Colin Kaepernick RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kaepernick finally says he wants to play

    Pro Football Talk "As noted last week on Football Night in America, Colin Kaepernick is working out five days per week and ready to play football. And he wants to play football. After months of silence, Kaepernick has in comments to Shaun King of the New York Daily News. King asked Kaepernick whether hew wants..." September 17

  • Tom Brady on Colin Kaepernick: 'I Hope He Gets a Shot'

    SI "New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says that Colin Kaepernick is qualified for an NFL job. Brady is the latest NFL player to comment on the free-agent quarterback, who has not been signed to an active roster, despite belief that he is better than some of the quarterback who have..." September 17

  • Jay-Z dedicates song to Colin Kaepernick at NYC concert

    ESPN "Jay-Z performed his first headlining concert in three years in his hometown of New York City on Friday, a show that featured his popular hits and a dedication to outspoken football player Colin Kaepernick. The Brooklyn rapper kicked off the first of three days of the Meadows Music and Arts..." September 16

  • Dolphins owner Stephen Ross says he was open to signing Colin Kaepernick

    Larry Brown Sports "There has been a lot of talk about NFL owners blocking their football people from signing Colin Kaepernick, but Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross insists that was not the case with his team after Ryan Tannehill got hurt. Ross was a special guest at the “Detroit Homecoming” event Thursday night,..." September 15

  • NFLPA gives Colin Kaepernick weekly 'Community MVP' award

    Sporting News "The NFL Players' Association has named Colin Kaepernick its "Community MVP" for Week 1 of the NFL season in recognition of his ongoing contributions to charity. The free-agent quarterback last week donated $25,000 each to four separate charities and supported a backpack giveaway that provided..." September 15

  • Bill Cowher Attacks Colin Kaepernick's Desire to Play Football For Basically No Reason

    Complex "Professional talking heads have tried to use every excuse in the book to explain why Colin Kaepernick does not currently have an NFL job. Everything from his girlfriend's tweets to Donald Trump have been credited as the reason he's out of work, while lesser talents are Week One starters around the..." September 10

  • Kaepernick rally scheduled for Soldier Field on Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "Mike Glennon will make his debut as the Bears starting quarterback on Sunday at Soldier Field. Before the game, a protest will be held in support of an unemployed quarterback with far more significant career accomplishments. Dubbed the Standing 4 Kaepernick Protest — Chicago, a source with..." September 09

  • Cam Newton on Colin Kaepernick being unemployed: ‘I think it’s unfair’

    Sportsnaut "Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is not one to speak up on the biggest and most controversial topics of the day. He’s remains quiet on numerous issues surrounding the football world and the broader American political landscape. That’s why it was a bit of a surprise that Newton actually..." September 05

  • The City of Cleveland Would Be The Perfect Place For Colin Kaepernick

    The Sports Fan Journal "As the story goes, Paul Brown considered it logical, not virtuous, to sign black players to his new team, the Cleveland Browns. In 1997, Brown’s son Mike told the New York Times, ”His comment to me was that ‘This wasn’t anything I did to advance a cause. All I was trying to do was get the best..." September 05

  • Kaepernick's former QB coach: Poor pocket play reason for unemployment

    Pro Football Talk "So far, coaches and personnel men have only lined up to rip Colin Kaepernick anonymously. But at least one coach who worked with the former 49ers quarterback is willing to go on the record saying he’s convinced Kaepernick’s unemployed because of football and not politics. Steve Logan, who..." September 02

  • Why 49ers should induct Colin Kaepernick into Ring of Honor

    CSN Bay Area "The San Francisco 49ers are putting a ring of honor (or in its proper capitalized form, a Ring of Honor) at Levi’s Stadium to note the contributions of players who predated the Jed Administration, and for those of you who go for this kind of thing, swell. I mean, if you can’t fill the place with..." August 31

  • Colin Kaepernick’s unemployment gets the anonymous exec treatment

    Pro Football Talk "Colin Kaepernick‘s lack of a job has been a long-running storyline this offseason, particularly when it comes to whether he’s without a team because of football reasons or because his national anthem protests and other actions last season have led the league to blackball him. Albert Breer of..." August 31

  • Broncos open to considering Colin Kaepernick

    Sportsnaut "The Denver Broncos are in a bit of a pickle when it comes to their quarterbacks. Backup Paxton Lynch is dealing with a shoulder injury that will keep him sidelined approximately a few weeks. This of course leads to speculation as to whether the Broncos would consider free agent quarterback..." August 28

  • NFL owners are blackballing Colin Kaepernick and it’s time to admit it

    Black Sports Online "“It was reported that NFL owners don’t want to pick him up because they don’t want to get a nasty tweet from Donald Trump,” he said. “Do you believe that?” – President Donald J. Trump Twelve months passed since the world first noticed Colin Kaepernick’s protest, and nothing has changed for the..." August 28

  • Jim Brown: Colin Kaepernick has to decide if he's an activist or a football player

    Fanrag Sports "Free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick is approaching the 2017 season without a team to call his own. Whether or not his activism is directly correlated with his lack of a job, he remains without one. Asking Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown, the answer is simple: It’s either football or social..." August 26

  • Chicago bar owner refusing to show NFL games to support Colin Kaepernick

    Black Sports Online "It might not seem like much, but the message that Kaepernick started last season is starting to be carried by the very people he took the knee for in the first place. Two black-owed Chicago-area sports bars are showing their support for Kaepernick STILL not being on an NFL roster (despite being..." August 25

  • Jaguars 'absolutely' open to signing Colin Kaepernick

    The 42 "THE JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS are open to the idea of signing Colin Kaepernick to alleviate their quarterback conundrum, according to club owner Shad Khan. Kaepernick attracted controversy last year, after refusing to stand for the national anthem in protest against social injustice in..." August 25

  • Colin Kaepernick Thanks Supporters After New York City Rally

    Bleacher Report "On Thursday, free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick thanked those who supported him at the "United We Stand" rally outside of the NFL's New York City headquarters Wednesday. The rally occurred in support of the unsigned quarterback, who drew plenty of headlines last season when he knelt during..." August 25

  • NAACP official says they will boycott NFL if Roger Goodell refuses meeting

    New York Daily News "The NAACP has made it clear: Roger Goodell and the NFL better take them seriously. A day after the NAACP posted an open letter demanding to meet with Goodell regarding Colin Kaepernick’s ongoing unemployment, Gerald Griggs, VP of the group’s Atlanta chapter, explained that a boycott isn’t an..." August 24

  • Kid Rock apparently yelled 'F--- Colin Kaepernick' at a concert in Iowa

    San Francisco Gate "Kid Rock promised he was keeping his Iowa State Fair concert politics-free. But that didn't last very long. The Des Moines Register reports that during the bridge of "Born Free," the rocker took a break to talk about someone who was on his mind: former 49ers quarterback Colin..." August 24

  • Susan Sarandon joins more than 1,000 at Kaepernick rally at NFL offices

    CBS Sports "The fury surrounding the employment status of Colin Kaepernick has been taken to a new level, reaching full-blown froth on Wednesday night in the form of a rally at NFL headquarters attended by thousands to protest Kaepernick being unsigned by a team. Kaepernick has been unemployed ever since..." August 24

  • Panthers Thomas Davis: 'I Would Welcome Colin Kaepernick As A Teammate'

    SI "Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis told SI Now's Maggie Gray he would welcome free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick on the team if Cam Newton has an injury setback. "For me as a player, we would definitely love to have a player like Kaepernick because we know what he has to offer to..." August 24

  • Henry Aaron says Colin Kaepernick 'getting a raw deal'; NAACP seeks Goodell meeting over QB

    ESPN "Baseball legend Henry Aaron and the NAACP have weighed in on the fate of unsigned quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Aaron, in an online video published Wednesday by AllThatTV, said he thinks Kaepernick is "getting a raw deal" and called on an NFL team to give the outspoken quarterback "a chance to..." August 23

  • Kaepernick nears $1M pledge goal with latest $100K donation

    Total Pro Sports "Colin Kaepernick may be without a team as the season gets closer to beginning, but that hasn’t stopped him from delivering on his promise to give back to various charities around the country. The free agent quarterback and his foundation recently announced May’s donations on Wednesday, which..." August 23

  • Some NFL personnel still concerned about Colin Kaepernick’s passion for football

    Larry Brown Sports "There have been rumblings all offseason about Colin Kaepernick not being committed enough to his football career, and those concerns apparently still exist for some NFL coaches and executives. ESPN’s Mike Sando recently conducted his fourth annual QB Tiers survey, which asked 50 NFL coaches and..." August 23

  • Frank Serpico among NYPD officers to support Colin Kaepernick

    Sporting News "Some 75 active and retired NYPD officers rallied in Brooklyn Saturday to demonstrate their support for quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The officers wore "#imwithkap" T-shirts and talked and sang in support of the quarterback and his efforts to find another team in the NFL. Kaepernick opted out of..." August 19

  • Calls for NFL boycott emerging from Colin Kaepernick’s unemployment

    Pro Football Talk "The crowdsourcing effort by teams like the Ravens to determine whether Colin Kaepernick should have a job now has another factor to consider: Fans who believe Kaepernick is being unfairly shunned may shun pro football. In addition to online petitions that have lingered for the past few weeks,..." August 19

  • Colin Kaepernick items to be included in Black Lives Matter collection at Smithsonian

    USA Today "Items related to Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest and his other efforts to call attention to racial inequality and police brutality will be displayed as part of a Black Lives Matter collection at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History, a museum curator told USA..." August 19

  • Kaepernick makes plenty of sense for Jacksonville

    Pro Football Talk "Forget about last year’s anthem protests, which Colin Kaepernick has made clear through intermediaries he won’t repeat. Focus only on his skills, and how they would fit with a team that hopes build an offense around running the football. That’s what the Jaguars want to do. And Kaepernick, who..." August 18

  • Emmitt Smith to NFL Owners 'Someone Give Kaep a Shot Already!'

    TMZ "We're in the 2nd week of pre-season football and one thing's clear to Emmitt Smith -- Colin Kaepernick should be on an NFL roster. "I think somebody needs to give him a chance," Smith told our friends at BSO ... " He deserves to be back in the game." The Hall of Famer says Kaep "definitely"..." August 14

  • Irsay: Don't know when Luck will play, Colts didn't consider Kaepernick

    CBS Sports "The Indianapolis Colts started their 2017 preseason schedule on Sunday afternoon at home against the Detroit Lions, but they did so without Andrew Luck on the field. Luck had surgery on his throwing shoulder earlier this offseason and has yet to return to the field. When will he be back? Well,..." August 14

  • NFLPA president: We’re ready to help Colin Kaepernick

    Pro Football Talk "The fact that the NFL Players Association hasn’t weighed in regarding the Colin Kaepernick situation has caused some to conclude that the NFLPA has chosen not to do so. The truth seems to be that Kaepernick has asked the union to do nothing, for now. That’s the message that screams from between..." August 12

  • Fans kneel in support of Colin Kaepernick outside Ravens practice

    Larry Brown Sports "Outside of M&T Bank Stadium, a group of fans showed their support for former Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The Ravens held the third of their three open practices on Saturday morning, which could be attended at no charge. Among those who made their way to M&T Bank stadium were a group of..." August 12

  • Kaepernick petition calling for NFL boycott is gaining steam, has 130K supporters

    CBS Sports "Thousands of football fans around the country are threatening to boycott the NFL this season if Colin Kaepernick doesn't end up signing with a team. The fans are voicing their displeasure with the league through a petition on The petition calls for fans to boycott the NFL if "Colin..." August 10

  • Colin Kaepernick supporters to hold rally in front of NFL headquarters

    Sportsnet "There will be a rally held in support of quarterback Colin Kaepernick later this month. The event will take place outside of NFL headquarters in New York City on Aug. 23. Among those who support Kaepernick is New York-based filmmaker Spike Lee, who tweeted out the official event poster..." August 08

  • Seahawks' Baldwin says NFL is sending a message over Kaepernick

    ESPN "In the spring, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin said he didn't think free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick's social activism was the reason for his unemployment. But with the start of the 2017 season approaching, Baldwin has changed his mind. He said Saturday that he believes NFL..." August 05

  • Derek Carr hopes Colin Kaepernick gets signed

    Larry Brown Sports "Count Derek Carr as a supporter of Colin Kaepernick. Carr was asked after Oakland Raiders practice on Friday about Kaepernick’s situation and expressed support of the free agent QB. “He’s a talented football player … and the times I’ve talked to Colin — he’s a great person — I’ve enjoyed it...." August 05

  • Roger Goodell denies NFL teams are blackballing Colin Kaepernick

    Sportsnaut "With the first NFL preseason game having already been completed, former Super Bowl quarterback Colin Kaepernick remains unemployed. The divisive figure has reportedly drawn interest from both the Baltimore Ravens and Miami Dolphins in recent days, but no signing appears to be imminent. On..." August 04

  • Dolphins fans want team to pursue Colin Kaepernick after Ryan Tannehill injury

    Palm Beach Post "Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill sustained a non-contact injury early this morning at practice and had to leave. Tannehill injured himself on a scramble toward the sideline. He remained down on the field for about two minutes before trainers took him back into the training facility. They..." August 03

  • Colin Kaepernick's GF Roasts Ray Lewis & Ravens Owner ... With 'Django' Pic

    TMZ "Colin Kaepernick's staying quiet. His girlfriend? Not so much. Nessa -- the famous radio host -- posted a photo of 2 guys who have made all sorts of news by talking about her boyfriend -- Ravens legend Ray Lewis and Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti. The pic essentially compares the two to..." August 03

  • Richard Sherman gets to the heart of the Colin Kaepernick situation

    Pro Football Talk "While fans may hate Colin Kaepernick because he didn’t stand for the national anthem in 2016, the NFL has shunned him for a fundamentally different reason. Indeed, plenty of other players didn’t stand for the anthem during the 2016 season, and most of them remain gainfully employed. They remain..." August 03

  • Ray Lewis to Kaepernick: Stay Quiet About Social Activism!

    TMZ "Ray Lewis has a message for Colin Kaepernick -- when it comes to your social activism, tone it down! The Baltimore Ravens legend just posted a video saying he applauds what Colin stood up for last season ... but says he needs to change his PR plan. "What you do off the field, don't let too..." August 01

  • Colin Kaepernick breaks back into top 50 of NFL merchandise sales

    Larry Brown Sports "Colin Kaepernick currently has no affiliation with an NFL team, but that isn’t stopping fans from buying merchandise with the quarterback’s name on it. Peter Schrager reported on “Good Morning Football” Tuesday that Kaepernick ranked 39th on the NFLPA’s latest official merchandise top 50..." August 01

  • Ravens' leaders say Colin Kaepernick would be accepted in their locker room

    ESPN "Baltimore Ravens officials acknowledged received differing opinions when talking to former players, fans and sponsors about the possible addition of quarterback Colin Kaepernick. But the Ravens' leaders indicated Sunday that Kaepernick would be accepted in their locker room. Kaepernick drew..." July 31

  • Kaepernick won’t demonstrate at all during 2017 season

    Pro Football Talk "In March, as free agency approached, a report emerged that Colin Kaepernick would stand for the national anthem in 2017. More than four months later, a source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that Kaepernick’s position hasn’t changed. Speaking more broadly, the source said Kaepernick will..." July 30

  • Kaepernick wants to play for Ravens, sides haven't talked money "An unfortunate side effect of Colin Kaepernick's silence during free agency has been speculation regarding his desire to sign as a backup and confusion about his possible asking price. Citing sources familiar with Kaepernick's thinking, NFL Network's Michael Silver reported Saturday that..." July 29

  • Joe Flacco: Colin Kaepernick welcome in Baltimore, but not as starter

    ESPN "They've competed against each other in a Super Bowl. They were in a nationally televised McDonald's commercial together. Now, could Joe Flacco and Colin Kaepernick become teammates? Flacco likes the idea of Kaepernick joining the Baltimore Ravens. "I would like to see Colin get back in [the..." July 29

  • Congressman Calls Out NFL for Unfair Blackballing of Colin Kaepernick

    Black Sports Online "Training Camps are underway across the NFL this week. As Colin Kaepernick remains unsigned due to the NFL’s embarrassing ban, i’m left with one question. Really? Earlier in the week the Baltimore Ravens became a candidate to tip the scale back into sanity and end this charade. No dice...." July 29

  • Ravens fans reportedly opposed to possible signing of Colin Kaepernick

    CBS Sports "If the Ravens decide to sign Colin Kaepernick, it's a decision that might not sit well with their fan base. According to's Mike Silver, Ravens fans have spent the past 24 hours letting the team know that they don't want Kaepernick in Baltimore. The Ravens considered adding..." July 29

  • John Harbaugh: Ravens exploring signing Colin Kaepernick

    Sportsnaut "The Baltimore Ravens have lost starting quarterback Joe Flacco for at least a few weeks with a back injury. As such, the team is exploring the possibility of signing Colin Kaepernick, head coach John Harbaugh said on Thursday. Kaepernick has remained unsigned since opting out of his contract..." July 27