Chris Long Says If 'Dirty Mullet' Isn't a Problem, Colin Kaepernick's Afro Isn't

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJuly 19, 2017

December 24, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA;  San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) before playing against the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
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Philadelphia Eagles defensive Chris Long has fired back against Michael Vick's controversial comments regarding Colin Kaepernick's hair.

In a stream of Twitter posts from Tuesday, Long said he was trying to find the logic in what Vick had to say about Kaepernick's inability to find an NFL team that will sign him:

During a Monday appearance on FS1's Speak For Yourself, Vick said Kaepernick could rebuild his image by cutting his hair:

Vick has also disputed any notion that Kaepernick is being blackballed by NFL teams for his stance last year when he took a knee during the playing of the national anthem before games. 

"It has nothing to do with him being blackballed," Vick said on FS1's The Herd (via Pro Football Talk's Michael David Smith). "The gesture that he made last year when he took the stand to do what he did, listen, we all appreciated it, we respected it, and it was a good thing. I really think the stand that he took has nothing to do with him not having a job playing in the National Football League right now."

New York Giants co-owner John Mara told The MMQB's Jenny Vrentas in May that the team had "never received more emotional mail from people than I did about that [potentially signing Kaepernick.]"

As a free agent, Kaepernick's market has never really developed. The only team he has met with thus far is the Seattle Seahawks, who ultimately passed on signing the 29-year-old to serve as Russell Wilson's backup. 

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said one reason the team didn't sign Kaepernick is that "he's a starter in this league."

Kaepernick started 11 games for the San Francisco 49ers last season. He threw for 2,241 yards with 16 touchdowns and four interceptions, while also setting a career high with 6.8 yards per rushing attempt. 

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