Colin Kaepernick works out with Raiders as door opens for potential NFL comeback
Colin Kaepernick, who has not played in the NFL since New Year's Day 2017, has taken a step towards returning to football. The 34-year-old hasn't worked out for any team or visited with any team since finishing out the 2016 season. Kaepernick starred at Nevada, the only school to offer him a scholarship, before the San Francisco 49ers selected him with a second-round pick (36th overall) in the 2011 NFL Draft. Kaepernick, a California native, went 28-30 as a starter during his time with the 49ers, throwing 72 touchdowns and 30 interceptions in 69 career games.
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"(I'm) grateful that this is an opportunity that can lead to a next step and hopefully crack that door open so I can run through it. The Raiders are not one of the more quarterback-needy teams in the NFL.
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