[SUNDAY'S DAY 5 FREE AGENCY LIVE BLOG IS HERE]
The Cleveland Browns made a couple of low key free agent signings yesterday as the rumors about QB Colin Kaepernick continue.
Today, we're returning for another live blog, covering short one-liners about the latest small rumors, signings, or trades involving Cleveland or other NFL teams. You should also use the comments section as your free agency open thread! (Newest updates will be at the top of the live blog below)
2016 Browns Free Agency Live Blog - Day 4
The free agency live blog / open thread for Sunday is here.
1:54 PM: The Steelers are facing some devastating suspension news:
#Steelers WR Martavis Bryant facing a year-long suspension for violating @NFL substance abuse policy, per source (@Dejan_Kovacevic was 1st)— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2016
8:20 AM: It's been generally said by multiple reports that the Browns would trade their third-round pick (which is the second pick in the round) to the 49ers for QB Colin Kaepernick. Earlier, I said that the Browns and Kaepernick don't yet agree on the compensation necessary to acquire him. According to Pro Football Talk this morning, they floated out the possible restructure Cleveland is proposing:
The Moneyball guys running the Browns’ front office apparently think Kaepernick is only worth $7 million or $8 million a year, and that’s what they’d want Kaepernick to take, with the possibility of more money in the form of performance incentives.
8:14 AM: Last night, Michael Silver of the NFL Network was asked what percentage odds he would place on QB Colin Kaepernick's 2016 team. For Browns fans hoping to get Kaepernick, it had to be encouraging to see that Cleveland was basically in a three-way tie -- and even had the hair of an edge -- in the odds:
Cleveland 34 pct.... Denver 33 pct... San Francisco 33 pct... https://t.co/I3iLvpG2Vn— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) March 12, 2016
8:06 AM: Good morning again, Browns fans, and welcome to Day 4 of our free agency live blog! If you missed any of Friday's action, check out our Day 3 live blog. Regarding QB Colin Kaepernick, the big news yesterday was that Michael Silver of the NFL Network said that the Browns and 49ers generally agreed on the compensation required for Kaepernick, while the Broncos did not. However, none of the teams, the Browns are not close on agreeing to Kaepernick's agents' demands on what his restructured contract should look like.