Pete Carroll: Colin Kaepernick discussion is still open

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The Seahawks were set to meet with free agent Colin Kaepernick last week, but the meeting never wound up happening.

Depending on which reports you read, that was because Kaepernick wouldn’t pledge to stand during the national anthem or because the Seahawks wanted to know more about Kaepernick’s overall plans including his pursuit of a collusion grievance against the NFL. The Seahawks subsquently signed two quarterbacks, but coach Pete Carroll said Thursday that adding Stephen Morris and Austin Davis didn’t shut the door.

“The discussion and the opportunity is still open,” Carroll said on KJR, via Gregg Bell of the Tacoma News Tribune.

Carroll added that he hasn’t spoken to Kaepernick and that he’s “not going there” when asked how Kaepernick’s plans for the national anthem figure into the team’s thoughts. General Manager John Schneider has spoken to Kaepernick’s camp, but said “that’s what I can’t get into” when asked if the meeting was cancelled because Kaepernick refused to assure the team he wouldn’t take a knee during the anthem.

32 responses to “Pete Carroll: Colin Kaepernick discussion is still open

  1. This story has reached a point where he can’t risk sucking and proving NFL teams were right not to hire him on that basis and NFL teams can’t risk hiring him in good faith because he he’ll obviously sue them for discrimination the moment he’s cut. Talk about a lose-lose situation. I wish this entire story would take a knee permanently.

  2. The ol snake in the grass Uncle Pete always trying to make headlines and cause a stir. Concentrate on the dumpster fire you have in Seattle before taking on this inferno.

  3. It is a lose-lose situation as described above. But the Seahawks put themselves in this position.

    I tell my kids ‘don’t be 1/2 the accident. Im other words, plenty of 1/2 accidents out there looking for you. Be prepared, whether dating or driving or whatever. Kaepernick has 1/2 an accident stamped on his forehead.

    If the Seahawks were smart, they would just pay whatever fine they might get for opening their mouths and move on. Signing him would complete the accident.

  4. Sign him or don’t sign him…what’s becoming clear is Seattle is heading for last place in the west. Oh how the mighty have fallen.

  5. If this anti-american gets a job in the NFL its the straw that breaks the camels back for alot of people in regards to being a fan of this league.

  6. cabosan1978 says:
    April 20, 2018 at 9:42 am
    If this anti-american gets a job in the NFL its the straw that breaks the camels back for alot of people in regards to being a fan of this league.

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    I would say chill and let nature take its course. Dont cut off your nose to spite your face.

  7. If folks were as rabid about first amendment rights as they are about second amendment rights, this wouldn’t be an issue. And btw, it was a green beret who showed him that kneeling is a respectful way to speak up, so cut the anti-American garbage.

  8. dude got black listed for standing up for what thought was right. which is his right as an American. Better than many backups and some starters in the league. The flag represents EVERYBODY, not just cops and firemen and military. It represents ALL Americans.

  9. I hope they do sign him and he plays and he stinks it up as bad as he did in SF. Then will he claim collusion because NFL defenses are being mean to him?

  10. all he has ever done is care about people
    he forced America to look into the mirror and see the ugly side of itself
    there is nothing wrong about wanting justice for everyone
    I find far too many comments that smack of racism, intolerance
    As far as I am concerned, if he is good enough, give him a chance
    Time to put this issue to bed, I think we have all heard enough

  11. charliebarley72 says:

    April 20, 2018 at 10:17 am

    If folks were as rabid about first amendment rights as they are about second amendment rights, this wouldn’t be an issue. And btw, it was a green beret who showed him that kneeling is a respectful way to speak up, so cut the anti-American garbage.
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    No, dude. That green beret told him that kneeling was a LESS disrespectful way to protest. And the only 1st amendment rights that are being infringed upon are those of the republican party that don’t dare speak their point of view due to the rampant labeling of RACIST! BIGOT! FASCIST! I wish people would leave their politics at the damn door when they come to talk sports, yet here I am…

  12. Radicalization is a dangerous path. Let’s hope the former NFL employee gets the help he needs. He can afford it. Maybe less lawyers and more therapists.

  13. When the Seahawks destroyed the Broncos in the SB a few years ago I was scared because they were scary good and if they stayed that good they would rule the NFL for a long time.

    Luckily they proved me wrong.

  14. I know I probably shouldn’t even bother, but to the clown (probably child) who needs all caps to spew his drivel: Russell Wilson is the second highest rated quarterback in NFL history per Pro Football Reference. And given that he’s never had a true pass blocking offensive line, that’s pretty amazing if you think about it.

  15. kamthechancellor says:
    April 21, 2018 at 9:15 am

    I know I probably shouldn’t even bother, but to the clown (probably child) who needs all caps to spew his drivel: Russell Wilson is the second highest rated quarterback in NFL history per Pro Football Reference. And given that he’s never had a true pass blocking offensive line, that’s pretty amazing if you think about it.
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    He is incredibly UNDER-rated. I predict he will be in the Hall of Fame.

  16. WILSON AND THE HAWKS WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED FOR THAT EPIC SUPERBOWL CHOKE JOB,,,,WILSON THREW THAT PICK NOT BEVEL,,,,,AND NOW IT’S A TRAIN WRECK

  17. Krapernick is garbage. Just watch his last two seasons. I can’t believe so many people think he’s a good qb. They obviously never watched him play. He’s worse than tebow.

  18. nwsuccess says:
    April 20, 2018 at 1:13 pm
    charliebarley72 says:

    April 20, 2018 at 10:17 am

    If folks were as rabid about first amendment rights as they are about second amendment rights, this wouldn’t be an issue. And btw, it was a green beret who showed him that kneeling is a respectful way to speak up, so cut the anti-American garbage.
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    No, dude. That green beret told him that kneeling was a LESS disrespectful way to protest. And the only 1st amendment rights that are being infringed upon are those of the republican party that don’t dare speak their point of view due to the rampant labeling of RACIST! BIGOT! FASCIST! I wish people would leave their politics at the damn door when they come to talk sports, yet here I am…

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    Google Nate Boyer and Colin Kaepernick. We have this great invention now call the internet, where you can look up facts and stuff. And yes, Repubs are all those things you mentioned.

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