Colin Kaepernick appeals to Jets in letter for ‘risk-free’ practice squad chance

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Since his last appearance in an NFL contest in 2017, Colin Kaepernick has made a direct request of Jets general manager Joe Douglas to be included to the team's practice squad.

Last week, Kaepernick wrote to Douglas and shared a message with him on social media in which he outlined his hopes for being given an opportunity with the practice squad.

The 35-year-old Kaepernick indicated that he would assist the defense get an advantage in preparation for the games in Weeks 4, 5, and 6, as well as giving the Jets a chance to assess him without putting Zach Wilson under pressure.

Kaepernick tweeted, "I would be honored and tremendously appreciative for the chance to come in and head the practice squad. 

"My primary goal in doing this each week would be to prepare your defense. I think this would allow for a number of things if I were to succeed in this position.

Wilson has struggled to lead the Jets, who have dropped two of their last three games.

Wilson led one strong drive late in the Patriots' Sunday defeat, but otherwise struggled to generate much momentum.