Published: Fri, April 13, 2018
Medical | By Josefina Yates

Seahawks postpone visit with Colin Kaepernick

Seahawks postpone visit with Colin Kaepernick

Seattle had arranged to bring Kaepernick in for a visit this week but postponed the trip when the quarterback "declined to stop kneeling during the national anthem next season", according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The Seahawks may still bring Kaepernick in, but no decisions are final.

The Seahawks were one of the teams Kaepernick met with as a free agent last offseason, but NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported contract talks broke down because the two sides couldn't agree on financial terms.

The Seahawks reportedly wanted to know the former 49ers' signal-caller wouldn't kneel in the upcoming season, and he was unwilling to make that promise. Russell Wilson is firmly entrenched as the team's starter, but they lack a backup behind him after the recent release of Trevone Boykin over his domestic violence accusations.

The reason the Seahawks workout was canceled, per multiple reports, was that Kaepernick would not accede to a demand that he stop kneeling during the anthem as a precondition to the meeting.

Kaepernick, who began his silent protest during the 2016 season over issues related to social justice for Black people as it relates to police brutality before filing a grievance against the National Football League in October, is scheduled to be deposed in his collusion case on Tuesday.

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Kaepernick started spat throughout the national anthem during the 20-16 to 2017 year as part of the demonstration from police brutality whilst he was using all the San Francisco 49ers. Duane Brown has also protested in the past, and is now on the Seahawks' roster.

Many believe Kaepernick's protests explain his unemployment, which this recent news would support.

The 30-year-old has a pending lawsuit alleging collusion by the league office, owners and teams to keep him out of the NFL.

Kaepernick sat in the previous depositions just he did with Jones.

"He's such a locker area cancer that his team mates gave him that the Len Eshmont Award, that is provided to the player who best exemplifies courage and inspiration".

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