More than midway by the season, Colin Kaepernick
stays a free agent.
His lawyer lately criticized the Houston Texans and
the Denver Broncos for poor quarterback play, saying each groups
would profit from signing his consumer.
As a part of Kaepernick’s grievance towards the NFL, his
lawyer plans to depose officers from the Texans, San Francisco
49ers, Dallas Cowboys, and different groups.
Ten weeks into the NFL season, there are nonetheless plenty of sorry
quarterback conditions across the league, but Colin Kaepernick
After studying that the San Francisco 49ers had plans to launch
him, Kaepernick opted out of his contract again in March and has
been and not using a group ever since. His departure got here on the heels
of a tumultuous season, throughout which the California native
made headlines for his protests throughout the nationwide anthem.
Kaepernick has maintained that the protests, which have been
continued by different
gamers this season, are about police brutality and racial
injustice, however many followers see them as an indication of disrespect to each
the US and its army. While some really feel that Kaepernick’s
continued unemployment is because of soccer causes, others consider
that NFL entrance places of work are frightened of the potential backlash that
would include signing him, no matter his abilities.
Mark Geragos, Kaepernick’s lawyer, echoed this sentiment on a
current episode of
“Reasonable Doubt,” his weekly podcast with the comic Adam
Carolla. Geragos recognized two groups beset by poor quarterback
play that would profit from selecting up his consumer: the Houston
Texans and the Denver Broncos.
“Anybody who watched the Houston Texans sport or Denver — did
you watch the Denver sport — I imply, they want a
quarterback,” he mentioned.
The Texans misplaced the star rookie Deshaun Watson to a torn ACL simply
two weeks in the past, whereas the Broncos lately benched the Week 1
starter Trevor Siemian resulting from poor outcomes. Neither group was
carefully linked to Kaepernick in looking for a substitute.
Kaepernick filed a grievance towards the NFL final month, accusing
its groups of colluding to maintain him out of the league. The
case is unlikely to land him on
a roster, nevertheless it may produce other large implications.
Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio reported that the
league’s Collective Bargaining Agreement may be terminated early
after only one collusion incident if there’s “clear and
convincing proof of a violation.”
On the podcast, Geragos mentioned Houston Texans proprietor Bob
McNair ought to really feel particularly compelled to signal Kaepernick.
McNair landed within the information throughout the October proprietor conferences when
he mentioned the NFL “cannot
have the inmates operating the jail.”
“I just don’t understand the Texans,” he mentioned mentioned. “If I am
Bob McNair, and perhaps I am addled and perhaps I am sick, I simply do not
know. I imply, I will discover out after I do his deposition, but when I am
Bob McNair, and I’ve already misspoken and my gamers need to
come and beat the crap out of me, I feel, that any person ought to
be whispering in my ear, ‘Sign Kap, signal Kap.’ Because that may
redeem you, I might assume, simply from a public relations
predicted that Kaepernick can be signed by a group by
November 11, however that turned out to be incorrect. He is
stunned by how the season has progressed for his consumer,
however assured concerning the case.
“I’ve to say, I simply thought it was a no brainer that any person
would do the suitable factor and signal him, and the truth that they
have not, thanks very a lot,” he said. “They simply made this
case even stronger.”
In addition to McNair, Geragos will depose officers from the
49ers, Cowboys, Ravens, Seahawks, and Titans, in keeping with Jason La
Canfora of CBS.