The Seahawks have postponed a scheduled workout with Colin Kaepernick, but the door is not closed on the polarizing quarterback, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets. Seahawks brass, including GM John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll, want Kaepernick to consider how he wants to proceed on his social justice initiatives – not just the anthem protests – before getting together at a later date when his plans are formed. Overall, as Rapoport notes, the Seahawks have been on board with players speaking out for what they believe.
Here’s more from Seattle:
- The Seahawks are still sorting out their backup quarterback situation and have not made any decisions about who they want to bring in to support starter Russell Wilson, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com writes. Kaepernick is expected to be among those considered, but there will be other QBs in the mix, Schefter hears.
- The Seahawks are hosting Stanford safety Justin Reid on a visit, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter). Within the tweet, Rapoport writes notes that the Seahawks briefly considered his older brother, Eric Reid, earlier this offseason. Reid continues to search for work and he believes that his participation in protests during the anthem are keeping him from landing a deal. The Seahawks, for now, seem set at safety with Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor. However, there’s still a small possibility that Thomas will be traded and Chancellor’s 2017 neck injury could be an issue moving forward. Meanwhile, some project that the younger Reid could be a first or second round pick in this year’s draft, but he is not ranked in the top 50 by NFL.com’s Daniel Jeremiah. He’d probably be a reach at No. 18 overall, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see Seattle move down in order to obtain more picks.