Kaepernick to throw in entrance of NFL scouts

Cameron Hogwood

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Kaepernick has not performed within the NFL because the final recreation of the 2016 season after he grew to become well-known for injuring his knee throughout the nationwide anthem in protest of police brutality and racial injustice.

Final replace: 04/02/22 10:41 AM

Colin Kaepernick looks forward to returning to the NFL

Colin Kaepernick appears ahead to returning to the NFL

Colin Kaepernick is scheduled to placed on a throwing present in entrance of the NFL scouts throughout the first half of a spring recreation on the College of Michigan on Saturday.

The previous San Francisco 49ers quarterback, who labored with Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh within the NFL, will throw out eligible gamers to attain as he continues his quest to return to the league.

Kaepernick has been actively in search of coaching with the NFL and faculty recipients all through the vacation interval, significantly a hyperlink to Seattle Seahawks star Tyler Lockett.

He additionally just lately threw in to Seahawks receiver Aaron Fuller and the Washington Huskies bringing again Kamari Nice, who famous that he was in dialog with Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and common supervisor John Schneider. Though he confirmed that no official train for the crew has been scheduled.

“My arms are nonetheless alive, and nonetheless able to go,” he mentioned on the time. “Greater than something, we’re in search of that chance to get some work finished and present what I can do.

“We would like this chance to showcase my whereabouts and permit selections to be constructed from there.”

Kaepernick rose to his knee throughout the nationwide anthem earlier than the 49ers video games in 2016 to protest police brutality and racial injustice.

Then, US President Donald Trump referred to as on the NFL to expel any gamers who didn’t stand for the nationwide anthem as small teams following Kaepernick’s lead started to kneel. The NFL additionally initially launched fines for many who didn’t stand, in addition to a coverage permitting gamers who didn’t need to stand within the locker room for the nationwide anthem.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell admitted in August 2020, that he wished the league would hear Kaepernick sooner.

Kaepernick went unsigned as a free agent on the finish of the season, and his solely go to was with the Seahawks. Later, a scheduled exercise with Seattle within the 2018 offseason was canceled, earlier than the Seahawks crew had been later amongst these scheduled to observe Kaepernick’s apply in Georgia in November 2019 till the occasion’s location was modified on the day.

The 34-year-old filed a criticism in opposition to the NFL in 2017 alleging collusion as no groups signed him after breaking apart with 49 gamers, finally settling with the league in 2019.

His final NFL recreation in opposition to the Seahawks got here on the ultimate day of the 2016 season when he went 17 of twenty-two passes for 215 yards and one landing in a 25-23 defeat with the 49ers. He completed the marketing campaign with 2,241 yards for 16 passes to 4 interceptions in 12 video games (11 begins), together with 468 yards and two landing factors.