Several Patriots players support Colin Kaepernick ahead of upcoming workout

Ryan Hannable
November 13, 2019 - 5:26 pm

FOXBOROUGH -- Colin Kaepernick is back in the news with his workout for NFL teams scheduled for Saturday in Atlanta.

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Several teams have been confirmed as attending, including the Patriots, according to The Boston Globe's Jim McBride.

In the locker room Wednesday, several players voiced support for the quarterback.

Tight end Benjamin Watson: “I know he’s been working out. I know he’s been preparing for a long time. Hopefully he gets another chance to play because he deserves it. … I am not (surprised) and honestly I don’t know the details about the workout. I know he’s made comments before that he’s been working out before and he’s ready. I don’t know exactly the origin of why this is happening right now, who came up with it, or whatever. But again, he’s a player who has been a good player in this league and he’s a guy who has the talent to play. I am all for anybody who has the talent to play to get an opportunity.”

Safety Devin McCourty: “I hope people show up. I hope he gets consideration for an actual job in the NFL because he played good football when he was out there. I think when you look across the league from a talent level standpoint, everybody that watches is like, ‘We know this guy can play on Sundays.'”

Safety Duron Harmon: “This is a big opportunity for him. He’s a guy who a lot of people kind of lean on and appreciate his efforts to get the talks going and the social justice. I am excited for him.”

The session will include on-field work and an interview. If teams do not attend, video from the workout will be distributed.

Kaepernick has been out of the league since 2016.

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