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Colin Kaepernick’s $11.9M 2016 contract becomes guaranteed

After months of trade talk and speculation, Colin Kaepernick is still on San Francisco’s roster and due a hefty payday. (Associated Press)
After months of trade talk and speculation, Colin Kaepernick is still on San Francisco’s roster and due a hefty payday. (Associated Press)
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Announced After months of trade talk and speculation, Colin Kaepernick is still on San Francisco’s roster and due a hefty payday. The 49ers could have released him or traded him. Instead, the quarterback’s $11.9 million 2016 contract became guaranteed at 1 p.m. local time Thursday when San Francisco kept him on the roster. The Bengals signed former New England Patriot Brandon LaFell to a one-year contract, giving them a veteran receiver to help fill out a unit that lost two regulars to free agency. Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway is coming back for one more season in purple. The Chiefs signed Charcandrick West to a three-year extension and fellow running back Spencer Ware to a two-year extension, solidifying their backfield alongside Jamaal Charles. Tight end Vernon Davis is heading to the Washington Redskins, signing with the club as a free agent.

Hired James Madison has hired former Dukes basketball player and assistant coach Louis Rowe to lead its men’s basketball program. Rowe, 43, has never been a head coach, but spent the past season as the top assistant at Bowling Green.

Filed A woman has filed a federal lawsuit against Baylor University contending the school was “deliberately indifferent” to rape allegations against Tevin Elliot, a former football player who was later convicted of sexually assaulting her in 2014. The lawsuit alleges that Baylor failed to act despite receiving six complaints from women claiming he assaulted them.

Transfered McDonald’s All-American, Jatarie White is leaving South Carolina’s women’s basketball program. Gamecocks coach Dawn Staley announced White’s decision. The 6-foot-4 reserve becomes the second player in as many days to leave Staley’s program.

Awarded Michigan freshman forward Kyle Connor, Boston College junior goalie Thatcher Demko and Harvard senior forward Jimmy Vesey are this season’s finalists for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award as college hockey’s top player. The winner will be announced April 8 in Tampa, Florida, during the NCAA Frozen Four.

Sidelined LA Galaxy captain Robbie Keane will be sidelined four to six weeks after arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.

Slotted New York Yankees’ manager Joe Girardi said Masahiro Tanaka is slotted to be the opening day starter against the Houston Astros, on Monday. “He felt good today,” Girardi said. “He’s ready to go.”

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