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Sport No offers, no workout invitations for Kaepernick after Saturday’s session

06:25  18 november  2019
06:25  18 november  2019 Source:   nbcsports.com

Colin Kaepernick to hold pro day-style workout for NFL teams

  Colin Kaepernick to hold pro day-style workout for NFL teams Colin Kaepernick to hold pro day-style workout for NFL teams

Kaepernick worked out under the lights as the sun set behind the trees at one end of the high school stadium, an American flag flapping in a gentle breeze. At the other end of the field, Kaepernick was cheered on by a fan contingent that kept growing through the session .

Kaepernick ’ s workout for the NFL turned into quite the fiasco, with a change of time and location, a slew of statements released and plenty of opinions A day that began with the hopes of an NFL-sanctioned workout for Colin Kaepernick at the Atlanta Falcons’ practice facility in Flowery Branch


In the aftermath of Colin Kaepernick’s Saturday workout, some in league circles have suggested that nothing will change. For now, nothing has changed.

Per a league source, Kaepernick’s representatives have not heard from any teams with either an invitation to work out privately or an offer to sign a contract.

It’s no surprise, even if the league’s intentions were genuine and pure (Kaepernick’s camp suspected from the outset that they were not), no team had invited Kaepernick to work out privately or had offered him a contract in the 32 months since he became a free agent.

Report: NFL will no longer provide list of personnel who'll attend Colin Kaepernick workout

  Report: NFL will no longer provide list of personnel who'll attend Colin Kaepernick workout Additionally, a number of teams have contact Kaepernick’s to preemptively apologize for not being in attendance this weekend, noting they were confused by the timing of the workout. NFL executives weren’t the only ones caught off guard by the planned audition — Kaepernick himself didn’t even know about the workout until the league informed him of it, as Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk writes. The NFL hasn’t given any indication as to why it’s holding a tryout for Kaepernick at this time, but the league wouldn’t budge on a date, time or what will happen at the workout.

Unsigned free agent Kaepernick made headlines on Saturday after staging a workout which was aimed to pave the way for his NFL return following a three-year absence. READ MORE: 'It’ s a sham': Kaepernick handed chance to end NFL exile with open workout

Colin Kaepernick ' s workout drew a strong crowd, but it lost the bulk of the NFL teams expected to be in attendance following the location change. Today’ s session was designed to give Colin what he has consistently said he wants — an opportunity to show his football readiness and desire to return to

And so the impasse continues, whatever the reason. Some will think he’s not good enough. Others think that his presence will be too much of a distraction for a second- or third-string option on the roster. Others wonder whether he truly wants to play. (There’s one way to find out, conclusively.)

Regardless, if the league truly wants to help him (and after the events of the past week the league may not want to help him any longer), the way to do it is to work the back channels and do a deal with a team to give him a shot.

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a football player kicking a football ball on a field: Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley (18) catches a pass in front of Carolina Panthers cornerback Donte Jackson (26) during the third quarter at Bank of America Stadium on November 17, 2019. 

Hue Jackson thinks NFL personnel people had real interest in Kaepernick .
The coach who was slated to run Colin Kaepernick’s workout at the Falcons’ facility believes personnel people in attendance were genuinely interested in seeing what Kaepernick could do. “There’s no question in my mind that that was the case, that the people who were there were there for that reason, that they were going to [more]“There’s no question in my mind that that was the case, that the people who were there were there for that reason, that they were going to do everything they could to create the right environment for him to show his best,” former Browns and Raiders coach Hue Jackson said today on ESPN.

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