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Protest to be held outside of NFL headquarters in support of Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick rally protest, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 (Spike Lee/Twitter)

A protest will take place outside of the NFL headquarters in New York City in support of free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Initial reports stated that acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee was the organizer of the rally, but Lee clarified on Twitter that he is not behind the event and maintained his support for Kaepernick.

Lee tweeted Tuesday "I did not organize and set up this protest. However, I still support my brother (Kaepernick) and his stance on the injustices in the USA."

The "United We Stand Rally for Colin Kaepernick" will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 23 at the league's headquarters on Park Avenue.

Kaepernick, who last played in the NFL in 2016 with the San Francisco 49ers, has yet to find employment with a team.

In 2016, Kaepernick was voted one of the best teammates by other 49ers players, and received the Len Eshmont Award, given to the 49ers player who best demonstrates inspirational and courageous play, according to an article by ESPN.com.

The quarterback made headlines last season when he refused to stand for the national anthem to protest what he called injustices and oppression African Americans and other people of color endure in the United States.

Several NFL teams like the Baltimore Ravens have expressed an interest in signing Kaepernick, but nothing has happened yet.

The Ravens considered taking a look at him after their starting quarterback Joe Flacco suffered a back injury.

Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said the team's staff would take time to "evaluate and monitor" a potential signing of Kaepernick.

Multiple reports had Kaepernick possibly joining the Miami Dolphins after their starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill sustained a knee injury during a training camp practice last week.

The Dolphins opted to sign quarterback Jay Cutler, who was set to begin a broadcasting career with Fox Sports for the upcoming football season.

This story has been updated to reflect that Spike Lee is not the organizer of the Colin Kaepernick rally at NFL headquarters

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