Even though the training he took part in with the Las Vegas Raiders turned out to be positive on Wednesday, quarterback Colin Kaepernick will obviously have to wait a little longer before making his comeback in the NFL.
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An agreement between the two parties is not imminent, according to information obtained Friday by the ESPN network.
"[General Manager] Dave Ziegler and his team gave a ton of guys tryouts over the spring and we don't comment on our ratings, what they may or may not look like, the different strengths or weaknesses, that sort of thing,” Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels admitted after practice Thursday.
In addition to training for the Raiders, Kaepernick held a practice open to any NFL teams who wanted to attend earlier this year. In addition, according to the specialized site Pro Football Talk, two other teams had shown some form of interest in the pivot even before the Raiders offered him a try.
Kaepernick hasn't played a single minute in the NFL since 2016, when he appeared in 12 games with the San Francisco 49ers, including 11 as a starter, picking up only one win in the process. He had completed 59.2% of his relays for 2,241 yards, in addition to throwing 16 touchdown passes against four interceptions. Recognized for his athletic qualities, he had also carried the ball 69 times, crossing 468 yards and registering two majors.
In Cleveland, the Browns have signed tight end David Njoku to a new four-year, $56.75 million contract.
Of this amount, $28 million is guaranteed at signature. Njoku had been tagged as a franchise player earlier in the offseason, but was looking to come to a long-term deal with the team that had set their sights on him with the 29th round of the game. total from the 2017 draft.
With this new contract, the Browns expect the athlete to take his game up a notch, he who will benefit from an improvement at quarterback, since the formation of Ohio has made the acquisition of Deshaun Watson, to replace Baker Mayfield.
In 2021, Njoku appeared in 16 games, including 11 as a starter, catching 36 of 53 balls aimed at him for 475 yards. He also scored four majors.
Njoku's signing means there are only four athletes left in the NFL who received the franchise player tag during the offseason and are still seeking a long-term contract, the offensive lineman Orlando Brown (Kansas City Chiefs), safety Jessie Bates III (Cincinnati Bengals), as well as tight ends Mike Gesicki (Miami Dolphins) and Dalton Schultz (Dallas Cowboys).