The San Francisco 49ers are looking to release quarterback Colin Kaepernick before the team finalizes its 53-man roster, per the latest NFL rumors. The Dallas Cowboys may be one of the interested teams in Kaepernick since they are in need of a QB after the injury to Tony Romo.
According to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports (h/t Rotoworld), the 49ers releasing “Kap” is a football decision but his recent actions contributed. The 28-year-old made headlines on Friday against the Green Bay Packers for sitting during the national anthem which was frowned upon by members of the team, as well as several NFL players.
NFL rumors in San Francisco imply that the 49ers are willing to eat Kaepernick’s $11.9 million guaranteed salary for the season. He went 2-of-6 for 14 yards in his first preseason game against the Packers while also being limited during training camp due to several injuries.
If the 49ers ultimately decide to release Kaepernick, one of his possible suitors is the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys recently lost Tony Romo to a back injury and they will be forced to use rookie QB, Dak Prescott.
The rookie from Mississippi State has been very impressive this preseason but the Cowboys will need another quarterback. According to the team’s official website, they will be looking at free agents first before making any trade.
They have been previously linked with Josh McCown but the Cleveland Browns’ asking price was too high. If the 49ers release Colin Kaepernick, who led the team to the Super Bowl in 2013, the Cowboys will surely be the first ones to call him.
However, it should be noted that these are just NFL rumors at the moment and nothing has been confirmed. However, the 49ers are still unsure about their decision while the Cowboys are certainly looking at all of their options.
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