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    Seahawks reportedly postpone a Colin Kaepernick workout over protest uncertainty


    Colin Kaepernick has been a free agent since parting ways with the 49ers in March 2017. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

    Colin Kaepernick still does not have an NFL job. He apparently won’t be getting one with the Seattle Seahawks in the immediate future, and there were conflicting reports Thursday about exactly why that is.
    ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the team this week postponed a Kaepernick workout after the quarterback “declined to stop kneeling during the national anthem next season.” That report was partly contradicted by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, who reported that the Seahawks postponed the workout because “the team asked for [Kaepernick’s] plan moving forward on how to handle everything and there was not a firm plan.”
    Yahoo’s Charles Robinson tweeted that his sources were aligning with Schefter’s, and that the issue was specifically kneeling rather than the lack of a plan.
    The scheduled workout “was on the books for Monday,” Robinson wrote, adding that the Seattle front office then

    “followed up and asked if Kaepernick would stipulate to ending his kneeling during anthem. Kaepernick said no,” and, according to Robinson, the Seahawks then canceled the visit.
    Rapoport also suggested the meeting was postponed until later, writing that the Seahawks brass wanted Kaepernick “to consider how he wants to proceed on everything (not just anthem) and get together at a later date when his plans are formed.” But Rapoport acknowledged that “those close to Kaepernick” were maintaining that the issue was specifically with the quarterback’s kneeling.https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.a173c8bae182

    Kaepernick said after he wasn't signed in 2017 he wouldn't kneel anymore, there was protest that he wasn't getting signed by other team mates. Now that Seahawks lost their back up quarterback and were about to take a serious look at a replacement and Kaepernick states he will still kneel at the games. He has no one to blame but himself for his career being finished. He's a good quarterback, but football took a serious hit last year financially because of what Kaepernick started. I don't think any football team wants a member on their team that's going to hurt their attendance. Its sad he is going out this way, he could have made a comeback.

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    Why would they even invite him if his protests were a problem with the Seahawks.

    This is a ridiculous story. What does the Seahawks organization even gain from such a moronic story? News coverage of their other QB signing.

    No news from Seatle sports news or the Seahawks. Story is being pushed by some ESPN dude. All speculation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    Why would they even invite him if his protests were a problem with the Seahawks.

    This is a ridiculous story. What does the Seahawks organization even gain from such a moronic story? News coverage of their other QB signing.

    This sounds like so much bullshit. Sounds like the Seahawks are using ol Colin to get some headlines.
    I explained in the OP. Last year he stated he would not kneel anymore if a team signed him. The Seahawks asked him if he would kneel this year and he said "Yes". It was reasonable for the Seahawks to ask the question before considering him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    I explained in the OP. Last year he stated he would not kneel anymore if a team signed him. The Seahawks asked him if he would kneel this year and he said "Yes". It was reasonable for the Seahawks to ask the question before considering him.
    You can do that over the phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    I explained in the OP. Last year he stated he would not kneel anymore if a team signed him. The Seahawks asked him if he would kneel this year and he said "Yes". It was reasonable for the Seahawks to ask the question before considering him.
    I never heard Colin say that. In fact he may be planning to file a suit against the NFL
    According to multiple sources, free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick has filed a grievance against the NFL for collusion. In March, I wrote a legal analysis of this scenario occurring and explained how it would work for Kaepernick and the NFL. The March article details the relevant procedures at play and how they are governed by the collective bargaining agreement.
    https://www.si.com/nfl/2017/10/15/co...it-against-nfl

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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    I explained in the OP. Last year he stated he would not kneel anymore if a team signed him. The Seahawks asked him if he would kneel this year and he said "Yes". It was reasonable for the Seahawks to ask the question before considering him.
    Yep, CK continues to shoot himself in the foot.

    He'll kneel, until he won't kneel, until he might kneel, until it changes again.

    Rinse and repeat.

    He hasn't played in at least a year, and is no longer a young player.

    He's bad for business, period.

    The Seahawks are the most liberal team in the most liberal city.

    If not there, where?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    I explained in the OP. Last year he stated he would not kneel anymore if a team signed him. The Seahawks asked him if he would kneel this year and he said "Yes". It was reasonable for the Seahawks to ask the question before considering him.
    If he were a Jehova's Witness, would you be upset that he refused to stand to honor the flag and anthem? If not, why not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    You can do that over the phone.
    That's possible, but they probably didn't expect him to switch his position from last year. He has even been filing claims he has been blackballed by the NFL. Now he gets a chance to make things right and he goes back to the very thing that keeps teams from signing him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    I never heard Colin say that. In fact he may be planning to file a suit against the NFL

    https://www.si.com/nfl/2017/10/15/co...it-against-nfl
    You think the Seahawks were part of that collusion? Seems like they are trying to get an extra quarterback on their team and Kaepernick a very capable at his position

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    Yep, CK continues to shoot himself in the foot.

    He'll kneel, until he won't kneel, until he might kneel, until it changes again.

    Rinse and repeat.

    He hasn't played in at least a year, and is no longer a young player.

    He's bad for business, period.

    The Seahawks are the most liberal team in the most liberal city.

    If not there, where?
    Good question, I would say he was better off staying in San Francisco to begin with, he had his chance. Now he's a professional protestor without a platform to protest.

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