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Colin Kaepernick’s off-season training tour continued Friday, as he was joined by NFL quarterbacks Justin Fields, Tyrod Taylor and Joshua Dobbs.
By TMZ Sportsthe four men gathered for a practice session on the pitch at Morehouse College.
Sunday, Kaepernick tweeted that he “practiced and stayed ready in case an opportunity to play presented itself” in the five years since he last played in the NFL and offered to pitch if anyone came up was leading.
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett responded the call. They coordinated a workout, along with Tyler’s brother, Sterling Lockett.
Colin Kaepernick @Kaepernick7
Here are some excerpts from yesterday’s training with @TDLockett12 and his brother Sterling Lockett.
The full workout is available at this link. https://t.co/7ZhvTeDqZU.
Tyler Locket @TD Lockett12
Yes sir!! This Kap man is ready!! https://t.co/GRZBaqWEC0
Kaepernick continued his field workouts all week, including on consecutive days in Dallas on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Talk to journalists On Wednesday, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Kaepernick contacted him recently about a possible chance to train for the team.
Carroll said he thought Kaepernick deserved another shot in the NFL, but stopped short of saying the Seahawks would bring him in.
“Does this guy deserve a second shot? I think he does,” Carroll said. “Somewhere, I don’t know if it’s here, I don’t know where it is. I don’t even know if it’s in football, I don’t know.”
Kaepernick hasn’t played in the NFL since opting out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in March 2017. He deposit a collusion grievance against the league seven months later after being unsigned.
The filing says the NFL and all 32 teams “agreed to deny Mr. Kaepernick labor rights in retaliation for Mr. Kaepernick’s leadership and advocacy for equality and social justice and his outreach to particular institutions that continue to undermine racial equality in the United States.”
The NFL finally settled the lawsuit with Kaepernick and former 49ers guard Eric Reid in 2019.
Kaepernick began protesting before games by taking a knee during the national anthem. He told NFL.com Steve Wyche at the time that he “wasn’t going to stand up to show his pride with a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color”.
In his six seasons with the 49ers, Kaepernick was 28-30 in 58 starts and threw for 12,271 yards, 72 touchdowns and 30 interceptions. He also rushed for 2,300 yards and 13 touchdowns.