Baltimore Ravens Eyeing Colin Kaepernick After Joe Flacco injury

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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 past year.

Ryan Mallett is now the Ravens number two quarterback with Dustin Vaughan the only other option on the team's roster.

Mallett provided every bit of validation that the Ravens need a suitable No. 2 quarterback while Joe Flacco is on the mend with a back injury.

"He and I have been talking throughout the summer a number of times", Harbaugh said of Kaepernick Thursday. Harbaugh said whether the Ravens or any team signs Kaepernick will depend on a lot of factors, but as for his squad, "it's all speculation now".

Colin Kaepernick is still waiting for a call from an National Football League team.

He played at Stanford for four years before transferring to Clemson for a year as a graduate transfer.

In the wake of the team losing CB Tavon Young, TE Dennis Pitta and RB Kenneth Dixon for the season all before camp broke, news of Joe Flacco's apparent back injury felt initially like another blow.

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"I would sure hope not", he said Thursday. But less than 24 hours after making that comment, the Ravens ended up signing a different quarterback with ties to his brother.

Last season, Olsen played in the Champions Indoor Football League for the Kansas City Phantoms.

Does anyone know of another quarterback available right now who played for Jim Harbaugh?

But Kaepernick falls under the same category of familiarity. Current Ravens assistant coach Greg Roman was the Niners' offensive coordinator when Kaepernick was on the team. They've signed Olson with the clear intention of having him be a training camp arm.

Salary constraints remain an issue and the team is still working under the impression that Flacco will be back in short order, but the coach still spoke to Kaepernick's ability and potential fit in Baltimore. So we'll just see where it goes.

Kaepernick has been a man without a team since early March after opting out of his contract with the 49ers. Their star quarterback could miss 3-6 weeks with a back injury.