Colin Kaepernick is not backing down about taking a knee to protest racial injustice in the U.S.
Several influential National Football League players have argued that Kaepernick deserves to be in the National Football League after leading the 49ers to three NFC Championship Games and one Super Bowl.
No NFL team has worked out Kaepernick since he became a free agent after the 2016 season.
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ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Thursday that the Seahawks' decision came after Kaepernick declined to stop kneeling during the national anthem next season. This is an especially sensitive issue for the Seahawks, a franchise that celebrates individuality under coach Pete Carroll yet seems to believe the roiling issues surrounding their protesting a year ago was contributory to their first playoff-free season since 2011.
Representatives for the Seahawks and for Kaepernick did not immediately respond to TheWrap's request for comment.
Given that Kaepernick's former teammate, Eric Reid, visited the Cincinnati Bengals this week and also was asked to give assurances that he wouldn't continue to kneel and left Cincinnati without a contract, the league doesn't appear to be doing much for its case. And the team's No. 2 last season, Austin Davis, is a free agent. However, that workout was canceled after Kaepernick refused to promise Seattle he would not kneel for the anthem next season.
The Seahawks are no stranger to protests during the anthem. Goodell hopes that by having the league show empathy to the causes that have triggered so many players, and putting $89 million into a seven-year program to support community-based initiatives for criminal-justice reform, players would no longer feel the need to protest during the anthem. 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.
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