The fallout from Colin Kaepernick’s impromptu workout continues. Weeks after the embattled quarterback shunned the NFL to hold his own workout near Atlanta, he remains unemployed.
However, one wide receiver who caught passes from Kaepernick has received a big break. Jordan Veasy was recently signed by the Washington Redskins, according to the Washington Post.
Veasy is a college friend of Kaepernick‘s and has some past experience on NFL teams as a practice squad player. After working out with Kaepernick, the Cleveland Browns gave Veasy a workout but decided not to sign him. The Redskins eventually signed him to the team’s practice squad. Veasy can become eligible for NFL games if an injury occurs to one of the Redskins’ primary receivers.
Initially, Kaepernick was scheduled to hold a private workout and interview session with multiple NFL teams at the Atlanta Falcons facility in Flowery Branch, Georgia.
However, Kaepernick changed the location of the workout hours before it was set to begin. Instead of Flowery Branch, Kaepernick decided to work out at a high school nearly an hour away from the Falcons’ training facility. The move upset NFL officials.
“We are disappointed that Colin did not appear for his workout,” the NFL said in a statement at the time.
However, Kaepernick’s legal team has said that the NFL attempted to have the embattled quarterback sign a waiver that could have possibly prevented a future lawsuit against the organization.
After his workout, Kaepernick spoke to reporters and said, “I’ve been ready for three years. I’ve been denied for three years. We all know why I came out here. I showed it today in front of everybody. So we’re waiting for the 32 owners, 32 teams, Roger Goodell, all of them to stop running. Stop running from the people.”