Seahawks postponed Kaepernick workout after he declined to stop anthem protests

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Colin Kaepernick was supposed to meet with the Seahawks this week, but the team made a decision to hold off on the visit after the quarterback would not promise to stop kneeling during the national anthem, ESPN reported, citing unidentified sources. And if a team that plays in a relatively liberal city, is known for its activism, has plenty of veteran leadership and lacks a backup quarterback won't sign Kaepernick? As Sports Illustrated pointed out, free agent safety Eric Reid has also faced questions about whether he would continue kneeling during the national anthem in protest.

Colin Kaepernick is not backing down about taking a knee to protest racial injustice in the U.S. Since the outlet's initial report, The Seattle Times has confirmed the story.

He started all 16 games for the 49ers in 2013, finishing the year with a 12-4 record a year after he helped lead them to Super Bowl XLVII where they ultimately lost to the Baltimore Ravens, 34-31. Amidst an off-season that has been no fun at all for Seahawks fans (losing Michael Bennett and Richard Sherman as Earl Thomas trade rumors swirl and the Rams get better is... not great...) this feels like a new nadir.

Kaepernick has been out of a job since the end of the 2016 season, with no team picking him up after the quarterback parted ways with the San Francisco 49ers.

The Seahawks are working to establish a backup quarterback for Russell Wilson.

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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.

The deposition at the team's headquarters at the Star in Frisco was attended by Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, who has accused the NFL and its owners of collusion in blackballing him from the league because of his kneeling protests for social justice during the national anthem.

After sitting out the entire 2017 season, Kaepernick held a throwing workout on a practice field in Houston last month.

The owners plan to discuss the issue again in May at their next meeting.

While the anthem protests eventually died down last season, during the owner's meeting the topic was brought back up.

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