NFL Arranges Workout For Colin Kaepernick This Saturday



Adam Schefter reports that NFL didn’t inform Colin Kaepernick’s reps of Saturday’s workout in Atlanta until this morning.

Kaepernick had reportedly asked for a Tuesday tryout, which is why a large majority of tryouts take place, but the NFL said it had to be this Saturday. Schefter says Kaepernick asked for a later time, but the NFL declined his request. 

Kaepernick’s reps asked the NFL for a list of personnel executives and coaches who would be attending the workout, per Schefter.

Kaepernick posted the following tweet Tuesday regarding the news: 

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the NFL has arranged a workout opportunity this Saturday in Atlanta for free agent QB Colin Kaepernick and to give teams have the opportunity to evaluate his readiness and level of interest in resuming his NFL career.

Kaepernick’s agents have said he wants to return to the NFL and the league hopes this provides that chance.   

The session will reportedly include on-field work and an interview with Kaepernick. All 32 teams are invited to attend and video of both the workout and interview will be made available to clubs.

The memo includes this statement:

“Earlier this year, we discussed some possible steps with his representatives and they recently emphasized his level of preparation and that he is ready to work out for clubs and be interviewed by them. We have therefore arranged this opportunity for him to work out, and for all clubs to have the opportunity to evaluate his current readiness and level of interest in resuming his NFL career.

Last we heard regarding Kaepernick, his representatives issued a lengthy statement in October with the headline “Facts to Address the False Narratives Regarding Colin Kaepernick.”

In the statement, Kaepernick’s agents, Jeff Nalley and Jasmine Windham, address several topics regarding their client including whether he’s eligible to play after his grievance with the NFL, potential contract demands, and if he still wants to play football after being out of the league the past few years.

Kaepernick, 32, is a former second-round pick of the 49ers back in 2010. He was in the third year of his seven-year, $126.97 million contract that included $61 million guaranteed when reached an agreement with the 49ers on a restructured deal that allowed him to become an unrestricted free agent in 2016.

The Seahawks showed interest in bringing Kaepernick in for a visit last offseason before canceling the meeting altogether.

In 2016, Kaepernick completed 59.2 percent of his passes for 2,241 yards and 16 touchdowns and four interceptions, while adding 468 yards rushing. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 27 quarterback out of 36 qualifying players that year. 

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