NFC Notes: Kaepernick, Cowboys, Giants

Peter King of The MMQB talked to a “few league people” over the weekend about possible landing spots for 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The ordered list starts with the Eagles at the top which makes sense given Chip Kelly’s offense and their need for a signal caller. After that, it’s the Jets, Ravens, and Raiders on King’s list.

The Raiders are a surprising one, of course, because of the presence of Derek Carr, but it could be a possibility for Kaepernick if he doesn’t get a starting opportunity elsewhere. King hears that the Raiders likely would have picked Kaepernick in the 2011 draft had the 49ers not leapfrogged them on the draft board. “Al [Davis] was upset,” Hue Jackson, the coach at the time, told King a couple of years ago. “So was I. Scouting him, I fell in love with the kid.” Years later, King hears that there are some within the Raiders organization that believe Kaepernick can be saved.

Here’s more from the NFC:

  • Cowboys running back Christine Michael and cornerback Corey White were released, in part, because they did not wear suits on their road trip to Tampa Bay, a source tells Brandon George of SportsDay DFW. “Sometimes you just have to drop the hammer,” a Cowboys player said about the decision to part ways with the two veterans. White later confirmed that version of events with TMZ.
  • Giants center Weston Richburg has a high ankle sprain, according to Jordan Raanan of the Star-Ledger (on Twitter). That’s potentially bad news for the center’s availability going forward.
  • Panthers wide receiver Stephen Hill, who is currently on IR, has been suspended for one game for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, as David Newton of writes. Hill was stopped and cited for possession of marijuana over the summer, leading to his one-game ban. Hill can serve his suspension now, despite being medically unfit to play.
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9 comments on “NFC Notes: Kaepernick, Cowboys, Giants

  1. Brandonbuch

    Wind up with the raiders?? As what? The water boy lol. Raiders only carry 2qbs on the roster and Matt mcgloin is better then Kaepernick. Besides I think the raiders are over the read option qb. Just ask terrelle Pryor

  2. ethan8855

    To be clear, two Cowboys players were cut because they didn’t wear suits, but Greg Hardy is still still has a roster spot? Glad to hear the Cowboys have their priorities straight!

    • Goone28

      There have been athletes to kill people but they get second chances. So you can shut up. If they knew how to follow a simple dress code they wouldn’t be cut.

    • Dallas Robinson

      I heard Andy Benoit of SI say one time that teams are much more concerned with players who are locker room problems than they are with players who have off-the-field concerns. Whether that’s the right point of view can be debated, but this incident is another example in favor of that point-of-view.

  3. Mr McMurderer
    Mr McMurderer

    The Raiders would not be interested in Krapernick, Al Davis is dead and Jackson hasn’t been there in years. Reggie McKenzie runs the show there now, and he loves the QB room there, as does everyone else. What a stupid claim based on people who aren’t even there anymore.

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