"I think it's the perception of his talents", said Dungy. "I think everybody sees him maybe as a backup".
Colin Kaepernick made history and headlines while courting controversy last season, for his protest involving kneeling during the National Anthem. This week, though, Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll said he is considering him and Robert Griffin III as candidates to back up Russell Wilson. Jenkins did it for one game, Foster did it until retiring in October, and Stills and Thomas did it the whole season.
"I'm just debating on how or what I should do", Avril told ESPN.
While Miami owner Stephen Ross was fully supportive of his four players who protested past year, there's likely no opportunity with the team for Kaepernick.
Stills, who won the Dolphins' Nat Moore Community Service Award for his charitable work last season, said being at events such as Friday's golf tournament, which benefits City Year Miami, has always been a priority. Obviously, I'm a supporter of his.
While Kaepernick has enough raw ability to play in the National Football League, there's nothing about his performance past year that portends greatness, and if he won't achieve greatness, then how could he ever make the grief of having him on your roster worth it? "I think he should be on a team".
"It was something that was important to me, especially after we took a knee, that I was out in the community", he said.
Smith asked of Bennett "what in the hell has happened to you" to praise Kaepernick and said that the real praise should be heaped on civil rights leaders of the past who helped African Americans get registered to vote in the South.
Her letter to Allen came only two days after she called him out by name at a press conference saying, "Vulcan and Allen are key players in the private development process that is turning Seattle into a playground for the rich". They're not here turning their dogs on me.
"I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color".