Kevin Durant Wants The Redskins To Sign Colin Kaepernick

Ruben Hill
December 7, 2018

Bad news, Colin Kaepernick fans: Jay Gruden says they likely won't.

Smith, 34, went down with a broken right leg in Week 11.

Kaepernick has not played in the NFL since 2016, when he started kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice.

"Oh, he's [Kaepernick] been discussed for sure and right now at this point, we already had a workout last week for the few guys", Gruden said. "Unfortunately there has, to this point, been nothing that the courts or the league has done about it and that's the disappointing part, because these good football players didn't commit a crime, he didn't put his hands on anybody, murder anybody, you know, do anything that's that insanely crazy that he deserves to be banned from our football league".

Kaepernick was not considered two weeks ago when the team worked out and signed Sanchez, Gruden explained, for similar reasons.

Couldn't they have just said something inane like, "We don't want him because of the controversy he brings"?

"Just football, strictly football", Gruden said. Sanchez's experience in a prostyle offense helped out a lot.

"Let's just execute, see what happens, have fun at this practice, let's go knock out this walkthrough, let's go get through this practice, let's get that lift". Yates before going with Sanchez.

The Redskins have lost their two senior quarterbacks to injury.

The Redskins also worked out quarterbacks before signing Sanchez after Smith's injury. And Richard Sherman, the former Seattle Seahaws defensive back who is now with the San Francisco 49ers, isn't having any of it. Redskins defensive line coach Jim Tomsula was the 49ers' head coach for one season during Kaepernick's time.

Mark Geragos, Kaepernick's attorney in his pending collusion grievance against the National Football League and teams, said that the Redskins' decision supports Kaepernick's claims.

"In order to utilize someone like Colin Kaepernick's skill set, you're talking about a whole new group of formations and run concepts", Gruden said. "It's very hard. Whoever the backup is, they have to have skill sets similar to Mark, that he can fit into the plays we're going to run vs. the Giants". He went 13/21 for 100 yards and an interception and was largely ineffective in the 28-13 loss to the Eagles. He underwent surgery to fix his fibula Tuesday. Gruden said there's a chance McCoy would be ready for the December 30 finale vs. Philadelphia.

Despite a three game slide and a general sense of foreboding surrounding the team, the Redskins are anything but out of the playoff picture.

Sanchez took that team to the AFC Championship game where they lost to the one-seeded (and Peyton Manning-led) Colts.

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