Kaepernick won't stop kneeling?

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The Seattle Seahawks, one of two teams who showed any interest in him last season, had scheduled a meeting with the former San Francisco 49ers QB, but ended up postponing it after Colin refused to stop kneeling during the National Anthem, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Colin Kaepernick was reportedly snubbed by the Seattle Seahawks afterwards he fell to state if he would quit his national anthem kneeling protests.

The Seahawks are still considering bringing in Kaepernick, the report said. He did meet with the Seahawks a year ago. Backup quarterback is not the most important role on the team, but it can be crucial, especially if you have a mobile starting quarterback like Russell Wilson. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported that the Seahawks front office actually wanted a full plan for how to handle Kaepernick's return beyond just his NFL protest, and that kneeling was not the crux of the issue.

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Eric Reid often kneeled with Kaepernick when they played together in San Francisco.

When asked if Kaepernick was ever seriously considered as the backup quarterback, Schneider said he "absolutely" was, but the team ultimately went in a different direction.

Kaepernick has a pending lawsuit alleging collusion by the league office, owners and teams to keep him out of the NFL. President Donald Trump pushed the matter inexorably in that direction when he declared last September, "Wouldn't you love to see one of those National Football League owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now? Out".

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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. Duane Brown has also protested in the past, and is now on the Seahawks' roster.

Kaepernick began his silent protest during the 2016 season.

The anthem protest continued last season, with players from multiple teams kneeling, while others linked arms in their own form of protest and some players remained in the locker room while Star Spangled Banner was being played.

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