As reported by Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report, free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick has filed a grievance against the NFL Owners claiming they have colluded to keep him out of the league. Kaepernick has hired high-profile attorney Mark Geragos and is preparing to release a statement about his grievance soon, added Freeman.
Kaepernick, who opted out of the remainder of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in the off-season, has seen little interest, if any, from teams around the league. Despite numbers that suggest he could make a significant improvement to many teams quarterback situation, he has been consistently passed over for jobs and was never even given a chance to compete at a training camp. This has caused some to suggest he's being blackballed for his national anthem protests during the 2016 season.
Kaepernick appeared in 12 games for 49ers in 2016, throwing for 2,241 yards with 16 touchdowns to four interceptions. His 90.7 passer rating ranked 17th in the league, ahead of 10 quarterbacks who were starters going into the 2017 season.