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Ian Rapoport refutes Seahawks postponed Colin Kaepernick visit over kneeling

Colin Kaepnerick, Seahawks

It had been originally reported on Thursday morning that the Seattle Seahawks had scheduled to bring in quarterback Colin Kaepernick in for a workout this week. However, things had quickly fallen apart due to his unwillingness to stop kneeling during the national anthem.

This has thrown a major wrench into Kaepernick’s desire to work his way back into the NFL. According to Ian Rapoport of The NFL Network, the Seahawks decision to hold off a visit was not due to the 30-year-old wanting to continue kneel but rather that he doesn’t have a long-term plan for it all.

This changes the narrative a bit as there is still much interest on the Seahawks’ behalf to possibly sign Kaepernick to a deal this offseason to become the backup to Pro Bowler Russell Wilson. The organization just simply wants him to have his plan sorted out in order for the team to best understand what to expect with him moving forward this offseason and into the 2018 season.

There will be plenty of attention thrown his way regardless of what he states given that what he did during his last stint with the San Francisco 49ers. It is still a high-button issue that riles up many not only in the sports world but also in the political arena as well.

Simply put, there is many wrinkles to this entire situation away from what he can provide on the field as a player. Kaepernick has the talent that should warrant him being on an NFL roster as a backup quarterback at the very least at this point. It is all the extra baggage that comes with his personal stances that has halted any team from truly making a push to sign him since the end of the 2016 season. This entirety of this is still fluid that could see a major shift in either direction in the coming weeks and months of the offseason that will have an impact on what lies next for Kaepernick in the NFL.