Harbaugh noncommittal on Ravens signing Kaepernick

Kenneth Dixon

Harbaugh noncommittal on Ravens signing Kaepernick

Unfortunately for Kaepernick though, the Ravens chose to go a different route Friday when they added former arena quarterback David Olson.

As Kaepernick is under consideration by the Ravens, ESPN reports Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt says he would have "no problem" signing the embattled quarterback.

Head coach John Harbaugh of the Baltimore Ravens answers questions during a news conference at the teams training facility on September 8, 2014 in Owings Mills, Maryland.

"He's a really good football player", Harbaugh said of Kaepernick after practice Thursday.

Flacco missed the team's first two practices with a back injury, but said Friday morning that the team is just being extra conservative.

Harbaugh brought up the possibility of signing free agent Colin Kaepernick on Thursday.

Though it appears that Kaepernick's options are dwindling, there may be still one other interested team. However, if Flacco's injury turns out to be something more serious, and keeps him out for multiple weeks, it sounds like Kaepernick could be the first person Harbaugh calls. Harbaugh said that he spoke to Kaepernick a number of times and "had some great conversations". Current Ravens assistant coach Greg Roman was the Niners' offensive coordinator when Kaepernick was on the team.

Today the Baltimore Ravens found out bad news about Joe Flacco. He worked out for the team on Thursday and will be used for a camp arm. Harbaugh has known Colin Kaepernick through his brother Jim, who coached Kaepernick for four years in San Francisco. But, there is a common thread that links Harbaugh to Kaepernick -a level of familiarity. They've signed Olson with the clear intention of having him be a training camp arm. Olson throwing to receivers who hope to make the roster, a temporary job, doesn't change that.

In his first media session since injuring his back, Flacco was asked whether he is in jeopardy of missing any time in the regular season, which begins September 10 in Cincinnati.

Kaepernick has been a man without a team since early March after opting out of his contract with the 49ers. If the back injury was a major concern, the Ravens would be out signing a more experienced quarterback.

"He's a guy right now that's being talked about and we'll just see what happens with that".

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