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  1. Workout with 24 NFL teams today at 4:00pm, so I guess there's a legitimate chance he might impact fantasy this year.

    "From the outset, Mr. Kaepernick requested a legitimate process and from the outset the NFL league office has not provided one," Meiselas and Nalley said. "Most recently, the NFL has demanded that as a precondition to the workout, Mr. Kaepernick sign an unusual liability waiver that addresses employment-related issues and rejected the standard liability waiver from physical injury proposed by Mr. Kaepernick's representatives.


    My question is... when has the league ever conducted this type of orchestrated workout for any free agent?  Why is this even happening?  Are routine gathering for aging free agents the normal legitimate process?

  2. 1 hour ago, SkinsChargersFan said:

    Oh come on, give it a rest. I’m sick of people making up false narratives about AJ faking injury in a “paid hold out.”  

    There isn’t one shred of evidence to support this, other than some idiot reporters’ original false timeline, which AJ refuted months ago.  He has always said he wanted to stay with the Bengals. Of course he didn’t rush back before he was 100%, why would he?  It’s a lost season... It was in both his interests AND the team’s interests to have him at 100% before he steps on the field... why would they want to give a new contract to an injured player? Perhaps they kept him off IR in the event that they started the season well, and his recovery was ahead of schedule.


    “Complaining” about franchise tagged?  All he said is he would like a new deal instead of being franchised... just like every other player in the NFL.


    This is the only part that gets me in the whole thing.  If the original estimated timeline was off, and this was ruled a 10-16 week recovery, then the Bengals front office are incompetent fools for not placing him on IR.  If the original estimated injury timeline (4-6 weeks) was correct, then essentially we're saying a) A.J. is an extremely slow healer (bad for him) or b) this was a paid hold-out.

    And if the Bengals are saying, why play him and risk injuring him in a lost season?  Then why not sit him for the entire season then.  Let's take this sham the whole nine yards.

  3. 1 hour ago, SuperJoint said:

    I wonder if the news of Gase not really wanting to acquire him in the first place has any effect on his season from here. Considering Bell just took an entire year off to count the Benji's he's likely just counting the Benji's and smiling. 

    But still - he has to know in the back of his mind his coach wants him gone. This is not looking too good.


    I highly doubt that Bell became a world class athlete by being so weak-minded.


  4. 31 minutes ago, JE7HorseGod said:

    I dunno about "perfect storm."

    It looks like Trent ain't coming back.  We're still talking about a team with a lot of offensive deficiencies, and an old guy with the gig who hasn't looked terrible.  And they're playing Philly in week 15, a team with the offensive ability to blow them out of the gym and a good run defense.

    That said, hell, kid's talented.  Sometimes that's enough.

    Trent did come back.