Seahawks sign quarterback Stephen Morris, stoking Colin Kaepernick debate

Ex-49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick reportedly had a work-out with the Seahawks cancelled

Colin Kaepernick had an offer to workout and train with the Seattle Seahawks cancelled after the franchise sought assurances he would stop kneeing during the national anthem.

It didn't take very long for the Seahawks to look elsewhere and on Friday, they signed back-up QB Stephen Morris, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

The 30-year-old quarterback has been a free agent since 2016 and did not play any football last season after going unsigned despite winning the NFC Championship twice with the San Francisco 49ers.

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The Seahawks had contacted Kaepernick about two weeks ago to arrange a visit to the team's headquarters, but after tentative arrangements were made and travel was planned, the trip was unexpectedly scuttled over the Seahawks' last-minute stipulation regarding Kaepernick's anthem stance, a source told ESPN.

Other reports stated that Kaepernick's trip being postponed was not because of him refusing to stand for the national anthem.

He has never appeared in a regular season game.

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ESPN senior correspondent Jemele Hill, who was briefly suspended in October after calling for an advertiser boycott of the Dallas Cowboys, tweeted out her reaction to the Seahawks decision on Kaepernick. The Redskins signed him to a reserve/futures contract in January, then waived him this past Monday.

The news comes shortly after there was controversy between the Seahawks and Kaepernick.

The Seahawks are in the market for a No. 2 quarterback behind starter Russell Wilson.

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