Seahawks postpone Kaepernick workout after QB refused to stop kneeling during anthem

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ESPN's Adam Schefter was the first to report the decision, citing a league source on Thursday who said that the Seahawks wanted to know that Kaepernick wouldn't kneel this season, and he was unwilling to give that assurance to them.

I have advocated for the Seahawks to bring in ex-49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and I have no objections to players bringing light to social-injustice issues by kneeling during the national anthem.

The day after the scheduled workout, NFL attorneys administered a deposition in NY regarding the league alleged attempts to keep him out of the league.

The group is considering letting Kaepernick to take to out to get a spot on the team nevertheless they have never made any conclusions, a source told ESPN.

While the anthem protests eventually died down last season, during the owner's meeting the topic was brought back up. Kaepernick became a free agent at the conclusion of the 2016 National Football League season after the San Francisco 49ers finished with a 1-10 record and no team since has worked him out. Eventually he was joined by his San Francisco 49ers teammates, including safety Eric Reid, and players on other teams followed suit.

He threw for 215 yards and a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks to close out a horrendous season for the San Francisco 49ers. However, it's apparent that Seattle doesn't want to deal with any off-the-field drama this season, like they've had in years past. Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome and coach John Harbaugh were also deposed.

"After hours of careful consideration, and even a visit from Nate Boyer, a retired Green Beret and former N.F.L. player, we came to the conclusion that we should kneel, rather than sit, the next day during the anthem as a peaceful protest".

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. Though some teams have reportedly considered signing him, he has remained on the market, leading some to believe his protest turned teams off.

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