Baltimore Ravens sign former Clemson QB David Olson

Sheri Evans
July 29, 2017

"I've known Colin through my brother for many years", said Harbaugh, whose brother Jim coached Kaepernick in San Francisco. "Do we really need to make that move (signing Kaepernick) or not?" I wouldn't want that to be here, I don't want him to get another shot here, but yeah, he can come here and have some fun.

As Harbaugh explains it, the fact that Ravens signed Olson doesn't necessarily mean they picked him over Kaepernick.

The only other quarterbacks now in camp are Ryan Mallett and Dustin Vaughan, a second-year player from Division II West Texas A&M.

If you're asking me, Kaepernick is better than Flacco, but that's a hot take for another day.

On Thursday morning, ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter reported the Baltimore Ravens had some interest in signing former 49ers' quarterback Colin Kaepernick - who has obviously made national headlines over the previous year.

Cornerback Jimmy Smith, who pulled up during Thursday's practice and was held out for the remainder of the session after sustaining what coach John Harbaugh described as a cramp in his right calf, was back at work.

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Flacco missed the first full practice of training camp Thursday because of a back injury and is expected to be out for at least a week. "I don't think that's different for us than any other team". However, Harbaugh called Kaepernick a "great guy" and views him as a viable option in Baltimore.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Olson also spent some time as a "real estate assistant" in the San Francisco area and a "sales engineer" for a packaging company in his home state of SC.

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

But Kaepernick falls under the same category of familiarity.

The good news was Flacco said he's getting better and reiterated that his Week 1 status against the Cincinnati Bengals on September 10 is not in jeopardy.

In October, he finished a 24-16 loss to the Jets with no touchdowns, two interceptions and 56.8 percent of his passes completed. Harbaugh told CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora Friday "That's the decision that really has to be made".

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