Kaepernick's cancelled workout with the Seahawks comes a week after Texans owner Bob McNair said that he regretted apologizing for his comment made a year ago at meetings between players and owners to discuss protests during the national anthem.
Kaepernick began his silent protest during the 2016 season. Eric Reid, who knelt in solidarity with Kaepernick when the two were 49ers teammates in 2016 has likewise had trouble finding work.
Remember that he's filed a grievance against the league claiming that teams have colluded to keep him out of the sport due to his politics.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported earlier today that the Seattle Seahawks have made a decision to postpone its visit with former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick over the matter of the Anthem Protests.
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Seattle also had concerns about his plans for the future, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. It has been reported that the NFL is crafting a new national anthem policy that likely would be implemented for the 2018 season. The team asked for his plan moving forward on how to handle everything and there was not a firm plan.
Just last week, Texans owner Bob McNair reiterated his stance that politics have no place on the football field and he took back an apology he made previous year when he said the NFL "can't have the inmates running the prison" amid the heat of the anthem debate. Now that the case is being built (and potentially beginning to take a shape that suggests trouble for the league), the olive branch from the Seahawks may have been part of an effort to take Geragos up on his offer, belatedly, with Kaepernick, the Seahawks, and the NFL having a clear understanding as to all issues between them before Kaepernick signs.
Which is to say Kaepernick, who is probably still good, and cheap for non-football reasons is a flawless fit.
The coach is a 9/11 Truther and the players are sufficiently activist as to have earned the title of "the social justice warriors of the National Football League". Seattle was looking for assurance that Kaepernick would not kneel during the anthem, and he refused to give that assurance, declining to say he would stop.