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Kaepernick wanted $20M to play in AAF

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A person with knowledge of the conversation tells The Associated Press that the new Alliance of American Football spoke with Colin Kaepernick during its development about joining the league.

But Kaepernick wanted $20 million or more to consider playing with the league that had its debut last weekend.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because neither side has publicly acknowledged such talks.

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Hernandez family can't sue NFL singly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The 6-year-old daughter of the late NFL player Aaron Hernandez missed a 2014 deadline to opt out of the league's concussion settlement and can't separately pursue a $20 million suit over his diagnosis of a degenerative brain disease, a judge ruled.

Yet Hernandez's death in 2017 came too late for his family to seek up to $4 million in compensation for suicides related to chronic traumatic encephalopathy under the class action settlement.

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Pats' Edelman to be Daytona 500 starter

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) New England Patriots receiver and Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman has been named the honorary starter for Sunday's Daytona 500.

The honor caps a whirlwind two weeks for Edelman, who since winning his third Super Bowl on Feb. 3 has visited Disney World with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and served as a presenter at the Grammy Awards.

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Broncos to acquire Flacco from Ravens

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Joe Flacco has gone from Denver Broncos tormentor to savior.

The Baltimore Ravens have agreed to trade the veteran quarterback to the Broncos in exchange for a fourth-round pick in this year's NFL draft, a person with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press.

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Chargers won't pick up option on Liuget

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Chargers will not pick up the option on defensive tackle Corey Liuget's contract.

General manager Tom Telesco told the team website Wednesday he is not closing the door on a possible return even though Liuget will become an unrestricted free agent on March 13.

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K Lambo signs 4-year extension with Jags

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Place-kicker Josh Lambo has signed a four-year contract extension with the Jacksonville Jaguars, keeping him from hitting free agency next month.

Lambo tweeted a photo of him signing the deal Wednesday on Twitter, adding "Doggone good news!! We'll be in Duval for 4 more years, as I've signed an extension with the Jags!!"

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Clark Hunt to head NFL finance committee

NEW YORK (AP) Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt is replacing the late Bob McNair as head of the NFL's influential financial committee.

Hunt has been on the committee for seven years. McNair passed away in November.

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DE Means, Falcons agree on 1-year deal

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Defensive end Steven Means has signed a one-year contract extension with the Atlanta Falcons after making four starts in 2018.

Means had one sack and 14 tackles in eight games last season, his first with Atlanta. He had three tackles for losses.

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Lions keep LS Muhlbach for 16th season

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have re-signed long snapper Don Muhlbach, keeping him on the roster for a 16th season.

Detroit made the move with the unrestricted free agent Wednesday.

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Broncos lacking stability at coach, QB

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) In just about every season he's been in charge of football operations in Denver, John Elway has had to address major concerns at one or both of the two most consequential positions in the NFL: head coach and quarterback.

This offseason, he made changes at both spots, hiring Vic Fangio and acquiring Joe Flacco in a trade that will become official next month when the league's new year begins.

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