Sunday , January 17 2021

Colin Kaepernick: NFL arranges workout for free agent quarterback – BBC Sport, BBC News


                    

Eli Harold, Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid kneeling in protest during the American national anthem

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Colin Kaepernick (center) began kneeling for the national anthem during the 2016 season

The NFL has arranged a private workout for ex-San Francisco 49 ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick on Saturday that all 32 teams are invited to attend.

The 32 – Year- old has not played since the 2016 season, when he began kneeling for the national anthem in protest against racial injustice in the USA.

The workout in Atlanta will include on-field work and an interview.

The NFL saidthat several teams have asked about Kaepernick’s readiness to play, withthe player keen to return.

“I ‘ve been in shape and ready for this for three years, can’t wait to see the head coaches and GMs (general managers) on Saturday, “hesaid.

The league has discussed possible steps with Kaepernick’s camp and decided on a workout run by scouting combine personnel and former NFL coaches.

Video of both the on-field work and interview will be made available to all 32 teams, although any teams present can hold their own interviews wit h Kaepernick, who led the 49 ers to Super Bowl 47.

In October 2017,Kaepernick filed a grievanceagainst NFL team owners he believed were conspiring not to hire him.

The grievance was resolved in Februaryalthough specific terms of the settlement, including finances, were not released.

 

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