Ravens Deny Owner is Blocking Colin Kaepernick Signing

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03 August, 2017

The Baltimore Ravens are refuting a report from ESPN suggesting owner Steve Bisciotti is the lone detractor in the team's potential interest in controversial quarterback Colin Kaepernick. And he isn't the only owner doing so. Because of his political and social views, Kaepernick is a player who's become bigger than the game in the eyes of many.

The Baltimore Ravens denied in a team statement on Wednesday that owner Steve Bisciotti is preventing the team from signing Colin Kaepernick.

"The football field is our sanctuary", Lewis posted on his Twitter account.

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On Sunday, Ravens president Dick Cass told the Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec that the team has had direct discussions with Kaepernick, that the quarterback wants to play, and that the Ravens were weighing the decision. We're very sensitive to it, and we're monitoring it, and we're trying to figure out what's the right tact. "Your opinions matter to us?"

Ravens players are cool with Colin Kaepernick. The Seattle Seahawks were the only team to interview Kaepernick after he opted out of his deal with the San Francisco 49ers. The battles you fighting brother, people way before us been fighting these for many, many years.

ESPN reported Wednesday that despite the Ravens having little experience at quarterback behind the now injured Joe Flacco, the Ravens owner wants no part of Kaepernick. Mallett, who hasn't exactly inspired confidence while working with the first-team offense since camp started, has just eight starts in his five seasons in the NFL. He may have had the best of intentions, but Lewis ended up more or less rambling about the topic for two-plus minutes before encouraging Kaepernick to keep his activism to himself and concentrate on football. "And that's why I take each and every one of these kids, and that's why I take them away from their environments and give them something else to see in life".

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