Pete Carroll open to Seahawks signing Colin Kaepernick: 'There may be a place for him'

The Seattle Seahawks had a workout scheduled with Colin Kaepernick in early April, but reportedly canceled it after the free-agent quarterback declined to ensure that he would not kneel during the national anthem.

Seattle then signed 25-year-old quarterback Stephen Morris, who has never thrown a regular-season NFL pass. The Seahawks were in need of a backup after cutting Trevone Boykin, who was accused of a vicious assault that left his girlfriend hospitalized for three days with her jaw wired shut.

On Monday, Seattle head coach Pete Carroll kept the door open on signing Kaepernick, telling the Seattle Times “there may be a place for him.”

Kaepernick has not played since 2016, when his social justice protests during the national anthem became a flashpoint for teams, fans and even President Donald Trump. Kaepernick has filed a grievance against the NFL, claiming that teams have colluded to keep him off rosters despite his ability to play at an NFL level.

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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft will be deposed as part of the grievance. 

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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones will be deposed as part of the grievance. 

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Houston Texans owner Bob McNair will be deposed as part of the grievance. 

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Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen will be deposed as part of the grievance. 

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San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York will be deposed as part of the grievance. 

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will be deposed as part of the grievance. 

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President Donald Trump is named in the collusion grievance. 

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Seattle has been thought a likely landing spot for Kaepernick if he does get another NFL job. The team has fostered a progressive culture open to players vocal on social justice issues like Michael Bennett and Richard Sherman.

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