Here’s How Kaepernick Is Keeping His NFL Dream Alive

Katie Jerkovich | Entertainment Reporter

Colin Kaepernick still hopes to be a quarterback in the National Football League and is taking steps everyday to make sure he’s ready to go if he gets the call.

The 30-year-old former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers’ trainer, Josh Hidalgo, told TMZ Thursday, the two start training every morning at “five a.m. on the dot.”

“We are on the field, warming up, sprint work, conditioning, throwing, lifting and stretching,” Hidalgo shared.  (RELATED: NFL Star Wears Kaepernick Jersey And A Bizarre Anti-Trump Hat. What Is He Thinking?)

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick pumps his fist as he acknowledges the cheers at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California, U.S. on December 24, 2016. REUTERS/Robert Hanashiro/USA TODAY Sports/File Photo

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick pumps his fist as he acknowledges the cheers at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California, U.S. on December 24, 2016. REUTERS/Robert Hanashiro/USA TODAY Sports/File Photo

“Then immediately after Kap’s training is done he is off to meetings … then we are back at it 5 AM on the dot,” he added.

The free agent filed a grievance last year alleging collusion between the NFL and team owners, claiming that he’s been blackballed from getting to play in the league over his national anthem protests. Fellow player and former San Francisco safety Eric Reid joined Kaepernick in 2016 in kneeling during the playing of the “Star Spangled Banner.” He recently was signed with the Carolina Panthers.

In May, the NFLPA (National Football League Players Association) also filed a grievance in Reid’s name claiming collusion between the league and team’s owners preventing his employment due to his national anthem protests.

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