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Seahawks Hosting QB Colin Kaepernick On A Visit

Update:

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Seahawks are just doing background on available quarterbacks including Colin Kaepernick at this time and no move is expected to be made today.

  • According to Schefter, there’s nothing imminent between Seattle and Kaepernick and this is just a standard visit.
  • Adam Caplan clarifies that this is just a visit for Kaepernick and not a workout as previously reported.

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Ian Rapoport reports that the Seahawks are expected to bring in backup quarterback options including Colin Kaepernick for workouts at some point in the near future, barring a change of plans.

  • According to Rapoport, the Seahawks are working out Kaepernick Wednesday along with at least one other quarterback.
  • Mike Garafolo adds that a deal between Kaepernick and the Seahawks could come together quickly, as he’s the most talented option working out for them.

A few weeks ago, a report surfaced that the Seahawks had contacted Kaepernick, which was the first reported interest in him since free agency opened several months ago.

Beyond that, Seahawks HC Pete Carroll mentioned that they were considering backup quarterback options including Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III.

We’re looking at everybody. We really are,” Carroll said when asked specifically about Kaepernick and RGIII, via ESPN.com. “We’ve been tracking everything that’s going on, and we’ve got cap and roster issues and stuff like that that we’re still trying to manage properly. But quite frankly, yes, we are looking at all those guys.”

Seattle appears to be the best landing spot for Kaepernick, but we’ll have to see if they’re willing to offer him a contract following the workout.

Kaepernick, 29, is a former second-round pick of the 49ers back in 2010. He was in the third year of his seven-year, $126.97 million contract that included $61 million guaranteed when reached an agreement with the 49ers on a restructured deal.

This gave Kaepernick the ability to void his deal earlier in the month. He’s now testing the open market as an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career.

In 2016, Kaepernick has completed 59.2 percent of his passes for 2,241 yards and 16 touchdowns and four interceptions, while adding 468 yards rushing. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 27 quarterback out of 36 qualifying players.

 

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