Ravens coach, GM open to Colin Kaepernick; owners resistant

Baltimore Ravens conduct manager John Harbaugh and ubiquitous manager Ozzie Newsome support a signing of free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick, though they have met insurgency from owners Steve Bisciotti, sources tell ESPN’s Dianna Russini.


Sources contend during slightest one other NFL group has wanted to supplement Kaepernick to a roster, though a pierce was blocked by a team’s owner.

Newsome pronounced in a matter Wednesday afternoon that Bisciotti hasn’t pushed behind on a intensity agreement for Kaepernick.

“We are going by a process, and we have not done a decision,” a matter said. “Steve Bisciotti has not told us we can't pointer Colin Kaepernick, nor has he blocked a move. Whoever is creation those claims is wrong.”

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Kaepernick’s name came adult final week after Harbaugh pronounced starting quarterback Joe Flacco would skip a week with a behind injury. Backup Ryan Mallett has struggled while stuffing in with a first-team offense, throwing during slightest 5 interceptions during one practice.

On Sunday, Bisciotti pronounced a group was still weighing possibly to pointer Kaepernick, who drew inhabitant courtesy final deteriorate when he knelt during a inhabitant anthem before games to criticism amicable injustice. Sources have told ESPN that Kaepernick will not do that in 2017.

Kaepernick, 29, has been a giveaway representative given Mar 1, when he opted out of his agreement with a San Francisco 49ers.

“I do not have an refurbish on Colin Kaepernick,” Harbaugh pronounced Wednesday. “I’ll support that this way: There are other positions that we’re looking during too, and we don’t have any updates on those either. we consider they’re all in a same category.”

The Ravens have pronounced they’ve oral with Kaepernick and discussed a probability of adding him with stream and former players — including Ray Lewis — as good as fans and sponsors. Lewis offering recommendation to Kaepernick on Tuesday in a video posted to his Twitter account, suggesting that Kaepernick be reduction outspoken about his amicable activism.

Said Bisciotti on Sunday: “We do wish to win games, and I’m not certain [Kaepernick] is going to assistance us do that. We’re monitoring Joe. We’ve talked to Joe about it. We’re monitoring Mallett and gripping a doorway open. We’ve talked about RG3 [Robert Griffin III] and bringing him in for a workout.”

ESPN’s Jamison Hensley reported late Sunday that Griffin was “no longer in play” for a Ravens.

The Ravens sealed journeyman quarterback Josh Woodrum on Monday and waived David Olson. Those moves were not approaching to obviate a Ravens from adding Kaepernick.

The Ravens also are meddlesome in bringing in quarterback Aaron Murray, sources tell Russini.

Information from ESPN’s Jamison Hensley was used in this report.


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