Back in April, Raiders owner Marc Davis went on record saying he would welcome Colin Kaepernick in black and silver, saying the shunned former NFL QB deserves every chance in the world to become a quarterback in the National Football League.
“I still stand by it,” Davis said in an episode of “Race in America: A Candid Conversation. “If our coaches and general manager want to bring him in or want him to be the quarterback on this team, I would welcome him with open arms.”
A month later, and Kaepernick may have his chance.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Kaepernick is slated to workout for a spot on the team.
The Raiders lost a valued backup QB Marcus Mariota to the Falcons this offseason and have also ex-49er Nick Mullens, Jarrett Stidham and Chase Garbers rounding out their QB room.
Kaepernick last played an NFL down in 2017 after he infamous knelt during the National Anthem to protest racial injustice and police brutality, which according to many, got him blackballed from the league following his release.