Seahawks sign Stephen Morris, officially bypass Colin Kaepernick

Carrie Guzman
April 13, 2018

The former 49ers quarterback was invited to work out in Seattle, but the team chose to hold off on the visit when Kaepernick would not promise to stop kneeling during the national anthem, per multiple reports.

Morris also spent time with the Philadelphia Eagles, Indianapolis Colts, and the Washington Redskins in 2018 before they waived him.

According to Adam Schefter, Kaepernick's workout with the Seahawks, scheduled for Monday, was postponed when Kaepernick declined to stop kneeling for the national anthem next season.

No NFL team has worked out Kaepernick since he became a free agent after the 2016 season.

However, Morris' arrival most likely won't prevent the Seahawks from taking a look at Kaepernick or other quarterbacks in the very near future.

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The NFL then suspended Burfict the first three games of 2017 for an illegal hit he made on a Chiefs player in a preseason game. Burfict's claim was the concussion he suffered from the hit forced him to take a medication that caused the positive test.

The move comes just days after the Seahawks reportedly postponed a visit with former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Kaepernick met with NFL attorneys in NY for his deposition regarding a grievance against the league's owners allegedly colluding to keep him from playing.

The source said the Seahawks wanted to know that Kaepernick wouldn't kneel this season, and he was unwilling to give that assurance to them.

The Seahawks are in the market for a No. 2 quarterback behind starter Russell Wilson.

He is already moving forward with a lawsuit regarding alleged attempts to conspire to keep him out of the National Football League after continually being overlooked by teams who have signed lesser quarterbacks instead of a player who took the 49ers to the Super Bowl.

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