Jay Gruden Gives Another Pathetic Excuse for Not Signing Colin Kaepernick

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"He has been talked about and discussed for sure, but we will probably go in a different direction".

Gruden insisted it was purely a sporting decision, and not a reflection on Kaepernick's social activism.

"We wanted a guy with a similar skill set with Colt", Gruden said.

Redskins running back Adrian Peterson has spoken out in support of Kaepernick in the past, telling NBC Sports Washington in November that Kaepernick deserves a job in the National Football League "without a doubt". "Not that Colin can't do some of the things that I'm talking about, but somebody with a little bit of familiarity". "That's why we went with Sanchez".

Redskins offensive coordinator Matt Cavanaugh was the Jets' quarterbacks coach for Sanchez.

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Kaepernick has been without a team since he opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in March 2017.

The Eagles marched 75 yards on 12 plays on their opening possession of the game with Wentz connected with Golden Tate on a 6-yard touchdown, Tate's first with the Eagles after a trade last month.

Gruden said McCoy would not go on injured reserve immediately because there is a slight chance he might be able to return to action by Week 17.

The Redskins could very well continue to roll with Sanchez, but the possible addition of Kaepernick would provide them with a quarterback that could make more of an impact on the field with his arm and legs. Gruden said there's a chance McCoy would be ready for the December 30 finale vs. Philadelphia.

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