Published: Fri, April 13, 2018
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Seahawks postpone Kaepernick workout after QB refused to stop kneeling during anthem

Seahawks postpone Kaepernick workout after QB refused to stop kneeling during anthem

Kaepernick, who began his silent protest during the 2016 season over issues related to social justice for Black people as it relates to police brutality before filing a grievance against the National Football League in October, is scheduled to be deposed in his collusion case on Tuesday. "Clearly, Seattle has accepted players speaking out for what they believe", Rapoport tweeted Thursday.

Kaepernick has not played since the 2016, though he is still a free agent and can be signed by any team.

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.

Kaepernick, who has filed a grievance accusing the NFL of collusion to keep him out of the league, was deposed by NFL attorneys in NY on Tuesday, the day after his scheduled workout with the Seahawks would have been held.

Reid, a Pro Bowl safety who took a knee during the national anthem the past two seasons, refused to give the Bengals assurance that he wouldn't kneel in the fall.

If Schefter's report is accurate, and the Seattle Seahawks postponed or canceled Kaepernick's workout due to his peaceful protest, it doesn't bode well for the team, or the NFL. He did meet with the Seahawks a year ago.

Last month, the Seahawks released Trevone Boykin, who was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence. Also, the free agent market for backups is going a bit haywire with guys like Josh McCown commanding eight-figure salaries. He remained unsigned through the 2017 season.

The Seahawks are no stranger to protests during the anthem. The organization just simply wants him to have his plan sorted out in order for the team to best understand what to expect with him moving forward this offseason and into the 2018 season.

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