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Jimmy Garoppolo gets terrible news from Raiders

This isn't how he wanted his career in Vegas to begin.

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Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo found a new professional home earlier this year, having agreed to three-year, $67.5 million deal, including $34 million guaranteed, with the Las Vegas Raiders. 

But already, his stint in Vegas is off to an auspicious start. Reports have indicated that he's failed his first physical with the team, leading to an automatic contract changeup.

The failed physical came from a nagging foot injury that he suffered in Week 13 last season while still playing with the San Francisco 49ers. 

According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, he has a copy of Garoppolo's contract that includes a specific clause titled Addendum G with regards to his foot injury.

Per Florio, Addendum G states Garoppolo would not pass his physical "because of a preexisting medial and middle cuneiform and a fracture of the base of the second metatarsal in the Player’s left foot and that the Club would not enter into an NFL Player Contract with Player.”

Additionally, the injury “shall be resolved in the discretion of Club’s physician", and that the contract gives the team the "ability to terminate the agreement with no further obligation, 'for any reason related to the Waiver and Release attached as Addendum G."

"The waiver becomes null and void if at any time during the 2023 season, Garoppolo passes a physical exam, is active for at least one regular-season game, and does not suffer re-injury to his left foot in the manner described in Addendum G."

Jimmy G. had better hope that he's able to heal up quickly, because it sounds like he's not going to be seeing a dime of his contract unless he's able to pass a physical to the satisfaction of the Raiders medical staff.

Source: Yahoo Sports