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Will the Raiders Sign Colin Kaepernick? Report Suggests ‘Door is Open’

While the Raiders have decided to stay mum on how former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s workout went Tuesday, reporters continue to release details regarding the situation. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport had an interesting quote Friday morning.

Rapoport, reporting on NFL Total Access, said the “door is open” on the Raiders deciding to take a flyer on Kaepernick as a backup to starter Derek Carr

“My understanding is he impressed [the team]. It was a nice workout,” Rapoport said. “There was a lot of positivity, some solid arm strength, really all of the things that, if you’re a team like, let’s say the Las Vegas Raiders, looking to work out a free-agent quarterback, you want to see. From what I understand, the door is open for a potential signing of Colin Kaepernick.”

Rapoport also noted that any NFL team that signs Kaepernick will need support from the team’s owner. He said Raiders owner Mark Davis has been supportive of Kaepernick in recent years.

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Kaepernick has not played in the NFL since 2016 after his decision to protest racial inequality by kneeling during the national anthem ahead of games. He has not worked out for a team since ’17.

Entering the week, the Raiders had four quarterbacks on their roster—Carr, Nick MullensJarrett Stidham and Chase Garbers—and would likely have to make a few moves to sign Kaepernick.

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