Recently, free agent QB Johnny Manziel worked out for 13 teams in San Diego. The 25-year old quarterback is looking for another chance after flaming out in his first go around in the NFL.
Another guy looking for a second chance in the NFL is free agent QB Colin Kaepernick. The 30-year-old free agent quarterback is currently out of the league mainly because he refused to stand for the National Anthem.
Today, Manziel came to the defense of Kaepernick via Twitter.
Take a look:
Former Packers TE Jermichael Finley has interesting take on players kneeling during the national anthem in the NFL. This past weekend, we saw Seahawks DE Michael Bennett and Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch kneel during the national anthem. Last season, we saw free agent QB Colin Kaepernick and others kneel during the anthem.
Finley is not convinced that it’s real. He feels Kaepernick, Bennett, and Lynch are kneeling for other reasons.
Here is what he told TMZ Sports:
“I think it’s more marketing. It’s not really in their heart that they really want to do that. Once again, I think it’s selfish reasons, I really do,” Finley said.
Finley explains why the players are being selfish:
“It’s the NFL and guys do have a platform for positive reasons. As you can see, Kaepernick can’t find a job for that reason,” Finley said. “I think go out and play football and do what you’re supposed to do. And not worry about the worldly things that’s going on.”
Like Michael Vick, Finley wants Kaepernick to do something with his hair:
“He’s wearing an afro puff. Come on man, cut that off your head, or braid it up or something. I just think being in the game and all the things I did. It was a marketing tool. I was on this platform where I could use my name, my face, to get out there,” Finley said. “Then, when hot topics come across, I want to jump on it. It’s a marketing tool; it’s going to keep you relevant, it’s going to keep you hot.”
Furthermore, Finley thinks that athletes should get with politicians to make change.
Very interesting take. You agree with Finley?
Yesterday, at a fan forum in Baltimore, Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said the team has spoken to former Ravens star Ray Lewis about the possibility of signing free agent QB Colin Kaepernick.
The 29-year-old quarterback is said to be interested in joining the team.
Today, on FS1’s Undisputed, former Ravens stars Ray Lewis and Shannon Sharpe discussed the possibility of Kaepernick to Baltimore. Lewis does not really give a direct answer on Kaepernick, but it’s a good debate.
Take a listen:
Free agent QB Colin Kaepernick to the Ravens looks like it still could be a possibility. According to the Baltimore Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec, team president Dick Cass has had “direct discussions” with Kaepernick, and the 29-year-old quarterback is interested in joining the team.
The Ravens brought in Arena League QB David Olson after Ravens QB Joe Flacco went down with a back injury. Currently, Ryan Mallett is Flacco’s backup. The team may also bring in free agent QB Robert Griffin III for a workout, according to Zrebiec.
Should be interesting to see what the Ravens decide to do with their quarterback situation.
Broncos LB Brandon Marshall has been a huge supporter of Colin Kaepernick.
Marshall and Kaepernick have known each other for years. They were college teammates at Nevada, and they are fraternity brothers as well.
Marshall, who took a knee during the national anthem last season, was disappointed in Michael Vick’s comments about Kaepernick’s hair.
Marshall told TMZ Sports his reaction to VIck’s comments:
“The black community, we grew up loving Michael Vick. He was transcendent to the quarterback position. How he ran with the ball. He was just this hot, dynamic player. And off the field, he was this hip-hop guy as well. If you didn’t like sports, you would see Mike Vick. If you did like sports, and if you did like hip-hop, you would see how he kind of crossed over. And it was amazing. I’m like ‘yo this dude is it.’ For him to say all that, and I understand he went through what he went through, but he should never have thought that way. Those words should have never came out of his mouth from a black man to another black man, it was just crazy,” said Marshall.
I believe Vick was coming from a good place. All Vick was trying to do was help Kaepernick. Unfortunately, Kap’s hair has nothing to do with him securing a spot on a NFL roster.
Do you agree with Marshall? Comment below!
The past few days have not been good for former NFL QB Mike Vick. The former QB was criticized by many for his comments about free agent QB Colin Kaepernick. Vick told FS1’s Speak for Yourself that he believes Kaepernick should cut his hair in order to improve his chances of being signed by another NFL team.
If you missed it, here were Vick’s comments on Kaepernick:
Today, Vick went on the Dan Patrick Show to clarify his comments.
Take a listen:
In fairness to Vick, I do not believe he meant any harm. At the end of the day, Kaepernick belongs in the NFL.