Colin Kaepernick receives surprising quarterback offer
Recent talk has centered on former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Earlier this week, rapper J.Cole revealed the letter Kaepernick wrote to New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas, lobbying Douglas for a practice squad position.
The Jets signed Trevor Siemian instead of Kaepernick. Another professional team has shown interest in Kaepernick.
TSN's Farhan Lalji reported Thursday that the B.C. Lions have added Kaepernick
Signing a player on a negotiating list doesn't guarantee anything. On the CFL's unique negotiation list, each of the nine teams can add 45 players.
The majority of the players do not have a contract with the team or will ever play in the CFL. The player must either sign with the neg-listed team or convince them to trade their rights to a different team if they join the CFL.
As with Terrell Owens in 2018, players on that list can invoke a 10-day clause that forces the CFL team to make them an offer or release them.
Kaepernick has been on CFL negotiation lists without a deal. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats negotiated with Kaepernick from March to September 2017, despite his representation indicating he had no CFL interest.
After adding Kaepernick in September, the Montreal Alouettes tried to contact his agency but failed. Justin Dunk of 3 Down Nation revealed in August 2020 that the Ticats were negotiating with Kaepernick again.