Kaepernick Visits, NFL Rule Changes: Seahawks Notes 5/24/17
By Lee Vowell
Colin Kaepernick visits Seattle
Kaepernick was among the free agent veteran quarterbacks to visit with the Seahawks on Wednesday, according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Though no quarterback is expected to sign in Seattle on Wednesday, this at least shows the Seahawks are truly interested in the former 49ers quarterback. The visit appears to be one of more feeling Kaepernick out for his interest in playing in Seattle and his desire to keep playing overall.
Kaepernick has never stated publicly that he does not want to play football anymore. But just like everything else in Kaepernick-dom, people speculate that he does not. In fact, Kaepernick could possibly set himself up a small cottage industry with rumors about himself. Maybe make shirts and bumper stickers with different things he has supposedly said or did? Presto! No need to play football anymore!
The Seahawks are also allegedly entertaining Austin Davis, formerly of the Cleveland Browns and St. Louis Rams. The fact he did not catch on in Cleveland long-term may say all that is needed to be said about Davis’s talent.
More celebrations, shorter overtimes and other stuff
On Tuesday the NFL owners voted to approve several key changes to current rules. These changes will be implemented immediately and involve the following…
This rule change would have been handy last year. The NFL approved a change from a 15 minute overtime to a 10 minute one. If this had been the rule last season, Seahawks fans would have gotten five minutes of their lives back and not had to watch the last few awful moments of the Seahawks-Cardinals game in week seven.
Celebrations after Touchdowns
Touchdown celebrations, within reason, can be a bit more flamboyant this coming year. Let’s hope nobody has a sharpie in their sock, though.
NFL teams can now keep 90 players on the roster until the final cut to 53 players prior to the regular season. This means teams can take a look at players just a bit longer before they decide to keep them or let them go. This also means some veterans may be let go just before the season starts. This could potentially mean fun times for roster moves week one.