Vernon Davis: Colin Kaepernick Was ‘Great Teammate, Great Leader’

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By Andy Kostka

Former Maryland tight end Vernon Davis, who spent five years playing alongside quarterback Colin Kaepernick on the San Francisco 49ers, said Kaepernick was a “great teammate.”

“My tenure with Kaepernick was nothing but amazing,” Davis said on Glenn Clark Radio Aug. 9. “He was a leader while I was playing with him. He was a great guy off the field, and he worked extremely hard. He’s probably the hardest-working man I’ve ever seen in my life. He does it day-in and day-out, and he’s always been a standup guy. And I’m sure he’s the same way.”

With Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco sidelined in training camp with a back injury and backup Ryan Mallett yet to impress in camp, Kaepernick, a free agent, was seen as a potential solution for the team. However, there has been no movement regarding the Ravens signing Kaepernick, who drew much criticism for kneeling during the national anthem last season.

After Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill went down with a season-ending injury, the Dolphins signed Jay Cutler Aug. 7, making Kaepernick’s chances of playing in the NFL this season appear bleak.

Visit PressBox to read the rest of what Davis had to say about the man the Ravens were eyeing as a backup quarterback.



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