Report: Ravens' Ozzie Newsome, John Harbaugh to be questioned in Colin Kaepernick collusion grievance

Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh and general manager Ozzie Newsome will be questioned under oath Thursday concerning Colin Kaepernick’s collusion grievance against the NFL, Pro Football Talk reports.

Kaepernick will have the option of attending, per the report. Kaepernick was present for similar questioning of Houston Texans owner Bob McNair.

The depositions concern Kaepernick’s complaint that NFL teams have colluded to keep him out of the league due to his social justice protests involving taking a knee during the national anthem.

Kaepernick has not played an NFL snap since 2016 despite being in his physical prime and demonstrating value as capable quarterback throughout his career.

Ravens head coach John Harbaugh will face questioning in the Colin Kaepernick collusion grievance the day after Baltimore signed Robert Griffin III. (AP)

Adding to the intrigue in Baltimore is the Ravens’ Wednesday signing of Robert Griffin III, a quarterback with a similar skill set who also hasn’t played since the 2016 season. The last time Griffin was on the field with the Cleveland Browns, his play was demonstrably worse than Kaepernick’s most recent efforts.

Griffin, now 28, threw for 886 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions in five starts in Cleveland, good for a 72.5 quarterback rating. That same season, Kaepernick, now 30, threw for 2,241 yards, 16 touchdowns and four interceptions while compiling a 90.7 quarterback rating in 12 games, 11 of them starts.

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