Colin Kaepernick’s Atlanta workout resulted in a signing, just not the one that some folks might have expected. Wide receiver Jordan Veasy has signed to the Washington practice squad, and he credits his work at Kaepernick’s workout as a reason it happened.
Veasy was one of the group of receivers Kaepernick brought in to Atlanta to run routes for him in his workout. Some of them flew in, but Veasy told the Washington Post he was able to drive over from Gadsden, Alabama.
“I was going to be in Gadsden running routes anyway,” Veasy said, grinning. “Might as well run ‘em in front of some scouts.”
Veasy noticed a Washington scout, and several other personnel people were on hand for the workout. The event was originally scheduled to take place at the Atlanta Falcons facility, but Kaepernick moved it after the NFL required he sign a waiver that foreclosed some of his legal rights and wouldn’t let him have his own camera crew on hand. The workout was moved to a high school field an hour away, and roughly seven of the 20+ teams represented made the trip.
Veasy told the Post that the Cleveland Browns brought him in a week later but nothing came of it. Eventually Washington called and offered him a practice squad spot without an additional workout.