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Reports incorrect that Kaepernick will stand for national anthem

The current free agent is looking to make his way back into the league.
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick is willing to stand for the national anthem should he return to the NFL. [Photo: Getty Images]

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has told CBS on Sunday that he will stand for the national anthem if given another opportunity to play in the NFL (h/t the Associated Press). 

However, those reports were incorrect as the AP noted that the CBS report did not discuss what he would do for the anthem.

The 29-year-old has been without a team since his contract expired with the 49ers as he made more headlines off the field than on it. 

Protesting the treatment of people of color by the police, Kaepernick began kneeling for the national anthem last season, a display that was met with both support and vitriol from the NFL community. 


His inability to catch on anywhere else in the league has been speculated to have been because of either his protest or his sudden dip in production. 

Once a quarterback that led the 49ers to an NFC title and a Super Bowl XLVII berth, Kaepernick was benched in 2016 for Blaine Gabbert after accruing a 1-10 record and 55.2 QBR under center. 

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. 

But Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported on Sunday morning that Kaepernick has in fact been training to make a comeback and that his representation is speaking with teams around the league.


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