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It's been a big couple of weeks for Colin Kaepernick. Despite the fact no NFL team has been willing to offer him a contract, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback was the face of Nike's 30th anniversary of the "Just Do It" campaign.
Not only that, but an independent arbitrator ruled in his favor when the NFL tried to get the lawsuit he filed against them thrown out. Despite so much going his way off the gridiron, Kaep still wants to be back on the field.
"I talked to him today and yesterday," Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall told TMZ on Wednesday night. "He's in high spirits. He's excited. I know he still wants to play football. He still loves the game very very much. He's still working out."
Marshall played with Kaepernick at the University of Nevada Reno. They were also were brothers in Kappa Alpha Psi, a historically black fraternity Kaepernick joined in his junior year. There's been some reporting that speculates his decision to join the frat ultimately led to his present-day activism.
Marshall added that the players he's been around "love" what Kaep stands for, and they're "supportive of what he's doing."
Back in March, video of Kaepernick making some nice throws was posted to Instagram by his trainer, Josh Hidalgo. The idea that Kaep is too far past his prime to bring value to an NFL team –– especially with so many dreadful backups at quarterback –– is just one of many excuses the anti-Kaep crowd use to excuse how the NFL has effectively blackballed him for his activism.