Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman learned that Colin Kaepernick has filed a grievance under the NFL's collective bargaining agreement for collusion against league owners. Kaepernick alleges that league owners are working together to prevent him from getting back into the NFL. 

"If the NFL (as well as all professional sports leagues) is to remain a meritocracy, then principled and peaceful political protestwhich the owners themselves made great theater imitating weeks agoshould not be punished and athletes should not be denied employment based on partisan political provocation by the Executive Branch of our government," Kaepernick said in a statement through his lawyer Mark Geragos. 

While Kaepernick's agent has made his availability clear to all 32 teams, the Tennessee Titans never entertained the idea of signing Kap after Marcus Mariota went down with a hamstring injury. Instead, the Titans picked up Brandon Weeden off the scrap heap to back up Matt Cassel. In the 34 games he played in his career, Weeden has thrown 31 touchdowns and 30 interceptions.

Kaepernick's actions could lead to an early termination of the league's collective bargaining agreement, more than three years before the contract was set to expire. The move could lead to players and owners going back to the drawing board and working out a new CBA that would benefit both parties.

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