Morning sports update: Joe Kennedy calls for the Patriots to sign Colin Kaepernick

Kennedy also believes the NFL should apologize to the 32-year-old quarterback.

Colin Kaepernick looks on during a private NFL workout in 2019. Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

On Tuesday, Patriots safety Devin McCourty was honored at a virtual fundraiser for Boston Uncovered, a non-profit that seeks to provide a positive path for gang-involved individuals.

McCourty, 32, was called the “ultimate role model” by Bill Belichick, and also received praise in a video message from Tom Brady.

“I know sometimes you wouldn’t think that I would be looking up to you because I’m a lot older than you, but the reality is, I have, and I’ve learned more from you than you probably ever learned from me,” Brady told his former teammate.

Joe Kennedy’s message to the NFL and the Patriots: Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy, who is currently in a senate primary race with incumbent Ed Markey, weighed in on Colin Kaepernick in a tweet on Tuesday evening.


Kaepernick, who drew international attention in 2016 for his decision to kneel during the national anthem to bring attention to racial injustice and police brutality, has remained unsigned by any NFL team since that season.

In the wake of recent protests over the same issues — and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s acknowledgement that the league was “wrong” to not listen to players earlier — Kennedy thinks it’s time for the league to apologize to the 32-year-old Kaepernick.

And on top of that, he thinks the Patriots should sign the free agent quarterback.

With Tom Brady now with the Buccaneers, the Patriots currently have four quarterbacks, two of whom are undrafted free agents.


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