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Attorney for Colin Kaepernick says two teams interested in his client, drops hint that suggests Raiders could be one of them

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This could all be smoke. Let’s just get that out the way right off the top. Colin Kaepernick’s attorney Mark Geragos was cornered by a TMZ reporter Wednesday and peppered with questions about his client including his NFL future.

As many of you are aware, Kaepernick last played an NFL game in 2016 and has not received interest from any NFL clubs because the former NFC Champion QB chose to take a knee during the playing of the National Anthem to protest police brutality and racial profiling in the justice system. That protest led to other NFL players kneeling as well, including former Pro Bowl teammate Eric Reid who is also now unable to find work at the age of 26.

Nike recently revealed they have had Kaepernick under contract throughout his banishment from the NFL ranks and he is now the face of the brand’s ‘Just Do It’ campaign. Within a week, Nike stock surged to record highs and their online sales were up over 30 percent. Those numbers could reveal that Kaepernick may not be the financially damaging presence many in the NFL had feared.

TMZ had video of Mark Davis enthusiastically saying that Nike teaming up with Kap was “Absolutely” a good idea, adding “Why not?”

Could the realization that Kaepernick may not be bad for business open the door for a return to the NFL? And could that team be the Raiders? The attorney for the Turlock California native is hinting that it could.

“I’ll say this ... if Al Davis was still alive,” said Geragos.

As we know, Al Davis never shied away from signing controversial players if he thought they could come in and help the team. The idea of a player being a “distraction”, as many fans like to claim of Kaepernick, was not one Al subscribed to.

It’s an odd statement by Geragos, honestly. I mean, if he were saying the Raider WOULD be interested if Al Davis were alive, why would he be hinting that when asked about which teams are interested?

TMZ said Geragos also hinted Robert Kraft could also be interested, which would suggest the other team is the Patriots. He also pointed out that he was wrong a year ago when he predicted Kaepernick would be signed, so take this for what it’s worth.