Except the biggest reason ever. Colin has an active grievance against the collective bargaining agreement of the NFL. That is still in arbitration. There is no path for him to play right now, until he and the league resolve that.
That’s also bypassing that he has been over two years from a game. No practice, unknown physical status, unknown clearance for any substances, etc.
And as mentioned for Sanchez:
Reason 1: Immediate availability
Reason 2: Cheap
Those are football reasons. Look, would it be swell if Kaep were to get picked up here? Sure it would. It’s not going to happen though in a quick situation hire.
This is getting a bit borderine P&Rish, but I think all of us are over there anyway and it’s been brought up there as well. Now it’s my team getting the, “well the Skins didn’t even THINK of Kaep, so they’re part of the problem.”
Jon I really don’t think that’s the case, fan blog or no. I mean, I hope not. We have enough issues with our name being Redskins than to throw something like racism or lack of empathy towards Black Lives Matter to be on our hotplate as well.
And I can’t read the minds of those in the front office who made the call. All I know is that I don’t think it has to do with us picking a star right now, but rather, for a backup moment. You know, now that McCoy is out, maybe they WILL think of Kaep. But I think his arbitration might be a sticking point.