Mark Davis gives blessing to idea of Colin Kaepernick signing
Mark Davis, owner of the Las Vegas Raiders, says he has no problem with Colin Kaepernick being signed to his soccer operation.
According to Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com, Davis has been in agreement with the idea that the Raiders add Kaepernick to their list since he became a free agent after the 2016 season. However, it would fall on his football leadership to decide that it is a step they want to take.
"Since 2017, I've told the coaches and executives that they have my blessings if they want to hire Colin Kaepernick," said Davis.
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In the four years that Kaepernick had no appearance, signing Kaepernick was apparently not what managing directors Reggie McKenzie and Mike Mayock, or head coaches Jack Del Rio and Jon Gruden, had asked for. It is unlikely to change at the moment as Marcus Mariota is a powerful backup option for starter Derek Carr and Gruden seems to have a weakness for third stringer Nathan Peterman.
Gruden said two years ago that he thought Kaepernick would be signed soon. Obviously, this didn't come to fruition since he hadn't been on a team in four years.
There have not been many comments from owners about Kaepernick lately since the current moment has brought his stance against police brutality back into focus. Davis is one who at least expresses openness to Kaepernick's idea, even if the reality of his signature doesn't seem likely. It remains to be seen whether Roger Goodell's encouragement of the teams to sign Kaepernick will ultimately pay off with a job offer.
Mark Davis blesses the idea that Colin Kaepernick originally signed on Pro Football Talk
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