Colin Kaepernick’s potential return to the National Football League hit a major roadblock this week, with the once-interested Seattle Seahawks reportedly ditching their efforts to hire the protesting player.
Kaepernick -widely credited with starting the trend of professional athletes taking a knee during the US anthem back in 2016- was disinvited from the Seahawks training session earlier this year after he refused to say whether he planned on continuing his protests into the next season.
According to one ESPN reporter, the Seattle Seahawks are “no longer” interested.
“Seahawks expressed interest in Kaepernick this off-season, but he no longer appears to be in their plans.”
Colin Kaepernick and his attorneys took depositions in his collusion grievance from Seahawks' HC Pete Carroll today and from GM John Schneider on Wednesday, per source.
Seahawks expressed interest in Kaepernick this off-season, but he no longer appears to be in their plans.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 10, 2018
The former 49ers quarterback has been struggling to return to the league after his on-field protests made national headlines; accusing President Trump and NFL officials of “colluding” to keep him off the rosters.