Seahawks Canceled Colin Kaepernick Visit When QB Refused to End Protest

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Apparently, they think so too as they have scheduled a visit with him.

Kaepernick was famously the catalyst for the decision by many NFL players to either kneel or sit on the bench during the national anthem to protest racial injustice.

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

Over a year later, Kaepernick still doesn't have a spot on an National Football League roster.


Former 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick was set to work out with the Seattle Seahawks this week, but team officials postponed the trip. Reid said he would continue kneeling, and the Bengals did not offer Reid a contract.

Seattle has room on its roster for a backup quarterback after it cut Trevone Boykin in the wake of domestic violence allegations lodged against him by his longtime girlfriend. ESPN's Adam Schefter described the situation on NFL Live.

The NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirmed that's what his sources were saying, and added that the lawsuit might've also been part of the conversation and that the story from the team and from Kaepernick's camp differed.

The Seattle scoop seems to mirror what reportedly happened recently with safety Eric Reid, who took a knee alongside Kaepernick two years ago while they both played for the 49ers.


Remember that he's filed a grievance against the league claiming that teams have colluded to keep him out of the sport due to his politics.

The owners plan to discuss the issue again in May at their next meeting.

The Seattle Times reported that the decision wasn't exclusively related to Kaepernick's stance on kneeling, but that the team wanted a firmer plan about his activism and how it might impact football.

Those protests were held during the national anthem, which sparked a controversy that carried throughout the 2017 season, even when he wasn't on the field.


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