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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Report: Colin Kaepernick does not want to play in CFL despite interest

Colin Kaepernick

If Colin Kaepernick wants to continue his professional football career outside of the NFL, he would have no problem finding work in the Canadian Football League. However, the quarterback is reportedly not interested in going that route.

A source close to Kaepernick told Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk that the free agent is not considering a career in the CFL at this time. The Montreal Alouettes confirmed that they reached out to Kaepernick’s agent but never got a reply.

“There’s been no conversation about Colin coming here,” Alouettes general manager and interim head coach Kavis Reed said, according to the CFL’s website. “It was just to let them know we had his rights and if there was anything they were interested in to get back to us. There’s been no call back from his agent … that’s where it stands.”

Reed also praised Kaepernick for being a “very good player” in an interview with the Montreal Gazette.

“To me, he’s a very good player,” he said. “Take all the movement stuff aside. He’s a young man that we feel has a very good football IQ. He has taken a team to a championship level. The talent’s there. As a GM, you have to look at the talent. It’s incumbent on us to explore it.”

Unlike another quarterback who was stonewalled by the CFL for the time being, Kaepernick is still not ready to accept that his NFL days are over. The 29-year-old will likely still need an injury for an NFL team to give him a shot.

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