According to Ray Lewis, the Baltimore Ravens were close to signing free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick but elected not to thanks to a tweet sent out by the signal caller’s girlfriend.
“We [Baltimore Ravens] were going to close the deal to sign him [Kaepernick]” Lewis said on Showtime’s “Inside the NFL”.
“Steve Bisciotti said, ‘I want to hear Colin Kaepernick speak to let me know that he wants to play football.'”
“And it never happens because that picture comes up the next day.”
The picture Lewis refers to was one posted in a tweet by tweet by Nessa Diab, Kaepernicks’ girlfriend, which compared a picture of Lewis hugging Bisciotti to a scene from the Quentin Tarrantino movie ‘Django Unchained’ where Samuel L. Jackson’s loyal house slave held Leonardo DiCaprio’s cruel plantation owner.
“His girl goes out and put out this racist gesture and doesn’t know we are in the back office about to try to get this guy signed” Lewis said.
“Steve Bisciotti has said it himself: ‘How can you crucify Ray Lewis when Ray Lewis is the one calling for Colin Kaepernick?'”
Lewis said that if that tweet was never sent out Kaepernick would be in Baltimore with the Ravens.
“Then he’s flying him to Baltimore,” Lewis said.
“I am sitting with all three of them and we are all having a conversation about bringing Colin Kaepernick in.”
Bills’ Matt Milano Out for Season
Milano, 24, was a standout for the Bills’ defense during their upset victory over the Minnesota Vikings which earned him AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors.
Milano’s spot on the roster is likely to be filled by Deon Lacey.
Raiders Fire Reggie McKenzie
The Oakland Raiders have fired general manager Reggie McKenzie, according to NFL Network insiders Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero.
Raiders head coach Jon Gruden dodged questions regarding McKenzie’s job status following Sunday’s game;
“I don’t have any comment on that,” Gruden said, according to Michael Gehlken of the Review-Journal. “We’re going to build this team back. I know that. We’re going to bring the Raiders back.”
Raiders’ Jon Feliciano Done For Season
The Oakland Raiders will be without left guard Jon Feliciano who suffered a calk injury that will likely shut him down for the remainder of the season, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal’s Michael Gehlken.
Feliciano suffered the injury during Oakland’s surprise win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
Feliciano, 26, is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and is a strong candidate to be re-signed by the rebuilding Raiders.
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