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Kaepernick still has big support, but some feel he’s not worth the ‘distraction’

Kaepernick supporters show up at NFL headquarters threatening boycott

Hundreds of supporters of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick are rallied outside the New York City headquarters of the National Football League to support him on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. Kaepernick kneeled during the national
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Hundreds of supporters of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick are rallied outside the New York City headquarters of the National Football League to support him on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. Kaepernick kneeled during the national

Colin Kaepernick remains unsigned.

However, the former 49ers quarterback is not lacking in support – well, at least on some fronts.

In an interview Thursday with WJXL radio in Jacksonville, Fla., Jaguars owner Shad Khan said he’s “absolutely” OK with the team signing Kaepernick, if they wanted to.

Kaepernick is a higher-rated passer and has a better completion percentage than Blake Bortles and Chad Henne, who are both vying for the starting job in Jacksonville.

In a different NFL city, two bars are refusing to show NFL games in their establishments until someone signs the former 49er.

Not everyone is a fan, though, including one former opponent.

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy believes Kaepernick’s skill set is part of the reason he’s not on an NFL roster.

“There’s certain players that could be on the team with big distractions, and there’s other players that it’s not good enough or not worth it,” McCoy told The Associated Press.

The NFL’s 2017-18 regular season kicks off Sept. 7. Unless Kaepernick is signed by then, there may be no distraction to speak of.

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