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Former 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick ‘wants to play’ in the NFL


Colin Kaepernick hasn’t played in an NFL game in over five years. The controversial former San Francisco 49ers quarterback turned civil rights activist is reportedly still looking to make a comeback to the league he spent six seasons playing in.

On Thursday afternoon, the 34-year-old took to Twitter to give a brief insight into a recent workout. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Kaepernick is looking forward to getting back on the court.

The former University of Nevada star was selected by the Niners in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft and his rushing ability took the league by storm early in his career. Kaepernick took over as San Francisco’s starting quarterback midway through the 2012 campaign and led the team to Super Bowl XLVII, where they lost to the Baltimore Ravens.

Kaepernick started and played in all 16 games for the 49ers in 2013 and 2014, but injuries and on-court struggles curtailed playing time in his final two NFL seasons. Heading into the 2017 offseason, the Milwaukee, Wis. native opted out of his contract with San Francisco and became a free agent.

While unsigned over the summer, there were allegations that he was blackballed due to his on-field political statements, including kneeling during the national anthem for several games to protest the police brutality and racial inequality. In October 2017, Kaepernick filed a grievance against the league, accusing the league owners of colluding to keep him out of the NFL.

He has had several training sessions with different teams since his last match on January 1, 2017, but is yet to sign a contract.




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