Small crowd protests outside stadium for Ravens to sign Kaepernick

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A group of about 15 people gathered outside of the Baltimore Ravens' stadium Saturday morning, holding signs that read "Say NO to NFL Racism, Sign Colin Kaepernick," among other things.

The group, with signs credited to the Peoples Power Assembly, knelt like Kaepernick did during the national anthem last season and hoped to convey to the Ravens that they would support the franchise signing the free-agent quarterback, ESPN's Jamison Hensley reports.

"One Ravens fan walked by the small gathering of protesters outside of M&T Bank Stadium and said 'Kaepernick sucks.' A protester responded, 'He's better than (backup Ryan) Mallett," Hensley adds.

Ravens starting quarterback Joe Flacco will miss the entire preseason with a back injury. In his stead, Mallett has disappointed both in training camp and in the team's first preseason game on Thursday, when he went 9-for-18 for 58 yards.

Kaepernick has remained a free agent since opting out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers at the close of last season.