Report: Colin Kaepernick interested in Dolphins job

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The Dolphins’ trade of Ryan Tannehill and their miss on Teddy Bridgewater leaves only Luke Falk and Jake Rudock at quarterback. Falk and Rudock have combined for five regular-season attempts, so Miami obviously is in the quarterback market.

Bridge quarterbacks still are available in free agency, including Brock Osweiler, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Blake Bortles, with the Dolphins expected to draft their franchise quarterback either this spring or in 2020.

Colin Kaepernick also remains free, and now that he’s settled his collusion case, he hopes to get another NFL opportunity.

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that Kaepernick is interested in the Dolphins job.

“Yes, he’s training hard and ready to play,” a source close to the quarterback told La Canfora.

Both the Alliance of American Football and the XFL expressed interest in Kaepernick, who has not played since 2016.

173 responses to “Report: Colin Kaepernick interested in Dolphins job

  1. If he wanted $20 MIL from either the AAF or the XFL, he must want $40 MIL from an NFL team !!

  2. Hmm. Interesting ~ sounds like he’s been putting his paycheck to good use… he’s got the dough for a good PR firm to drum up some business… or at least keep his name in the NFL news cycle 3 yrs after he threw his last pass…

  3. OMG will it ever end. Just let the guy fade away. I have never seen a mediocre player who’s been out of the league for 2 years get so much attention. Go play baseball with Tebow.

  4. That’ll go over real well considering the huge Cuban population there. Maybe he should go play in Cuba since he’s a Castro fan and so oppressed in the US.

  5. For $20 gazillion. His asinine contract demands (and diminished skills) are why he’s not getting any offers.

  6. His pro-Communist Cuba statements will not go well with the thousands of people in Miami that fled that oppressed island for the greatness and freedom of America.

    Time and the game have passed him by. He knows it too and will not even try out for the position.

  7. They guy will not have played a down of football in almost three years when training camps open. End of story….. Let it die….

  8. Collusion case #2…….wondering if settlement has a no more similar claims can be filed?

    He should be brought in and put through the paces before being rejected. Kind of Rooney Rule Style compliance, as it were.

  9. If Miami has the guts, the reward might be something special.
    Since they have no other plan, see if he signs for one year to ‘prove’ himself.

  10. Luke Falk is known to be a Brady imitator so perhaps the head coach, who’s from New England, might give him a chance as starter before they bring someone new if he sucks. Or they’re ready to tank the season and get high draft picks next year.

  11. Eho will get sued if he cant hack it cause we know it could not be his inability to play…Quaterbacks ability do matter!

  12. Give him a chance. He didn’t punch out a woman, take PEDs, get a DUI
    or god forbid smoke weed. Haven’t we had enuf of the protest over his protest?

  13. I guess because you want it, they had better give it to you or you will pout and cry like the B you are, then sue the the team since you cannot go after the NFL.

  14. The last play of his career was in Miami getting sacked by the son of Cuban immigrants while the fans booed him out of the stadium.

    No he won’t be going there or anywhere else in the NFL.

  15. All politics aside (if that’s possible……even for a second), he’s an awful quarterback.

    Which, ironically, is just what the Dolphins need to help wrap up the #1 pick in 2020.

  16. There’s a play from a Rams-Niners game where the Rams don’t cover a single Niners WR. Kaepernick, professional foosball QB, doesn’t recognize that every one of his WRs is uncovered, and instead hands the ball off — at the Niner’s own goal line. It is one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen.

  17. Kaepernick is trolling the site apparently. That explains all the posts with only one thumbs down and double digit likes.

  18. Do it! Just do it!
    Dear God please do it!
    It will be an epic disaster and we can finally put this to bed.

  19. I couldn’t agree more. This guy is toilet paper to me.

    “Toronto9ers says:
    March 15, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    Why does PFT love Kaepernick so much?”

  20. If he really wanted to play, he would take the league minimum and prove himself. If he is worth 20 million a year, I will gladly take 5 million as a backup QB with the best seats in the stadium to watch a game!

  21. Good lord. I was joking about this being something that would never happen. Kapernick in MIAMI? Like Miami, the place with a huge Cuban refugee population? Oh boy. The stores are probably already sold out of D cells.

  22. He’s so interested $19.9 million would do it. (Provided it was all guaranteed and he got to pick the coach, GM, and change the team name.)

  23. Newsflash for Kaep…….Florida ain’t California!
    so might want to take Miami off your “list”

  24. Given the Cuban population, Miami strikes me as the least likely destination for Kapernick in the entire NFL. Even if they think he can play well, the media circus and political issues add up to a distraction that team management is not going to accept. Dolphins will draft somebody, maybe take a look at Bortles as a stopgap.

  25. DrSteveBrule says:
    March 15, 2019 at 5:56 pm
    Come on. Let him prove that he doesn’t have it anymore. The guy was one of the best in the league at one point.

    Sorry bud, but he was never even remotely close to being one of the best. Go look up his stats.

  26. Is his only requirements to be the automatic, unquestioned starter at $30 million a year with 100 million guaranteed? I originally defended him but no way an organization should touch him now. Can you imagine any percieved transgression amd how Kaep would react? Five interception game and gets banded? Coach is racist. Gets PI ked on in film review of the previous game? Coach is racist.

  27. Yeah that is exactly the kind of media storm that Flores needs in his first year as HC.
    If Kap plays it should not be for the Dolphins for that reason alone.

  28. If he’s looking for work Walmart is looking for Truck driver’s they’ll even train to get his CDL.

  29. I was born in Cuba and have been an American Citizen for over 30 years.
    I believe in second chances and I do not hold anyone’s politics against them. No matter how much I may disapprove.
    All for giving Mr Kaepernick a chance at Veteran’s minimum (over a million, non guaranteed).
    Let him beat Ruddock and Falk after spending 3 years BSing and away from football.
    My money is on Ruddock.
    But he won’t do it because he is not interested in playing. Nike is paying him more for playing the victim.

  30. Doesn’t the team need to express interest as well? Or, is it incumbent upon any team CK expresses interest in obligated to sign him out of fear of rebuke and SJW pressure?

  31. I have always been a Hardcore Phin fan. Been thru best and worst seasons.
    But signing Krapernick might end that. He is a horrible QB. Don’t DO IT!!!

  32. It will be a circus if Cap signs but the difference is that Chris Greer and Brian Flores will be able to handle it. I’m for bringing a host of Quarterbacks along with Kap, and let them all compete for a job! Let the best man win. Make Kap earn it. Moreover, if he beats out all the Quarterbacks that NEW Administration brings in, then let him start. If not, cut him. However, the last time I saw him play at Hard Rock Stadium he threw for 296 yards for three touchdowns on a 1-10 team. Thus, for his career, he has a stats are a lousy Comp% of 59.8, But I do love the 72 Touchdown versus 30 interceptions — all worth bringing him into camp to try-out for the Dolphins. For the haters, if Colin wins, get ready for a highly publicized season with intrigue, drama, rebuilding and everything else that wouldn’t exist if he doesn’t win the job, and that could be a long boring losing season. As a reporter and a fan, I’ll take the latter, and be one of the most talked about teams. That only happens if Kaps wins the job, and he loses out, it will be a wrap for Kap.

  33. Any team that signs him is signing up for a no-win situation.
    – If he’s not playing….constant questions every day and allegations of racism.
    – If he plays and gets benched….constant questions every day and allegations of racism.
    – If he has a bad game….constant questions about scheme and game plan and allegations of racism
    – If he’s not paid enough….constant questions every day and allegations of racism.

    It will never end.

  34. Well why not give Colin an opportunity. Mike Sherman the college coach of Ryan Tannehill and then his offensive coordinator with the Miami Dolphins made a horrific evaluation mistake regarding Ryan which made the quarterback for the last seven years a multi millionaire. So why not give Colin the same opportunity.

  35. Politics aside…I would love to see him get a work out, just to see for sure if he is relevant at all. On a pure football skills basis, I think this conversation needs to be putt to bed once and for all. I can’t imagine that he still has what it takes after being out of the league for this long.

  36. The Dolphins would be stupid if they passed on Bortles and took Kaep. Kaep is 4+ years older, hasn’t played in 2 years. If you look at Kaep’s stats, he’s played about as much as Bortles, yet Bortles has over 5,000 more passing yards and 500 more completions. Sure Bortles has 500 less rushing yards, but that’s really not what you are paying a QB to do. Tannehill’s passing stats were better than those two, he’s been sacked at an alarming rate (even more so than Bortles).

  37. I don’t know about the rest of you, but watching him try to play and flame out would be rewarding to me. Also I think the kneelers would lose the reason to kneel if he got a chance, since it’s been about Kaepernick and not really police oppression.

  38. The Dolphins are a hot mess; with a bare cupboard. They don’t deserve the spotlight and national; check that, worldwide attention signing Kaepernick would bring them.

  39. Kaepernick = Kyler Murray at the right weight 235lb and height 6-4 with a stronger arm. Have you people watched any football at all or just conservative talk and news?

  40. Have not read the posts. But typical media especially that clown from cbs. Write the full story and how kapernick wore a Fidel Castro shirt to a press conference. The problem is he knew it but he wanted to pump up his social media to get money from his sponsors. The media doesn’t care about the truth they care about the money. It was so predictable this would come out, it’s the only team without a qb. The real story should of been “kapernick might of had a shot if it wasn’t for the Castro shirt” but that would be telling the truth and it would of ended the conversation. This is nothing against kapernick it’s the media.

  41. “{Hmm. Interesting ~ sounds like he’s been putting his paycheck to good use”

    He just got a settlement from the nfl over his blackballing by nfl teams

  42. I don’t care what he thinks about Castro, but people in Miami would. This is where Kaepernick learns that carelessly burning bridges can haunt you later when those bridges go somewhere you didn’t think you’d need to go at the time.

    Clearly, Fitzpatrick is the best available QB right now. There’s really no question of that. If Miami’s smart, they’ll hire him and draft a QB to develop for a year. Fitzpatrick to Lock could be a good move.

  43. This is what happens when society depends on Twitter for their advocacy.

    It ignores local and business realities, while making the mob “feel” relevant and right.

  44. herbert blake says:
    March 15, 2019 at 8:06 pm
    Kaepernick = Kyler Murray at the right weight 235lb and height 6-4 with a stronger arm. Have you people watched any football at all or just conservative talk and news?

    ===============

    I don’t like the right-wing trolls either, but everyone saw his last couple years of football, and it was bad. And then he’s had a couple years out of it altogether. His highlights are a long time ago, he’s clearly demanding elite-starter pay, and he’s just taken millions of dollars out of the owners’ pockets after accusing them of something.

    That’s about the most anti-resume imaginable.

  45. I have loved the Miami Dolphins for over 30 years, but my love of country far exceeds my love of team.
    The Dolphins will lose my support before he even finishes signing the contract.
    Don’t Tread on Me.

  46. footballpat says:
    March 15, 2019 at 6:15 pm
    Jesus you phony flag wavers need to move on. It’s not like he beat his spouse or cheated to get his kids into college
    ————————-
    You give him a job and pay him at least $20 million then.

  47. I’ve been a fan of the Dolphins for over 4 decades. If they sign that guy I will not watch or spend any money on that franchise until he is gone.

  48. No thanks.. you want to lose the majority of your fan base.. sign this clown. That will ensure the stadium is empty with the exception of the visiting team fans..no way to CK!!!

  49. herbert blake says:
    March 15, 2019 at 8:06 pm
    Kaepernick = Kyler Murray at the right weight 235lb and height 6-4 with a stronger arm. Have you people watched any football at all or just conservative talk and news?
    ++++++++++++++++++
    Your right. Murray will be horrible as well. It may not be his talent or size that does it but his attitude.

  50. herbert blake says:
    March 15, 2019 at 8:06 pm
    Kaepernick = Kyler Murray at the right weight 235lb and height 6-4 with a stronger arm.

    ——-
    Kaep is closer to 135lbs than 235lbs today

  51. not the sharpest knife in the drawer

    Just days after the coaching staff simplified the playbook for Colin Kaepernick, the quarterback played the worst game of his career Sunday.

    Kaepernick threw a career-high four interceptions in San Francisco’s 47-7 loss at Arizona. Kaepernick nearly completed as many passes to the Cardinals (four) as he did to his own teammates (nine). Kaepernick completed nine-of-19 passes for 67 yards and finished with a career-low rating of 16.7. He threw pick-six interceptions on consecutive possessions.

  52. Too bad he made himself impossible to bring in with all the Castro stuff.

    Amazing how hard it can be to find work if you have minimal talent and you’ve made yourself into an off the field nightmare.

  53. Meanwhile, somewhere in the NFL, a 42 year old QB just won his 6th SB and will be starting QB for his 19th Year in the NFL………….

  54. I say let him have a shot at it. Of course, that would have to be at the low level salary the Dolphins are planning to pay at qb this season. He should not be thinking he is some top guy they will change plans and bust their cap space over. If he wins the job then fine, if not then fine.

    Whatever fun he has with the locals is his business. NFL and/or team should not even get involved.

  55. herbert blake says:
    March 15, 2019 at 8:06 pm
    Kaepernick = Kyler Murray at the right weight 235lb and height 6-4 with a stronger arm. Have you people watched any football at all or just conservative talk and news?

    ————————-
    I have watched tons of football these past couple years. And pracices. And lotsof workout videos from guys trying to get into football. Several leagues too. I honestly don’t remember seeing Kaep involved in any of it. If he is still training so hard and looking so good then he should really put some of that on tape and send it around. It would really help his cause if his goal really is to play football again.

  56. definitely one of the better quarterbacks available
    he would at least bring some life to an far to empty stadium
    A team that needs to stop living off a decades old reputation and start building a new one for themselves
    People would either love to see him succeed or fail, but the stands would be full

  57. The Dolphins have been a mess for years. If they signed Kaepernick, the only thing they’d draw at their stadium would be flies.

  58. Regardless of any drama, flag bs whatever – why does he think he has the right to a starting job? You lost your job to Blaine Gabbert, blacklisted or not, you haven’t played in a few year but we should just give him a 20m per year contract, key to the city and a bunch more endorsements. Any team should give him league min and you’re going to have to work your way into a starting role. The NFL is not a right.

  59. Sign him and bring Troy Williamson out of retirement as well so he has someone to throw to and also to give the population of the US something to laugh at on Sunday.

  60. Dolphins fan here. Think about this for a second… We are going to be awful anyway and everyone in America hates Kaep and everyone in Miami hates him even more, so why not sign him for a year, so we can boo him every time he comes onto the field, chant Fidel Castro every time he turns the ball over, and cheer every time he gets sacked behind one of the leagues worst Olines. Instead of being down about being trash this year, we could all enjoy watching Kaep get sacked a league high amount and watch him pout or taunt the fans every time he leaves the field because we all hate his guts so much?

    It would be the most memorable season ever. Lets make the best out of sucking and Crapernick is the only guy who can do that for us.

  61. They wanted him instead of Jay Cutler but he wore a Castro shirt on purpose to offend the large Cuban American population there.

  62. Never mind the kneeling, how about the interceptions, lack of accuracy, and complete inability to read a defense. This bum saw the writing on the wall and started kneeling to remain relevant, couldn’t start for my high school.

  63. Didn’t he just settle with the leave on a lawsuit for collusion? If he gets a job wouldn’t he have to pay that settlement back?

  64. If the NFL wants to prove a point about Kaepernick they should ask the Dolphins to sign him. The Dolphins have no O-line, No Wr’s and the running game is going nowhere with so little support. Kaepernick (or anyone else) will be a sitting duck back there this season.

  65. He would be playing for a team in a league that just paid him an undisclosed sum of money that some say was somewhere around $35 million for colluding against him. Would be interesting to know exactly what he was paid in the collusion settlement, as well as what the Dolphins may offer him.

    Is it time, NFL, for the return of Kaepernick?

  66. He’s a kid! Castro comments aside; at the end of the day; he’s an athlete. If he wins games for a team, that’s all that matters. There are millions of current and ex players with political and social opinions that we hate when we hear and don’t want to hear if we find out what they might think!

    Let’s keep this simple! If he can help the Dolphins win and make our fantasy teams better; that’s all the heck that matters!

  67. See, I told you all not to throw away your pro-Fidel Castro t-shirts and pig socks just yet. He’ll sign with the Dolphins and win the starting gig. Nothing to hold him back now and he’ll no longer be stuck behind a stud like Blaine Gabbert.

  68. If CK is signed in Miami the Vegas over/under line on season ticket cancelations should become a new betting line. You won’t see a nicer more empty stadium than Hard Rock. My guess is the Hard Rock boycott would spill over to any event held there. Football, Tennis, Soccer, Concerts, you name it. Signing CK in Miami would be the biggest mistake Mr. Ross ever made.

  69. solo681 says:
    March 15, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    Meanwhile, somewhere in the NFL, a 42 year old QB just won his 6th SB and will be starting QB for his 19th Year in the NFL………….
    ___________________
    That “old QB” also works incredibly hard studying film every chance he gets. Even fans of Kaep admit that he is not that intelligent (the play book had to be dumbed-down for him in his last year) and refused to put in time the 49ers wanted him to watching film.

  70. Kap is never going to play in the NFL again.

    I’m sure that confidential settlement agreement contains language that ensures he will never attempt to play in the NFL.

    I don’t think the NFL would agree to, and pay out on a settlement without that guarantee.

  71. As a 49ers fan, after the SB loss to the Ravens, I was excited for Kaepernick’s future as their QB. I figured that if he just improved a little on his touch throws and reading the defenses, his running ability would make them unstoppable. Of course, he didn’t improve at all on his touch throws or reading the defenses.

  72. Honestly, if I were the Dolphins, I would offer him a spot for league minimum.

    Let him get his panties in a bunch over that. Theres obviously no competition for his services, so league minimum is all he should be offered.

  73. jsrdc says:
    March 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm
    He would be playing for a team in a league that just paid him an undisclosed sum of money that some say was somewhere around $35 million for colluding against him. Would be interesting to know exactly what he was paid in the collusion settlement, as well as what the Dolphins may offer him.

    Is it time, NFL, for the return of Kaepernick?

    ——————————-
    Where do you get $35 million? I suspect it was somewhere closer to zero, that the NDA on bith sides was the true payment because it spared him to be publicly oroven wrong by the NFL lawyers. He got to kerp his image.

  74. CK not playing the past 2 seasons is as much on him as the NFL teams.
    If you watch his actions versus listen to the words of his handlers, agents, lawyers and the pundits out there….nothing he has “done” has shown a true interest in playing.

    Sabotaging several offers before signing (i.e. Baltimore), not accepting a back up role or back up money, asking for 20M from a startup league, not showing work out videos, not playing in the CFL, etc.

    His brand is predicated on being a martyr. Appearing like he wants to play is better for his brand than actually playing and losing that cache.

  75. Here’s what I think would be best. Have a team sign Kaepernick and let the chips fall where they may.
    – If he can still play at a high level….then that will prove one side of this argument.
    – If he looks as feeble as he did those last 11 starts….then that will prove the other side of this argument.

    I’m personally tired of those with an agenda assuming he’s a Pro Bowl, Super Bowl caliber QB when he hasn’t shown that in the past 5+ seasons.

    Which is why I don’t think CK really wants to play. Right now the perception is that he’s a great QB who the big bad NFL won’t let play. If he goes out there and is terrible….he loses that.

  76. Funny people think he is bad for business but any mention of him is big news. Let him play. All he did was stand up for those who didn’t have a voice. Had be beaten a woman no one would be flinching at him getting contract.

    @tiny67, I don’t see anyone saying he is a pro bowl level QB. Just good enough to be on a NFL roster. That isn’t really up to debate except for those that are either haters, racist or both.

  77. BuckyBadger….I’ll give you that point if you can show me that CK has been willing to accept a back up role and back up money. He’s been offered that and has declined.
    It’s becoming a tired refrain to talk about how many backups he’s better then.
    I won’t deny he’s probably better than a lot of backups.
    But is he willing to accept that role?
    Is willing to accept the money?

    The evidence is overwhelming that he won’t.

  78. BuckyBadger says:
    March 16, 2019 at 10:12 am
    Funny people think he is bad for business but any mention of him is big news. Let him play. All he did was stand up for those who didn’t have a voice. Had be beaten a woman no one would be flinching at him getting contract.

    @tiny67, I don’t see anyone saying he is a pro bowl level QB. Just good enough to be on a NFL roster. That isn’t really up to debate except for those that are either haters, racist or both.

    ———————-
    Then whats the problem with letting him prove that on the field? Why does he avoid it so much? Because the fact is, he does.

  79. I’ll say it again and let the words stand on their own….Kaepernick has more to lose than gain by actually stepping on the field.

    Watch his actions and don’t buy into the words and hype.

    This off season does he show that he’ll do anything just to play??
    Or, does he continue to find examples of being persecuted and never gets near a field?

    I personally hope a team offers a contract. I want to see what he’ll do.

  80. At this point a chance is all he needs. So I guess we will see. It’s a shame we have to target his football intelligence when most of you all never even put the effort and discipline to achieve his accomplishments.(Football wise) At this point I don’t care about his past comments. I care about his play.

  81. John johnson says:
    March 16, 2019 at 10:22 am
    BuckyBadger says:
    March 16, 2019 at 10:12 am
    Funny people think he is bad for business but any mention of him is big news. Let him play. All he did was stand up for those who didn’t have a voice. Had be beaten a woman no one would be flinching at him getting contract.

    @tiny67, I don’t see anyone saying he is a pro bowl level QB. Just good enough to be on a NFL roster. That isn’t really up to debate except for those that are either haters, racist or both.

    ———————-
    Then whats the problem with letting him prove that on the field? Why does he avoid it so much? Because the fact is, he does.

    ——

    There are two problems:

    1) he wants too much money than a player who just wants to prove it
    2) he would be taking a roster spot from someone else

  82. SWFLPC.INC says:
    March 16, 2019 at 10:45 am
    John johnson says:
    March 16, 2019 at 10:22 am
    BuckyBadger says:
    March 16, 2019 at 10:12 am
    Funny people think he is bad for business but any mention of him is big news. Let him play. All he did was stand up for those who didn’t have a voice. Had be beaten a woman no one would be flinching at him getting contract.

    @tiny67, I don’t see anyone saying he is a pro bowl level QB. Just good enough to be on a NFL roster. That isn’t really up to debate except for those that are either haters, racist or both.

    ———————-
    Then whats the problem with letting him prove that on the field? Why does he avoid it so much? Because the fact is, he does.

    ——

    There are two problems:

    1) he wants too much money than a player who just wants to prove it
    2) he would be taking a roster spot from someone else

    ————————-
    1) of course he needs to take back up prove it money. If he was doing some unrealistic insistence that a team needed to committ top starter money just to give him a chance to prove he is worth a roster spot that would just prove that he is trying to insure no one actually does put him on a field where he would have to prove anything.

    2) if he actually did prove he was worth that roster spot then I can see no reason not to let him have it. This was always about football for me not politics. If Kaep proved my football assessment wrong then I would feel he should be playing and it would not upset me in any way. But after playing badly fir a couple years then being out if the game fir a coupke mire he does need to prove it. I would say that about any player.

  83. His style of play and limited abilities don’t fit in with the offensive schemes teams are running. Why would you have a backup that isn’t going to be able to run your offense? If he could also play WR, he would be an intriguing option for an imaginative coordinator, but he doesn’t.

  84. BuckyBadger says:
    March 16, 2019 at 10:12 am
    Funny people think he is bad for business but any mention of him is big news. Let him play. All he did was stand up for those who didn’t have a voice. Had be beaten a woman no one would be flinching at him getting contract.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    He didn’t stand up for anybody. He sat down to mope because he was benched, was asked about it and had NO answer, realized that looked bad and the following week made up a story the media ran with. What he did is essentially the equivalent of a Walmart cashier grabbing a megaphone before every shift and griping about how the HOA is picking on a neighbor she has never met for having their grass grow too long. The media played the role of onlookers who were already mad at their own HOA and the message grew/changed to ALL HOAs are bad and if you don’t support the Walmart shouters then you are racist.

  85. Who wants a washed up, out of the league QB? He was declining fast when he played, now he somehow this is he’s better after 2 years away? And oh yeah, he wants 20 million plus for salary. He declined each year as teams adjusted to him, he never readjusted. Kinda like the people still in love with rg3, great rookie season but declined just like Kaepernick each year. Both are done.

  86. I’m sure he is. The clown was wearing Dolphins hats in the 49ers locker room years ago and didn’t think it was a big deal because it matched his outfit or some nonsense. That was when I first realized this guy was not the brightest.

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