Former Clemson QB signs with Ravens

Rachel Hardy
July 29, 2017

"I wouldn't rule it out at all", Baltimore's head coach said of potentially adding Kaepernick.

"There's a reason why Colin is not signed yet", Harbaugh said. "It depends on Colin first of all and what's his passion, what's his priority, what's he want to do, what kind of shape he's in".

Colin Kaepernick has yet to find a new team. But Harbaugh treating the idea of a possible signing like a hot potato suggests that might not be the case.

"I would sure hope not", he said Thursday.

Mallett's deficient play should persuade the Ravens to sign the top free-agent QB on the open market.

But with starting quarterback Flacco out for up to six weeks with a back injury, Kaepernick is now in the frame. For his senior season, he transferred to Clemson and most recently played for the KC Phantoms of Champions Indoor Football.

He worked out for the team on Thursday and impressed the coaches who offered him a contract. While at Stanford, he played under Jim Harbaugh who gave his brother John a solid reference for Olson who now finds himself on an National Football League roster. Jim reportedly "gave Olsen a good review" to John.

Harbaugh disputed the idea of Kaepernick being blackballed, however.

On Friday, the Ravens signed someone to help them at quarterback.

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Kaepernick remains unsigned after he parted company with the San Francisco 49ers following a 2016 season in which he attracted criticism by kneeling for the national anthem.

For nearly 24 hours, there was a glimmer of hope that Colin Kaepernick may have finally found a team to take a chance on him after QB Joe Flacco went down with various back injuries.

The Ravens had other options at quarterback. Some teams have worse backup QB situations, but not by much. Is he going to be a serious threat to make the roster?

The sentiment SN's Alex Marvez shared last month still applies.

In his first media session since injuring his back, Flacco was asked whether he is in jeopardy of missing any time in the regular season, which begins September 10 in Cincinnati.

Not that he needs to - those details are the business of Kaepernick and the teams that express interest.

Kaepernick wasn't wonderful past year, but he put up solid numbers on a awful 49ers team.

If that's the case, forget Kaepernick, but as Tony Romo can tell you, back injuries can be tricky, and a more substantial stint on the sidelines could send Harbaugh looking for answers.

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