The Washington Redskins on Wednesday signed little-known former CAL wide receiver Jordan Veasy to their practice squad.
The move comes after Veasy headed to Georgia to catch passes from free-agent NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick for last month’s now infamous workout. Veasy’s catches from Kaepernick went viral, leading to the Skins signing him mere weeks later.
According to the former undrafted free agent, it’s the Kaepernick workout that helped him get another shot in the pros.
“It helped,” the 6-foot-3 pass catcher said, via the Washington Post. “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.”
Veasy obviously is not a household name. He caught just 63 passes for 797 yards in two seasons with the Bears prior to the Tennessee Titans making him an undrafted free-agent signing following the 2018 NFL Draft.
As it relates to Kaepernick, he remains unemployed and has not played since 2016 when he began the national anthem protests.