(Update) Colin Kaepernick Lands Workout With Las Vegas Raiders
After Mark Davis, owner of the Las Vegas Raiders, stated he would give Colin Kaepernick a chance to play on his team, it appears that Kaepernick may be one step closer of getting back into the NFL.
“[Kaepernick] sacrificed a lot of the things that he could’ve been doing in his life to get a message across about police violence and equity and inclusion in America, and I stand by that.”
Mark Davis says he fully supports Kap rejoining of the NFL
— NBC Sports Bay Area & CA (@NBCSAuthentic) April 28, 2022
According to TMZ, Kaepernick landed a workout with the Raiders that is scheduled to take place this week. The site also says that the 34-year-old has increased his workouts for his upcoming event with the team.
Kaepernick has been preparing like a madman for this for years — but has recently ramped up his workouts in the last few months for this specific moment.
The former quarterback hasn’t played professional football for six years. When asked about his skillset, Kaepernick responded:
Bring me in for a workout. That’s the best way to tell.
— Niko Tamurian (@NikoTamurian) March 23, 2022
As you know, Colin Kaepernick last played with the 49ers after six seasons with the team. In 2016, he decided to kneel at the 49ers and Green Bay Packers game to protest police brutality and the injustices of minorities. Many viewed his act of kneeling as disrespect and others, especially Black people, supported his stance. Eventually, the 49ers released Kaepernick from the team.
In 2017, Kaepernick filed a grievance against the NFL under the collective bargaining agreement. He alleged “collusion against signing him to an NFL contract,” ESPN reports. A settlement was reached in 2019 and a nondisclosure agreement is in place.
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