Pete Carroll says Colin Kaepernick is ‘a starter in this league’

Friday afternoon, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll spoke about Colin Kaepernick’s visit with the team. Despite Kaepernick leaving without a deal, Carroll told reporters, “He’s a starter in this league.”

Carroll added, “We have a starter, but he’s a starter in this league and I can’t imagine that somebody won’t give him a chance to play.”

Kaepernick visited with the Seahawks on May 24, along with one other quarterback on the same day a rally was held to support him. Carroll said it was an opportunity to get to know Kaepernick, while knowing what’s available to the Seahawks. “At this time, we didn’t do anything with him. But we know where he is, who he is, and we had a chance to understand him much more so.”

Maclin’s first year in Kansas City was a success, with 87 catches for 1,088 yards and eight touchdowns. However, injuries plagued him throughout the entire 2016 season. Maclin appeared in 12 games, but groin injuries badly hurt his production. He finished the season with just 44 catches, 536 yards, and two touchdowns, all of which are the lowest numbers of his career (he didn’t play in 2013 due to a torn Achilles).

Releasing Maclin leaves the Chiefs pretty thin at receiver, with Tyreek Hill, Chris Conley, and Albert Wilson on top of the depth chart. Outside of fourth-round draft pick Jehu Chesson, they didn’t make a serious effort to upgrade the position this offseason. Tight end Travis Kelce should easily lead the team Cheap Denver Broncos Jerseys in receptions once again.

Maclin is still only 29, so it’s entirely possible he lands Cheap China Jerseys with another team in time for training camp. He’s certainly the most talented receiver available on the free agent market right now. However, he’s had a lot of injuries pile up over the years, so one has to wonder if Maclin’s best days are behind him.

“It is what it is. That’s the rule, and we’ll just have to deal with it.”

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