Colin Kaepernick’s decision to protest the national anthem on Friday has become a lightning rod of controversy around the NFL over the past two days.
The hope, though, is that he can help the team this season, channeling the disruptive play that helped the 6-foot-5, 280-pounder notch 26 sacks, 24 quarterback hurries, 50.5 tackles for loss and five forced fumbles over 41 games with the Buckeyes.
Bosa’s holdout triggered bad blood from both sides while bubbling into a nasty public-relations mess for the Chargers. With their first-round prize finally on the roster, it’s time for everyone to bury the hatchet and prepare the newbie pass-rusher for the season ahead.
In return for Lee and a Browns 2017 seventh-round pick, the Panthers shipped a 2018 fourth-round selection and 2014 undrafted punter Kasey Redfern to Cleveland.
Panthers punter Mike Scifres exited Friday’s preseason tilt with the New England Patriots with a knee injury after taking a shot to the leg.
It’s a depth signing for the ‘Skins, who plan to roll out a D-line led by Chris Baker, Kedric Golston and Ricky Jean-Francois. It wouldn’t be shocking to see the club dump Jenkins if younger talent becomes available in the oncoming flood of league-wide cuts.
The team’s plan is to try and trade Sanchez, but if that doesn’t work, the Broncos will likely cut him sometime before Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET, according to PFT. Every team in the NFL has to trim their roster down from 90 to 75 players by Tuesday afternoon.
Sanchez became expendable on Monday after the Broncos named Trevor Siemian as their starting quarterback. Paxton Lynch will serve as Siemian’s backup, which left Sanchez as the odd man out.
It’s been pretty clear for the past week that the Broncos were going to get rid of Sanchez. The quarterback didn’t play a single snap against the Rams on Saturday, which is notable because it was Week 3 of the preseason and starters genuinely play at least a half during Week 3.
Sanchez fell out of favor in Denver after a rough outing against the 49ers in Week 2 of the preseason. The low point of Sanchez’s short Broncos career came late in the first half when he fumbled two times in a 45-second span.
“I just squandered a great opportunity to separate myself and I put the team in a bad situation,” Sanchez said after Denver’s 31-24 loss to San Francisco. “There’s no excuse for that, poor, poor quarterback play.”
Although the Broncos are looking to trade Sanchez, that’s going to be almost impossible. For most teams, there would be no use in making the Broncos a trade offer for Sanchez if they think he’s going to be released, because in that case, they could sign him without giving up any compensation after he’s cut.
On the other hand, the Broncos could possibly find a trading partner if a desperate team comes calling. For instance, if the Cowboys decided they really, really wanted a veteran backup quarterback while Tony Romo’s out.