Warren Sapp: Colin Kaepernick's workout with Raiders was 'disaster'

The Raiders hosted Kaepernick for a workout in late May.

by Dzevad Mesic
Warren Sapp: Colin Kaepernick's workout with Raiders was 'disaster'

Former Super Bowl winning defensive tackle Warren Sapp claims Colin Kaepernick's tryout with the Las Vegas Raiders was "one of the worst workouts ever." In late May, the Raiders brought in Kaepernick for a tryout. Kaepernick last played in the NFL in 2016, when he kneeled during the playing of the United States national anthem before every game.

Kaepernick has been without a team for six years now but he has underlined several times this offseason that he hasn't given up on his hopes of returning to the NFL. A month has passed since Kaepernick's tryout with the Raiders and nothing has happened since - Kaepernick hasn't had any deal offers or another tryouts.

“I heard it was a disaster,” Sapp said on Vlad TV. “I heard one of the worst workouts ever. I’m wondering how the hell this happened and the tape didn’t get out, right? I mean, somebody wasn’t over the fence or nothing? Come on, man."

The Raiders didn't want to talk much about the Kaepernick tryout

When Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels was asked about Kaepernick's tryout, he refused to say whether they were satisfied or dissatisfied.

"Just a standard procedure, we will only talk about the people who are on our team," McDaniels said. "[General manager Dave Ziegler] and his staff have worked out tons of guys this spring and we really don't make comments about the evaluations that we made or what they looked like, what they didn't look like, strengths and weaknesses, those kinds of things are kind of private obviously for us as we look at things to try to make decisions to make the team better.

If players are added to the team then obviously we'll talk about them at that point. I respect the question 100 percent. I understand. But's kind of what we'll stick to." Derek Carr, the Raiders' starting quarterback, said he would have nothing against having Kaepernick as a teammate.

"I don't want to speak for everybody in that kind of sense -- I don't want someone mad at me for saying, 'I think it would be great,' -- but I know him and I would get along great," Carr said. "I know we have in the past, and I think we would again.

I think for the most part, I think he'd get along great with our guys." It remains to be seen if the Raiders or any other team will give Kaepernick a chance to play next season.

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