Colin Kaepernick to throw for NFL scouts at Michigan spring game
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Colin Kaepernick will participate in a throwing audition during the University of Michigan’s spring game Saturday as the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback continues his pursuit of making an NFL comeback.
The NFL Network reported Friday that Kaepernick, who last played in the league in 2016 – the same year he started kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice — will throw to draft-eligible players at halftime.
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According to the report, NFL team personnel will be present.
Kaepernick thanked Michigan ahead of Saturday’s game for making him an “honorary captain.”
Kaepernick said last month he’s still “hopeful” about the chance to play again and is just asking teams for an opportunity to showcase his abilities in a workout. He also said he had recently spoken with Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider.
Free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick participates in a workout for NFL scouts and media Nov. 16, 2019, in Riverdale, Ga.
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“Still waiting for that chance. Still hopeful,” he said, via The Seattle Times. “There has been a lot discussion around it. We’ve had previous conversations with John and Pete. We have spoken with Pete recently and (I’m) still hopeful that the door will be open and we can walk through it.
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“We have no expectations of what teams will do. We just want to be able to show them my talent and skill set. “
Carroll confirmed those conversations earlier last month but said he was unsure of where Kaepernick ends up.
Colin Kaepernick looks to make a pass during a private NFL workout at Charles R. Drew High School Nov. 16, 2019, in Riverdale, Ga.
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“I don’t know if it’s here. It’s not where I know. It’s not even in football. I don’t know,” Carroll said at the time. “People have a second chance in their lives… and they can make it count if they’re willing to do so. I don’t want to send mixed messages about this. But, I wanted to make it clear that this is a serious matter. It’s second-chance time. “
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The Seahawks could be a potential landing spot for Kaepernick considering the Seahawks’ recent trade of Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos.
Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report.
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