While Seattle didn't end up signing the free-agent quarterback, choosing to bring in Austin Davis to pair with backup Trevone Boykin, Seahawks general manager Jon Schneider had no doubts regarding Kaepernick's willingness to play football this season. Cole's 4 Your Eyez Only Tour stopped in Baltimore, MD on Sunday (August 6), where the artist chose to address a hot button topic that's now surrounding the Baltimore Ravens, and the National Football League as a whole. Kaepernick remains unsigned while Gabbert this offseason joined the Arizona Cardinals.
Miami, on Monday, signed retired quarterback Jay Cutler to a one-year deal to beat out Matt Moore and fill in for Ryan Tannehill, who is out for an undetermined amount of time after injuring his knee last week.
Kaepernick and his girlfriend, Nessa, were actually at Cole's show, as evidenced by this picture of the three that she posted on her Instagram account. "Even if he knelt again, I don't think it would cause the same outcry as it did initially".
We're not sure what this rally in support of Kaepernick will entail, but expect it to incite strong opinions on both sides.
He has said he would not continue the protest this season with a new team. I definitely think that the league, the owners are trying to send a message of, 'Stay in between the lines.' It's frustrating because you want to have guys who are willing to speak out about things that they believe in, whether you agree with it or not. MMQB's Peter King estimates that the media hype around any team signing Kaepernick would likely slow down when the games begin. The Ravens haven't given an updated timetable for Flacco, but John Harbaugh recently said Flacco is getting better "every day".