Seahawks Allegedly Plan Colin Kaepernick Workout, Postpone Over Anthem Kneeling
- Author: Stacy Allen Apr 13, 2018,
Apr 13, 2018, 1:15
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported earlier today that the Seattle Seahawks have chose to postpone its visit with former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick over the matter of the Anthem Protests. A source told the website the Seahawks are still considering bringing Kaepernick in for a tryout.
In a separate report, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said the Seahawks did postpone a visit, but "it was not because he said he declined to stop kneeling".
In other words, the team wanted a guarantee Colin would stand during the anthem.
Kaepernick began his silent protest during the 2016 season.
During the 2017 season, Jones spoke up about his team policy on kneeling before the national anthem.
I had heard a year ago that Kaepernick said he'd stop kneeling in order to play with a team, but maybe that's not true.
The former 49ers quarterback was the first NFL player to protest the national anthem when he kneeled to protest racial injustice and police brutality against African Americans during a 2016 preseason game. That said, the team may be trying to use the potential employment of Kaepernick as a way to set the stage for a global resolution of the issue, including but not limited to a settlement of his collusion grievance.
After filing the lawsuit, Kaepernick said on Twitter that he had done so "only after pursuing every possible avenue with all National Football League teams and their executives". And if a team that plays in a relatively liberal city, is known for its activism, has plenty of veteran leadership and lacks a backup quarterback won't sign Kaepernick?
Apparently, they think so too as they have scheduled a visit with him.
Kaepernick, 30, met with Seattle during free-agency last offseason, but the team opted instead to sign Austin Davis to back up Russell Wilson. In fact, this news broke while Kaepernick was sitting in on the deposition of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
Reid, a Pro Bowl safety who took a knee during the national anthem the past two seasons, refused to give the Bengals assurance that he wouldn't kneel in the fall.