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Pete Carroll: Seahawks looking at Kaepernick, Griffin for backup QB

Pete Carroll: Seahawks looking at Kaepernick, Griffin for backup QB

Russell Wilson is the Seahawks' starting quarterback.

Will Colin Kaepernick be his backup in 2017?

Seattle head coach Pete Carroll was asked if players like Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III are on the Seahawks' radar.

"We're looking at everybody. We really are," Carroll said on ESPN's Brock and Salt show. "We've been tracking everything that's going on, and we've got cap and roster issues and stuff like that that we're still trying to manage properly.

"But quite frankly, yes, we are looking at all those guys."

Griffin entered the league as the No. 2 overall pick in 2012, and was named AP Offensive Rookie of the Year.

Last year, he started five games for the Browns.

Kaepernick opted out of his contract with the 49ers and is currently a free agent.

Dolphins players wear shirts supporting Kaepernick during pregame warmups

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Dolphins players wear shirts supporting Kaepernick during pregame warmups

East Rutherford, NJ -- A handful of Miami Dolphins players are wearing black T-shirts supporting free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick during pregame warm-ups.

The shirts have "#IMWITHKAP" written in bold white lettering on the front.

Kaepernick was the first athlete to refuse to stand during the national anthem as a protest. This season, no team has signed him, and some supporters believe NFL owners are avoiding him because of the controversy.

Among the players sporting the shirts before their game against the New York Jets are wide receiver Kenny Stills, running back Jay Ajayi and offensive linemen Laremy Tunsil and Ja'Wuan James. Stills, also a team captain, posted a photo on Twitter of himself wearing the shirt, along with the post: "In case you didn't know!"

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.