Colin Kaepernick to Hold Private Workout on Saturday

UPDATE: Kaepernick has since confirmed the workout in the following tweet.

Colin Kaepernick will be in Atlanta on Saturday to hold a private workout session, according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, who adds that the league is arranging the event in an attempt to give the former 49ers signal-caller another chance.

All NFL teams are invited to the session which will include both on-field work and an interview. These will both be recorded and released to all 32 clubs following the conclusion of the workout. Kaepernick, who has been out of work for the last three years following his on-field protests of police brutality by kneeling during the National Anthem, opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in 2016 and wasn’t picked up by any other team.

As a result of not being able to find work, Kaepernick filed a grievance against the league alluding collusion among the teams to deny him employment. In February, the NFL reached a settlement with both Kaepernick and Eric Reid, who also filed a grievance for the same matter. Reid is now a safety for the Carolina Panthers.

Kaepernick’s agents and representatives have said that the quarterback has worked out and stayed in prime shape throughout the past three years in preparation for his return to professional football.

Several clubs have indicated interest in the former San Francisco quarterback, and thus the league arranged this workout for all of the clubs to “evaluate his current readiness and level of interest in resuming his NFL career.”

Kaepernick has repeatedly stated that he is ready to play football, but the opportunity had yet to present itself. This may change Saturday.


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