Colin Kaepernick With Patriots Within 'The Next Two Weeks'

Colin Kaepernick's grievance with the NFL is over, but his fight to play football in the NFL remains an ongoing battle. 

After Kaepernick and Eric Reid reached a confidential resolution with the NFL that put an end to their collusion grievances on Friday, their lawyer, Mark Geragos, provided a reminder that while Reid has found a home in Carolina with the Panthers -- he signed a three-year deal last week after spending most of the 2018 season with them -- Kaepernick remains unsigned even though he has a strong desire to play quarterback in the NFL again.

"He absolutely wants to play," Geragos told CNN on Saturday. "He wants to compete at the highest level."

Kaepernick hasn't played in the NFL since the 2016 season, after which he opted out of his contract with the 49ers, who were planning to cut him. Since then, Kaepernick's really only been seriously connected to two teams, the Ravens and the Seahawks, neither of whom ended up signing him. The AAF -- a spring league that gives all of its players three-year, non-guaranteed $250,000 contracts -- spoke to Kaepernick to gauge his interest level, but the AAF's inaugural season is underway without Kaepernick's involvement. 

But Geragos actually believes Kaepernick's wait will end soon, telling CNN that he thinks a team will sign Kaepernick within the next two weeks. 

"I think you're going to see within the next two weeks that somebody is going to step up, somebody is going to do the right thing, and you want me to predict who?" Geragos said.

After already naming the Panthers as "the natural place to be" considering they've already signed Reid and quarterback Cam Newton dealt with a shoulder injury for much of last season that forced him to undergo surgery less than a month ago, Geragos offered another bold prediction. He considers the Patriots a possible landing spot. 

"I will tell you that besides the Panthers, it would not surprise me if [Patriots owner] Bob Kraft makes a move," Geragos said, adding that "it would not surprise me if his former coach ... also makes a move."

By former coach, Geragos could be talking about Texans coach Bill O'Brien, Lions coach Matt Patricia or new Dolphins coach Brian Flores. All three coaches spent time in New England as assistants.

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