Did Colin Kaepernick Say He Will Stand for National Anthem if Signed?

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While the NFL's anthem protests have picked up steam in recent weeks, Colin Kaepernick has remained quiet and out of public sight.

Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, began kneeling during the national anthem in the 2016 preseason as a way to protest racial injustice and police brutality.

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Earlier on Sunday, CBS' Jason La Canfora said on CBS' NFL pregame show that Kaepernick would stand for the national anthem. "He's going to donate all his jersey sales". But even if they didn't, perhaps La Canfora was just repeating the story from ESPN's Adam Schefter in March.

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If Lewerke rolls out and his teammates can keep defensive ends and outside linebackers on the inside, he may have room to run. If they hope to do that they'll have to ride quarterback John O'Korn who took over for Wilton Speight in the win over Purdue.

While there have been opportunities for Kaepernick to catch on with teams who have run into unexpected quarterback issues, other options who at times have been less qualified have been chosen over him.

With the news that he plans to stand for the American national anthem, that return could be sooner rather than later.

The bottom line is that despite not playing in the NFL this season, Kaepernick's protests have influenced a number of players and teams as the movement amplified after President Donald Trump blasted those in the league who took a knee. "When there's significant change and I feel like [the American] flag represents what it's supposed to represent, this country is representing people the way that it's supposed to, I'll stand". It wasn't an interview, per se; as one source with knowledge of the situation explained it to PFT, it was a chance meeting involving Kaepernick, La Canfora, and a mutual friend. "Colin and I didn't discuss".