The Baltimore Ravens haven’t signed quarterback Colin Kaepernick yet because team owner Steve Bisciotti is reportedly “blocking” the move. According to Dianna Russini of ESPN, Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome and head coach John Harbaugh are in favor of signing Kaepernick but Bisciotti is resisting the idea. In a statement, Newsome said the team is currently going through a process and has not made a decision on whether to sign Kaepernick or not.

He also denied report that Bisciotti blocked the move, saying those who are making those claims are “wrong."

Over the weekend, Ravens team president Dick Cass said the team has had direct discussions with Kaepernick regarding a possible deal. In their talk, Cass said Kaepernick remains committed to football and wants to play. Bisciotti, for his part, said the Ravens will make a decision that’s best for the team and the fans. The Ravens expressed interest in Kaepernick after starting quarterback Joe Flacco injured his back during training camp.

Players support plan to sign Kaepernick

Some members of the Ravens support the plan to sign Kaepernick, who became controversial due to his kneeling during the playing of the national anthem as a sign of protest against social injustice in the country. However, the move cost him his career as no team expressed interest in his services during the offseason. The Seattle Seahawks were the only team to interview Kaepernick after he opted out of his deal with the San Francisco 49ers.

Safety Tony Jefferson told Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com that Kaepernick can make plays, describing him as fast and that he has a great arm. Jefferson said the veteran quarterback will be a great addition to the team. Veteran Terrell Suggs also welcomed plans to sign Kaepernick, saying he can help the team win. If the Ravens sign Kaepernick, he can compete for the backup job against Ryan Mallett, who has struggled big-time in training camp.

Ravens great Ray Lewis advised Kaepernick

Former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis advised Kaepernick to make his social activism private and let his play speak for itself. Lewis posted the advice to the quarterback on his Twitter account after he was consulted by the Ravens about signing Kaepernick.

According to Lewis, he’s praying for Kaepernick and even has the quarterback's name in his Bible.

He also described Kaepernick as a “brother for life." Lewis won two Super Bowl rings in his 17 years with the Ravens.

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