In social-media video, Colin Kaepernick says he’s ‘still ready’ to return

Published 6:12 pm PDT, Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Colin Kaepernick

The former 49ers quarterback says he’s “still ready” to return to the NFL, even though he is set to enter his third season out of the league. In a video posted Wednesday on social media, Kaepernick is shown working out in a gym. He says in the video: “5 a.m. 5 days a week. For 3 years. Still Ready.” Kaepernick helped start a wave of protests about social and racial injustice in 2016 by kneeling during the national anthem at games when he was with the 49ers. While he has been away from the playing field, the former quarterback has become an advocate for social and racial justice.

Walter Payton

The late Hall of Fame running back of the Chicago Bears will get a statue outside Soldier Field, along with late Hall of Fame franchise founder and head coach George S. Halas. The bronze statues will be made public Sept. 3, two days before Chicago hosts Green Bay to begin the NFL’s 100th season. “I know Walter would be humbled to have this honor bestowed upon him,” said Connie Payton, Walter’s widow. “To say that I am enthusiastic about unveiling this statue to the city of Chicago is an understatement.”

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