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Will Colin Kaepernick Ever Play in the NFL Again?

It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about Colin Kaepernick.

The last time Colin Kaepernick was in the news, he was reaching a settlement with the NFL. The undisclosed settlement for alleged collusion against Colin Kaepernick finding another NFL team was wrapped up in February. 

It would be difficult to argue that there wasn’t, and still isn’t, some collusion going on – blatant for otherwise. Kaepernick has been without a team since Week 17 of the 2016 NFL season.

As he posted on his Twitter account on Wednesday, he hasn’t worked in 889 days. As Kaepernick put it, he has been “denied work” for that amount of time since he instigated the take a knee movement.


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The quarterback’s activism seems to be the main obstacle to a team signing him up. There was alleged interest from the Seattle Seahawks in April 2018. However, the team backed out when Kaepernick wouldn’t say whether or not he will kneel for the national anthem again.

He also posted a workout video to Twitter on Wednesday, showing the world that he is ready to play football. His playing weight, as listed by the San Francisco 49ers, is 230lbs and he looked close to that in the video.

The 31 year old had been quiet for a week before all of this, suggesting he’s been advised to promote his readiness for action to the world.

On July 30, Kaepernick posted a message of support to his friend, Eric Reid, who continues to take a knee. Reid will continue to kneel this season to raise awareness of racial inequality, social injustice and police brutality.

“Unwavering. Unrelenting. Unflinching. Unapologetic. Love you Brother! @E—Reid35.”


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The danger for Kaepernick now is that he is typecast as a social justice warrior, and no longer taken seriously. It’s not fair, but if he does find a new team, he will have to play very well indeed.


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