I stand with Kaepernick and the NFL

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Former San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick may not be able to find a gig playing in the National Football League, but he's allegedly found one writing for one of the world's most esteemed literary imprints.

When two dozen NFL representatives and players met last week to discuss the issues behind a league-wide protest during the national anthem, it was unusual that the guy who started the movement wasn't involved.

Those meetings are scheduled for next Tuesday in NY.

"We look forward to him joining the conversation", Lockhart said.

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Such a meeting may create a sort of surreal moment, as Kaepernick, in the midst of a collusion grievance against NFL owners, attends a meeting with players and owners over the very issue that he believes has caused him to be blocked from the league.

Malcolm Jenkins told the Washington Post that Kaepernick was invited to the last meeting between players and owners. Earlier this year he opted out of his contract with the 49ers, and now he's somehow shocked that no other team is eager to go obtain his services.

Former San Francisco 49er quarterback Kaepernick, 29, has been unemployed this season despite injuries at other teams that have created job openings. "There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder". President Trump charged the NFL players were "disrespecting" the American flag and was furious that the NFL allowed players to kneel during the National Anthem. Kaepernick has been a free agent since March. The rest of the league, especially in response to Donald Trump's call to team presidents to fire any protesting players, has started to take a stand.

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett said after his team's victory over the New York Giants on Sunday in East Rutherford, N.J., that Kaepernick's unemployment should be discussed at the next meeting with the owners. Palmer has a broken arm, and his timeline remains unclear.

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