The Seattle Seahawks scheduled a workout this week with quarterback Colin Kaepernick but postponed it after Kaepernick would not assure the team that he wouldn't kneel during the playing of the national anthem.
Kaepernick has a pending lawsuit alleging collusion by the league office, owners and teams to keep him out of the NFL.
This comes at a time in which the Cincinnati Bengals visited with San Francisco 49ers free-agent safety Eric Reid, who also knelt with Kaepernick during the anthem, and wanted assurances from Reid that he would not participate in on-field activism.
This changes the narrative a bit as there is still much interest on the Seahawks' behalf to possibly sign Kaepernick to a deal this offseason to become the backup to Pro Bowler Russell Wilson. It occurs to me that telling a guy he can't work out for you until he promises to stop kneeling during the anthem might not be helpful to the league's defense.
One day before his scheduled Friday meeting with receiver Dez Bryant to discuss his future with the team, Jones was finally deposed on Thursday in the Colin Kaepernick collusion grievance against the National Football League, a source confirmed.
The native of Milwaukee has thrown for 12, 271 yards with 72 touchdowns and 30 interceptions over 69 career games, all with the 49ers.
I had heard a year ago that Kaepernick said he'd stop kneeling in order to play with a team, but maybe that's not true.
Colin Kaepernick is not backing down about taking a knee to protest racial injustice in the U.S. Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome and coach John Harbaugh were also deposed. Also, the free agent market for backups is going a bit haywire with guys like Josh McCown commanding eight-figure salaries.
It'll be interesting to see how this story plays out. "We chose to kneel because it's a respectful gesture", Reid wrote.