James Rapien

James Rapien

James Rapien came to talk sports and chew gum, and he's all out of gum.Full Bio


Colin Kaepernick reportedly wants a "training camp invite"

Dave Zirin of EdgeOfSports.com says Colin Kaepernick still wants to play in the NFL and is 'waiting for a camp invite.'

Kaepernick caused quite a stir last season for kneeling during the national anthem. Many believe NFL teams are worried about how their fan base would react to them signing Kaepernick. The Bengals are one organization that isn't afraid to sign players who could be distractions. 

Kaepernick hasn't committed a crime. He isn't a bad guy. He's also quite talented. Bengals owner Mike Brown said he wanted to draft Kaepernick ahead of Andy Dalton. Obviously, picking Dalton worked out for the Bengals.

Signing Kaepernick would garner some media attention. It would also mean the Bengals are doing whatever they can to improve. I believe Kaepernick would be one of the best backups in the NFL. Signing him would allow the Bengals to be more comfortable with trading A.J. McCarron. 

Adding depth at the most important position in sports isn't a bad thing. If he is just hoping for a training camp invite, then he would certainly accept a backup role behind Dalton. 

Kaepernick threw 16 touchdowns and just four interceptions with a bad supporting cast in San Francisco last season. Cian Fahey of PreSnapReads.com watched every snap Kaepernick took in 2016. Hear his evaluation of Kaepernick and why the Bengals should consider signing the free agent quarterback on the Locked on Bengals podcast below.

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I wrote about what Mixon brings to the Bengals from a football standpoint here

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