Aldon Smith LB SF 12 Hrs
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the 49ers aren't expected to pick up the fifth-year option for 2015 on OLB Aldon Smith's contract.
The 49ers have until May 3 to make a decision. There's already some doubt that Smith will even play for San Francisco in 2014. However, it wouldn't hurt for the team to exercise the option. Smith's on-field play has certainly warranted it, and the salary isn't even guaranteed. Smith may not be worth the trouble.
Jimmy Clausen QB CAR 12 Hrs
Free agent QB Jimmy Clausen is currently recovering from a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder.
Clausen spent last season on injured reserve. It had previously been unknown what injury Clausen had been dealing with, but he underwent surgery on September 11. Clausen hasn't attempted a single pass since his disaster 2010 rookie season. He wants a chance to compete for backup duties somewhere.
Jared Crick DL HOU 13 Hrs
Jared Crick is currently penciled in as the Texans' starting right end.
Veteran Antonio Smith held that spot the previous five seasons but left for Oakland in free agency. Crick, a 2012 fourth-round pick, played 277 defensive snaps last season, accumulating a meager 20 tackles. The Texans were high on Crick two offseasons ago, but he hasn't been a playmaker on limited snaps. He has zero career sacks or forced fumbles. The Texans will draft some line help.
Brandon Kaufman WR BUF 13 Hrs
Bills WR Brandon Kaufman has put on 30 pounds since last season and hinted at a switch to tight end.
Kaufman was already big for a receiver at 6-foot-5 and 215 pounds but now tips the scales at 245. He was signed as a priority undrafted free agent following last year's draft out of Eastern Washington. Kaufman ran a 4.67 forty last winter. He faces long odds of making the 53-man roster.
Jordan Todman RB JAC 13 Hrs
Jaguars re-signed exclusive rights free agent RB Jordan Todman to a one-year, $645,000 contract.
Colin Kaepernick QB SF 14 Hrs3 Comments
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.
Tyron Smith DAL 23 Hrs
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.
A. J. Green WR CIN 24 Hrs
Profootballtalk reports the Bengals have yet to begin extension talks with A.J. Green.
Donald Jones WR NE 1 Day
Retired WR Donald Jones underwent a kidney transplant in December, and is now playing baseball for the Atlantic League Somerset (N.J.) Patriots.
Still only 26, Jones' kidney issues forced his retirement last August. It appears it will be permanent. Jones finished his football career with 82 catches for 887 yards and six touchdowns across 35 games.
Aldon Smith LB SF 1 Day
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the 49ers are not planning to release embattled OLB Aldon Smith.
However, Rapsheet believes Smith will begin the year suspended, and potentially even in jail. Smith was already due to appear in court on April 29 on gun and DUI charges before his bizarre Sunday arrest for making a bomb threat at LAX. It's pretty safe to assume Smith won't be appearing in all 16 games this season.