Colin Kaepernick's stint in the NFL wilderness is set to continue after it emerged that he will not be joining the Detroit Lions' set up.
The Lions were again without franchise quarterback Matthew Stafford for Thursday night's loss 24-20 loss to the Chicago Bears.
The defeat was Detroit's fifth in a row, leading to speculation that Kaepernick could potentially be in line for a call up.
But 'Silver Crush' instead signed 25-year-old quarterback Kyle Sloter from the Arizona Cardinals' practice squad.
Undrafted rookie David Blough is set to continue at QB after Jeff Driskel, 26, was placed on injured reserve for the rest of the season.
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Twenty-six-year old Joe Callahan was also signed onto the Lions practice squad.
Both Sloter and Callahan join the 53-man roster for the calendar year as a result of the Michigan outfit's search for backup for 10-year Lions veteran Stafford.
Kaepernick, 32, has not seen NFL action since a 25-23 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the final game of the San Francisco 49ers 2016 season.
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In November he made his intention to return to the National Football League public and undertook a public workout in an attempt to rekindle his career.
Detroit were one of the teams in attendance, alongside the Philadelphia Eagles, Kansas City Chiefs, New York Jets, Washington Redskins, San Francisco 49ers and Tennessee Titans.
"I've been ready for three years, I’ve been denied for three years," Kaepernick said during his solo workout last month.
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"We all know why I came out here – showed it today in front of everybody. We have nothing to hide.
"So we're waiting for the 32 owners, 32 teams, Roger Goodell, all of them to stop running. Stop running from the truth. Stop running from the people."
The trial stirred up the conversation in regard to Kaepernick's talents, but the politically active figure remains a free agent.
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"I have been around the NFL — as an agent, team executive and analyst — for close to 30 years and have never seen the league set up an individual player workout," sports business analyst Andrew Brandt wrote in Sports Illustrated regarding Kaepernick's workout opportunity.
"Teams and agents set up workouts; the NFL does not set up workouts. This was unprecedented."
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