Colin Kaepernick Seahawks Visit Postponed Over Kneeling Controversy


Colin Kaepernick's chance to work out for the Seahawks has blown up, with differing accounts as to the cause.

Seattle Times' Seahawks reporter Bob Condotta also said Seattle spoke with Kaepernick, but added the team hasn't ruled him out as an option moving foward.

While collusion "requires actual cooperation between teams (or cooperation between a team or teams and the league)", according to Sports Illustrated, this latest development is a pretty good piece of evidence that there may be a conspiracy to keep him out of a league that does not actually require its players to stand during the national anthem.

Colin Kaepernick hasn't played a down in the National Football League since the 2016 season where he played for the San Francisco 49ers. Marcus Smith knelt for the anthem in December 2017 and then was re-signed by the team in March 2018.

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.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider plan to meet with the quarterback at a later date, once he considers "how he wants to proceed on everything", per Rapoport.

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Both New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers have said they believe he should be on a roster, with Rodgers going so far as to tell ESPN he thinks the Wisconsin native is being blackballed.

Remember, Robert Griffin III has a job and Kaepernick does not.

Kaepernick, 30, met with Seattle during free-agency last offseason, but the team opted instead to sign Austin Davis to back up Russell Wilson.

A team desperate for a backup quarterback still has its limits.

Kaepernick is not the only player rumored to be facing a blowback for participating in the protest. During his visit, owner Mike Brown would question Reid about his anthem protests.

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.

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