NFL legend Michael Irvine withdraws idea of ​​Colin Kaepernick joining the Cowboys: ‘Let’s just stop’

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The Her Dallas Cowboys A major issue in the quarterback moving forward after Dak Prescott broke his right thumb in Sunday night’s loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

while the Cowboys are likely to go With Cooper Rush as the starting quarterback and Will Grier as his backup, ESPN star Stephen A. Smith brought up the possibility of the team taking a look at Colin Kaepernick. Smith said he didn’t think that would ever happen but broached the topic anyway.

“You know what, that’s a different topic for another day,” Smith said on Monday’s “First Take.” You might want to know. He wasn’t there but he’s a playmaker who has his legs available, you have to take that into account.”

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott steps out of the pocket against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, September 11, 2022.
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Smith said he didn’t think it would end well with Cowboys fans in Texas, referring to Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during the national anthem to protest racial injustice and the United States, and claimed the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback’s message was “hijacked.”

“But I’ll think about it, I’ll say it. But back to reality, because I don’t think that’s the reality,” he added.

Michael Irvine, the former Cowboys star wide receiver, has completely ignored Kaepernick’s NFL play narrative.

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Michael Irvine attends the Harold and Carole Pump Gala at the Beverly Hilton on August 19, 2022, in Beverly Hills, California.

Michael Irvine attends the Harold and Carole Pump Gala at the Beverly Hilton on August 19, 2022, in Beverly Hills, California.
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“Let’s stop this Colin Kaepernick stuff,” Irvine said. “Let’s just stop. Colin Kaepernick has been out of football for five years now.” “Come on man. Let’s just suddenly stop thinking that we can revive Colin Kaepernick and he will come and revive a football team. I’m going to take my chance with Cooper Rush. I’m going to take my chance with Cooper Rush.”

“I saw Cooper Rush win a football match last year. That’s all I have to say.”

Smith said he brought up the topic because “five different people” put it in his ear.

Kaepernick has not played since the 2016 season but has confirmed his readiness should the team contact.

The former 49ers quarterback sparked a firestorm during the 2016 season by kneeling during the national anthem before games to protest racial and social injustice. He left the 49ers after the season and failed to sign with another team. The NFL owners were accused of cooperating to keep him out of the league, a claim he later settled with the league.

Colin Kaepernick looks to pass during a special NFL practice on November 16, 2019, in Riverdale, Georgia.

Colin Kaepernick looks to pass during a special NFL practice on November 16, 2019, in Riverdale, Georgia.
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The Know Your Rights camp was launched to “promote the liberation and welfare of black and brown communities through education, self-empowerment, mass mobilization, and the creation of new systems that advance the next generation of leaders of change”.

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In recent years, he has been trying to return to the league after comparison NFL Project To auction slaves, demand the abolition of prisons, and support a moratorium on funding the police movement.