Colin Kaepernick isn't getting a call from any NFL teams, but there is at least one team north of the border considering the former 49ers quarterback.
Kavis Reed, general manager of the Canadian Football League's Montreal Alouettes, confirmed to the Montreal Gazette that he has reached out to Kaepernick's agent.
“He’s in the midst of some very important things,” Reed told the newspaper. “We understand there’s a movement going on around him. We’re doing our due diligence and making certain they know we want to see where he’s at. It’s a matter of kicking the tires at this stage.
“To me, he’s a very good player. Take all the movement stuff aside. He’s a young man that we feel has a very good football IQ. He has taken a team to a championship level. The talent’s there. As a GM, you have to look at the talent. It’s incumbent on us to explore it.”
Kaepernick's absense has been felt around the league this year in the wake of his protests against social injustice, so much so that he was named Week 1 NFLPA Community MVP despite not having a team.
The 29-year-old owns a 69-58 record as a starting NFL quarterback and has thrown for 72 touchdowns and 30 interceptions over six seasons with the 49ers.
Alouettes players and coaches linked arms during the playing of "O Canada" on Sunday.