Kaepernick famously began sitting out national anthems in 2016, in protest over the United States government's treatment of people of color domestically and overseas. Past year they rolled with Austin Davis, who is bad, and Trevone Boykin who is both bad and already off the roster following a domestic violence arrest.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport also reported that the Seahawks postponed the workout but not because Kaepernick "declined to stop kneeling". Kaepernick was out of football last season after going unsigned in the wake of his decision to protest police brutality and systemic racism by kneeling during the national anthem.
Kaepernick has been out of a job since the end of the 2016 season, with no team picking him up after the quarterback parted ways with the San Francisco 49ers.
Seattle has yet to find a backup quarterback to play behind Russell Wilson and while Kaepernick is still expected to be one of their considerations, the team will look at other potential candidates.More news: United States requests UN security council vote on Syria: Diplomats
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Which is to say Kaepernick, who is probably still good, and cheap for non-football reasons is a ideal fit. And the team's No. 2 last season, Austin Davis, is a free agent.
Eric Reid was also asked for assurances from the Bengals that he would not participate in on-field activism.
The owners plan to discuss the issue again in May at their next meeting. It occurs to me that telling a guy he can't work out for you until he promises to stop kneeling during the anthem might not be helpful to the league's defense. Marcus Smith knelt for the anthem in December 2017 and then was re-signed by the team in March 2018. That, according to Schefter, may have scared the Seahawks, who have already parted ways with outspoken activists Michael Bennett and Richard Sherman this offseason.
The strangest part, however, is that the Seahawks are tolerable of protests.