By Evan Bleier / November 16, 2018

Patriots Owner on Kaepernick: “I Would Very Much Like to See Him in the League”

Robert Kraft was asked about rumors Kaepernick would be in New England to back up Tom Brady.

ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 29:   Owner Robert Kraft of the New England Patriots walks on the field before the game against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field on October 29, 2018 in Orchard Park, New York.  (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 29: Owner Robert Kraft of the New England Patriots walks on the field before the game against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field on October 29, 2018 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

In a profile of NFL Players Association president Eric Winston, The New York Times examines a number of labor issues that are plaguing players and pro football.

One of them, of course, is the ongoing absence of Colin Kaepernick from the NFL gridiron.

The former 49er and infamous national anthem protester has remained jobless since becoming a free agent and is currently suing the NFL and owners in the league for collusion.

One of those owners, Robert Kraft of the New England Patriots, was asked about the situation in the NYT piece, in part because his team was linked with Kaepernick earlier this year.

While Kraft didn’t reveal much about the Kaepernick issue, he did say: “I would very much like to see him in the league.”

Kraft would also neither confirm nor deny that New England had looked into signing Kaepernick to back up quarterback Tom Brady. 

When asked about the rumor and if it was untrue, Kraft paused for three seconds and then said: “I’m done talking about it.”

Neither Kaepernick nor his lawyer Mark Geragos would respond to request for comment when approached by The Times

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