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Amending a earlier stance on the controversial situation, the place he instructed in June that Kaepernick’s nationwide anthem protests have been merely a “minor” purpose for his prolonged free-agent stint, the Seattle Seahawks large receiver just lately referred to as out the NFL and its group house owners.
“My unique place was I assumed that the state of affairs final yr with him taking a knee did not have something to do with it,” Baldwin informed Shiel Kapadia of ESPN. “After viewing what is going on on, I’ve received to take that again. I undoubtedly assume that the league, the house owners try to ship a message of, ‘Keep in between the strains.’ It is irritating since you need to have guys who’re prepared to talk out about issues that they consider in, whether or not you agree with it or not. However I feel that is undoubtedly enjoying a task now extra so than I assumed it was going to.”
Baldwin’s Seahawks are the one group to have introduced Kaepernick in for a go to in the course of the a number of months since he opted out of his contract with the division-rival San Francisco 49ers. The obvious curiosity seemingly indicated a robust risk that he’d be introduced in because the backup to Russell Wilson, thus fixing a transparent place of want looking forward to 2017.
Seattle would choose towards making the transfer, although, as an alternative choosing up journeyman quarterback Austin Davis.
“When you take a step again and also you take a look at the general image, there’s a number of groups on this league that would use a quarterback of Colin Kaepernick’s potential,” Baldwin stated. “And why he does not have a job, it is very telling to me. He is a really succesful participant. There’s a number of groups on the market that want quarterbacks – whether or not they’re a beginning quarterback or a backup-caliber quarterback. The truth that he hasn’t been introduced into camp but is questionable.”
Kaepernick was one of many few brilliant spots for an in any other case anemic San Francisco offense final yr. After working his method again from a collection of offseason surgical procedures, he’d go on to throw for two,241 yards, sixteen touchdowns, and a mere 4 interceptions throughout eleven begins.