It’s been nearly three weeks since Colin Kaepernick held his workout in Atlanta, and although he’s still waiting to be offered an NFL contract, the workout did lead to a deal for at least one player who participated in the quarterback’s throwing session.
When Kaepernick showed up to Atlanta last month, he brought along several receivers with him, including Bruce Ellington, Brice Butler, Jordan Veasy and Ari Werts. Out of that group, Veasy became the first one to land a deal this week when he was signed to the Redskins practice squad.
Before the Kaepernick workout, Veasy had been a free agent for nearly a month, and he firmly believes that working out with the quarterback helped put him back out in the public eye, which in turn helped him get his new job.
“That’s one of the reasons I wanted to be a part of it,” Veasy told the Washington Post. “Just being a part of the history of it, and I knew it was going to help me.”
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