Colin Kaepernick’s chances of being signed by a NFL team before the regular season begins grow slimmer by the day.
Kaepernick’s status has prompted growing outrage around the country and now civil rights groups are planning a rally for the quarterback in front of NFL headquarters on August 23. Filmmaker Spike Lee promoted the rally on Twitter Tuesday morning.
— Spike Lee (@SpikeLee) August 8, 2017
Lee said he’s didn’t organize or plan the rally, but he has long been a critic of Kaepernick being unsigned. Lee and many others accuse NFL owners of blackballing Kaepernick because of his refusal to stand during the national anthem during the 2016 season. Kaepernick has said he was protesting the police brutality and racial injustice for people of color.
Kaepernick remains unsigned while other less-talented quarterbacks have been signed going into the 2017 season. The Seattle Seahawks and Baltimore Ravens are the only teams that have had publicly announced they have contacted Kaepernick during the offseason and training camp. The Seahawks opted to sign Austin Davis and the Ravens seem less and less likely to sign him at this point.
Week 1 of the league’s preseason schedule begins Wednesday, and it appears as if Kaepernick won’t be contacted unless a starting quarterback suffers a significant injury.