Colin Kaepernick comeback? NFL organizes private workout session for the quarterback to evaluate his readiness for a possible return
The NFL has arranged for a private workout session for free agent Colin Kaepernick sparking rumors that he could be making a comeback.
A memo obtained by Fox had been distributed to all 32 NFL Teams and had said that Kaepernick's workout will be taking place in Atlanta over the weekend. "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," the memo read. This will feature and show both on-field works as well as an interview. All 32 teams have been invited to attend the workout in person or watch the footage of the same.
Many NFL teams have inquired about the current status of Kaepernick's conditioning. The 32-year-old has been expressing a desire to return to the NFL and continue his field career. Kaepernick took to Twitter to confirm that the workout was scheduled to take place on Saturday. "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," Kaepernick wrote on Twitter to the delight of his excited fans and followers online.
Kaepernick had last played in the NFL in 2016 and had made headlines when he became the first NFL player to kneel during the national anthem in order to protest social injustice and police brutality in the US. Many players decided to join Kaepernick in his protest which eventually led to POTUS Donald Trump slamming the protest.
Kaepernick had decided to opt-out of his contract with the 49ers in 2017 and had chosen to become a free agent. Back in August, the controversial NFL player had taken to Twitter to share that he was "still ready" to play and had been "denied work" for the past three years. "5 am. 5 days a week. For 3 years. Still Ready," he had written at the time.