NFL Arranges Private Workout for Colin Kaepernick, Invites All 32 Teams
According to a memo obtained by ESPN, the workout will consist of on-field work and an interview.
The NFL has arranged a private workout for free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick on Saturday in Atlanta, according to a memo obtained by ESPN. Kaepernick took to Twitter to confirm the workout yesterday evening.
I’m just getting word from my representatives that the NFL league office reached out to them about a workout in Atlanta on Saturday. I’ve been in shape and ready for this for 3 years, can’t wait to see the head coaches and GMs on Saturday.
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) November 13, 2019
The workout will consist of on-field work and an interview. All 32 teams of the NFL are able to attend and ESPN reports that “video of both the workout and the interview will be made available to them.”
According to the ESPN report, several clubs have inquired about Kaepernick’s readiness. Sources told ESPN‘s Dan Graziano that the workout “was also set up in response to a statement by Kaepernick’s representatives sent October 10 saying they had received ‘little to no response’ from all 32 NFL teams.” Kaepernick last played for an NFL team in 2016, that same year he publicly protested police brutality and racial injustice on-field by kneeling during the pregame national anthem.
The memo reads:
“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.”