Mark Geragos hints that Raiders, Patriots may be interested in Colin Kaepernick

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Colin Kaepernick hasn’t been on an NFL regular-season roster since the 2016 season. That possibly could be ending soon.

Attorney Mark Geragos recently hinted to TMZ.com that something could be happening soon. Of course, Geragos acknowledged that he’s made similar claims in the past that did not come to fruition.

“I’ve been pilloried for the idea that I said a year ago he’s gonna get a contract in 10 days,” Geragos said. “I would just say stay tuned, that next week there may be some news.”

He then said that’s as far as he’s going to go. Before going farther.

Geragos said Kaepernick has been watching Dolphins games, because of the presence of receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson, the two remaining players who kneel during the anthem every week. So is Colin interested in playing for Miami?

“I’ve got two other teams that will remain nameless,” Geragos said. Before indirectly naming names.

“I’ll just say this, ‘If Al Davis was still alive.’ That’s all I’m gonna say.”

And then he said more. Asked whether he’s aware that Meek Mill is writing a Kaepernick anthem, Geragos said, “You know who Meek Mill was visited by when he was in custody?”

A voice off camera said, “Robert Kraft.”

“Bingo!” Geragos said with a smile.

A.J. McCarron serves as the backup to Derek Carr in Oakland, and Brian Hoyer currently resides at No. 2 on the depth chart in New England. Barring injury to either starter, Kaepernick wouldn’t play as a member of either team in 2018.

But at least he’d be on a roster and working on his skills as a member of a football team, making it easier for him to potentially land in the NFL next year. Or, possibly, to contend to be the starter in Oakland or New England next year, if either team decides it’s time to make a change.

It’s unclear whether a contract with an NFL team would prompt Kaepernick to abandon his collusion claim. Surely, however, a bona fide offer of employment could go a long way toward getting Kaepernick to not go through with an arbitration hearing that will be a cross between the trial in My Cousin Vinny and the Seinfeld finale, with owner after owner after owner being called to the witness stand for aggressive cross-examination by Geragos and Ben Meiselas.

142 responses to “Mark Geragos hints that Raiders, Patriots may be interested in Colin Kaepernick

  1. More smokescreen from Geragos. Kaepernick couldn’t make either roster. There are better backups available right now, too.

  2. Kaep couldn’t beat out Gabbert and started his pouting by sitting for the Anthem. He wasn’t protesting anything other than he was mad he got beat out by Gabbert. I cannot believe people look up to this guy as he is some kind of hero. You think the Pats and Raiders, owned by Republicans are going to bring this clown in? Lol, his lawyer has you reeled in! Kaep is where he should be: not in the NFL.

  3. Taking publicly about which team is going to sign your client is a good way to ensure that team doesn’t sign your client

  4. niners816 says:
    September 20, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    You think the Pats and Raiders, owned by Republicans are going to bring this clown in?
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    Still can’t believe people think this is a partisan issue.

  5. Under normal circumstances, I’d be upset at the Raiders for even considering bringing in a major distraction like Kaepernick. But considering that Son-of-Al already brought in Lynch & Gruden as publicity stunts (both to the detriment of the team), it really wouldn’t make too much difference at this stage.

  6. Not only is one of the stupidest things I have ever heard but the least this bum could do was come up with realistic options so when liberal junkies get excited they actually have hope. New England? Not a chance. You think the brightest mind in football is going to bring in a one read then run QB who hasn’t played in years? Cmon, Geragos—we’re a touch smarter than that.
    Oakland? Gruden likes traditional QB’s and Kaep is anything but traditional. Carr and McCarron are country miles better than captain social justice.
    If he had said Buffalo I may have thought there was something to it. My sense is this is Geragos just doing his best to keep this guy’s name in the media.

  7. I’m not believing this for one second. Sounds like smoke from the attorney.

    Put it together: Colin wanted to begin a starter, what changed there? He’s not going to play in New England just based off of the system and the timing on the season.

    Also, the NFL didn’t care at all for kaep until the Nike endorsement deal broke, and now all of a sudden a deal is close? This is crap. I’m not buying it at all. Doesn’t add up, for at least New England.

    Raiders maybe.

  8. Yes, I’m sure the owner of the “Patriots,” whose coach has a 50+ year relationship with the Naval Academy, is going to sign a QB so smart he hates US cops but loves the Cuban police state.

  9. I am sure Kiko Alonso and the Cuban/American Dolphin fans will be excited to have Colin on their team after his pro-Fidel Castro position. This guy is a walking contradiction. Don’t you find it also a little odd that he donated money to a pro-abortion group when he himself was adopted? I mean the list goes on and on…………..

  10. you can tell when someone doesn’t understand football
    when they claim that Kaep isn’t good enough to play

  11. Anybody else sick of hearing about Kaps? It’s like leftists forgot that HE SUCKS. I for one hope somebody signs him just so everybody can see yet again that he sucks and justly doesn’t belong in the league.

  12. He should do well there. No one is more open-minded, tolerant, and accepting of change than the people of Boston.

  13. The million dollar question is : How did Kaepernick go from being so pumped to so skinny? Weird right?
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    Not weird at all. It’s been 3 years since he played. Did you see Jordan Gross (Panthers OT) he went from 305 to 235 in a few months once he retired. He looked more like he retired from the NBA than the NFL.

  14. Pretty sure the Titanic had one leak, one large leak. And what’s wrong with social justice? He’s a lousy qb, and the issue he raised continues to go unmentioned.

  15. Talking publicly about which team is going to sign your client is a good way to ensure that team doesn’t sign your client
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    I think that’s the point. Lets pretend for a moment that the Raiders or Pats are actually interested in a backup QB that couldn’t beat Blaine Gabbert, and one that they’d need to alter their entire offense for because Kaepernick’s skillset is limited to one type of offense and he can’t read a defense. He doesn’t want Kaepernick to sign because then the lawsuit ends, and he can’t keep billing Kaepernick.

    I think it’s more likely that they’ve seen how Nike has had increased sales, and they’re looking at the money. Put Kaepernick on the roster as a third string QB who is often a healthy scratch on gameday, and get some money for jersey sales.

  16. “Is there a racial motive behind the Pats not signing Kaepernick?” will come first. It will be followed by “Is there a racial motive why Belichick doesn’t start Kaepernick of Brady?”

  17. Miami would be committing professional sports suicide. Krapernick in that Fidel Castro shirt will be raised up on billboards. Add the fact Miami struggles to sell out to Phin fans to begin with and Ross will be sent back to NYC with his tail tucked.

    But hey, what do I know? I’m not surprised he is jobless and suing. The only ones surprised are his fan boys and the SJW who backed Michael Sam.

  18. No team would want the circus that would follow signing him. His best chance would be to be signed by the next team that’s on Hard Knocks. That way all the focus would be on him and the rest of the team could be left alone.

  19. “But at least he’d be on a roster and working on his skills as a member of a football team, making it easier for him to potentially land in the NFL next year. Or, possibly, to contend to be the starter in Oakland or New England next year, if either team decides it’s time to make a change.”

    Do you honestly think the Pats are going to decide to get rid of Brady to go to Kaepernick?!?

    Why would they run off the guy who most agree is the GOAT for a guy that hasn’t played since 2016 when he split time with Blaine Gabbert to lead his team to a 2-14 record and led an offense that was dead last in passing yards.

  20. No reason to get excited
    The thief he kindly spoke
    There are many here among us
    Who feel that life is but a joke

    But, uh, but you and I, we’ve been through that
    And this is not our fate
    So let us stop talkin’ falsely now
    The hour’s getting late

  21. I’ll always believe Kaep was pouting on the bench during the anthem because he was benched and it was never about a higher cause until later.

    🙂

  22. niners816 says:
    September 20, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    You think the Pats and Raiders, owned by Republicans are going to bring this clown in?

    You do know Mr Kraft is a Dem right?

  23. @ factschecker

    “Not weird at all. It’s been 3 years since he played. Did you see Jordan Gross (Panthers OT) he went from 305 to 235 in a few months once he retired. He looked more like he retired from the NBA than the NFL.”

    //////////

    Yeah, but Gross RETIRED, meaning he never expected to play again. Unless you’re saying Kaep never expecting to play again and this is all a dog n pony show…

  24. Tone deaf Harry says:
    September 20, 2018 at 3:48 pm
    “Is there a racial motive behind the Pats not signing Kaepernick?” will come first. It will be followed by “Is there a racial motive why Belichick doesn’t start Kaepernick over Brady?”

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    Yeah, and it will be after Brady throwing for 450 and carrying the team on his back for a clutch win.

  25. niners816 says:
    September 20, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    You think the Pats and Raiders, owned by Republicans are going to bring this clown in?

    ====================

    Robert Kraft is a lifelong Democrat.

  26. hardball99 says:
    September 20, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    Do you honestly think the Pats are going to decide to get rid of Brady to go to Kaepernick?!?

    ====================

    NFL teams can have what are called “backup” quarterbacks. These are players which don’t start but do practice with the team. I don’t think the Patriots will sign Kaepernick, because they haven’t signed him so far and their need at the position hasn’t changed, but if they did pick him up that is where he would land.

  27. since the term ‘leftist’ is the term of art for describing anyone with a working conscience, it stands to reason that it would be acceptable to use the term neo-fascist to describe those on the ‘right’.

    Or is it only fair for right wingers to post their pejorative views?

  28. LOL! Do you really think either of these owners want to hire a malcontent who is going to make their franchise look bad? Kaepernick trashes the very capitalist system that the entire league depends on to flourish; the same capitalist system that allowed Kaepernick to earn tens of millions of dollars playing a game.

    The baggage he brings isn’t worth it…

  29. leftlaneisforpassingonly says:
    September 20, 2018 at 3:51 pm
    No team would want the circus that would follow signing him. His best chance would be to be signed by the next team that’s on Hard Knocks. That way all the focus would be on him and the rest of the team could be left alone.

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    Thats actually a clever idea

  30. I thought all of you fake patriots trump cultist were done with the nfl? Why are you commenting? Nike is killing it now also by the way.

  31. The social justice “protest” was nothing more than BS. It was “only” for face time on tv. That is all.

  32. stipez says:
    September 20, 2018 at 3:46 pm
    … and the issue he raised continues to go unmentioned.

    ////////////

    When you claim to protest “oppression and injustice,” and yet publicly praise the single most oppressive regime in the Western hemisphere (Castro), you’ve revealed yourself to be a wildly misinformed fool and not worth listening to.

  33. citizenstrange says:
    September 20, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    The million dollar question is : How did Kaepernick go from being so pumped to so skinny? Weird right?

    Ummmm, he stopped lifting weights 3 hours a day and eating like a horse.

    That’s my guess

  34. Lemme see, isn’t he the guy who won five games his last season, and went off on anti cop tangent? Yawn. If I am watching a game and I see his face in a commercial, I turn it off. If he is playing in a game, I won’t watch.

  35. Noticed something funny last weekend.. went to a HS game for the first time in like 20 years… was walking in as the anthem was playing.. stopped stood for the anthem because that is what I choose to do.. can’t tell you how many “older” white men were walking around still, half of them didn’t even bother to take off their hats.. anyone who has seen the Bills play cannot doubt that Kaep is better than Peterman.. sorry.. he just is. TO say he is not good enough to play in the NFL is simply wrong. He could hold a clip board for someone for sure.

  36. Hey, does anybody remember how Kaepernick was a great quarterback, who threw accurate touch passes, was an expert at reading defenses and was a real leader both on and off the field? Yea, me neither !

  37. Is the blacklisting over? Does it have something to do with Nike selling more shoes after they used Kap in its commercials, showing the NFL owners that the decline in TV ratings is not due to fans being angry at the protests?

  38. unsunder says:
    September 20, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    hardball99 says:
    September 20, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    Do you honestly think the Pats are going to decide to get rid of Brady to go to Kaepernick?!?

    ====================

    NFL teams can have what are called “backup” quarterbacks. These are players which don’t start but do practice with the team. I don’t think the Patriots will sign Kaepernick, because they haven’t signed him so far and their need at the position hasn’t changed, but if they did pick him up that is where he would land.

    ______________________________

    Dude, I understand the concept of a backup QB. My point was Florio’s contention that the Pat would sign Kaepernick and then, for some reason, decide to “make a change” at QB next year and get rid of Brady to play Kaepernick is ludicrous to me.

    Honestly, I would be surprised if they even considered him to be their back up because, stylistically, he is the total opposite of Brady (Brady is a very immobile pocket passer and Kaep is a very mobile guy that uses his running talent a lot but often struggles throwing from the pocket). There are plenty of teams that run a system that is more suited for Kaep skills than the Pats and where he would make more sense as a back up QB

  39. araidersfan says:
    September 20, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    Under normal circumstances, I’d be upset at the Raiders for even considering bringing in a major distraction like Kaepernick. But considering that Son-of-Al already brought in Lynch & Gruden as publicity stunts (both to the detriment of the team), it really wouldn’t make too much difference at this stage.

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    nobody believes you are a Raiders fan anymore, you blew it the other day when you slobbered all over Tom Brady in one of these threads.

  40. million dollar question is : How did Kaepernick go from being so pumped to so skinny? Weird right?

    Ummmm, he stopped lifting weights 3 hours a day and eating like a horse.

    Why would he do that if his goal this whole time was to make a roster..

  41. buffalosunshine says:
    September 20, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    .. can’t tell you how many “older” white men were walking around still, half of them didn’t even bother to take off their hats.
    **************$
    What does the race, gender, and age of football fans have to do with this? Were there any other fans in the middle of bathroom or food runs? It seems only the racist/sexist/ageist people like you notice these things and have tunnel vision on the people you want to blame and disparage.

  42. Does anyone with an ounce of brain tissue believe that Brian Hoyer (who was signed by New England to back up Brady after New England traded Jimmy G.), is a better quarterback than Colin Kaepernick?

  43. Why is he still relevant as a quarterback? Let’s just let drop any reference to him, once and for all, as a viable NFL quarterback.

  44. Z SPORTS NETWORK says:
    Ummmm, he stopped lifting weights 3 hours a day and eating like a horse. That’s my guess
    ==

    Z Sports, what you describe is typical of many, if not most RETIRED NFL players. They stop killing themselves on a daily basis because it’s no longer necessary once they walk away from the game.
    Colin Kaepernick is spending a fortune on a high-profile celebrity attorney trying desperately to convince the world his client still wants to play football, even though his actions say otherwise.
    Kaepernick clearly is not maintaining his body at a level necessary to succeed as an NFL QB — especially one whose game has always depended more on his legs and strength than on any passing prowess. He walked away from interest in Seattle, and an actual offer in Baltimore, because he claimed he wants to be a starter, something neither franchise was interested in.
    I will maintain forever that his original kneeling had everything to do with pouting after he was benched for Blaine Gabbert, and only became about social justice after the excrement hit the fan.
    Until I see otherwise, I maintain he has no desire to play football, and is using his suit against the NFL to bring publicity to his newfound cause. If he can somehow generate a large paycheck via the courts, so much the better.
    Anything Mark Geragos says is blowhard spin from a courtroom actor more interested in money and self-publicity than he in his clients, the law, or social justice.

  45. Kaepernick a “Patriot” would be a disgusting irony.

    Thank God the odds of that happening are slim to none.

  46. you can tell when someone doesn’t understand football
    when they claim that Kaep isn’t good enough to play

    Never let your baggage outweigh your talent. No charge for the lesson.

  47. Still have not heard from CK even one time, stating whether or not he wants to play football again. Not once. It seems the rest of the world has an opinion on what they want him to do. I just want to hear from him on what he wants to do. Until he’s man enough to actually make a statement, none of this matters

  48. The Patriots are interested in just about every player that has played good against them. Kaepernick balled out against him in the last game they played.

    I don’t think Belichick cares about the distractions, but he will keep a short tolerance for too much.

  49. Colin doesn’t want to get signed. If he does get to play, there goes his collision case. His lawyer is making people think there is interest as to bolster his collusion case when he is without a deal. Just gameplay by the attorneys.

  50. Running up the middle will be tough but Gruden will commit to the run and Marshawn will still get his. 20 carries for 80 yards and a Touchdown.

    The Dolphins secondary isn’t stellar. Look for Carr to continue to shine with over 300 yards passing and 3 Touchdowns.

    Look for the Dolphins to provide safety help on Cooper and limit Cook as well. Cooper will still get his targets but I’d expect a game more in line with 4-5 catches and 70 yards for Coop but look for Jordy Nelson to over 100 yards and a touchdown this week.

    Raiders win with the offense finally erupting. 31 – 17 Raiders.

  51. drunkraider says:
    September 20, 2018 at 4:46 pm
    araidersfan says:
    September 20, 2018 at 3:34 pm
    Under normal circumstances, I’d be upset at the Raiders for even considering bringing in a major distraction like Kaepernick. But considering that Son-of-Al already brought in Lynch & Gruden as publicity stunts (both to the detriment of the team), it really wouldn’t make too much difference at this stage.
    ————–
    nobody believes you are a Raiders fan anymore, you blew it the other day when you slobbered all over Tom Brady in one of these threads.

    ABSOLUTLY TRUE!!!!

  52. Who’ll crack 1st?
    A team signing the guy in pig socks.
    Or goodell making a press conference on anything nfl related.

  53. Couldn’t happen to a more deserving organization. It makes total sense. Trade away your best player for a bag of cheetos… then bring in the most divisive player in pro sports. Completely alienate what fan base you have left. Can’t alienate this former fan. Go ahead idiots make another horrible decision.

    S/ Free agent fan

  54. If he cuts his hair and improves a team, I’m all for it. Blackballing is childish, and robbed us of Charlie Ward.

  55. the17thearlofoxford says:
    September 20, 2018 at 3:41 pm
    you can tell when someone doesn’t understand football
    when they claim that Kaep isn’t good enough to play

    ————————-
    Well then it appears so far that your list of people that dont understand football has all of the coaches and scouts in the NFL. And all of the GMs.

  56. descendency says:
    September 20, 2018 at 5:48 pm
    The Patriots are interested in just about every player that has played good against them. Kaepernick balled out against him in the last game they played.

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    Belichick destroyed him. He kept giving different defensive looks and got Kaep so turned around he didnt know who to throw to. So he kept pulling it down and running it right into the arms of a defense that had been told to expect that. Patriots won 30-17 and that includes Kaeps garbage time TD.

  57. Krapernick is not a qb. Never has been. He’s a rb. He has no accuracy, no timing, no touch, cant read defenses.

  58. When your agent is a celebrity lawyer to the stars, you just can’t be taken seriously. Not to mention not even being in good enough shape to compete in big time high school football.

  59. Butski29 hints that if ANYBODY SIGNS HIM I will be done with the NFL. Already got rid of all my Nike crap. In addition, all the Nike crap my kids wear is gone as well. They aren’t happy, but they know why. Also, Grandma and Grandpa and all Aunties know NOT to buy Nike for the boys for Christmas. I know, I know–“You’re a racist”.

  60. I hope one of those teams signs him. The bathrooms at their stadiums need cleaning and I can’t think of anyone better suited for the job.

  61. There is no way in hell BB signs Kapernick. He has way too much respect for veterans and his father (who coached at Navy his whole career). Besides, he is getting a mint from Nike for doing basically nothing. …um, I mean sacrificing everything.

  62. Both teams are good at QB. Barring injuries, Carr and Brady won’t be coming out of the lineup anytime soon. I doubt either team will sign him. His career is over and he’s being doing more regarding politics than football.

  63. coltssteve says:
    September 20, 2018 at 3:47 pm
    If Kaep lands on either roster, then the Dems will win the mid-terms, and we will enter a recession.

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    Actually, the Republicans will win the midterms if he’s signed before Election Day. I argue that the Anthem protests were one of the reasons why Trump got elected. People were (rightfully) turned off by him not standing for the Anthem and the foolish SJWs who defended him.

  64. This claim by Geragos makes no sense. All of these have solidly established who they want as a backup and starter. San Fran would make a lot of sense, based on what has happened since Geragos’ comment – if they have the Kaep space

  65. BB saw all he needed of Kaep in 2016.
    He led his team to 17 whole points in a home game. The score was 30-10 when the idiot led his team on a 4+ minute TD drive with 6 minutes to play. You are an agent of the other team when you have a clock killing drive that takes that much time when you are down by 2 or 3 scores.

    He played loser football, but had pretty stats (except for the pathetic 206 passing yards aided by 62 on the meaningless clock killer drive vs prevent soft D)

  66. This probably isn’t the best way to help Kaep a team. Fans finding out about this news might let their disapproval be known and cause the owners and team executives to change their minds. He should’ve kept to his word and not said anything. That, in my opinion, probably would’ve been the best way to help Kaep get signed again, but he’s been making incorrect statements for over a year so who knows.

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