NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the 49ers and Colin Kaepernick have tabled contract extension negotiations while police investigate the "suspicious incident" in Miami.
Kaepernick, Quinton Patton, and Ricardo Lockette are all expected to walk away without any charges, but the investigation is in its "early stages." Contract talks between the 49ers and Kaepernick weren't going well in the first place. The sides were reportedly far apart on a deal that should pay Kaepernick upwards of $18 million annually. The goal is still to hammer out a pact before Week 1.
After watching Ohio State LB Ryan Shazier's college tape, NFL Films' Greg Cosell stated on the Ross Tucker Podcast that Shazier is an "unbelievable, sudden quick-twitch athlete."
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It shows up in Shazier's measurables, as he ran in the 4.3s at Ohio State's Pro Day, with a scintillating 42-inch vertical and 10-foot-10 broad jump. "There's not a lot of guys who play linebacker who can run like this kid," Cosell said. "This kid is incredibly sudden. He's not a powerful kid, but he was willing to take on blocks when necessary." Cosell did express some concern about Shazier's read-and-react timing. We expect Shazier to be a late first-round pick. You can listen to the full Cosell-Tucker podcast at the link below.
Cowboys exercised LT Tyron Smith's team option for 2015.
Going by the 2014 transition-tag numbers, Smith will be due $10.039 million in 2015. He's making $2.079 million this season. The No. 9 overall pick of the 2011 draft, Smith has missed one game in three years, and emerged as a Pro-Bowl talent on Tony Romo's blindside. Still only 23, he'll get locked up long-term sooner rather than later.