Results matching “Kaepernick”

Seahawks sign four as offseason program gets started

Quarterback Austin Davis isn’t the only player who signed a contract with the Seahawks on Monday. In a release announcing Davis’ return to the team, the Seahawks also announced that four other players have signed contracts for 2018. Three of the players were exclusive rights free agents who were tendered contracts earlier in the offseason. [more]

Seahawks signing another non-Kaepernick quarterback

The Seahawks continue to add to their depth chart, though it may not impact that one rather big possibility they were linked to last week. According to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, the Seahawks are re-signing quarterback Austin Davis, adding another less-than-stellar backup to Russell Wilson. They signed Stephen Morris (who has never thrown [more]

Can NFL teams make hiring and firing decisions based on anthem protests?

Given the recent uptick in news regarding the anthem controversy, it’s time to address some of the fundamental questions relating to the situation. The goal of this article is to take a fairly complicated and polarizing societal question and analyze it, objectively and thoroughly, from the perspective of labor and employment law. (For those wondering [more]

Friday morning one-liners

The Bills invited five University of Buffalo players to workouts. Florida DT Taven Bryan is a potential Dolphins draft pick. WR Jordan Matthews spoke to Danny Amendola before taking No. 80 with the Patriots. Is Josh Rosen the safe quarterback choice for the Jets? Eyes will be on Ravens WR Michael Crabtree during summer workouts [more]

Seahawks sign Stephen Morris

The Seahawks are signing a backup quarterback, one who has presumably agreed to stand for the national anthem. Seattle has signed quarterback Stephen Morris, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. That news will stoke the controversy regarding the Seahawks’ dealings with Colin Kaepernick, whom they canceled a workout with when he wouldn’t commit to standing for [more]

How will conflict over cancellation of Kaepernick workout be resolved?

The dueling reports regarding the reasons for the cancellation of the Colin Kaepernick workout in Seattle set the stage for a good, old-fashioned pissing match. From Kaepernick’s perspective (as reported by ESPN, Yahoo Sports, and PFT), the Seahawks canceled the workout because Kaepernick declined to commit that he wouldn’t kneel during the anthem. From the [more]

Jerry Jones is questioned in Kaepernick collusion grievance

Thursday ended up being a very eventful day for the pending collusion grievance filed by free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports reports, and PFT has confirmed, that Kaepernick’s lawyers questioned Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on Thursday. Jones becomes to fourth witness questioned by Kaepernick’s counsel; previously, Texans owner Bob McNair, Ravens G.M. [more]

Seahawks push more nuanced version of the cancellation of Kaepernick’s workout

ESPN and PFT report that Colin Kaepernick‘s workout with the Seahawks was scrapped because the team asked Kaepernick to commit to ending his practice of kneeling during the anthem. NFL Network, owned and operated by the NFL and its 32 teams, understandably is pushing a different version of the events. Says Ian Rapoport of NFL [more]

Kaepernick workout, planned for two weeks, was scrapped at the eleventh hour

PFT has confirmed that the Seahawks canceled a scheduled workout for quarterback Colin Kaepernick after Kaepernick declined to commit to standing for the national anthem as a member of the team. Another detail can now be added to the story. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the workout had been scheduled for two [more]

Seahawks postponed Kaepernick workout after anthem question

Apparently Bengals owner Mike Brown isn’t the only one asking free agents whether they’ll kneel during the anthem. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Seahawks had scheduled a workout for former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, but postponed it when he declined to stop kneeling during the national anthem. The Bengals let safety Eric Reid [more]

Teams have no legitimate reason to ask players about kneeling

When the national anthem controversy erupted in 2016 and became an even bigger issue for the league in 2017, the NFL made one point very clear publicly: Players have the right to kneel or otherwise demonstrate during the national anthem. Privately (and at times publicly), some of the NFL’s teams have sent a very different [more]

Colin Kaepernick to be questioned today in his collusion grievance

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick hasn’t said much since becoming a free agent more than a year ago and finding no takers for his services. On Tuesday, he’ll be saying plenty. Via Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports, the NFL’s lawyers will question Kaepernick under oath on Tuesday. It’s the first deposition taken by the league in connection [more]

Eric Reid to visit the Bengals

A month into free agency, Eric Reid is finally drawing some interest. Reid, the safety whose lack of offers has led some to suggest he’s being blackballed for kneeling during the national anthem, will visit the Bengals, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The 26-year-old Reid has played his entire five-year NFL career with [more]

Kaepernick attended Newsome, Harbaugh depositions

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick finally arrived at the Ravens’ facility. But he wasn’t there to sign a contract. He was there to witness a stream of questions arising from the fact that he was never offered one. CBS Sports reports that Kaepernick exercised his prerogative to personally attend the depositions of G.M. Ozzie Newsome and coach [more]

Was Wednesday’s announcement from the Ravens a coincidence?

With the benefit of: (a) a night of sleep; (b) a cup or two of coffee; and (c) a chance to talk through the situation during the opening segment of PFT Live, it’s possible that I’ve figured out the connection between the Ravens announcing on Wednesday that quarterback Robert Griffin III will be signed (not [more]