Colin Kaepernick
QB FA
2 months ago2 Comments

Kaepernick's 40-minute on-field workout Saturday was attended by representatives from eight NFL teams, ESPN's Vaughn McClure reports.

EDGE Analysis

It remains to be seen if Kaepernick -- who last played in the NFL in 2016 -- will be signed, but the 32-year-old signal caller has made it clear that he would welcome such an outcome. "We're out here. We're ready to play. We're ready to go anywhere," Kaepernick noted Saturday. "My agent, Jeff Nalley, is ready to talk [to] any team. I'll interview with any team at any time. I've been ready."

Colin Kaepernick
QB FA
2 months ago2 Comments

The NFL announced that at least 11 teams will have representatives on hand for Kaepernick's private workout in Atlanta on Saturday, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Former NFL coach Hue Jackson is scheduled to lead Kaepernick's workout in front of representatives from the Cardinals, Falcons, Browns, Broncos, Lions, Dolphins, Patriots, Giants, Jets, Buccaneers and Redskins. The league statement indicated that additional teams may still commit to evaluate Kaepernick's workout, which will also include an interview portion. The 32-year-old quarterback hasn't appeared in the NFL -- or in any professional league -- since 2016.

Colin Kaepernick
QB FA
3 months ago

The NFL will hold a private workout in Atlanta for Kaepernick on Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

After reaching a settlement with the league in February regarding a collusion case, the situation surrounding Kaepernick has been nearly silent until Tuesday's development. According to Schefter, all 32 organizations are invited to attend the workout, which will include on-field work and an interview session. Kaepernick hasn't played since Week 17 of the 2016 campaign and turned 32 on Nov. 3, so it's unclear what type of shape he's in. That said, his representatives have said he's "working out five days a week, for three years, in preparation to play again," meaning he could garner interest from one of the 16 teams that has been forced to start at least two signal-callers this season.

Colin Kaepernick
QB FA
11 months ago2 Comments

Kaepernick and Panthers safety Eric Reid have resolved their pending grievances with the NFL, subject to a confidentiality agreement.

EDGE Analysis

Kaepernick and Reid presumably will receive financial settlements for undisclosed amounts, thus ending their lengthy legal battle in a collusion case against the league. The latter recently inked a three-year deal with the Panthers, while the former hasn't been signed since he opted out of his contract with the 49ers in March 2017. This could pave the way for the 31-year-old quarterback to resume his football career, though he'll still have a hard time finding a contract that accurately reflects his on-field value. It doesn't help that Kaepernick hasn't played in a game since Week 17 of the 2016 season.

Colin Kaepernick
QB FA
2 years ago5 Comments

The Seahawks are exploring whether Kaepernick is a fit as a backup to starting quarterback Russell Wilson, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Since opting out of his contract in March 2017, Kaepernick has remained a free agent, despite a few organizations expressing interest in the QB. The Seahawks were among the interested parties, but ultimately he didn't land a gig last May. At the time, coach Pete Carroll explained away the dalliance, saying Kaepernick is "a starter in this league, and I can't imagine somebody won't give him a chance to play." On this occasion, Carroll and general manager John Schneider would like Kaepernick "to consider how he wants to proceed on everything," even his well-known national anthem protests from the 2016 season, per Rapoport. The latter point may be the one that decides his playing fate, as he's in the midst of a collusion grievance against the NFL, according to UPI.com. However the process plays out, Kaepernick's prospects in the NFL seem to be hanging on by a thread.

Colin Kaepernick
QB FA
3 years ago6 Comments

Ravens coach John Harbaugh relayed Thursday that he's been in contact with Kaepernick, who remains a free agent, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

The report suggests that there is some interest in the QB joining the team, a potential outcome made relevant with Thursday's news that starter Joe Flacco is dealing with a back injury. While Flacco's issue isn't expected to linger, Kaepernick would represent an upgrade over current No. 2 QB, Ryan Mallett.

Colin Kaepernick
QB FA
3 years ago

Kaepernick will be visiting the Seahawks on Wednesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kaepernick is a realistic candidate to potentially join the backup competition in Seattle behind starter Russell Wilson. If they are able to eventually work out a contract, Kaepernick would be the Seahawks' most-experienced No. 2 option at quarterback by far. Trevone Boykin has attempted just 18 passes during his rookie year in 2016, but off-the-field issues have plagued the TCU product throughout the offseason. Jake Heaps is next in line, but he's never played a down in the NFL after losing the back-up battle against Boykin last season.

Colin Kaepernick
QB FA
3 years ago

Kaepernick still hopes to find an opportunity to compete for a starting job, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kaepernick seemingly understands he'll have to settle for a salary well below the $14.5 million he walked away from in San Francisco, but he does still hope to get paid like a low-end starter of high-end backup -- which may be wishful thinking at this point. There really isn't an obvious fit, but Cleveland, Houston and Denver could all be options, depending on what happens with Tony Romo and the upcoming NFL Draft. It won't be surprising if Kaepernick remains unsigned into May or June.

Colin Kaepernick
QB FA
3 years ago10 Comments

49ers general manager John Lynch acknowledged that the team is unlikely to re-sign Kaepernick, who recently opted out of the final year of his contract, The San Jose Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kaepernick's decision to opt out was seemingly made for non-financial reasons, as he walked away from $14.5 million without any assurance of finding a similar deal. A return to San Francisco at a lower price was initially considered possible, but it seems highly unlikely now that the team has added Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley. Kaepernick put up decent numbers for a woeful 49ers squad last season, but his injury history, social activism and track record of inconsistent performance are all factors that may dissuade teams from taking a shot on the 29-year-old. He should still eventually be able to find work as a backup -- or even a chance to compete for a starting job -- assuming he's willing to settle for a much smaller salary than he's grown accustomed to.

Colin Kaepernick
QB FA
3 years ago

Kaepernick announced Wednesday that he would opt out of the final season of his contract with the 49ers, ESPN.com's Nick Wagoner reports.

EDGE Analysis

In what was a widely-anticipated decision, Kaepernick will become a free agent for the first time in his career, affording the 49ers approximately $14.5 million in cap room in the process. After spending a good portion of 2015 in a backup role behind Blaine Gabbert, Kaepernick made 11 starts in 2016 and was quite productive from a statistical standpoint, posting a 90.7 passer rating and a 16:4 touchdown-to-interception ratio while also contributing 468 yards on the ground. It's unclear if other teams around the league view Kaepernick, who went only 1-10 as a starter last season, as a viable No. 1 quarterback, but now that he's a free agent, his acquisition cost would likely be lower than some of the other veteran signal callers who are expected to be available via trade.