Colin Kaepernick joining NFL team would show league is serious about promoting racial equality, Seahawks’ Carlos Hyde says

An NFL team signing Colin Kaepernick would show the league is serious about addressing racial inequality, Seattle Seahawks running back Carlos Hyde said Monday.

Hyde was a teammate of Kaepernick’s while the two were on the San Francisco 49ers from 2014 to 2016. Hyde addressed the league signing the free-agent quarterback in a videoconference call with reporters, according to ESPN.

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“I think the NFL can start by signing Kap back,” Hyde said. “I think if they sign Kap back, that’ll show that they’re really trying to move in a different direction. Because Kap was making a statement four years ago about what’s going on in today’s world and the NFL didn’t bother to listen to him then, so I think they should start by doing that. After that, I’m not really sure what the NFL can do.”