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NFL rumors: Patriots will attend Colin Kaepernick's workout Saturday

NFL rumors: Patriots will attend Colin Kaepernick's workout Saturday

The New England Patriots will be among several teams in attendance for former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick's private workout this weekend.

The Boston Globe's Jim McBride reported Wednesday afternoon the Pats "will have a representative" at the session in Atlanta. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, when asked during Wednesday's press conference about Kaepernick's workout, was "not sure" if the Patriots would send anyone.

Kaepernick was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in 2011 and played six seasons for them. He hasn't been able to land a job with any team since his final game for the 49ers in the 2016 season. It was during that season Kaepernick protested racial inequality by kneeling during the "Star-Spangled Banner" before kickoff. Kaepernick reached a settlement in his collusion case against the league in February.

The Patriots won't be the only team getting a look at the 32-year-old Kaepernick.

Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores confirmed Wednesday that his team will send someone. The Denver Broncos will send a scout, per 9News' Mike Klis. Sports Illustrated's Mike Fisher reported the Dallas Cowboys will be there, too.

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Report: Pats' punishments for videotaping could include fines, draft picks

Report: Pats' punishments for videotaping could include fines, draft picks

While the investigation into the New England Patriots' illicit videotaping of the Cincinnati Bengals' sideline last weekend is ongoing, The Washington Post's Mark Maske is reporting that the punishment could be aligned in severity with similiar game-day violations committed by other NFL teams in recent years.

That means fines in the range of six figures and/or a reduced round value on a draft pick — or worse still, the loss of one altogether:

"The NFL is likely to penalize the New England Patriots for their admitted violation of league video policy last weekend and is contemplating disciplinary measures in line with those imposed on teams in recent seasons for infractions of game-day rules, according to people familiar with the deliberations.

That could mean a fine in the hundreds of thousands of dollars and potentially the loss or reduction in value of a draft choice, typically a lower-level pick."

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Looking for something similar to what the Patriots were levied for Spygate? Maske points out that punishment was clearly an exception, not a guardrail:

The Patriots have admitted wrongdoing in last Sunday's incident in Cleveland, in which a credentialed Patriots video crew member was caught filming the Bengals' sideline during their game against the Browns. New England has said the camera crew was there to feature a scout as part of their "Do Your Job" video series.

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Report: Julian Edelman, Ted Karras make trip with Patriots, Cowart out for Bengals game

Report: Julian Edelman, Ted Karras make trip with Patriots, Cowart out for Bengals game

Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman and center Ted Karras, who were each listed as questionable with injuries, made the trip to Cincinnati with the team Saturday but backup defensive tackle Byron Cowart was downgraded to out with a concussion, according to ESPN's Mike Reiss.

Edelman, the team's leading receiver, has been battling shoulder and ankle injuries. Karras, the starting center, missed the loss to the Kansas City Chiefs last Sunday with a knee injury. Both were limited in practice this week. 

The Patriots (10-3), coming off back-to-back losses to the Houston Texans and Chiefs, play the Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday at 1 p.m.