Published: Sat, April 21, 2018
Medical | By Johnnie Horton

Seahawks haven't 'closed the door' on signing QB Colin Kaepernick

Seahawks haven't 'closed the door' on signing QB Colin Kaepernick

A week after it was reported that former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was disinvited to work out for the Seahawks, Carroll told Seattle radio station KJR, "The discussion and the opportunity is still open".

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll joined Sports Radio 950 KJR yesterday and chatted about a number of topics. And as we look in the running back room, they're all healthy. "That's stuff that, not just Colin but anybody we are bringing in, whether it's a free agent workout we are talking about ... so obviously it's pretty controversial, I understand that".

"We are trying to figure it out", Carroll said.

"We're going to work our tails off to get back to it and be very aggressive and very tough and very physical and bring that back to life for us. But the discussion and the opportunity is still open". Whether that factors in or not, we'll find out.

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So, while Carroll wouldn't comment specifically on Kaepernick and on if continued plans to kneel would in fact affect the Seahawks' decision to bring him in or not, his overall comments definitely seem to indicate a desire to move on from protests.

That being said, Carroll says he hasn't spoken with Kaepernick yet and added "I'm not going there" when asked about whether the quarterback continuing his protest during the national anthem would preclude him from signing a deal with the Seahawks. Those same numbers were better than some QBs who started that seasonand in 2017.

But given the way the league has acted toward Kaepernick, it's probably not a good idea to expect that he'll be signing with the Seahawks - or any team for that matter - anytime soon. "I would love to be part of helping that if we could".

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