NFL News: Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch comeback officially off the table

The Seattle Seahawks announced Thursday that star running back Marshawn Lynch will be on the reserve/retired list putting NFL rumors of a possible comeback off the table. He announced months ago that he was retiring from the NFL but it was only on Thursday that it was made official as the Seahawks announced the retirement.

The Seahawks’ move to put Lynch on the reserve/retired list, Seattle will clear $6.5 million in salary cap room and will have $5 million in dead money. The 29-year-old Lynch had two years remaining of a three-year $31 million deal he signed with the Seahawks before the 2015 season. Lynch would have earned about $16 million for the next two seasons if he did not retire.

The controversial Lynch will end an NFL career with 9,112 yards rushing on 2,144 carries with 252 receptions for 1,979 receiving yards and 83 total touchdowns for the Seahawks and Buffalo Bills, in a career from 2007 to 2015. The Bills drafted Lynch as the 12th overall pick in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft.

Lynch was a five-time Pro Bowler and made the first team All Pro team in 2012. Lynch helped the Seahawks to the Super Bowl XLVIII win and two NFC championships. Lynch was the rushing touchdowns leader in 2013 and 2014 and the NFL total TDs co-leader in 2014.

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NFL News: Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch comeback officially off the table

The Seattle Seahawks announced Thursday that star running back Marshawn Lynch will be on the reserve/retired list putting NFL rumors of a possible comeback off the table. He announced months ago that he was retiring from the NFL but it was only on Thursday that it was made official as the Seahawks announced the retirement.

The Seahawks’ move to put Lynch on the reserve/retired list, Seattle will clear $6.5 million in salary cap room and will have $5 million in dead money. The 29-year-old Lynch had two years remaining of a three-year $31 million deal he signed with the Seahawks before the 2015 season. Lynch would have earned about $16 million for the next two seasons if he did not retire.

The controversial Lynch will end an NFL career with 9,112 yards rushing on 2,144 carries with 252 receptions for 1,979 receiving yards and 83 total touchdowns for the Seahawks and Buffalo Bills, in a career from 2007 to 2015. The Bills drafted Lynch as the 12th overall pick in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft.

Lynch was a five-time Pro Bowler and made the first team All Pro team in 2012. Lynch helped the Seahawks to the Super Bowl XLVIII win and two NFC championships. Lynch was the rushing touchdowns leader in 2013 and 2014 and the NFL total TDs co-leader in 2014.

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San Francisco 49ers Update: Colin Kaepernick accepts fate, cleared to throw again?

Looks like San Francisco 49ers disgruntled quarterback Colin Kaepernick has accepted his fate that he is going nowhere that he rumored to have been medically cleared to throw again after a series of surgery to his left shoulder.

Since he is now near ready for the next season, Kaepernick turns his attention to being healthy if he wants to get into the trade fair again. The Sacramento Bee reported that Kaepernick would be cleared by doctors towards the end of this month and would be able to resume training his arm again. Once cleared by doctors, then he can then compete with Blaine Gabbert, who took over the quarterback chores when Kaepernick was undergoing surgery and recovery period.

And since his dream of starting with the Denver Broncos came crashing down on him, he will obviously  fight it out with Gabbert to be able to send a strong message to any team out there that he still has it in him. Kevin Patra writes that clearing Kaepernick medically should be considered the latest sign of progress after he resumed weight training last month and shadowed the other quarterbacks during minicamp last week.

It’s no secret that Kaepernick wanted out of the 49ers, but since he would not accept any pay cut, he was then a hard sell for any team. The Broncos tried to reach out to him and discussed several times of reconstructing his contract, but in only ended in a stalemate. The 49ers, however, did not want to pay any loose change from Kaepernick’s $11.9 million guaranteed contract.

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John Elway says @Broncos are out of the Colin Kaepernick chase after drafting Paxton Lynch. https://t.co/wJofspRiOF pic.twitter.com/5K8XjMkXWM

— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) April 29, 2016

During the NFL draft, the 49ers did not pick a quarterback after the sixth round wherein they took in Louisiana Tech’s Jeff Driskel. Now, Driskel is not yet pro ready so the battle for the starting position will fall on Kaepernick and Gabbert. Since Kaepernick has the larger contract, then it could fall in his favor. But he has to keep an eye on his shoulders because aside from Gabbert, the 49ers also has Thad Lewis and Dylan Thompson, who are waiting on the sidelines just waiting for the perfect opportunity for them to shine as well.

Blaine Gabbert is starting strong as he competes with Colin Kaepernick for the starting job in San Francisco https://t.co/ghCRCFPp0b

— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) May 4, 2016

Kaepernick has shown signs that he has accepted his fate that he will remain with the team that drafted him in 2011 and the 49ers are surely going to utilize him so as to get their investment’s worth.

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San Francisco 49ers Update: Colin Kaepernick accepts fate, cleared to throw again?

Looks like San Francisco 49ers disgruntled quarterback Colin Kaepernick has accepted his fate that he is going nowhere that he rumored to have been medically cleared to throw again after a series of surgery to his left shoulder.

Since he is now near ready for the next season, Kaepernick turns his attention to being healthy if he wants to get into the trade fair again. The Sacramento Bee reported that Kaepernick would be cleared by doctors towards the end of this month and would be able to resume training his arm again. Once cleared by doctors, then he can then compete with Blaine Gabbert, who took over the quarterback chores when Kaepernick was undergoing surgery and recovery period.

And since his dream of starting with the Denver Broncos came crashing down on him, he will obviously  fight it out with Gabbert to be able to send a strong message to any team out there that he still has it in him. Kevin Patra writes that clearing Kaepernick medically should be considered the latest sign of progress after he resumed weight training last month and shadowed the other quarterbacks during minicamp last week.

It’s no secret that Kaepernick wanted out of the 49ers, but since he would not accept any pay cut, he was then a hard sell for any team. The Broncos tried to reach out to him and discussed several times of reconstructing his contract, but in only ended in a stalemate. The 49ers, however, did not want to pay any loose change from Kaepernick’s $11.9 million guaranteed contract.

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John Elway says @Broncos are out of the Colin Kaepernick chase after drafting Paxton Lynch. https://t.co/wJofspRiOF pic.twitter.com/5K8XjMkXWM

— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) April 29, 2016

During the NFL draft, the 49ers did not pick a quarterback after the sixth round wherein they took in Louisiana Tech’s Jeff Driskel. Now, Driskel is not yet pro ready so the battle for the starting position will fall on Kaepernick and Gabbert. Since Kaepernick has the larger contract, then it could fall in his favor. But he has to keep an eye on his shoulders because aside from Gabbert, the 49ers also has Thad Lewis and Dylan Thompson, who are waiting on the sidelines just waiting for the perfect opportunity for them to shine as well.

Blaine Gabbert is starting strong as he competes with Colin Kaepernick for the starting job in San Francisco https://t.co/ghCRCFPp0b

— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) May 4, 2016

Kaepernick has shown signs that he has accepted his fate that he will remain with the team that drafted him in 2011 and the 49ers are surely going to utilize him so as to get their investment’s worth.

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NFL Rumors: Sam Bradford’s retirement talk is empty threat, says report

Sam Bradford did not like the Philadelphia Eagles’ move to draft a quarterback in the recent 2016 NFL Draft, but experts are expecting the former number one pick to become the starter for the team when the new regular season opens. NFL rumors state that Bradford is threatening to retire from the NFL because of the Eagles’ decision to draft another QB.

However, according to new repots, things are expected to “cool down” a bit between the Eagles and Bradford the next two weeks and that the QB will eventually return as a starter for Philadelphia in the new season.

Connor Barwin: Sam Bradford was caught off guard w/#Eagles drafting QB Carson Wentz as QB. Confident Sam will be back.

— Zig Fracassi (@ZigFracassi) May 7, 2016

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Bradford signed a two-year deal worth $35 million with the Eagles earlier in the offseason but the team made a curious move in adding a project QB during the draft after they made a trade with the Cleveland Browns to get to the No. 2 pick and draft promising QB Carson Wentz, who is projected to be a starter in the league to open the NFL rumors that Bradford could be out of Philadelphia.

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk says that the “smart move” for Bradford is to just play for the Eagles and “make the most” out of his situation in Philadelphia.

“Bradford wants out of Philly. The Eagles don’t want to trade him. Some think he may retire. Which would likely be a Carson Palmer-style retirement, with Bradford waiting until some other team decides to trade for him,” Florio wrote in a recent article.

By threatening to retire, Bradford’s camp is expecting that the Eagles might want to consider trading him before the season and Bradford gets a better situation with another NFL team where he is the current and long-term quarterback.

So while Bradford’s status with the Eagles is still indefinite, it appears NFL rumors will continue to surround the quarterback until Philadelphia announces their plans or another team tries to trade for Bradford.

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