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Kaepernick's girlfriend refutes report three teams inquired about QB

Kaepernick's girlfriend refutes report three teams inquired about QB

Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is still looking for a team to sign him after free agency began in March. 

Sociologist Harry Edwards, who is a consultant with the 49ers, told USA Today three teams have contacted him about the free agent quarterback. Edwards has ties with Kaepernick in the past and the article refers to him as an adviser. 

"They’ve asked, ‘Can he play? Does he want to play?'" Edwards said to USA Today. "The last question I can’t answer. The first question, absolutely. If Kaep makes up his mind, he wouldn’t only go in and make a team, he’d put pressure on somebody to start."

Kaepernick's girlfriend Nessa Diab quickly went to Twitter Thursday and shot down the report. Diab tweeted, "What supposed 'three' teams? If this was really from his 'adviser' Colin would of known about it." 

Edwards believes many teams are refusing to sign Kaepernick because of his protest of the national anthem to bring social justice issues to light last season. 

"I don’t think there’s any question that there are some owners who wouldn’t have him in the league, much less on their team," Edwards said. "But I fully expect one (team to sign him), because it’s in the best interest of the league to have him on a team.

"You can’t have a league that’s approaching 80 percent black, and then say it you stand up and say anything relevant to these issues – especially in the age of (President) Trump – this is what happens to you.

"You can’t do that. You can’t just up and right off black protests as if this were 1950."

Blaine Gabbert, who Kaepernick replaced as the 49ers' starting quarterback once he was healthy last season, is reportedly signing a one-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals. Gabbert played in six games in 2016 for the 49ers and totaled 925 yards through the air and five touchdowns with six interceptions. He finished the year with a 56.9 completion percentage. 

Kaepernick completed 59.2 percent of his passes last season for 2,241 yards over 12 games. He also tossed 16 touchdowns to four interceptions and added two more scores on the ground. 

49ers CEO Jed York responds to Trump's 'callous and offensive comments'

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49ers CEO Jed York responds to Trump's 'callous and offensive comments'

San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York responded emphatically to the comments of President Donald Trump's views of those who take a knee in NFL games during the national anthem. 

Speaking in Huntsville, AL, on Friday, Trump told a group of his supporters during a campaign rally, "wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when someone disrespects our flag to say, 'get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out. He's fired. He's fired."

Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was the first to sit and then kneel during the national anthem as a protest against social injustices last season. As he did last season, 49ers safety Eric Reid has continued to take a knee during the 2017 season.

York was the third representative of an NFL team to speak out against Trump's actions. Since then, the Packers and Falcons have issued a statements. 

Colin Kaepernick's mom responds to Trump's 'son of a b----' remark

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Colin Kaepernick's mom responds to Trump's 'son of a b----' remark

In front of a raucus crowd at a rally in Alabama on Friday night, President Trump had pointed words for NFL players that are kneeling and protesting during the National Anthem.

“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, you’d say, ’Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired,” Trump said.

Colin Kaepernick, who kneeled before every 49ers game last season, has yet to respond to those comments. But his mom, Teresa, made her thoughts clear on Twitter Friday night.

"Guess that makes me a proud bitch!" Teresa said in response to a journalist tweeting an article with Trump's comments.