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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Report: Titans snub led to Colin Kaepernick collusion claim

Colin Kaepernick

The Tennessee Titans’ refusal to even consider quarterback Colin Kaepernick was ultimately the motivating factor behind his collusion claim, according to a report.

Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk reported Sunday that, in Kaepernick’s eyes, the Titans declining to even work him out was the key moment that led him to file a collusion claim against the NFL. The Titans needed a quarterback after Marcus Mariota was hit with a hamstring injury, and Kaepernick, despite his mobility and experience, didn’t even get a look.

The Titans instead signed Brandon Weeden as their stopgap quarterback, with coach Mike Mularkey claiming that Kaepernick was simply not familiar enough with the team’s offense. Weeden has no connection to Mularkey or Titans offensive coordinator Terry Robiskie, but was considered any more familiar than Kaepernick was, with the argument being that Mularkey’s offense is similar enough to the one Weeden played in under Scott Linehan in Dallas a few years back.

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