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Seattle Seahawks Considering Colin Kaepernick As Backup

16 May, 2017, 10:18 | Author: Glenda Knight
  • Seattle Seahawks are interested in Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III

The coach made the comments during an interview on 710 ESPN Seattle Monday morning.

"We're looking at everybody". "We're looking to keep it competitive there, too". Ironically, Kaepernick has not fared well against Seattle during his career, leading the 49ers to just one win in seven games. Griffin spent most of the 2016 season out with a shoulder injury but did return in time to help Cleveland to its only victory.

This offseason, cornerback Richard Sherman and Bennett said they thought Kaepernick was being blackballed by National Football League teams.

Kaepernick's decision not to stand for the national anthem became the NFL's biggest storyline previous year.

Seattle Seahawks rookie defensive lineman Malik McDowell will play some defensive end, head coach Pete Carroll said.

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"It's hard to see because he's played at such a high level, and you see guys, quarterbacks, who have never played at a high level being signed by teams".

"There was a year Matt Schaub had a pretty rough year and got signed the next year", Sherman said. But you see quarterbacks, there was a year Matt Schaub had a pretty rough year and got signed the next year. "If you're seen as a distraction off the field, for whatever reason, you better have a lot of talent going for you".

Both players' relative similarities to Wilson, without the proven passing acumen the Seahawks starter's developed, make them logical options for Seattle. The only thing standing in his way from landing the backup quarterback job with the Seahawks is underrated free agent Trevone Boykin.

That list includes the man Kaepernick replaced last season with San Francisco, Blaine Gabbert, who signed last week with the Arizona Cardinals.

Boykin was arrested earlier this offseason on misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana and public intoxication after a auto crash in Dallas.

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