Still No Interest In Colin Kaepernick, Despite Eric Reid Signing


Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that even with the Panthers signing S Eric Reid to a contract earlier in the week, nothing has changed with QB Colin Kaepernick.

Sources with knowledge of the situation tell La Canfora that there have been no overtures toward Kaepernick.

Even so, Kaepernick’s agents have continued to reach out to NFL teams via texts, calls and emails, as injuries have created some opportunities. However, most of, if not all, have been ignored or unreturned.

La Canfora admits that this is unlikely to change in the months leading up to the start of Kaepernick’s collusion case in which many coaches, owners and general managers will be called to testify under cross-examination at those hearings.

According to La Canfora, Kaepernick continues to train daily in the New York area, where he now resides and is still hopeful of getting another opportunity to play in the NFL.

The last reported interest in Kaepernick came back in April when the Seahawks considered bringing him in for a workout, but declined to do so after he wouldn’t clarify what his plans were in terms of protesting moving forward.

Kaepernick, 30, 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 that allowed him to become an unrestricted free agent in 2016.

In 2016, Kaepernick 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 had him rated as the No. 27 quarterback out of 36 qualifying players.

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