NFL notes: Colin Kaepernick defends himself against report

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is defending his reputation.

Kaepernick put out a statement on his Twitter account Friday, a day after his name was linked to a Miami police report involving a woman who passed out in a hotel and later woke up in a hospital not knowing how she got there.

Referring to some media reports on the situation, Kaepernick said: “I take great pride in who I am and what I do, but I guess sometimes you have to deal with someone who makes things up.” He told fans their faith in him is not misplaced.

Police say Kaepernick, teammate Quinton Patton and Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette were with the woman earlier this month at a Miami hotel where Lockette lives. No charges have been filed nor arrests made.

Around the league:

The Browns matched the Jaguars’ five-year, $42 million offer sheet for Pro Bowl center Alex Mack. … Receiver Damian Williams signed an $800,000, one-year contract with the Dolphins after spending the last four seasons with the Titans. … The Bengals signed free-agent defensive end Sam Montgomery, who was the Texans’ third-round pick last year.

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