Seahawks Postpone Kaepernick Workout

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Colin Kaepernick's visit with the Seattle Seahawks was postponed after he declined to stop kneeling during the national anthem, according to reports.

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

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

According to Schefter, "Seattle still is considering bringing in Kaepernick for a tryout and no decisions are final".

Kaepernick, 30, spent last season out of the league while continuing to work out. 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. There were conflicting reports as to whether Kaepernick kneeling in protest during the national anthem played a role.

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Seattle is in the market for a backup quarterback, after cutting Trevone Boykin on the spot for a domestic violence case back in March.

Kaepernick's cancelled workout with the Seahawks comes a week after Texans owner Bob McNair said that he regretted apologizing for his comment made a year ago at meetings between players and owners to discuss protests during the national anthem.

A few hours later, Philadelphia Eagles defensive lineman Chris Long - a vocal supporter of many protesting players, including Eagles teammate Malcolm Jenkins - took to Twitter to criticize the chain of events that led to Kap's workout cancellation.

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

But Kaepernick is yet to even secure a tryout with any team and has an open grievance case against team owners, who he claims have colluded to keep him out of the National Football League because of the protest. It started a trend that many players league-wide followed including some Seahawks. Pictured above is Kaepernick following a game against the Miami Dolphins in 2016.

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