National Football League team invites Colin Kaepernick to work out, then abruptly cancels

Eric Reid and Colin Kaepernick kneel in protest during the anthem before a game in 2016

Eric Reid and Colin Kaepernick kneel in protest during the anthem before a game in 2016

Kaepernick has a pending lawsuit alleging collusion by the league office, owners and teams to keep him out of the NFL.

Blackballed NFL quarterback and civil rights advocate Colin Kaepernick had a potential workout with the Seahawks scuttled after he reportedly refused to give the team a firm answer on whether he would continue his protests against police brutality.

Free agent QB Colin Kaepernick's meeting with the Seahawks was reportedly postponed due to his commitment to kneeling during the national anthem.

The Seattle Times reported that the decision wasn't exclusively related to Kaepernick's stance on kneeling, but that the team wanted a firmer plan about his activism and how it might impact football.

Not so fast. According to Adam Schefter, the Hawks have postponed this scheduled meeting because Kap hasn't said he'll stop kneeling during the National Anthem. Marcus Smith knelt for the anthem in December 2017 and then was re-signed by the team in March 2018.

Reid continued to kneel during the anthem in 2017 after Kaepernick left the 49ers
Reid continued to kneel during the anthem in 2017 after Kaepernick left the 49ers

"The NFL should have suspended him for one game and he would have never done it again", Trump told Sean Hannity last October.

It's getting harder and harder for NFL teams to claim not signing Colin Kaepernick is exclusively a football decision. Kaepernick has since filed a grievance against the league.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider plan to meet with the quarterback at a later date, once he considers "how he wants to proceed on everything", per Rapoport. Kaepernick visited with the Seahawks last offseason, but the Seahawks opted to sign Austin Davis instead.

"This is weird because a lot of Seahawks players have knelt for the anthem". That's why he began kneeling during the Star-Spangled Banner even knowing it could negatively affect his career, why he continued doing so even as the demonstration sparked a vast national controversy, and why he has declined to denounce the practice even as he has lingered in unemployment for the past year. 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.

There are reports the workout has been "postponed" - but we're being told it's off the table. During his visit, owner Mike Brown would question Reid about his anthem protests.

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