Colin Kaepernick's Seahawks tryout crushed amid kneeling confusion

Colin Kaepernick's Seahawks tryout crushed amid kneeling confusion

Colin Kaepernick's Seahawks tryout crushed amid kneeling confusion

Colin Kaepernick is not backing down about taking a knee to protest racial injustice in the U.S.

The team wants a firmer plan from Kaepernick about all of his off-field activities, including but not limited to kneeling for the anthem, and how that might impact football, according to the Seattle Times.

Kaepernick was deposed by NFL attorneys this week as part of his grievance against the league and its teams in which he alleges he has been blackballed as a result of his stance on social issues.

"Should amend this to say Smith sat on the bench during the anthem, he didn't kneel (before PHI game on SNF). There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder".

The Seahawks have been known for letting players be themselves.

The anthem protest continued last season, with players from multiple teams kneeling, while others linked arms in their own form of protest and some players remained in the locker room while Star Spangled Banner was being played. Eric Reid, who knelt in solidarity with Kaepernick when the two were 49ers teammates in 2016 has likewise had trouble finding work. Kaepernick, who nearly won a Super Bowl in 2013, may not be the same player he once was, but he is more experienced than a drafted rookie would be.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Thursdaythat league sources told him that the tryout, which had been scheduled for this week, was not completely off and that the team could still bring Kaepernick in for a later visit.

Kaepernick, 30, visited with the Seahawks last May, when Seattle was in the market for a backup to starting quarterback Russell Wilson, but the team decided not to sign him.

McNair was infamously quoted in an ESPN report as suggesting the league should crack down on protests because "we can't have the inmates running the prison".

Several depositions have already taken place, including Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome and head coach John Harbaugh.

Earlier this week, the Cincinnati Bengals reportedly hesitated to sign Reid, another free agent, because he too would not promise to stand for the anthem in 2018.

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