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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
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49ers GM John Lynch believes free agent Colin Kaepernick should tell teams that he wants to continue playing.
Lynch said Kaepernick is suffering from a "little bit of an image crisis" and that teams aren't convinced playing football is "at the top of [his] list." "I think the way you could best help yourself is not to have someone talk for you, not have statements," said Lynch. "But go sit down and give an interview and let people know where you stand because he makes a compelling case as to how bad he wants to be in the league when you talk to him." GMs like Lynch continue to use Kaepernick's perceived lack of commitment as an excuse for not signing him when in reality teams are mostly avoiding him due to his political stances. Kaepernick isn't the quarterback he was early in his career, but he's surely good enough to be a backup and markedly better than many signal-callers who are still getting NFL paychecks. Jul 2 - 10:49 AM

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Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio reports the potential deal between Colin Kaepernick and the Seahawks was not held up because of money.

The report both suggests Kaepernick is willing to accept backup money and the Seahawks decided "not to move forward" in coach Pete Carroll's words for football or off-field reasons. Seattle looked like the best possible fit for Kaepernick, and while Carroll did not rule out signing the quarterback in the future, Kaepernick's prospects of finding a 2017 job took a big hit when they decided to move on. The Seahawks only have Trevone Boykin, who has been arrested for two incidents since December of 2015, and Jake Heaps behind Russell Wilson.
Jun 5 - 10:14 AM

Coach Pete Carroll said the Seahawks "decided not to move forward" with free agent Colin Kaepernick, but left the door open for a later signing.

Seattle has been the only team to visit with Kaepernick. Despite not signing him, they view Kaepernick as a starting-caliber quarterback, and wouldn't rule out adding him at some point.. The Seahawks will go into minicamp with Trevone Boykin backing up Russell Wilson.
Jun 2 - 5:24 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports there is "nothing imminent" between the Seahawks and free agent Colin Kaepernick.

Seahawks OTAs begin on Monday. Movie producer Spike Lee recently tweeted that Kaepernick had agreed to a deal with Seattle, but that rumor was quickly debunked. Still, where there is smoke there is typically fire, and the Seahawks have all along made the most sense as Kaepernick's likeliest destination.
May 29 - 6:53 PM

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

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.
Source: ESPN.com
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.
Source: ESPN.com
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

NFL.com'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.
Source: NFL.com
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

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5Luke McCown
6Ryan Lindley
7G.J. Kinne
8Charlie Whitehurst
9Aaron Murray
10Dylan Thompson
11Johnny Manziel
12Jerrod Johnson
13Bryan Bennett
14Seth Lobato
15Ryan Williams
16Brad Sorensen
17Tim Tebow
18Jay Cutler
19McLeod Bethel-Thompson
20Matt Blanchard
21Dan LeFevour
22Austin Trainor
23Pat Devlin
24Jerry Lovelocke
25Chandler Harnish
26Chase Rettig
27Zach Mettenberger
28Cody Fajardo
29Shane Carden
30Griffin Neal
31R.J. Archer
32Sean Renfree
33Marquise Williams
34Max Wittek
35Joe Licata
36Dalyn Williams
37Josh Woodrum
38Keith Wenning
39Jake Waters
RB1James Starks
2Rashad Jennings
3Joseph Randle
4Khiry Robinson
5Toby Gerhart
6Joique Bell
7Dominique Williams
8Karlos Williams
9LaMichael James
10Alonzo Harris
11Jhurell Pressley
12Brandon Burks
13Stevan Ridley
14Anthony Dixon
15DuJuan Harris
16Darrin Reaves
17Zac Stacy
18Josh Harris
19Brandon Ross
20Brandon Brown-Dukes
21Jahwan Edwards
22Ross Scheuerman
23Kenneth Harper
24Jawon Chisholm
25Zac Brooks
26Jerome Smith
27Isaiah Pead
28Dan Herron
29Daryl Richardson
30Glenn Winston
31Keshawn Hill
32LaVance Taylor
33Michael Dyer
34Jeremy Stewart
35Tyler Gaffney
GLB1Rashad Jennings
2Toby Gerhart
3RB1Joseph Randle
2Rashad Jennings
3James Starks
FB1Andrew Bonnet
2Joe Don Duncan
3Ryan Mueller
4Henry Hynoski
5Erik Lorig
6Will Johnson
7Emil Igwenagu
8Jorvorskie Lane
9Brandon Cottom
10James Casey
11Paul Lasike
12Blake Renaud
13John Conner
14Devon Johnson
15Alstevis Squirewell
16Zach Boren
17Kiero Small
18J.C. Copeland
19Joey Iosefa
20Brad Smelley
21Chris Swain
22Nikita Whitlock
23Trey Millard
24Sam Bergen
25Patrick Skov
26Will Ratelle
27Soma Vainuku
28Jordan Campbell
29Sione Houma
30Malcolm Johnson
WR11Jerome Simpson
2Marcus Easley
3Keith Mumphery
4Greg Jennings
5Marques Colston
6Dwayne Bowe
7James Jones
8Preston Parker
9Greg Little
10Kris Durham
11Kyle Prater
12Douglas McNeil
13Stevie Johnson
14Eddie Royal
15Jacoby Ford
16Josh Morgan
17Tyler Davis
18Hakeem Nicks
19Miles Austin
20Kain Colter
21DeAndre Reaves
22Greg Salas
23Ben Edwards
24Nick Harwell
25Carlton Mitchell
26Armon Binns
27Reggie Dunn
28Tevin Reese
29Issac Blakeney
30Kenny Cook
31Joshua Stangby
32Jaxon Shipley
33Ricky Collins
34Josh Lenz
35Eric Rogers
36Robert Herron
37Shaq Evans
38Solomon Patton
39Andrew Turzilli
40Zach D'Orazio
41Kenzel Doe
42Jared Dangerfield
43Nate Washington
44Damaris Johnson
45Damian Williams
46Marlon Moore
47Jarrett Boykin
48Lance Lewis
49Joseph Anderson
50Dennis Parks
51Quinshad Davis
52Rashaun Simonise
53Reece Horn
54Travis Labhart
55Josh Stewart
56Josh Harper
57Rasheed Bailey
58Donatella Luckett
59Tyler Murphy
60Marquez Clark
61Chandler Worthy
62Duke Williams
63Corey Washington
64David Porter
65L'Damian Washington
66Tyler McDonald
67Ezell Ruffin
68Jeff Beathard
69DaVaris Daniels
WR21Brian Hartline
2Roddy White
3Riley Cooper
4Ace Sanders
5Denarius Moore
6Chris Givens
7Marcus Thigpen
8A.J. Jenkins
9Emory Blake
10Kevin Smith
11Dorial Green-Beckham
12R.J. Harris
13Ryan Whalen
14Joe Morgan
15Austin Pettis
16Ryan Broyles
17Jacoby Jones
18Onterio McCalebb
19Nathan Palmer
20Mike Brown
21Andre Debose
22DeVier Posey
23Shakim Phillips
24Tandon Doss
25Jimmie Hunt
26Devante Davis
27Marcus Leak
28Jay Lee
29Mike Williams
30Devon Wylie
31Reggie Bell
32Valdez Showers
33Amir Carlisle
34Michael Preston
35Phil Bates
36Milton Williams III
37Clyde Gates
38Marcus Harris
39Antwan Goodley
40Kadron Boone
41Ryan Lankford
42James Butler
43Isiah Ferguson
44Daniel Rodriguez
45A.J. Cruz
46Michael Bennett
47Paul Browning
48Austin Willis
49Durron Neal
50David Glidden
51Kieran Duncan
52Jarvis Turner
53T.J. Thorpe
54Andre Davis
55Demetrius Wilson
56Josh Reese
57DiAndre Campbell
58Trevor Harman
59Saalim Hakim
60Kashif Moore
61Kenbrell Thompkins
62Juron Criner
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67Chris King
68Christion Jones
69Levi Norwood
70Ed Williams
71Danny Anthrop
72Marken Michel
73Tony Washington
74K.J. Maye
75Javontee Herndon
WR31Riley Cooper
2Marques Colston
3Chris Givens
TE1Gary Barnidge
2Owen Daniels
3Scott Chandler
4Craig Stevens
5Tony Moeaki
6Ladarius Green
7Dante Rosario
8Zach Sudfeld
9Brandon Bostick
10Andrew Quarless
11Kyle Miller
12Matt Spaeth
13Blake Annen
14Beau Gardner
15Mickey Shuler
16Michael Cooper
17Chase Ford
18Dominique Jones
19Nic Jacobs
20Bruce Miller
21Nick Kasa
22Richard Gordon
23Chase Dixon
24Bryce Williams
25Casey Pierce
26Mike McFarland
27D.J. Williams
28Chase Coffman
29Gerald Christian
30Rob Blanchflower
31Jacob Maxwell
32Cameron Clear
33Braedon Bowman
34Justice Cunningham
35Steve Maneri
36David Paulson
37Brandon Barden
38Gerell Robinson
39Kevin Greene
40Jake Stoneburner
41Gannon Sinclair
42Jake Murphy
43Rory Anderson
44Adrien Robinson
45Ryan Taylor
46Konrad Reuland
47Brett Brackett
48Michael Egnew
49John Peters
50Jay Rome
51Kivon Cartwright
52Braxton Deaver
53M.J. McFarland
54Clayton Echard
55Dan Light
56Jack Tabb
57Arthur Lynch
58Jordan Thompson
59Rob Housler
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2King Dunlap
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4Charles Brown
5Cameron Bradfield
6Carter Bykowski
7Martin Wallace
8Rob Crisp
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10Micah Hatchie
11Kyle Roberts
12Takoby Cofield
13Michael Oher
14Jordan Rigsbee
15Tyson Chandler
16Lars Hanson
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18John Weidenaar
19Vince Kowalski
20David Hedelin
21Taylor Fallin
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23Cody Booth
24Justin Renfrow
25David Foucault
26Andrew McDonald
27Jordan Swindle
LG1Orlando Franklin
2Ben Grubbs
3David Arkin
4Edawn Coughman
5Ryan Seymour
6Ben Heenan
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8Mackenzy Bernadeau
9Sam Brenner
10Jake Bernstein
11Collin Rahrig
12Vi Teofilo
13Darren Keyton
14Tanner Hawkinson
15Adrian Bellard
16Alex Cooper
17Lene Maiava
18Jamison Lalk
19Al Bond
20Brian Folkerts
21Matthew Masifilo
22Garrick Mayweather
23Pearce Slater
C1Nick Mangold
2Khaled Holmes
3Manuel Ramirez
4Julian Vandervelde
5Mitchell Bell
6Marcus Henry
7Jacob Flores
8Fernando Velasco
9Jacques McClendon
10Drew Nowak
11Garth Gerhart
12Barrett Jones
13Dalton Freeman
14Patrick Lewis
15Ben Clarke
16Brian De La Puente
17Greg Van Roten
18Reese Dismukes
19Dillon Farrell
20Ben Gottschalk
21Braxston Cave
22Robert Kugler
23Quinton Schooley
24Lucas Crowley
RG1Louis Vasquez
2Todd Herremans
3Garrett Gilkey
4Cyril Lemon
5Darrion Weems
6Leon Brown
7Tre' Jackson
8Hugh Thornton
9Jared Smith
10Paul Fanaika
11Kitt O'Brien
12Chase Farris
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14Shahbaz Ahmed
15Trip Thurman
16Antoine McClain
17Alvin Bailey
18Adam Replogle
19Malcolm Bunche
20Ryker Mathews
21Boston Stiverson
22Terran Vaughn
23Donovan Williams
24Tyler Johnstone
25Mike McQueen
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2Erik Pears
3Tayo Fabuluje
4Sebastian Vollmer
5Mitchell Van Dyk
6Adrian Bellard
7Nick Ritcher
8Patrick Miller
9Isiah Cage
10Darryl Baldwin
11Lamar Holmes
12Michael Williams
13Luke Marquardt
14Colin Kelly
15Pierce Burton
16Kona Schwenke
17Zeth Ramsay
18Ryan Mack
19Torian White
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2Josh Brown
3Travis Coons
4Dan Carpenter
5Andrew Furney
6Justin Manton
7Corey Acosta
8Marshall Morgan
9John Lunsford
10Shaun Suisham
11Brandon Bogotay
12Zach Hocker
13Kyle Brindza
14Taylor Bertolet
15Brad Craddock
16Devon Bell
17Shayne Graham
18Carey Spear
19Billy Cundiff
20Jaden Oberkrom
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23Ty Long