Colin Kaepernick RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Colin Kaepernick An Option For Ravens If Joe Flacco’s Back Injury Is Long-Term Issue?

    NFL Trade Rumors "Reports surfaced Wednesday evening that Ravens QB Joe Flacco is expected to miss some time with a lower back injury. One estimate said Flacco could miss 3-6 weeks, but others have said that this could end up being just a week-to-week issue and nothing major overall. Interestingly enough,..." July 27

  • Giants co-owner Steve Tisch: Colin Kaepernick is not being blackballed

    Larry Brown Sports "Are NFL teams intentionally avoiding Colin Kaepernick because of his controversial political opinions, or is the quarterback simply not good enough to be on an NFL roster? That depends who you ask, but New York Giants co-owner Steve Tisch believes the latter is true. A TMZ reporter asked Tisch..." July 20

  • Michael Vick “truly sorry for what I said” about Colin Kaepernick

    Pro Football Talk "After saying this week that Colin Kaepernick’s continued unemployment is his own fault, Michael Vick has reconsidered. Vick said on the Dan Patrick Show that that he’s sorry he said Kaepernick’s play and not his national anthem protest is the reason he’s been unable to find an NFL team this..." July 20

  • Colin Kaepernick still generating zero interest from NFL teams

    Larry Brown Sports "With NFL teams set to open up training camp over the next week or so, Colin Kaepernick is no closer to finding a job. According to Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report, there has been “not a lick” of interest in Kaepernick in recent weeks. While there has still been plenty of chatter about the..." July 19

  • Michael Vick: Colin Kaepernick’s problem is his play, not his protest

    Pro Football Talk "Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick does not believe Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest is the reason he’s currently out of the NFL. Vick told Jason Whitlock on FS1 that he thinks the real reason Kaepernick can’t find a team to sign him is that Kaepernick didn’t play well enough in the..." July 18

  • Steve Young ‘surprised’ Colin Kaepernick is still a free agent

    San Jose Mercury News "Steve Young has a very different take on Colin Kaepernick’s ongoing free agency than Joe Montana. The 49ers legend talked about Kaepernick with KNBR’s Murph & Mac while attending the American Century Championship in Lake Tahoe. Unlike Montana, Young doesn’t believe Kaepernick remains unsigned..." July 15

  • Joe Montana not sure Colin Kaepernick will get signed

    Fanrag Sports "Hall-of-Fame quarterback Joe Montana is not sure if free-agent signal-caller Colin Kaepernick will get signed, according to Kristian Dyer of The Sporting News. “I’m not sure, I think there’s an injury somewhere he probably gets in,” said Montana. “In most cases, you look at Tim Tebow — a great..." July 11

  • Kaepernick to Appear at ESPYS, Will ESPN Give Him an Outlet for His Message?

    Black Sports Online "ESPN just released who will be presenting at the ESPYS. Check it out below. Russell Westbrook, Bryan Cranston, Simone Biles, Samuel L. Jackson, Shaun White, Kevin Durant, Snoop Dogg Among This Year’s Expected Attendees On July 12, the world’s best athletes and biggest stars will..." July 07

  • Colin Kaepernick discusses his trip 'home' to Africa

    USA Today "Embattled quarterback Colin Kaepernick, still unsigned, celebrated Independence Day with social media posts about Ghana, saying he was led there “tracing” his “African ancestral roots” and wanted to visit the sites responsible for African-Americans being “forced into the hells of the middle..." July 05

  • Colin Kaepernick is hanging out in Egypt with a 49ers receiver

    CBS Sports "Despite the fact that he hasn't really heard from any NFL teams about a possible job, Colin Kaepernick has still managed to stay pretty busy this offseason. Since he doesn't have a team to play for, Kaepernick has passed his time as a free agent by taking up multiple humanitarian causes over..." July 02

  • John Lynch: Colin Kaepernick should say he’s committed to football

    Pro Football Talk "San Francisco General Manager John Lynch says he’s sure Colin Kaepernick is committed to being an NFL quarterback. But he thinks some of his colleagues around the league are less convinced of that, and Lynch has urged Kaepernick to let the world know how much he wants to play. Lynch said on..." July 01

  • Chip Kelly: Kaepernick is 'zero distraction'

    USA Today "In this week’s episode of “Any reasoning for Colin Kaepernick remaining unsigned OTHER than the fact that he protested the unjustified killing of black people is a load of crap” (working title), we have Chip Kelly sticking up for his former quarterback. Before we get into Kelly’s comments,..." June 28

  • Kerley wishes teams would ask him about Kaepernick

    Pro Football Talk "One of the biggest problems with the various leaks to the media of assumptions and narratives and opinions about Colin Kaepernick is that many of those who are whispering to willing reporters have done no real due diligence about the player. The latest example of a lack of homework comes from one..." June 24

  • Ray Lewis continues to be a vocal critic of Colin Kaepernick

    Sportress of Blogitude "Ray Lewis made waves at the onset of the 2016 NFL season by harshly criticizing Colin Kaepernick over his national anthem protest, saying in part the quarterback should “take the flag out of it.” The former Baltimore Ravens great, who was recently hired by FOX as an analyst, doubled down on his..." June 22

  • Colin Kaepernick is doing little to help his own cause

    Pro Football Talk "The ongoing unemployment of Colin Kaepernick raises plenty of important questions regarding truth and lies and right and wrong in the NFL. But Kaepernick has done himself few favors when it comes to nudging public opinion in his favor. On one hand, it may not matter; public opinion tends to..." June 18

  • Colin Kaepernick speaks out about police brutality

    Sportsnaut "Following the acquittal of a police officer charged in the death of Philando Castile in Minnesota, there’s definitely been a renewed conversation in America about police brutality and the justice system. After nearly a week of deliberations, the jury found Jeronimo Yanez not guilty of all..." June 17

  • Roger Goodell disputes claims teams are ostracizing Colin Kaepernick

    ESPN "All 32 NFL teams have wrapped up their offseason programs, and quarterback Colin Kaepernick remains unsigned, sustaining persistent speculation over whether he is being ostracized for his symbolic protests. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell again disputed those claims at Los Angeles Memorial..." June 17

  • Michael Bennett: Colin Kaepernick's lack of team shows gap between players, fans

    ESPN "Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett says Colin Kaepernick remaining unsigned reflects the state of the NFL. "I think the league is built on middle America, and most of the middle of America is predominantly a white crowd," Bennett said Wednesday. "That's just the truth of it. I think..." June 15

  • Jim Harbaugh: Kaepernick is NFL starter, will win championships "The start of the 2017 NFL season is less than three months away, and QB Colin Kaepernick still remains unsigned. But the coach for whom Kaepernick played his best football, Jim Harbaugh, still believes his former quarterback is a starter-quality player. And he believes he has championships in his..." June 12

  • Unemployed quarterback has No. 17 jersey for May

    Pro Football Talk "I wonder if John Mara will be getting any letters about this. Colin Kaepernick, an unemployed NFL pariah whom teams won’t sign for a variety of stated reasons that aren’t partially or totally true, is still selling jerseys in the colors of the team for which he no longer plays. Specifically,..." June 11

  • Seahawks, Kaepernick aren’t apart on money

    Pro Football Talk "In the aftermath of the decision of the Seahawks to not sign quarterback Colin Kaepernick, some have suggested that the inability to get the two sides together results from the fact that the two sides are apart on money. Per a source with direct knowledge of the situation, that’s not the..." June 05

  • Seahawks & Colin Kaepernick Reportedly Apart On Money

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the Seahawks and free agent QB Colin Kaepernick remain “apart on money” right now, which explains why no deal has been agreed to following his recent visit to Seattle. Given the lack of overall interest in him up to this point, Seattle may only be willing..." June 03

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