Schefter reports the trip was postponed after Kaepernick declined to stop kneeling during the anthem.
Free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick was reportedly scheduled to work out for the Seattle Seahawks this week, but the Seahawks have postponed the trip. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the trip was postponed after Kaepernick declined to stop kneeling during the national anthem.
Schefter reports, "The source said the Seahawks wanted to know that Kaepernick wouldn't kneel this season, and he was unwilling to give that assurance to them."
However, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says that isn't exactly the case.
Rapoport confirmed that the Seahawks did postpone the workout with Kaepernick, but says the team asked for his plan moving forward on how to handle everything and there was not a firm plan. According to Rapoport, Seahawks general manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll want Kaepernick to consider how he wants to proceed on everything, not just as it pertains to the anthem protests, and then get together at a later date when his plans are formed.
The Seahawks are certainly in need of a QB to backup Russell Wilson, but for now it appears they want to wait and see what Kaepernick's "plan" is before moving forward with a workout.
Kaepernick, 30, filed a grievance last October against NFL owners for collusion, claiming they schemed to keep him off the football field because of his protests. If today's reports are true this only seems to strengthen his case, since there's no reason for a team to question his political stance in an interview.