Cleveland, OH – While controversial former National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick hasn’t received a tryout after he put on a Nov. 16 workout in front of scouts, one of the receivers who worked with him that day has received an invitation.
Jordan Veasy was one of the wide receivers that Kaepernick threw to during his own workout, according to Black Entertainment Television.
Veasy was invited to do a tryout for the Cleveland Browns, according to longtime NFL reporter Howard Balzer who posted it on his Twitter account.
Veasy hasn’t appeared in an NFL game, but he played two years at the University of California. In 2016, he caught 25 passes for 306 yards and his senior year in 2017, he caught 38 passes for 491 yards.
Kaepernick stayed busy with his activism while waiting a call from the NFL.
On Thanksgiving, Kaepernick spoke at the “indigenous People’s Sunrise Ceremony” which is also referred to as “Unthanksgiving” in San Francisco at Alcatraz Island, according to Fox News. Native Americans have occupied the former federal prison for 50 years.
“Spent the morning at the Indigenous People’s Sunrise Ceremony on the 50 year anniversary of the Occupation of Alcatraz,” Kaepernick tweeted on Thanksgiving day, according to Fox News. “The US government has stolen over 1.5 billion acres of land from indigenous people. Thank you to my indigenous family, I’m with you today and always.”
Kaepernick also retweeted a Washington Post article by writer Christoper Petrella that said that Thanksgiving had racist implications.
“Antebellum campaigns to establish Thanksgiving as nat’l holiday grew up alongside colonizationist efforts to remove free Black people from U.S. Nationalization advocates mobilized white fears of Black equality to build support for holiday,” Petrella said in the post retweeted by Kaepernick, according to Fox News.
Kaepnerick started the anti-police protests in 2016 when he took a knee during an exhibition game during the National Anthem.
The former football player even sported socks depicting police officers as pigs along with his Nike shoes on playing field.
He had a 3-16 record as a starting quarterback in his final two years with the San Francisco 49ers.
No NFL team has signed the former professional football player since he quit the 49ers after kneeling on the field for the National Anthem during the 2016-2017 season.
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick said at the time.