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. His NFL exile appeared to be coming to an end this week with reports that the Seahawks were bringing him in for a workout, but ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the Seahawks backed off plans to take a look at Kaepernick.
One day before his scheduled Friday meeting with receiver Dez Bryant to discuss his future with the team, Jones was finally deposed on Thursday in the Colin Kaepernick collusion grievance against the National Football League, a source confirmed.
Fast forward more than a year and theories of the league blackballing Kaepernick due to his politics are intertwined with an ongoing collusion lawsuit against the NFL.
In 69 games (58 starts), all with the San Francisco 49ers, Kaepernick was 28-30 and had thrown for 12,271 yards, completing 59% of his passes and tossing 72 touchdowns and 30 interceptions.
What this is shows is that there is still clearly concern about his stance of kneeling during the national anthem. In fact, this news broke while Kaepernick was sitting in on the deposition of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. That, according to Schefter, may have scared the Seahawks, who have already parted ways with outspoken activists Michael Bennett and Richard Sherman this offseason.
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There are reports the workout has been "postponed" - but we're being told it's off the table.
Head coaches John Harbaugh of the Ravens and the team's general manager, Ozzie Newsome, are also on the request list from Kaepernick's attorneys.
The former Pro Bowler safety previously said he is not planning on protesting in 2018. During his visit, owner Mike Brown would question Reid about his anthem protests. Though some teams have reportedly considered signing him, he has remained on the market, leading some to believe his protest turned teams off.
Reid, reportedly put off, declined to commit one way or the other and left without a contract offer.