The decision comes on the heels of Kaepernick hiring new
agents, who told all 32 NFL teams that the quarterback would opt
out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers and will be
available when free agency begins March 9.
The Tennessee Titans and journeyman quarterback Matt Cassel
agreed to terms on a contract extension.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed by the team for the
34-year-old Cassel, who will return to Tennessee for a second
The New England Patriots plan to release offensive tackle
Sebastian Vollmer, who missed the entire 2016 season with hip
and shoulder injuries.
Vollmer, 32, will consider retirement, according to multiple
reports. Vollmer made 80 career starts for the Patriots after
being a second-round pick in the 2009 NFL draft.
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