The National Anthem protests still have their lingering effects on the league today apparently. The Seattle Seahawks have postponed free agent Colin Kaepernick’s visit due to some issues over kneeling. ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported this earlier today.
After arranging for Colin Kaepernick to work out for the Seahawks this week, Seattle postponed the trip when the quarterback declined to stop kneeling during the national anthem next season, league sources tell ESPN.
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— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 12, 2018
The Seahawks may not want to deal with the attention of having Kaepernick in the locker room, especially as a definite back up to Russel Wilson. Kaep hasn’t worked out for anyone else since 2016 barring a visit to this team last year. This also comes when last week there were reports of Eric Ried being asked to give an assurance he wouldn’t participate in on-field protests during a visit to the 49er’s last week.
This would have been the second workout in a year Kaepernick did for the Seahawks as they brought him out in May last year. While they ended up passing on the QB Pete Carol had nothing but good things to say at a press conference after the workout.
“He’s a great kid. He communicates well. He’s got a big world that he’s living in. NFL quarterback. He’s got other issues that he is concerned about. He is capable of being a championship guy. He’s demonstrated that over years. He’s been up and down in his career some but he’s shown enough up that you know that he can do that and I thought he presented himself really well.’’
Colin Kaepernick is still looking to get back into the league after two years out. His last stint was with the San Francisco 49ers. He has since filed a collusion case against the NFL which is still pending, while he searched for his next opportunity on the field.
The Seahawks will most likely move on in their search as they still need a back up to Russell Wilson, especially with his injury history.