Seattle Seahawks cancel workout with Colin Kaepernick

Hope Soto
April 13, 2018

That report was contradicted in part by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, who reported that the Seahawks postponed the workout because "the team asked for his plan moving forward on how to handle everything and there was not a firm plan".

Kaepernick, 30, remains unsigned despite being a former starter, which has led to a belief by some that National Football League teams have blackballed him as a result of his protest.

Kaepernick first refused to stand during the national anthem during the 2016 preseason, as a way to protest the lack of accountability for police officers who murdered black men and women after a summer of heightened tensions in the country following the police killings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and others. "There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder".

Kaepernick is not the only player rumored to be facing a blowback for participating in the protest.

Eric Reid often kneeled with Kaepernick when they played together in San Francisco. McNair kicked off last month's owners meetings by adamantly reinforcing his controversial stance, saying that the national anthem is no place for protests.

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According to the report by ESPN, the Seahawks are still considering trying Kaepernick out, but they have not made any decision on the matter. McNair has said he was referring to team executives and not kneeling players. Should the two sides be able to work beyond the bumps in the road, Kaepernick would still appear a capable backup to Russell Wilson, as he still maintained a high passer rating and completion percentage even on a downtrodden 49ers team.

Several depositions have already taken place, including Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome and head coach John Harbaugh.

The former Pro Bowler safety previously said he is not planning on protesting in 2018.

While the anthem protests eventually died down last season, during the owner's meeting the topic was brought back up.

Reid previously wrote on Twitter that his activism was affecting his search for a new team.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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