As the Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers continue to not make any obvious progress toward fixing a contract that desperately needs to be adjusted to reflect his status as the best quarterback in football (or, at very worst, second best — that should keep the Patriots fans from having a Saturday morning conniption), plenty of creative terms have been bandied about in order to protect him from further changes in the market.
It could be that Rodgers has decided to ask for something that aggressive in order to get the Packers to offer a term that would be more realistic. Multiple players have tried in recent years to tie their compensation to a percentage of the salary cap, with any future increases in the total available dollars reflected by commensurate increases in the dollars paid to the player. Rodgers also could ask for a provision that ensures he’ll always be the highest-paid quarterback by requiring his contract to immediately match the annual average of the contract given to anyone who achieves a new high-water mark.
Would be a natural fit, right? I saw that Philip voted for it, Telesco said. When it comes to roster moves, we are not a democracy. But we are not a dictatorship either. His vote was noted and accounted for. Antonio’s accomplishments and contributions to this organization are immeasurable. We will see what the future holds. I don’t have an update at this time.
The Chargers did sign a tight end this week in undrafted rookie Austin Roberts. He joins Virgil Green, Sean Culkin and Braedon Bowman as in-house options in L.A.
In a later deposition in the Kaepernick case, Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross testified Kraft told NFL owners he had spoken to Trump about players kneeling during the anthem.
It wasn’t clear if that conversation occurred on the Air Force One flight or a different date.
View photos President Donald Trump has continued to criticize the NFL and its players over past protests.
More In September 2017, Trump spoke directly to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who later revealed during his deposition in the Kaepernick collusion case that the president told him, Tell everybody [in the NFL], you can’t win this one.