On Sunday, Bisciotti was asked during a fan forum alongside NFL commissioner Roger Goodell about the potential damage signing Kaepernick could do to the Ravens' franchise given his status as one of the most polarizing figures in sports after last season's protest of the national anthem with the 49ers, per Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec.
The Ravens quickly contradicted that report in a team statement from Newsome.
Sources say this is not the first time an National Football League team has wanted to add Kaepernick to its roster, but the move was blocked by the team's owner.
Baltimore Ravens officials denied Wednesday a report that owner Steve Bisciotti was blocking the signing of quarterback Colin Kaepernick over fears of a blacklash from supporters. The battles you fighting brother, people way before us been fighting these for many, many years. The Ravens expressed interest in Kaepernick after starting quarterback Joe Flacco injured his back during training camp. "If any of your players ever do that, we are never coming to another Giants game. It's an emotional, emotional issue for a lot of people, more so than any other issue I've run into". "The clubs are making those individual evaluations to make the determination whether they think he can help them win, and that's true with any player".
Kaepernick to the Ravens talk heated up last week when Harbaugh told reporters Thursday that he's been in contact with Kaepernick throughout the summer.
"You can't really say exactly when or when we might decide", he said. Kaepernick also played for John Harbaugh's brother, Jim, in San Francisco.
Just last month, the former Baltimore icon had strong words for Kaepernick, saying he has to decide whether he wants "to play football or do you want to be an activist?"
"I would like to see Colin get back in (the NFL) and, at some point, maybe get another shot (to be a starter)", Flacco said Saturday, per ESPN.