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Suitors for RG III and Other NFL News

Now that it is official that Robert Griffin III will not return to the Washington Redskins for the 2016, let the speculation begin where the former Heisman Trophy winner will land.

Marc Sessler of NFL.com wrote a story this week, claiming both Philadelphia and Kansas City could be the front runners for his services.

Sessler’s story quotes Ian Rapoport, an NFL Media Insider for the site stating those two teams may not be the only ones in the bidding for RG III.

“I’ll give you two big options right off the top,” Rapoport said on NFL Network. “The Kansas City Chiefs, who have Andy Reid, who has propped up quarterbacks for years. (Griffin) can learn to throw from the pocket under that system. Another potential name: the Philadelphia Eagles with one of Reid’s disciples, Doug Pederson. They’re looking for some quarterback depth there, especially if they don’t re-sign Sam Bradford.”

Beyond those two clubs, Rapoport was told that Denver could loom as a “legitimate” landing spot, as the Super Bowl-champion Broncos line up backups for potential starter Brock Osweiler.

As we all know, Dallas might be a team that gets involved in this shuffle as well. The Cowboys could be in the market for a backup to Tony Romo while the quarterback is on the mend and has been injury-prone the past few years. Team owner Jerry Jones is rumored to be enamored with both RG III and Johnny Manziel, who is expected to be released by the Cleveland Browns.

One team that is in need of a quarterback, the Houston Texans, is not expected to get in a bidding war for Griffin’s services. Griffin played his college ball at Baylor and was the second overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.

STILL A 49ER

The San Francisco 49ers have reported they will keep Colin Kapernick in the fold for the 2016 season.

According to ESPN.com, 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said Wednesday that quarterback Colin Kaepernick will be on the team’s roster on April 1, when his $11.9 million base salary for 2016 becomes fully guaranteed. Baalke made the announcement at the NFL’s scouting combine in Indianapolis.

The 49ers will have two quarterbacks in camp – along with Blaine Gabbert – who started games last season. Who will be the starter is not yet know, and Baalke was noncommittal whether there would be a controversy or a battle for the starting job.

“I think the good thing is we’ve got two guys that have gone into games who’ve proven they can play,” Baalke said, “and Colin’s done some awful good things through his career, won some big games for the San Francisco 49ers, and [we] expect him to come back.”

Kaepernick replaced an injured Alex Smith in 2012 and led the 49ers to the Super Bowl coached by Jim Harbaugh. San Francisco lost to Baltimore.

The 49ers could keep both quarterbacks and select a signal caller in the upcoming NFL Draft. San Francisco holds the 7th overall selection.

COLSTON TO BE RELEASED

One of the most popular New Orleans Saints players of all time has been informed he has played his last game in Louisiana.

He has played his entire 10-year career with New Orleans.

According to NOLA.com, The 32-year-old Marques Colston,, a seventh-round draft choice out of Hofstra in 2006, owns Saints receiving records for catches with 711, yards with 9,759 and touchdowns with 72. Playing through various injuries in recent years, Colston had his least productive season in 2015, with 520 yards and four touchdowns.

By releasing Colston, the Saints would save $3 million in cap space in free agency.

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