Free Agent Rumors: Jeffery, Kaepernick, QBs

Free agent Alshon Jeffery is looking to sign with a contender, the wide receiver tells ESPN’s Josina Anderson. He also says he doesn’t have any beef with the Bears.

I don’t have any hard feelings towards the Bears — it’s all love,” Jeffery said. “Whatever the next chapter is, I’m ready for it. I’m looking at the teams that obviously need a wide receiver, but also put me in the best situation to win a championship right now. I also want to see what other free agents may be attracted to the same teams I’ll be looking at. That can help that goal.”

On Thursday morning, we learned that there are four teams in the lead for Jeffery’s services. Due to his earning power, we have Jeffery ranked high on our list of Top 50 Free Agents.

The latest free agency rumors:

  • Colin Kaepernick says he’ll stand for the National Anthem in 2017 and that’s good news for his market. Several teams tell Jason Cole of Bleacher Report (on Twitter) they would have completely ruled out signing him if he continued his stance.
  • The Falcons, Broncos, Vikings, Lions, Colts, Seahawks, and Jaguars will be making a run at the top three or four guards available in free agency, Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports tweets. Robinson doesn’t name names, but I consider Kevin Zeitler, T.J. Lang, Ronald Leary, and Larry Warford to be the four best guards on the board. For the Falcons and Seahawks, price will be a factor and neither team will engage in a bidding war (Twitter link).
  • The Cowboys, Ravens, Colts, and Eagles are doing homework on backup quarterbacks, Robinson tweets. In the case of the Eagles, they’re probably researching potential replacements for Chase Daniel as he garners trade interest. The Cowboys, of course, are planning for life without Tony Romo.
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