Emmitt Smith on Colin Kaepernick: ‘Somebody needs to give him a chance’

The pressure is mounting for an NFL team to offer Colin Kaepernick a job.

And Hall of Famer and former Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith thinks the controversial quarterback has what it takes to secure a roster spot.

“I think Colin Kaepernick definitely has the talent to play the game of football,” Smith told BlackSportsOnline. “I think somebody needs to give him a chance.”

“Regardless of where it’s happening, injustice in the world we live in at any place is an injustice to humanity and a threat to the freedoms we have. It’s a small percentage of people involved who are blatantly in the wrong. And we need to do our best as good folks to continue to outnumber (them) and express our opinions and act accordingly when given the opportunity to. … Prayers to the families who lost folks. I’m thinking of all the people there going through this right now.”

Their voices, in a hometown context regarding the white supremacists and neo-Nazis’ rally and violence, added to those throughout sports — most notably the Cavaliers’ LeBron James and the Nationals’ Sean Doolittle, like Chris Long a UVa alum — that reportedly could grow as the NFL preseason resumes this week.

Jones, 36, said “it was time” to retire because he’s “not a young guy in basketball terms.”

“It seemed like the perfect spot to invest my energy,” Jones said Wednesday. “I just knew this was the right time to come back home.”

Sarver and general manager Ryan McDonough, who received a contract extension, both said the only thing remaining for the Suns to accomplish as a franchise is to win a championship.dolphins_072

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