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The Redskins will send a team representative to Colin Kaepernick's private workout on Saturday in Atlanta. The NFL set up the workout and a Redskins spokesperson said that it's expected most if not all of the league's teams will send somebody to the workout.

Kaepernick famously hasn't played since 2016, and in that time his protests became national news. He's also reached a settlement with the NFL about his absence from the league.

Looking ahead, even though the Redskins will attend the workout, it seems highly unlikely Washington would sign Kaepernick. On Monday, Redskins interim head coach Bill Callahan installed rookie Dwayne Haskins as the team's starting quarterback for the rest of the season. At 1-8, It's arguably overdue for the Redskins to turn their offense over to the 15th overall pick, but now that it's finally happened, that leaves veterans Case Keenum and Colt McCoy as extra roster spots. 

Callahan said that the Redskins quarterback group does not need an addition. 

"Our situation is full at this juncture right now because of the two veteran quarterbacks we have along with Dwayne," the coach said Wednesday. "We have three on our roster where generally a lot of teams just carry two on their roster. We're really carrying one extra quarterback than most teams normally carry."

Of Kaepernick specifically, Callahan added, "We wish for the best for him."

Interestingly, the Redskins coaching staff has ties to Kaepernick. Washington offensive coordinator Kevin O'Connell was an offensive assistant in San Francisco in 2016, Kaepernick's NFL last season. Also, Jim Tomsula was 49ers head coach in 2015.

 

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