Colin Kaepernick trains with Las Vegas Raiders, signaling potential NFL comeback


Colin Kaepernick trained with the Las Vegas Raiders this week, signaling a potential comeback in the NFL, according to US media reports.

Kaepernick worked out for the Raiders on Wednesday.

The 34-year-old — who drew controversy for kneeling during the national anthem when he was a San Francisco 49er, protesting racial injustices and police brutality in the US — has not been involved in an NFL game in more than five years.

In March 2017, Kaepernick opted out of his 49ers contract and became a free agent. No NFL team signed him. In October 2017, he filed his grievance case against the NFL, alleging that teams were colluding to deny him a job.

The quarterback settled a collusion grievance case against the NFL, along with his former 49ers teammate Eric Reid, in 2019.

Raiders owner Mark Davis said he would welcome Kaepernick “with open arms” provided the team’s coaches and general manager were on board.