Colin Kaepernick RUMORS & NEWS

  • Non-profit group plans show of support for Kaepernick at NFL HQ

    ESPN "A New York-based organization that works with parolees trying to get back into the workforce has organized a show of solidarity for free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick, which will take place on May 24 at 5 p.m. at NFL headquarters in New York. Kevin Livingston, the president of 100 Suits..." May 22

  • Socialist city council member in Seattle urges Seahawks to sign Kaepernick

    CBS Sports "If Seattle city council member Kshama Sawant ran the Seahawks' front office, it sounds like the first -- and only -- player she would sign is Colin Kaepernick. Sawant, a socialist who has been a city council member since 2014, believes that Kaepernick would be welcomed in Seattle. In a..." May 21

  • Kenny Stills expresses support Colin Kaepernick

    Miami Herald "Colin Kaerpernick blazed the trail, and Kenny Stills walked it all season. But their paths have diverged ever since. While Stills’ decision to kneel during the playing of the national anthem to protest police brutality didn’t hurt his bottom line, the same doesn’t appear to be true for..." May 20

  • Drew Brees doesn't believe Kaepernick is being blackballed

    The Sports Quotient "Many have questioned whether or not Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed from the NFL for his protests against injustice last season, but Drew Brees doesn’t believe that is the case. “I don’t think it’s a situation where he is being blackballed,” Brees said in an interview with Mark..." May 20

  • Colin Kaepernick is making history in the moment with items headed to Smithsonian

    USA Today "It should come as no surprise that as plans for the National Museum of African American History and Culture were developed a few years ago, director Lonnie Bunch reached out to Harry Edwards for input. The eminent sociologist, himself a piece of walking history, helped with a game-changers..." May 19

  • Buccaneers didn’t pursue Colin Kaepernick as Jameis Winston backup

    Pro Football Talk "Deferring to others the question of whether Colin Kaepernick and his 16 touchdown passes against four interceptions with 11 starts would have been a better choice for the Buccaneers than Ryan Fitzpatrick’s 12 touchdown passes against 17 interceptions with 11 starts, the question for now is whether..." May 19

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick, Who Threw as Many Interceptions in 2 Weeks as Colin Kaepernick Has Thrown in 2 Years, Gets Job

    The Big Lead "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Ryan Fitzpatrick have agreed to terms. The addition of a 34-year-old backup quarterback coming off a dreadful season isn’t the most exciting news in the world. But, luckily, it shouldn’t be viewed in a vacuum anyway. With each and every middling quarterback to find..." May 19

  • Russell Wilson Would Be OK With Kaepernick Signing

    Pro Football Rumors "The Seahawks have some interest in signing Colin Kaepernick and starter Russell Wilson will not stand in the way of a potential deal. Even though the two quarterbacks are former divisional rivals, Wilson would not have any sort of problem with the signing, Ian Rapoport of (Twitter links)..." May 16

  • Michael Bennett: Seattle the 'perfect place' for Colin Kaepernick

    ESPN "Defensive end Michael Bennett said Tuesday that Seattle would be the "perfect place" for quarterback Colin Kaepernick to sign. "I think a person that's dedicating their life to creating change, why wouldn't you want that type of leadership in your locker room?" Bennett told John Clayton and Gee..." May 16

  • Report: Seahawks Reached Out To Colin Kaepernick’s Agent Last Friday

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Silver of NFL Media reports that Seahawks GM John Schneider reached out to free agent QB Colin Kaepernick’s agent last Friday. Interest in him as According to Silver, Seattle’s interest in Kaepernick as a potential backup quarterback “is legit.” ———— Seahawks HC Pete Carroll..." May 16

  • Colin Kaepernick speaks (to Shannon Sharpe)

    Pro Football Talk "Conspicuously quiet during his extended stretch in free-agency, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick recently broke his silence. Sort of. Kaepernick called Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe on Thursday night, after word emerged that Dr. Harry Edwards, described as an advisor to Kaepernick by..." May 13

  • Colin Kaepernick conundrum: Will QB take another NFL snap? "It's about time to start seriously wondering if we'll ever see Colin Kaepernick playing in the NFL again. The free agency signing period opened two months ago. The draft has come and gone. Even the possibility that a team could lose a compensatory pick by signing Kaepernick as a free agent has..." May 12

  • Kaepernick’s girlfriend refutes report about teams inquiring

    Yardbarker "Colin Kaepernick has supposedly received interest from at least three NFL teams since he became a free agent, but for some reason the quarterback knows nothing about it. At least, that’s what his girlfriend is claiming. Harry Edwards, a sociologist who has been an adviser to Kaepernick and..." May 12

  • Kaepernick adviser says 3 teams have called about QB's services

    ESPN "An adviser to former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick said he has been contacted by three teams inquiring about Kaepernick since the free-agency period began in March. Harry Edwards, a renowned sociologist and civil rights activist who has mentored Kaepernick, told USA Today..." May 12

  • Report: Kaepernick has not met with any NFL teams

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL Draft has come and gone, and Colin Kaepernick remains a free agent. With the way things stand at the moment, it does not sound like that will be changing any time soon. If at all. Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury news wrote a lengthy piece on Thursday trying to make sense of some..." May 11

  • Colin Kaepernick help kids know their rights, and their identities

    Pro Football Talk "Colin Kaepernick continues to want to play quarterback in the NFL. He also continues to want to do more to impact American youth in a positive way. Enter the Know Your Rights Camps. Most recently, Kaepernick hosted roughly 200 youths in Chicago for the event, which followed similar programs in..." May 10

  • Colin Kaepernick wants to play, hopes to be in a training camp

    Pro Football Talk "Whether an NFL team wants Colin Kaepernick remains to be seen, but he wants to play. That’s the word from Dave Zirin of The Nation, who wrote on Twitter today that he has talked to Kaepernick, and Kaepernick remains committed to football. Zirin was responding to a report from Peter King of..." May 09

  • Some 49ers staffers say Kaepernick may prefer social activism to football

    CBS Sports "There are myriad issues surrounding the unemployment of Colin Kaepernick and people like to get mad online about them on a frequent basis. But what if Kaepernick's interest in getting a football-playing job has waned as he's found other things that he's passionate about doing? There are..." May 08

  • An unsigned Colin Kaepernick is a bad sign for NFL

    USA Today "What does it say about the NFL, and about us, when at least a half-dozen men who have been accused of physical or sexual assault have been welcomed into the NFL over the past week, while Colin Kaepernick still has not? Is it worse to be known for not standing for the national anthem than for..." May 03

  • Colin Kaepernick makes list of Time 100 most influential people

    247 Sports "Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was selected to this year's list of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people, which was released Thursday. Kaepernick was included in the "Icons" section of the list. Former 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh wrote the text accompanying Kaepernick's..." April 20

  • Brandon Marshall: Colin Kaepernick is better than every QB signed in free agency

    CBS Sports "Earlier this week, new 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan, who is widely known for his ability to get the most out of quarterbacks, explained why Colin Kaepernick wasn't a good fit in San Francisco and basically it boils down to this: "...[W]hen you bring in someone like [a dual-threat quarterback] then..." April 14

  • Should the Texans pursue Colin Kaepernick?

    Pro Football Talk "With Tony Romo now off the market (and assuming that they dumped Brock Osweiler and his salary due in part to the hope that they’d get Romo), what will the Texans do at quarterback? The choices are: (1) Tom Savage; (2) Brandon Weeden; (3) a rookie; or (4) a veteran. Of the veterans, Colin..." April 05

  • There is one perfect team with the perfect coach that should sign Colin Kaepernick

    New York Daily News "The testimonials roll in each day from perplexed former coaches, teammates and opponents wondering why Colin Kaepernick is still unemployed. The debate has raged on for weeks from those wondering whether the polarizing former 49ers signal caller is too polarizing for the NFL. Is he that much..." April 05

  • Teams worried about Kaepernick's vegan diet

    Sporting News "We've heard pretty much every excuse as to why Colin Kaepernick is still a free agent. The speculation began with his politics, then it was his poor football play, then it was his demands and now it's reportedly his diet. The quarterback changed his diet to vegan after dating television star..." March 31

  • Terrell Suggs: Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed by NFL teams

    TMZ "Terrell Suggs says he's CERTAIN Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed by NFL teams over his national anthem protest ... but tells TMZ Sports he's offered his full support to the QB. When we asked the Baltimore Ravens superstar if he had any advice for Kaepernick, he responded -- "I told him,..." March 31

  • Jim Harbaugh calls Colin Kaepernick 'a hero'

    Detroit Free Press "Not long after the words left his mouth, Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh was re-evaluating. As the former coach of Colin Kaepernick with the San Francisco 49ers, Harbaugh had been asked last fall about the player’s famous protests of the national anthem and said: “I don’t respect the..." March 30

  • Chip Kelly: ‘No question’ Colin Kaepernick can win at NFL level

    Larry Brown Sports "Chip Kelly only spent one season as Colin Kaepernick’s coach with the San Francisco 49ers, but he got to know the quarterback well enough to be certain of one thing — Kaepernick is committed to football. Kelly spoke with Michael Rosenberg of The MMQB for a feature on Kaepernick, and the former..." March 30

  • John Elway 'Kaepernick's Not Being Blackballed'

    TMZ "John Elway says he does NOT believe Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed by the NFL over his national anthem protests ... but says he's not really sure if the QB can still compete in the league. John and his smokin' hot wife Paige (a former Oakland Raiders cheerleader!) were in D.C. when we..." March 30

  • 49ers' Shanahan: Kaepernick's skill set doesn't fit my offense

    San Francisco Chronicle "First there were none. Now, there are two. But who, who will be the one? New 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan needs a starting quarterback next season, and he needs someone to carry the torch for him as he and general manager John Lynch try to turn the franchise around. San Francisco added free..." March 30

  • Goodell doesn’t think Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed

    Pro Football Talk "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell seemed shocked by the simple suggestion that such a thing could be possible. When asked directly at the end of the league’s owners meetings if he thought former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was being blackballed for last year’s political protests, Goodell..." March 29

  • Report: Idea Colin Kaepernick seeking $9-10 million ‘completely false’

    Sportsnaut "Among the many reports swirling around Colin Kaepernick is the idea he wants $9-10 million per year, but that is apparently way off base. At least, that’s what Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk is reporting. “The source said it’s ‘completely false’ to suggest that Kaepernick has requested $9..." March 28

  • Hue Jackson Doesn't Rule Out Discussing Kaepernick At Later Date

    Bleacher Report "Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson confirmed free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick hasn't played a major role in the team's offseason discussions, but he left the door open when it came to considering him in the future. Marc Sessler‏ of relayed the coach's comments about the..." March 28

  • Joe Thomas asks the key question on Kaepernick

    Pro Football Talk "Plenty of people have plenty of opinions about the ongoing unemployment of quarterback Colin Kaepernick. One specific person’s opinion (more accurately, a question) caught my attention. Browns tackle Joe Thomas had this to say in response to the item posted earlier today by MDS: “Most people..." March 25

  • Richard Sherman: Kaepernick’s unemployment not about football

    Pro Football Talk "Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman thinks Colin Kaepernick’s inability to find a team is entirely about his national anthem protest. “There was a year Matt Schaub had a pretty rough year and got signed the next year. So it has nothing to do with football,” Sherman said on ESPN. “You can see..." March 25

  • Richard Sherman believes Colin Kaepernick being treated unfairly

    ESPN "Richard Sherman once counted Colin Kaepernick among his biggest rivals. Now, the Seattle Seahawks cornerback believes Kaepernick is being treated unfairly. Appearing on ESPN First Take Friday, Sherman was asked if Kaepernick is being blackballed by NFL teams. "I'm sure he is," Sherman..." March 24

  • If Saints are considering Johnny Manziel, it’s time to be real about Colin Kaepernick

    Fox Sports "I was willing to listen to the excuses. As someone who doesn’t build NFL rosters for a living, I was not going to be so arrogant as to proclaim I knew conclusively why Colin Kaepernick wasn’t getting signed by an NFL team this offseason. Perhaps his unique skillset made him tough as a backup..." March 24

  • Colin Kaepernick won't recover from 'anti-American' tag, warns ESPN's Jemele Hill

    Sporting News "There's still time for some quarterback-hungry NFL team to sign free agent Colin Kaepernick. But each passing day raises the possibility that the unemployed former 49ers QB is being blackballed by owners for refusing to stand for the American flag and national anthem last season. Miscreant NFL..." March 23

  • Roger Goodell responds to President Trump’s Colin Kaepernick comments

    Fox Sports "On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump said he’s the reason Colin Kaepernick hasn’t been signed yet, citing teams’ apparent fear of getting a nasty tweet from him afterwards. Roger Goodell addressed Trump’s comments on Thursday during an appearance on ESPN’s “Mike and Mike.” “That’s a..." March 23

  • Torrey Smith: Kaepernick better than some QBs with jobs "Torrey Smith was able to escape what he called two "terrible" seasons with the 49ers and land a job with the Philadelphia Eagles fairly quickly in free agency. His former teammate, quarterback Colin Kaepernick, has not been so lucky. On his Twitter page Wednesday, Smith voiced his opinion on..." March 23

  • Colin Kaepernick reportedly makes $50,000 donation to Meals on Wheels

    CBS Sports "After his season-long protest against racial injustice in the United States drew widespread attention when people noticed the then-49ers quarterback was kneeling during the national anthem, Colin Kaepernick backed up his stance by pledging to donate to charities that help communities in need...." March 22

  • Kaepernick Responded To Trump’s Insults In The Best Way Possible

    Uproxx "President Donald Trump is championing a budget that includes a significant cut for Meals On Wheels funding. Now, one member of the sports world is trying to offset that with a personal monetary donation, and the timing does not appear to be any sort of coincidence. On Monday, Trump made..." March 22

  • Donald Trump Believes He's the Reason Colin Kaepernick Can't Get a Job in the NFL

    Complex "Making fun of someone for being unemployed doesn’t seem like it would be a smart move for a sitting president. But that’s essentially what Donald Trump did on Monday night. While delivering a speech at a rally in Louisville, Kentucky, Trump inexplicably took a shot at former 49ers quarterback..." March 21

  • Jim Harbaugh tells NFL teams Colin Kaepernick can be great

    Pro Football Talk "The coach who went to a Super Bowl with Colin Kaepernick thinks another team could get to the Super Bowl with Kaepernick, if he gets the chance. Jim Harbaugh said on PFT Live that Kaepernick, whom he coached in San Francisco, still has all the tools he displayed when he took the league by storm..." March 21

  • Here’s the real reason Colin Kaepernick hasn’t been signed

    Fox Sports "Eleven days after the start of NFL free agency, quarterback Colin Kaepernick remains unsigned and people are angry about it. Spike Lee believes the fact that Kaepernick, who has played for the 49ers since 2011, is unsigned “smells mad fishy.” There are more than a few people who believe..." March 21

  • Trump takes another shot at Kaepernick

    TMZ "Colin Kaepernick is back in Donald Trump's crosshairs -- the President of the United States just mocked the QB for last season's national anthem protest. Trump referenced a report that NFL teams are refusing to pick up Kaepernick because owners are afraid of a Twitter backlash from Trump..." March 21

  • CFL team adds Kaepernick, RGIII to negotiation list

    Hamilton Spectator "The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have added two high-profile NFL quarterbacks to their exclusive negotiation list. Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and ex-Washington Redskin and Cleveland Brown Robert Griffin III are now among the 45 players for whom the Ticats have exclusive CFL..." March 20

  • Spike Lee to Jets: Sign Colin Kaepernick!

    Newsday "Knicks super-fan Spike Lee has some advice for Woody Johnson and the Jets: sign Colin Kaepernick. The longtime film director and New York sports fixture took to social media on Sunday to vent his frustrations over the perceived cold shoulder being given to Kaepernick by NFL teams. “Just Had..." March 20

  • Colin Kaepernick is helping bring food and water to the people of Somalia

    CBS Sports "Colin Kaepernick may not have a new team or a new contract, but that’s not stopping him from putting his money where his mouth is. With the help of Ben Stiller’s charity, The Stiller Foundation, as well as several YouTube stars, Kaepernick is raising funds to fly food and water to people in..." March 18

  • 49ers GM won’t totally rule out Kaepernick return after deal with new team ‘fell through’

    Fox Sports "John Lynch is remaking the San Francisco 49ers behind a shared vision with new coach Kyle Shanahan, but he surprisingly has refused to completely move on from Colin Kaepernick. Lynch, who described his relationship with Kaepernick as positive when he became the Niners’ new GM, told radio..." March 18

  • GM: Kaepernick nearly signed with another team last week

    San Francisco Chronicle "The free-agent market for Colin Kaepenrick has seemingly been nonexistent, but general manager John Lynch said today that the 49ers quarterback nearly signed with another team last week. Lynch, speaking on KNBR, said Kaepernick was close to signing a deal around the time the 49ers added..." March 17