Redskins Make Surprising Colin Kaepernick Decision
The Redskins made a surprising Colin Kaepernick decision this week.
In mid-November the NFL announced that it would be holding a big workout for Kaepernick. It was a surprising move, but one that many thought might be beneficial for the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback.
Kaepernick had been out of the league since 2016, and many believed that this workout could go some ways in remedying that situation.
It was reported that something in the range of 20 teams planned to attend the NFL’s workout at the Atlanta Falcons’ stadium.
Unfortunately, on the day of the workout Kaepernick opted to call an audible. Apparently he and his team were unsatisfied with the waiver the NFL wanted them to sign, so they hosted their own workout on the same day 60 miles away.
According to multiple reports, only seven or eight teams showed up to that one.
After the fact, the big question on everyone’s mind was whether Kaepernick’s personal workout would be enough to earn him a place on a team.
As it turns out, it wasn’t. Nobody called him.
But someone did call wide receiver Jordan Veasy, one of the guys who Kaepernick was throwing to at his special workout.
On Wednesday, Washington signed Veasy to their practice squad.
One of the big highlights of Kaepernick’s day at the workout was a nifty 50-yard throw. Who was on the receiving end of that throw? The Redskins’ newest signee.
“It helped,” Veasy told the Washington Post of the impact the workout had on him getting signed.
“That’s one of the reasons I wanted to be a part of it. Just being a part of the history of it, and I knew it was going to help me.”
Veasy was 60 miles away in Gadsden, Alabama, when he heard about Kaepernick’s workout.
“I was going to be in Gadsden running routes anyway,” he told paper.
“Might as well run ’em in front of some scouts.”
Veasy played at Cal for two years before going pro. Over the course of those two seasons he caught 63 passes for 797 yards.
It remains to be seen what impact, if any, he will have on the Redskins offense.
Kaepernick, meanwhile, remains on the sidelines – waiting for his big shot at playing in the pros one more time.
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