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Skip Bayless and 100,000 Change.com signers are calling for a boycott of games this NFL season if Colin Kaepernick isn't signed. Director Spike Lee is planning a pro-Colin rally in front of NFL headquarters on August 24.
Kapernick, the seven-year veteran quarterback, caused controversy last year by remaining seated or kneeling during the National Anthem, declaring, "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color."
Contract - San - Francisco - March
He choose to opt out of his contract with San Francisco in March and has remained unemployed since.
According to a recent analysis by the website FiveThiryEight, an NFL team should have signed the controversial player already. Some observers, most recently former basketball great Charles Barkley, have accused the NFL of blackballing Kaepernick, even though the Baltimore Ravens, Miami Dolphins, and Seattle Seahawks have all reportedly shown an interest in the former starter. The problem may be Kaepernick himself, who, sources say, has turned down a league minimum of $900,000.
Ravens - Backup - Starter - Joe - Flacco
While the Ravens still appear to be interested, as a backup to their oft-hurt starter Joe Flacco, there is another Baltimore-Washington metro area team that would benefit tremendously by hiring the forlorn quarterback: the Washington Redskins.
The Redskins have yet to ink a long-term contract with its current starter, Kirk Cousins. Bringing Kaepernick in would pressure Cousins to come to terms with the team. The money saved in negotiations and forcing...
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