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Colin Kaepernick | Quarterback | #7

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/3/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 230
College: Nevada
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (36) / SF
Contract: view contract details

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The Huffington Post's Jordan Schultz reports Colin Kaepernick "wants to be a Seahawk."
Kaepernick visited with but did not work out for the Seahawks on Wednesday. Schultz reports the visit went "very well" and Kaepernick is willing to be a backup, but there is "no rush" to work out a deal. If the Seahawks share Kaepernick's enthusiasm, they will likely want him in the fold before minicamp begins in June. May 25 - 11:08 AM

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Pro Football Talk reports Colin Kaepernick just visited with the Seahawks on Wednesday.

There were reports he was working out for the team, but those were apparently incorrect. Still, the Huffington Post's Jordan Schultz reports the meeting went "very well," although there is "no rush" to sign a deal. If the Seahawks are really interested in Kaepernick, they likely will want a deal before June's minicamp.
May 25 - 10:16 AM

The Seattle Times' Bob Condotta reports the Seahawks aren't expected to immediately sign free agent Colin Kaepernick or any other quarterback.

Kaepernick and Austin Davis are the two known passers visiting the team on Wednesday. It sounds like a mere look-see on the Seahawks' end for the time being, but it's a step in the right direction for Kaepernick. The Seahawks would probably like to have a backup QB in place in time for June minicamp.
May 24 - 2:43 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Seahawks will work out Colin Kaepernick and other free agent quarterbacks Wednesday.

Last week, coach Pete Carroll said the team had expressed some interest in Kaepernick, and NFL Network's Mike Silver reported GM John Schneider "reached out" to Kap and the interest was "legit." Seattle will be the first team to get a firsthand look at Kaepernick since he and the 49ers parted ways back in March. The fit with the Seahawks seems perfect as Russell Wilson's backup.
May 24 - 9:01 AM

ESPN's Todd Archer was told that free agent Colin Kaepernick is "not a fit" for the Cowboys.

Archer argues that signing Kaepernick would make sense because of his relatively low asking price and his similarities to starter Dak Prescott, but it doesn't sound like he's on the Cowboys' radar. Kellen Moore is a favorite of OC Scott Linehan and remains the favorite to back up Prescott in 2017. Archer suggested Austin Davis, Robert Griffin III, Thaddeus Lewis, Zach Mettenberger and Aaron Murray as possibilities should the Cowboys pursue a backup this summer.
May 19 - 1:26 PM

NFL Network's Mike Silver reports Seahawks GM John Schneider "reached out" to free agent Colin Kaepernick on Friday, and the interest is "legit."

This comes on the heels of coach Pete Carroll saying in a radio interview Monday that the Seahawks are "considering" Kaepernick and fellow free agent QB Robert Griffin III. Kaepernick makes far more sense since, you know, he's actually done something productive on a football field in the past couple years. With No. 2 QB Trevone Boykin getting into off-field trouble this offseason and the Seahawks not having a capable backup to Russell Wilson, it'd be a fine landing spot for Kap on a team that can put up with any PR nightmare that may come with him.
May 15 - 10:13 PM

Speaking in a Monday radio interview, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said the team is considering free agents Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III as it looks to add competition behind Russell Wilson.

Aside from the oft-arrested Trevone Boykin, the Seahawks have no one behind Wilson, so it's a pressing need. Carroll's 'Hawks are never ones to swim with the league current, so it would be far from surprising were they the ones to break the Kap embargo. Neither Kap nor Griffin have made a visit since the start of free agency.
May 15 - 2:09 PM

49ers sources have told MMQB's Peter King that free agent Colin Kaepernick "might actually rather do social justice work full time than play quarterback."

It seems like another flimsy excuse for teams to wash their hands of Kaepernick, who remains unemployed while charity cases Blaine Gabbert, Ryan Mallett and Mark Sanchez continue to receive steady paychecks. Teams have avoided Kaepernick like the plague, preferring to distance themselves from his political stances or anything that could be perceived as controversial. Kaepernick hasn't been a particularly effective starter over the last few seasons, but he's certainly worthy of being an NFL backup. Now that the May 9 deadline has passed, teams no longer have to sacrifice a compensatory pick to sign Kaepernick. Even so, we wouldn't expect Kap to land an NFL opportunity anytime soon.
May 14 - 9:30 AM

According to NBC Sports Bay Area's Matt Maiocco, teams are concerned about free agent Colin Kaepernick's vegan diet and his commitment to football.

NFL teams are simply coming up with excuses. It would be more respectable if they just came out and said they don't want the PR nightmare or simply don't believe Kap is good at football. This same exact vegan excuse was used last year when Kaepernick's weight dipped, but that was more due to him not being able to workout because of shoulder, thumb, and knee surgeries. Tom Brady, Arian Foster, and Tyrann Mathieu are three highly-decorated vegans in the NFL, and Brady has long said he's in the best shape of his life since going on the diet. Regarding Kaepernick's commitment questions, he said after the season multiple times that he's committed to the game.
Mar 31 - 10:42 AM's Ian Rapoport reports "coaches and general managers" believe free agent Colin Kaepernick is seeking "almost" $10 million.

It's what ESPN's Dan Graziano reported two days ago. Via a "source with knowledge of the situation," Profootballtalk countered that was "completely false." If true, it would be crazy. Kap has to know his recent play would never fetch him $10 million. It would certainly be convenient for teams unwilling to sign Kaepernick over his 2016 National Anthem stance if people believed he was asking for an unreasonable amount of money.
Mar 30 - 6:33 PM

49ers GM John Lynch says the team hasn't talked with free agent Colin Kaepernick since Feb. 22.

In other words, the new GM and coach Kyle Shanahan have zero interest in bringing Kap back. Kap has yet to take so much as a visit in free agency.
Mar 28 - 7:31 PM

Profootballtalk reports it's "completely false" that free agent Colin Kaepernick is seeking $9-$10 million per season.

Mike Florio's report is via a "source with knowledge of the situation." We buy it. A quarterback coming off multiple benchings and controversies still languishing on the open market three weeks into free agency probably knows he's not going to fetch that kind of money. Kap doesn't seem any closer to finding a new home than he did at the start of free agency.
Mar 28 - 2:05 PM

ESPN's Dan Graziano reports Colin Kaepernick is looking for a team which "offers him a chance to compete for a starting job."

Graziano adds Kap is looking for "something like $9 million to $10 million" per year. There are not many teams with starting jobs available, and that list grows even smaller when the 49ers, Kaepernick's former team, are removed from the equation. Perhaps he will get a look from the Browns or Texans once the Tony Romo and Jimmy Garoppolo sagas mercifully come to an end, but Kaepernick might need to lower his asking price and expectations to land a job.
Source: ESPN
Mar 28 - 8:06 AM

49ers GM John Lynch said free agent Colin Kaepernick nearly signed with another team at the start of free agency.

"He was ... very close to signing a deal with a team at a really good number," said Lynch. "And it fell through, apparently." Kaepernick's market has been nonexistent with some reports suggesting teams are avoiding him due to his political views. The 29-year-old didn't move the needle much last year but his supporting cast in San Francisco was abysmal. He'd make sense for the Jets, though they seem to be zeroing in on Jay Cutler and Josh McCown. It goes without saying that Kaepernick won't be back with the 49ers.
Mar 17 - 2:28 PM

Colin Kaepernick has opted out of his contract, becoming a free agent.

This was the fully expected move. Kaepernick leaves behind one year and $16.9 million to hit the free-agent market. The 49ers haven't ruled out bringing Kaepernick back, but it seems like a total long shot. The Jets have been rumored to have some interest, while reports out of Cleveland have indicated the Browns will not target him. Kap should be able to compete to start somewhere after a solid second half of last season, throwing 16 touchdowns to four picks.
Mar 3 - 8:44 AM

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