Colin Kaepernick, who has been out of an NFL job this season, might be signed by a team in the next ten days, his attorney claimed.
“I think within the next 10 days somebody will sign him,” attorney Mark Geragos told the Adam Carolla Show.
“I think somebody’s gonna sign him. I think the NFL has to come to their senses, and realize every day that goes by just proves the collusion case even more.”
Kaepernick played his entire football career for the San Francisco 49ers. On Oct. 15, he filed a lawsuit alleging that NFL owners colluded to keep him out of the league due to his controversial protest during the playing of the national anthem, starting last season.
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Kaepernick said that his kneeling during the national anthem was protesting against police brutality and racism, but critics say that it’s disrespectful to the American flag, law enforcement, the military, and the United States itself.
After he became a free agent by opting out of his contract, Kaepernick has issued few public comments. In September, he told Shaun King of The Intercept that he’s “ready right now” to play in the NFL and his desire to play has “never stopped.”
Last season, he threw 16 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. But in December 2016, he was benched in favor of Blaine Gabbert, who is now a backup quarterback for the Arizona Cardinal. Gabbert began the 2016 season as the starter and played six games before he was benched for Kaepernick.
NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart, meanwhile, said the league would agree to have Kaepernick at a players coalition meeting to discuss issues, but that the league isn’t responsible for inviting him, he told USA Today.
“That is fine with us,” Lockhart said on Monday. “We welcome his participation, but again, that is an issue for the players to determine.”