Bengals players reportedly want team to consider Colin Kaepernick

Ruben Hill
September 19, 2017

After a 13-9 loss to the Houston Texans in which the team failed to produce a touchdown for the second straight game (at home, no less), there are rumblings within the locker room.

There's still a lot of decisions to be made before Colin Kaepernick finds himself on an National Football League roster, but if teams like the Bengals continue to struggle, his return is still a prominent possibility.

He's not the problem, but he is certainly part of it. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported on Sunday that there is a feeling within the Bengals locker room that Dalton could be on a short leash going forward.

In addition to his visible on-field protests previous year and his activism outside of football, one of the biggest reasons Kaepernick's name is still a part of the conversation is uneven quarterback play from across the league.

The Bengals did fire offensive coordinator Ken Zampese on Friday and named quarterback coach Bill Lazor as his replacement.

Dalton is completing 54 percent of his passes for a bad average of six yards per attempt.

Bengals safety George Iloka joined the show and brushed off rumors that some Bengals players were calling for to team to bring on controversial quarterback Colin Kaepernick to replace the struggling Andy Dalton.

As Cincinnati's roster now stands, former Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback A.J. McCarron would take over if Dalton is benched.

Keep in mind that it's only the players who want to see this change.

Kaepernick played in 12 games for the San Francisco 49ers last season, throwing 16 touchdowns and just four interceptions, although the team won just two games.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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