide receiver C.J. Goodwin signed a one-year deal with the
Pittsburgh Steelers, who released Jasper Collins to make room on the
90-man roster. (Editing by Frank Pingue)
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