CFL team adds Colin Kaepernick to their Negotiation List | Could he end up in CFL?

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CFL team adds Colin Kaepernick to their Negotiation List | Could he end up in CFL?

After Colin Kaepernick penned a letter to the New York Jets saying he would be willing to play on the Jets practice squad it really cut down the critics saying he was not willing to play for minimal money.

I get he has not taken a snap in years, but let’s face it, he is still a talented player.

Well, North of the Border, someone realized he was being humble and added him to the negotiation list.

What is the negotiation list in the CFL?

CFL by-laws state that teams can claim exclusive CFL rights for up to 45 players by placing them on their negotiation lists. Players can be added, removed, or traded from the lists at any time.

Being on a CFL negotiation list does not limit or restrict a player in any way outside of the CFL, it is a method of managing the negotiation rights of players just as a draft does. Players may negotiate with teams in other leagues as provided by that league’s rules.

Players under contract to teams in other leagues may be on a CFL team neg list, but will not receive a CFL team contract offer until they are no longer under contract and free to accept employment in the CFL. If a player has no interest in playing in the CFL, they may never know they are on a CFL negotiation list.

Teams place players on their neg lists on a first-come, first-serve basis. It is estimated that 75% of players do not know they are on a CFL team’s neg list. 

So Kaepernick may not even know he is on the BC Lions neg-list, but at the end of the day, at least someone is willing to give him a shot, or show interest.

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