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The NFL has arranged a private workout for free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49er best known for his role in leading player national anthem protests, according to a memo obtained by FOX Business.

A memo distributed to all 32 NFL teams said Kaepernick’s workout will take place in Atlanta on Saturday and feature both on-field work and an interview. All 32 teams were invited to attend the workout in person or view footage of the workout and interview.

Several NFL teams have inquired about Kaepernick’s current football conditioning, according to the memo. Kaepernick has repeatedly expressed a desire to return to the NFL and continue his on-field career.

Kaepernick confirmed on Twitter that the workout was set to take place on Saturday and said it was scheduled at the behest of the NFL league office.

Kaepernick, 32, last played in the NFL during the 2016 season. He drew international attention when he became the first NFL player to kneel during the national anthem to protest social injustice and police brutality in the U.S. Dozens of players later joined Kaepernick in his protests, drawing the ire of President Trump in the process.

The quarterback opted out of his contract with the 49ers in March 2017 and became a free agent.

Kaepernick and former teammate Eric Reid later filed a collusion grievance against the NFL, alleging that the league’s 32 owners conspired to keep them off the field due to their political activism. The two sides reached a financial settlement last February. Reid is currently under contract with the Carolina Panthers.

Kaepernick tweeted in August that he was “still ready” to play and had been “denied work” for three years.

Kaepernick’s workout will occur as several NFL teams contend with injuries or poor performance at the quarterback position. Heading into Week 10 last Sunday, backup quarterbacks had started 35 NFL games this season.

Kaepernick led the 49ers to an appearance in Super Bowl XLVII in 2013, losing to the Baltimore Ravens.

ESPN and NFL Network were first to report on the workout.

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21 Comments
  • Mickey says:

    Damn! Just when I thought the NFL was trying to do the right thing they don’t disappoint the PC crowd and do something stupid. Bye bye forever this time.

  • Oh no says:

    Good Guy? Um no. He is a spoiled brat, that was adopted by two white people, who spoiled him and gave him everything including a collage education. He attended UNR then went on to the NFL. The American Dream. And what does this Entitled punk do? He starts a bullshit controversy against our flag while being paid a ridiculous amount of money to catch a ball. He ruined the NFL , it will never be the same. He completely fucked up the one thing we did to escape and enjoy politic free. A good guy would have put his money where his mouth is and donated and raised money for his cause outside of work as to not cause conflict, and to have a direct impact, not shove his bullshit down every viewers throat, by putting on a complete clown show. He was more concerned with his Social Injustice drama then doing was he was paid generously to do which is play football. That is why he is not currently employed by the NFL . Because he sucks!!!!!. Who wants an ok player who only brings limited talent and unlimited disruption and conflict? No thank you. This assclown does not deserve anything. Plus Nike is paying his bills now so get over it. Jane.

  • Gerry says:

    The nfl showing what it’s really made of — chicken shit !!!! I’m sure they are getting pressure from companies like the POS anti-American nike and most probably some lobbying groups to cave in and allow this phony scumbag back in the league. The national felons league has already proven they have ZERO guts. I would hope that any team picking him up is signing their “going out of business” warrant. I have not watched a game since this worthless phony POS started his antics and the league took no action against him and if this is true — it just solidifies my decision to never attend or watch another nfl game.

  • Fran says:

    Thought the NFL was getting it’s act back together after the Veterans Day celebration. Guess not!! If he is Hired I will never watch NFL again. Only watch it now when I am bored. I was a diehard Steelers fan until Tomlin got his racist month into it now I might watch a game ever two weeks. If Kaepernick gets back into the NFL it’s gone forever. Lousy person and lousy stupid player. Maybe his lawyer has threatened to sue again so he can get millions more out of the NFL.

  • Carl says:

    I have not watched a NFL football game since the Un- American Kaepernick first took a knee and the why the NFL brass handled the situation was totally disgraceful. I will never watch another NFL game as long as I live.

    WHO NEEDS RULES? NFL Players Arrested Every 7 Days On Average
    September 25, 2017
    The National Football League is in a golden age right now: It’s been 23 days since one of its players has been arrested.
    The average time between arrests is just seven days, while the record without an arrest is slightly more than two months, at 65 days, according to NFLarrest.com, which “provides an interactive visualized database of National Football League player Arrests & Charges,” the site says.
    Players get arrested for a variety of crimes: drunk driving, drug offenses, domestic violence, assault and battery, gun violations, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, theft, burglary, rape and even murder.
    The NFL virtually embraces players who abuse women. Take this report in the Chicago Tribune: “In the first round [of the 2017 draft], the Oakland Raiders drafted Gareon Conley, who has been accused of rape. In the second round, the Cincinnati Bengals selected Joe Mixon, who in a much-viewed video punches a woman so hard that she falls down unconscious. In the sixth round, the Cleveland Browns selected Caleb Brantley, who was accused of doing pretty much what Mixon did.”
    The hypocrisy is so stark that Donald Trump Jr. fired out this fierce tweet on Sunday.
    The top team — at least in arrests — is, weirdly, the Minnesota Vikings, according to NFLarrest.com. Rounding out the Top 5: Denver, Cincinnati, Tennessee and Jacksonville.
    By year, 2006 was a doozy: 71 arrests of NFL players. 2013 had 62 arrests, while last year was the lowest in the data base at just 28 arrests. This year, the players are setting a torrid pace:
    • Assault and battery – 7
    • Drugs – 6
    • DUI – 5
    • Domestic violence – 5
    • Disorderly conduct – 4
    • Resisting arrest – 2
    • Guns – 1
    • License/traffic – 1
    • Other – 1
    That makes 32 arrests — and we’re only in Week 3.
    The top crimes are:
    • DUI – 218
    • Drugs -100
    • Domestic violence – 98
    • Assault – 74
    • Disorderly conduct – 44
    The most arrests: Adam Jones, with 10. Jones has played for both Tennessee and Cincinnati, and he’s been accused of poking a hotel worker in the eye, punching a woman, spitting in a woman’s face at a nightclub, and was “charged with felony coercion in connection to strip club shooting that paralyzed a man” (take a look at all his arrests here).
    The top positions of those arrested:
    • Wide receiver – 140
    • Linebacker – 119
    • Cornerback – 116
    • Running back – 99
    • Defensive tackle – 80
    So, maybe — just maybe — NFL players aren’t the best ones to be preaching to America about the perils of police brutality.

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