Washington will attend Colin Kaepernick’s workout

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Add Washington to the list of teams that will send a representative to watch Colin Kaepernick’s workout Saturday, JP Finlay of NBCSportsWashington.com reports.

It seems unlikely Washington would have interest in Kaepernick with rookie Dwayne Haskins the team’s starter for the rest of this season and into the foreseeable future.

Washington has Case Keenum and Colt McCoy as backups, though their contracts expire after the season. Alex Smith, who is trying to return from a devastating leg injury a year ago, is under contract through the 2022 season.

“Our situation is full at this juncture right now because of the two veteran quarterbacks we have along with Dwayne,” Washington interim coach Bill Callahan said Wednesday. “We have three on our roster where generally a lot of teams just carry two on their roster. We’re really carrying one extra quarterback than most teams normally carry.”

Callahan added that he wishes “the best” for Kaepernick.

Washington assistant Jim Tomsula was the 49ers head coach in 2015, and Washington offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell was an assistant in San Francisco in 2016.

Kaepernick has not played since the 2016 season.

7 responses to “Washington will attend Colin Kaepernick’s workout

  1. Let’s not pretend Kaepernick and his agent/legal team were surprised by this supposed tryout set up by the NFL. I’d bet my life savings and future career earnings this was part of that ridiculous “settlement”.

    If I choose to quit my job, should my former employer set up interviews for me? This is how asinine this has become.

  2. Rparrott4, we all know he didn’t “quit” his job as you would any ole job. Had he not quit in fact, he was to be released shortly after, as the new HC (Kyle Shanahan) didn’t want a repeat of the sort of offence he ran in Washington, with RGIII. He wanted to replicate his offence in Atlanta, to which Kaepernick will be a poor fit.
    What Collin didn’t anticipate, was the black balling thereafter, of which there are plenty columns written about.
    Now, to this “workout” of a thing, everything about which is disingenuous to say the least.
    You have teams with no need for a QB, publicly stating they’ll be in attendance at the “mid season workout“.

    But why?

    It just makes them all look worse. What happened to private workouts again?

    At a time when we are all fawning over Lamar Jackson’s play. Guess what, Greg Roman got the Ravens O.C job because of how Kaepernick excelled in that system
    Enough said!!!!!

  3. Every year there’s new qbs drafted. Every year qbs are cut for younger talent. Krapernick had his time in the nfl . It’s time for the new young qbs that get drafted every year. Plus, there’s also many vets in the nfl already. No team is going to cut a player in week 11, just to sign krapernick and please the media and his fanboys. Now that would be unfair to the player that’s been there working with the team all year, to be cut for krapernick , who hasn’t played in three years and doesn’t know the playbook and will only make the team worse.

  4. Redskins are earning a “future favor” from RG by pretending to be interested in Colin K. I don’t think they or anyone else have any intention of signing an unpopular political activist/former NFL QB with tons of baggage.

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