Seahawks Rumors: Kaepernick, Reid, Carroll

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.

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  1. Seahawks have been on board with players speaking out for what they believe.

    Which owner hasn’t? Prior to games in front of paying customers on the owners time is different then on a Wednesday afternoon in the offseason. I’m sure all owners are ok with players right to free speech….. just not on their time…. the premise of the discussion is getting skewed and the media is helping the social justice warriors.

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        • 700Level

          No, it isn’t, not when you’re doing it at your job on your employer’s time. The First Amendment doesn’t apply at your job. You want to kneel for the anthem or burn an American flag at a public park then you are protected by the Constitution; do at your office and your boss can fire you.

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          • bowserhound

            Since when do employers have to right to make you stand for a song about a country that has ZERO to do with football?

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            • Polish Hammer

              36 U.S. Code § 301 – National anthem

              (a)Designation.—
              The composition consisting of the words and music known as the Star-Spangled Banner is the national anthem.
              (b)Conduct During Playing.—During a rendition of the national anthem—
              (1) when the flag is displayed—
              (A) individuals in uniform should give the military salute at the first note of the anthem and maintain that position until the last note;
              (B) members of the Armed Forces and veterans who are present but not in uniform may render the military salute in the manner provided for individuals in uniform; and
              (C) all other persons present should face the flag and stand at attention with their right hand over the heart, and men not in uniform, if applicable, should remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart; and
              (2) when the flag is not displayed, all present should face toward the music and act in the same manner they would if the flag were displayed.

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          • ripperlv

            Well said. How sad is it that young people can be influenced into disrespecting the flag, and they believe the are helping social injustice.

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            • 49ergirl

              It’s sad you don’t realize these players are actually making people aware of social injustices. It’s sad that you don’t understand that them kneeling is not about “the flag.”

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  2. slpdajab55

    Just shut up , salute the flag and be honored to play in the NFL. If not , go away , far far away.

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    • Seattlehof24

      “Saluting the flag” isn’t a prerequisite to being an American citizen.

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      • slpdajab55

        If you live in America then show respect for the flag of the country you choose to live in. If not , then go away, far far away to what ever country you do respect. You won’t find one that doesn’t have issues. It’s exhausting listening to all this righteous BS. The people that fought for the flag have made it possible for us to have sports in our lives and enjoyment of any kind.

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          • crosseyedlemon

            They might be the only one’s who can blow up a season as effectively as the Browns.

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        • Seattlehof24

          slpdajab55, you are welcome to your opinion. It’s very incorrect, but you’re welcome to it.

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  3. I’m hoping the lions can find a way to get Justin Reid without taking him at 20. Whoever drafts that kid will be very happy.

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    • crosseyedlemon

      Sounds like something Ron Jeremy would have on one of his T-shirts….lol.

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  4. dust44

    I honestly think Manziel would b a solid backup option. He has a similar style to Russ and similar sized. If he can keep his sh*t together he would b a great back up for Russ

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