Seahawks Sign Quarterback Stephen Morris After Postponing Workout With Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick has not played in the NFL since leaving the San Francisco 49ers

In June, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said about Kaepernick, "He's a starter in this league.We have a starter, but he is a starter in this league, and I can't imagine somebody won't give him a chance to play".

With their general openness to players expressing themselves, and a playing style that would fit well behind Russell Wilson, the Seahawks had lingered as an ideal fit for Kaepernick. Seattle wanted to know that Kaepernick would not kneel during the upcoming season and he was unable to assure them of that.

It is being reported that Kaepernick refused to pledge to stand for the national anthem, while the Seahawks also asked "for his plan moving forward on how to handle everything" but got nothing in response. No NFL crew has signed him.

ESPN senior correspondent Jemele Hill, who was briefly suspended in October after calling for an advertiser boycott of the Dallas Cowboys, tweeted out her reaction to the Seahawks decision on Kaepernick.

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Kaepernick has remained a free agent since opting out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in March 2017. Kaepernick's protest is to raise awareness about the racial and societal injustices in America. Kaepernick visited with the Seahawks past year, but they opted to sign Austin Davis instead.

The move comes on the heels of news that Seattle had planned a workout with Kaepernick, but had scuttled it after the controversial quarterback had been unwilling to lay out a plan for his future.

Kaepernick began his pregame protest following excessive force cases involving police.


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