Colin Kaepernick Will Attend Tryout For All 32 NFL Teams
Colin Kaepernick, arguably the most controversial football player in recent years only comparable to Antonio Brown, will be given the chance to show NFL teams this Saturday that he is ready to play for the league once again. The NFL will hold a private workout session that will provide Kaepernick with somewhat of a try-out for all 32 NFL teams who wish to attend. This workout will include field action, video recordings, and interviews all of which will be accessible to all teams.
This workout session is coming after many questions have been asked by NFL teams wondering whether the former player is available. Kaepernick and his representatives have not been apprehensive stating publicly that he is ready to play immediately. The NFL released a memo to all teams that stated:
“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.”
Kaepernick replied in a tweet saying:
“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.”
The ideal day for Kaepernick to have his workout would be on Tuesday when coaches in the league have more free time. Instead the NFL insisted that the workout would be Saturday, end of discussion. On Saturdays, many teams have games to attend so it makes the process of recruiting Kaepernick even more challenging.
Kaepernick played his last NFL game on January 1, 2017, for the San Francisco 49ers, which was the same year he started protesting during the national anthem by kneeling in efforts to raise acknowledgment of police brutality and racial injustice.