Devin McCourty gives NFL advice on what needs to happen with Colin Kaepernick

Ryan Hannable
June 18, 2020 - 9:47 am

Devin McCourty would like to see the NFL show it has changed its stance regarding Colin Kaepernick.

Appearing on ESPN's First Take Wednesday, McCourty was asked what he would like the NFL to do with Kaepernick?

“I think, first and foremost, they need to have a sit-down,” he said. “They need to bring him in there. They need to tell him, face-to-face, everything that they’ve said vocally, that they’ve said publicly. Tell that to him directly. Then, I think just moving forward giving him a real opportunity to be in this league. You know, last year I was one of the guys when he had that workout, I thought it was bogus. I didn’t think it was a real opportunity for him. But I think he needs to be heard now even more than back in 2016. You know, we all kind of cut him off and didn’t really embrace him the way we should have.

"I think it’s time now to bring him into the fold. If the NFL really wants to be involved in this, they need to make sure they elevate his platform and let him speak and let him do the work he’s been doing.”

Earlier in the week, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell encouraged NFL teams to sign the quarterback, who hasn't been on a team since 2016.


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