The NFL Is Organizing An Official Workout For Colin Kaepernick, Will Be Held This Weekend In Atlanta
According to a report from ESPN reporter Adam Schefter, all 32 National Football League teams were informed that a private workout is being held for former San Fransisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick on Saturday in Atlanta. Kaepernick, 32-years-old, last played in the NFL in 2016 with the San Fransisco 49ers.
Schefter reports that the league’s clubs were notified of the workout today, Tuesday, November 12.
“NFL clubs were informed today that a private workout will be held for Colin Kaepernick on Saturday in Atlanta. Session will include on-field work and an interview. All clubs are invited to attend, and video of both the workout and interview will be made available to clubs,” Schefter stated.”
Additionally, Schefter reports that the NFL put this workout together for the former NFC champion to give the league’s teams the “opportunity to evaluate his readiness and level of interest in resuming his NFL career.”
As for Kaepernick, his agents say that he still wants to resume his career as a professional NFL quarterback.
Kaepernick, a second-round draft pick, played for six seasons with the 49ers, leading the team to Super Bowl XLVII against the Baltimore Ravens. The 49ers ultimately lost that Super Bowl, which was held at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on February 3, 2013 — by a score of 34-31.
As a way to protest police brutality and racial injustice, Kaepernick would kneel during the national anthem, leading to a wide-spread national discourse that worked its way all the way up to President Trump, who said that NFL owners should “fire” players who protest during the anthem.
Following the 2016 season, Kaepernick opted out of his contract with the 49ers and became a free agent, although he remained unsigned. Due to this, there has been a debate about whether or not the former University of Nevada product was blackballed by the league as punishment for his protests.
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