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Odd man out?
Set to run eclectic offense
Striving for playing time in 2020
Extension deadline looms
Headed for even better '20?
Hoping to play with A.B.?
Not promised starting job
Happy off the field
Gets playing time endorsement
Continues controversial workouts
Starting job much less certain
Stidham, who appeared to be the odds-on favorite to win the Patriots' starting quarterback job this summer, will now have to beat out Cam Newton, who was signed with the team Sunday.
Goes against workout protocol
Ongoing workouts draw criticism
Brady was singled out by NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith for continuing to convene a sizable group of teammates for regular workouts despite medical advice to the contrary, ESPN.com reports. "They're not in the best interest of protecting our players heading into training camp, and I don't think they are in the best interest of us getting through an entire season," Smith said.
Patriots ideal destination?
Loses leverage with tender signing
Most deserving of lucrative deal?
Arm strength not in question
New Panthers coach Matt Rhule has faith in Bridgewater's ability to throw the deep ball effectively despite rarely having done it during last season's starting stint in New Orleans, Myles Simmons of the team's official site reports. "He certainly has the arm strength to do it," Rhule said. "But I think he's done what he's been asked to do."
Getting closer to return?
Representatives of multiple teams are currently engaged in conversations with friends and associates of Kaepernick as part of their due diligence on the veteran quarterback, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. "Teams are circling around here getting closer, I believe, certainly closer than they've been in recent years," Garafolo said on NFL Network. "My understanding, at least to explain it from a team's perspective, is they're still doing their homework, still doing their research."
Desire to start could rule out Pats
Impresses new coach in OTAs
New Giants coach Joe Judge has been impressed by Jones' work and demeanor in virtual OTAs this offseason, Art Stapleton of NJ.com reports. "I'm pleased with the energy he brings, the attention he brings, he's very competitive," Judge said. "He's started to demonstrate a lot of leadership, and that's starting to carry over, he has a lot of good intangibles. And, you know what, we've had a lot of good conversations."
Gets endorsement from legend
Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre recently commented that Kaepernick will eventually be hailed as a hero in a manner similar to the late Pat Tillman, who retired from the NFL to serve in the U.S. Army and was killed by friendly fire in 2004, ESPN.com reports.
Set to sign franchise tender
Admits playoff complacency
Quicker decisions key in '20
No longer deep-ball threat?