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09/06/17 - Colin Kaepernick was close to being signed by the Ravens before the free agent's girlfriend posted a "racist" tweet featuring Lewis and team owner Steve Bisciotti, according to former All-Pro linebacker Ray Lewis. Lewis made his comments on Showtime's "Inside the NFL" on Tuesday night. "We were going to close the deal to sign him," Lewis said of his former team. "Steve Bisciotti said, 'I want to hear Colin Kaepernick speak to let me know that he wants to play football.' And it never happens because that picture comes up the next day." Lewis described the Aug. 2 tweet by Nessa Diab as "racist" that compared a picture of Lewis hugging Bisciotti to a scene from "Django Unchained." In the movie scene, actor Samuel L. Jackson portrayed a loyal house slave held by Leonardo DiCaprio's cruel plantation owner character. Kaepernick drew national attention last season while playing for the 49ers when he knelt during the national anthem as a protest against racial injustice.
08/19/17 - QB Colin Kaepernick received support from two prominent organizations for his inability to catch on with an NFL team. The NAACP chapter in Atlanta is calling for all football fans to boycott NFL games by not watching those contests until a team signs Kaepernick. Meanwhile, a number of current and former New York City police officers, including Frank Serpico, gathered in Brooklyn in support of Kaepernick. Controversy engulfed Kaepernick, 29,when he decided to kneel during the national anthem prior to NFL games in protest of racism in America. He became a free agent after playing for the San Francisco 49ers last season, but no team has signed him for the coming season.
06/02/17 - QB Colin Kaepernick visited Seattle last weekend, but the Seahawks are standing pat for the time being. Kaepernick hasn't received much attention on the free-agent market despite being a fairly productive starter with the 49ers over the last few seasons. His visit to Seattle was his first this offseason after he opted out of his contract with the 49ers in March. "It was another opportunity for us to keep abreast of what's available to help our team," Carroll said. "... Colin has been a fantastic football player and he's going to continue to be. At this time we didn't do anything with it but we know where he is and who he is and we understand him much more so. He's a starter in this league. We have a starter, but he's a starter in this league and I can't imagine that someone won't give him a chance to play." Trevone Boykin and Jake Heaps served as the backups to starter Russell Wilson last year and are the only other quarterbacks still on Seattle's roster.
05/25/17 - QB Colin Kaepernick wil work out for the Seattle Seahawks as a possible backup option behind starter Russell Wilson, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The Seahawks also plan to bring in other reserve quarterbacks to work out, including Austin Davis. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said last week that Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III were among the free agents they were considering as a potential backup to Wilson. Seattle currently has Jake Heaps and Trevone Boykin on the roster as backups.
03/31/17 - QB Colin Kaepernick was not a distraction last season as he staged a protest during a national anthem, former 49ers coach Chip Kelly said.
Kaepernick opted against standing for the anthem prior to games to protest racial injustice in the United States. The 29-year-old initially sat during the anthem in preseason before altering his stance by kneeling. "There was zero distraction," Kelly told SI.com. "He met with the team immediately after (his first protest). He met with the other team leaders. He explained his position and where he was coming from. And literally, that was it."