Colin Kaepernick, who last played professional football in 2016 -- the year he started kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice -- worked out Wednesday for the Las Vegas Raiders, a league source told ESPN.
It marked Kaepernick's first workout with an NFL team since being exiled, and it was the first time the former star quarterback visited with a team since he flew to Seattle to meet with the Seahawks in May 2017, before they passed on the opportunity to sign him.
The NFL had said it encouraged teams to take a look at Kaepernick. But not only has Kaepernick not signed a contract with any team, he also hasn't received a workout until the one he had Wednesday.
Kaepernick said he ultimately wants to win a championship after coming close with the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII, during which San Francisco fell one play short in a 34-31 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in February 2013.