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Reports: Seahawks cancel workout with Kaepernick because he won't commit to stop protest

San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid (35) and quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams in Santa Clara, Calif., Monday, Sept. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

SEATTLE -- Colin Kaepernick, the former 49ers quarterback perhaps best known for kneeling during the national anthem, has had a workout with the Seattle Seahawks postponed.

His protests are an issue.

ESPN reports that it was because he could not commit to stop protesting next season.

A second report, however, says the workout was postponed because Kaepernick does not have a "firm plan" for what he plans to do next season.

The Seahawks are in need of a back-up quarterback, and Kaepernick, who led the 49ers to a Super Bowl, has not played football since he became a free agent after the 2016 season.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that he was to work out for the Seahawks this week, then the team postponed his trip to Seattle.

Schefter reports:

The Seahawks had contacted Kaepernick about two weeks ago to arrange a visit to the team's headquarters, but after tentative arrangements were made and travel planned, the trip was unexpectedly scuttled over the Seahawks' last-minute stipulation regarding Kaepernick's anthem stance, a source told ESPN.

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.

However, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport says the workout was postponed because Kaepernick doesn't have a plan for what he intends next season.



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