The New England Patriots voided the remaining guaranteed money owed to former tight end Aaron Hernandez on Saturday. The guaranteed money is often only guaranteed in case of a player getting injured or released due to performing under expectations. Hernandez's situation is quite a bit different, and the Patriots believe that his off-the-field conduct makes the money voidable.
Here's what else you might have missed from Saturday:
Philadelphia Eagles running back Bryce Brown had several dogs seized from a facility in a suspected fighting operation case on Saturday. Brown sent his dog to a breeding kennel and is apparently not under investigation for mistreatment of the animal. At this point, the dog has been returned to him. That's definitely a positive, given that some dogs involved in fighting operations are put down due to their changed temperament.
Indianapolis Colts defensive back Joe Lefeged was arrested on multiple gun charges on Friday night. Lefeged allegedly fled police during a traffic stop, and a pistol was found in his vehicle. Both Lefeged and his passenger are being charged with carrying an unlicensed firearm, possessing unregistered ammunition and having the presence of a firearm in a motor vehicle.
San Francisco 49ers running back Marcus Lattimore said that he won't participate in training camp on Saturday. Lattimore, a rookie recovering from significant college knee injuries, took part in team OTAs, but will likely begin the regular season on the non-football injury list, which would have him out through Week 6 of the regular season.
As noted at Niners Nation, the 49ers have options with Lattimore:
If he goes on the NFI list, he'll have to wait that first six weeks before practicing. After that, the team can consider their options with him. Depending on how the rest of the roster is performing, my guess is he ends up spending the entire season on the injured list. That being said, the 49ers placed Jewel Hampton on the NFI list, but then moved him to the 53-man roster late in the season. You never know how it will play out.
Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamal Charles said that quarterback Alex Smith is a "Super Bowl quarterback" on Saturday. Charles thinks that Smith has the ability to take the Chiefs that far. Smith came close as the starter for the San Francisco 49ers in 2011, leading the team past the New Orleans Saints in a shootout, before watching the Super Bowl hopes fade away in the NFC Championship against the New York Giants. He'll have his work cut out for him getting the Chiefs that far.