Seahawks Postpone Kaepernick Workout: Conflicting Reports As To Why

Desiree Steele
April 13, 2018

Even the Seattle Seahawks reportedly postponed colinkaepernick's no trip to a pre-determined camp together with the team after the embattled quarterback told that the team he would not stop his national anthem kneeling protests.

Kaepernick's trip to Seattle had been planned for several weeks, according to the report, but was abandoned by team officials after the former San Francisco 49er refused the Seahawks' last-minute request that he promise to stand for the national anthem.

According to the report by ESPN, the Seahawks are still considering trying Kaepernick out, but they have not made any decision on the matter. Last October, when other National Football League owners (and a certain elected official in Washington D.C.) - were absolutely losing their minds over the anthem protests, team owner Paul Allen was praised by his players for letting them express themselves how and when they wished. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said one of the reasons they didn't sign him was because Kaepernick was a starter and they already had starter in Russell Wilson.

Eric Reid was also asked for assurances from the Bengals that he would not participate in on-field activism.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirmed the meeting was postponed, but not because the Seahawks are against kneeling.

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. Duane Brown has also protested in the past, and is now on the Seahawks' roster. The NFL responded by increasing the amount of protests, and the movement became more against Trump than any of the issues that Kaepernick is fighting for.

He filed a lawsuit alleging that the NFL has conspired to keep him out of the league. The protest drew both criticism and support, and gained widespread attention over the course of the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons. Kaepernick opted out of his contract with the team, setting himself up as a free agent to potentially player for a different organization.

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