Kaepernick has been out of a job since the end of the 2016 season, with no team picking him up after the quarterback parted ways with the San Francisco 49ers.
The source said the Seahawks wanted to know that Kaepernick wouldn't kneel this season, and he was unwilling to give that assurance to them. "There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder".
Kaepernick has famously kneeled on the field as the anthem played in protest of racism and police brutality. Kaepernick, who nearly won a Super Bowl in 2013, may not be the same player he once was, but he is more experienced than a drafted rookie would be. Should the two sides be able to work beyond the bumps in the road, Kaepernick would still appear a capable backup to Russell Wilson, as he still maintained a high passer rating and completion percentage even on a downtrodden 49ers team.
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.
"Seattle still is considering bringing in Kaepernick for a tryout, and no decisions are final", Schefter reported, citing "a source". In fact, this news broke while Kaepernick was sitting in on the deposition of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
There are reports the workout has been "postponed" - but we're being told it's off the table.
"The question of how he will handle the anthem this year came up and caused that visit, at the very least, to be postponed, and possibly canceled, depending on how you look at it", Schefter said on "NFL Live" Thursday afternoon.
The Bengals coaches were reportedly interested in signing Reid, a former first-round pick who was an All-American at LSU, but Brown supposedly plans on prohibiting players from protesting in 2018, which is reportedly why the Bengals passed.
Reid, reportedly put off, declined to commit one way or the other and left without a contract offer.