The Seattle Seahawks have postponed scheduled training for quarterback Colin Kaepernick until they learn more about his stance on issues related to the national anthem, his collusion suit against the NFL and his other positions against social injustice, several sources reported the situation told NPL Network Insider Ian Rapoport on Thursday.
The Seahawks scheduled the training two weeks ago, but decided to postpone it at the last minute after not having a clear idea of how the former San Francisco 49ers communicator would behave in those matters, according to Rapoport.
The Seahawks' decision to delay training was not related to Kaepernick's kneeling position during the anthem, a source of the team's thinking told Rapoport. Rather, the team asked that his plan go ahead and he did not have a firm one.
According to an informed source on Kaepernick's thought, however, the Seahawks made a specific reference to kneel, rather than just a question about their overall plans.
The Seahawks will wait until they know more about Kaepernick's intentions before rescheduling the training, Rapoport said. Both parties intend to meet at a later date.
The Seahawks were the only team that expressed formal interest in Kaepernick last year: they took him to visit before taking a different direction for their QB backup needs. Seattle does not currently have an endorsement after releasing Trevone Boykin in the midst of an ongoing investigation into domestic violence allegations against the field marshal. Boykin was arrested in March on suspicion of aggravated assault with serious bodily injury by police in Texas.
Seattle has not avoided employing players who have been active in the treatment of social problems. Last year, Seahawks players launched the Seahawks Players Equality and Justice for All Action Fund, an effort to support education and leadership programs that address equality and justice. In addition, the NFL, in partnership with Players Coalition, has committed $ 90 million to support efforts and programs that combat social inequality.