The NFL has arranged for quarterback Colin Kaepernick, a free agent, to work out for NFL teams at the Falcons’ facility in Flowery Branch on Saturday.
A memo about the workout went out to all 32 teams Tuesday.
Kaepernick, who guided the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl after the 2012 season, has not played in the NFL since opting out of his contract March 3, 2017.
Kaepernick started a league-wide movement to kneel during the national anthem to protest social and racial injustices and police brutality.
All 32 teams have been invited to the private workout which will include an interview, measurements and other quarterback drills. The workout will be recorded and provided to all league teams.
It’s not known how many teams will attend the workout, which will be closed to the public and the media.
The Falcons, who play in Carolina on Sunday, said the workout is a league function.
Kaepernick filed a grievance through the NFLPA against NFL on Oct. 16, 2017. The grievance between Kaepernick and Panthers’ safety Eric Reid against the NFL was settled in February. Terms of the settlement were not released.
Several clubs have inquired as to Kaepernick’s current football readiness, and he and his representatives have frequently expressed his desire for him to return to the league.
Earlier this year, the NFL 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.
This is considered an opportunity to evaluate Kaepernick’s current readiness and level of interest in resuming his NFL career.
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