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Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien and Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy will reportedly be deposed as a part of Colin Kaepernick’s grievance in opposition to NFL homeowners for collusion, in accordance with reporter Amy Dash.
Dash added that O’Brien and McCarthy are anticipated to be questioned as witnesses, primarily based on their feedback made about the potential of signing Kaepernick after their high quarterbacks suffered important accidents.
After Texas quarterback Deshaun Watson was misplaced for the season with a torn ACL, O’Brien was requested about the potential of signing Kaepernick.
He mentioned the crew was contemplating all choices and added, “Colin Kaepernick is an efficient soccer participant, hasn’t performed shortly. These issues are going to proceed to be mentioned,” per Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is more likely to miss the remainder of the season with a damaged collarbone, and McCarthy wasn’t happy when requested about bringing in Kaepernick, in accordance with Pro Football Talk’s Michael David Smith:
“Did you just listen to the question I just answered? I’ve got three years invested in Brett Hundley, two years invested in Joe Callahan, the quarterback room is exactly where it needs to be. OK? We’re fortunate to have a great quarterback in Aaron Rodgers, we’re committed to the path we’re on. We need to play better as a football team. Brett Hundley will start this week and Joe Callahan will be the backup.”
Kaepernick has intensive beginning expertise from his time with the San Francisco 49ers, together with a Super Bowl look.
Although he went simply 1-10 as a starter final season, he accounted for 16 touchdowns and simply 4 interceptions via the air.
Kaepernick and his representatives contend groups have colluded in opposition to signing him as a result of his protests in the course of the nationwide anthem. Those protests have been the catalyst for comparable demonstrations from gamers across the NFL and in different sports activities.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Dallas Cowboys proprietor Jerry Jones, New England Patriots proprietor Robert Kraft and Texans proprietor Bob McNair will probably be deposed for e mail and telephone information for the case.
Schefter added that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will probably be deposed as properly.
With regard to their quarterback conundrums, the Texans signed veteran Josh Johnson to again up Tom Savage, whereas the Packers are sticking with Hundley and Callahan.