The Seattle Seahawks were scheduled to meet with former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick but postponed the meeting after he declined to promise to stop kneeling during the national anthem if he made the team.
Kaepernick started the controversial protests several years ago. He has not played in the league since becoming a free agent in 2016.
The Seahawks are still considering bringing in Kaepernick for a tryout, a source told ESPN, but the refusal to promise to stop kneeling is playing a big role.
Kaepernick has accused the NFL of conspiring to keep him out of the league, and sat for a deposition this week regarding that accusation.
Eric Reid, a free agent safety who knelt with Kaepernick to start the protests, visited with the Cincinnati Bengals this week. The Bengals also wanted assurances that Reid wouldn’t continue kneeling during the anthem.
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