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Sport Redskins sign receiver Jordan Veasy, who was part of Colin Kaepernick's workout

17:01  05 december  2019
17:01  05 december  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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Wide receiver Jordan Veasy participated in Colin Kaepernick 's workout for NFL scouts last After the NFL announced it would be holding a workout for Kaepernick , Veasy reached out to the Just being a part of the history of it, and I knew it was going to help me." Kaepernick has yet to be signed

(CNN) Jordan Veasy , one of the wide receivers who participated in Colin Kaepernick 's workout last month at a high school near Atlanta, has been signed by an NFL team. On Wednesday, the Washington Redskins announced that Veasy was signed to the practice squad.

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Colin Kaepernick, Brice Butler, Bruce Ellington posing for the camera: Colin Kaepernick stands with Bruce Ellington, Brice Butler, Jordan Veasy, and Ari Werts during the his workout at Charles R. Drew High School on Nov. 16 in Riverdale, Georgia.© Carmen Mandato, Getty Images Colin Kaepernick stands with Bruce Ellington, Brice Butler, Jordan Veasy, and Ari Werts during the his workout at Charles R. Drew High School on Nov. 16 in Riverdale, Georgia.

The Washington Redskins signed wide receiver Jordan Veasy to their practice squad Wednesday, and Veasy told the Washington Post he doesn't believe he'd have a job without that workout.

“It helped,” the 24-year-old said. “That’s one of the reasons I wanted to be a part of it. Just being a part of the history of it, and I knew it was going to help me.”

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Veasy played his college ball at California, which is where he met Kaepernick, who was in his class auditing black representation in popular culture, the Post reported. Kaepernick was a member of the San Francisco 49ers then.

The 24-year-old went undrafted in 2018 and had signed with four teams since, most recently the Buffalo Bills earlier this season. So when the Gadsen, Alabama, native heard Kaepernick was working out in front of NFL scouts less than two hours away at the Atlanta Falcons' practice facility in Flowery Branch, Georgia, he reached out to his old classmate's agent.

“I was going to be in Gadsden running routes anyway,” Veasy told the Post. “Might as well run 'em in front of some scouts.”

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Jordan Veasy was signed to the Washington Redskins ’ practice squad on Wednesday. Receiver from Kaepernick ’s workout gets signed . Veasy told the Washington Post that he thinks the private workout was a “It helped,” the 24-year-old said. “That’s one of the reasons I wanted to be a part of it.

Jordan Veasy , who was signed to Washington’s practice squad this week, met Kaepernick in a New Redskins wide receiver credits Colin Kaepernick workout for giving him another shot at NFL. Jordan Veasy (far right, standing) was part of Colin Kaepernick 's receiving corps for a workout in

Veasy was on the receiving end of one of the more viral clips to emerge from the workout, which was moved to Charles R. Drew High School in Riverdale, Georgia, after Kaepernick's team and the league could not agree to terms. Kaepernick unleashed a deep ball 50 yards downfield, and Veasy tracked it down in the end zone.

The Cleveland Browns flew him in nine days after the workout, according to the Post, but he did not sign a deal. Veasy remained unemployed until the Redskins called him this week, which made sense — Veasy said he saw Richard Mann II, who attended his pro day last year and is the Redskins’ assistant director of pro personnel, at the workout, per the Post.

"It was surreal," Veasy told the Post.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Redskins sign receiver Jordan Veasy, who was part of Colin Kaepernick's workout

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The Washington Redskins have signed wide receiver Jordan Veasy to their practice squad after his impressive An NFL practice squad consists of 10 players who are not on the 53-man roster, but According to Veasy , the Kaepernick workout was a significant factor leading to the Redskins ' offer.

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick held a workout in November for a handful of NFL teams with the hopes of returning to the NFL, but the workout helped someone Little known 24-year-old wide receiver Jordan Veasy , whom the Redskins signed to their practice squad this week, was on the receiving

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