POTUS wants their recommendations of people who were treated unfairly by the system and deserves a pardon.
Trump was speaking with reporters in front of the White House when he talked about his new plan to help determine who should be pardoned.
The Kaepernick camp accuse Trump of breaking federal law by influencing NFL team owners not to sign Kaepernick after Trump called for NFL owners to fire players who kneeled during the national anthem before games.
He added, "If the athletes have friends of theirs or people they know about that have been unfairly treated by the system, let me know".
Trump on Friday also said he was considering pardoning Muhammad Ali for refusing to be inducted into the draft for the Vietnam War.
Meanwhile, away from the White House, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt continued to make headlines for a growing list of scandals.
Trump, who this week scrapped a planned visit to the White House by the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles after only a handful of players said they would visit, again reiterated his belief Friday that players should stand for the anthem. "We're not going to invite either team, but we have other teams that are coming", Trump said as he prepared to leave for the G7 summit in Canada. And more than half of white voters, a group Trump won in 2016 that continues to give him favorable marks, say athletes do not have the right to protest.
If Kaepernick's lawyers can show NFL owners have discussed Kaepernick, the national anthem protests and the fears they have of the president continuing to criticize their handling of the situation, they may be able to prove collusion has taken place. The vice-president had walked out of an Indianapolis Colts game past year after players on the field knelt in silent protest during the anthem in what may have been a pre-planned political stunt. "They've seen a lot of abuse and they've seen a lot of unfairness".
Trump also issued a posthumous pardon of former boxer Jack Johnson in recent weeks, a decision he made after meeting with actor Sylvester Stallone on the matter.
Meanwhile, a Quinnpiac University poll released Thursday found most American voters believe that NFL players who kneel in protest during the national anthem are not unpatriotic.
The NFL now requires players to stand on the field during the national anthem or take up the option of staying in the locker room.
"I think we'll have the Caps", he said. Earlier this week the President got a lot of good press for pardoning Alice Marie Johnson, so it would seem he's trying to use this newly discovered tool to win the PR battle against National Football League anthem protestors.