QB Colin Kaepernick still on the Alouettes neg list

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick remains on the Montreal Alouettes negotiation list.

Kaepernick was added to the list in September and was previously on the Ticats list of 45 protected players.

Kaepernick has been in the news this week after it was announced that he had signed a multiyear agreement to make him one of the faces of Nike’s 30th anniversary “Just Do It” campaign. The first ad, narrated by Kaepernick and released Wednesday, highlights superstar athletes LeBron James, Serena Williams and others and touches on the controversy of NFL players protesting racial inequality, police brutality and other issues by demonstrating during the national anthem.

It’s scheduled to air during the NFL season opener Thursday night.

The 30-year-old has played six seasons in the NFL but made headlines as the first player to kneel during the anthem, a form of non-violent protest that has been adopted in various forms by athletes across North America, including the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Kaepernick has been a free agent since opting out of his contract with the 49ers in March 2017, leading to speculation that he has been blackballed by the league.

Kaepernick has thrown for 12,271 yards and 72 touchdowns with 30 interceptions and 2,300 rushing yards (6.1 yards per ) and 13 touchdowns since San Francisco selected him in the 2011 NFL draft.

It’s been reported by multiple outlets, including 3Down and Pro Football Talk, that Kaepernick is not interested in playing in the CFL though Montreal general manager Kavis Reed has been in contact with the quarterback’s camp. From a monetary standpoint, there’s no need for Kaepernick to play football as he has earned more than $24 million during his NFL career.

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