Josh McDaniels is not shedding any insight into Colin Kaepernick’s recent workout with the Las Vegas Raiders.
On Thursday, he declined to comment to reporters on Kaepernick’s workout with the Raiders, stating that he does not discuss players who are not currently on the roster.
“Just by standard procedure, we will only talk about the people that 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’ve made; or what they look like, what they didn’t look like.
“They’re kind of private for us as we look at things to try to make decisions to make the team better.”
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the ‘door is open’ for a possible signing.
McDaniels went 11-17 across two seasons with the Denver Broncos in 2009 and ’10 after he spent the previous eight years under Belichick with the New England Patriots. He would spend the next 10 seasons there as the team’s offensive coordinator before landing a head coaching job with the Raiders this offseason.
“If there’s an opportunity to improve the team, we’ve said it from Day 1 that we would look at every opportunity,” McDaniels said when asked about Kaepernick’s workout. “He’s not the first player that we’ve looked at, and not the last one. There’s going to be a lot of people that are going to come in and out of this building. … The evaluations we make are private for us, and if we make a decision to add someone to the team then we’ll do it.”
The workout was Kaepernick’s first with an NFL team since he parted ways with the San Francisco 49ers following the 2016 season.
The Raiders are set up for contention after they reached the playoffs with a 10-7 record last season. Derek Carr is an established quarterback who set a career-high with 4,804 passing yards in 2021.