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Colin Kaepernick to work out for Seattle Seahawks

The Seahawks are looking for additional depth at quarterback.

After two and a half months of waiting, we officially have word of a potential Colin Kaepernick workout. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported early Wednesday morning that the free agent quarterback is expected to be among a group of quarterbacks that will work out for the Seattle Seahawks.

Earlier this month, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said the team was looking into backup quarterback options, and Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III were among the many they were considering. A couple days later, Mike Silver reported the Seahawks general manager had gotten in touch with Kaepernick’s agent to discuss a backup role. Peter King thought they made the most sense, but we had not heard anything develop since then. Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett has said he thinks Seattle is a perfect landing spot for Kap.

There is no word yet on who else the Seahawks will bring in for a workout (Update: Austin Davis is expected to work out as well). Their current depth chart behind Russell Wilson includes Trevone Boykin and Jake Heap. The Seahawks start their OTAs on May 30, and have their mandatory minicamp June 13-15. With a week remaining until they start OTAs, it makes sense that they would be looking to get a quarterback in before full offense vs. defense drills begin.