Colin Kaepernick heads to Atlanta for workout

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Despite speculation that he might not go through with Saturday’s PR stunt, Colin Kaepernick will participate in the NFL’s hastily organized workout.

According to Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports, Kaepernick has arrived in Atlanta and is prepared to go through the league’s workout and interviews.

There were reasons for his side to be skeptical, from the rushed nature of the event (he was given two hours to accept the invitation), to the timing which prevents coaches and General Managers from being able to attend.

But no one else was rushing forward to work him out on their own (other than the Seahawks), so he’ll go through with it, and wait to see if any team is willing to step away from the herd and sign him.

50 responses to “Colin Kaepernick heads to Atlanta for workout

  1. I don’t think anyone really cares until he gets signed. So we can stop with the play by play.

  2. If someone was interested in signing him, would he be content with a backup job?
    Would he command a 20 million dollar salary, like he told the AAF?
    This story had a lot of the shine taken away from it by the Miles Garrett fiasco.

  3. Seems like Cleveland might want to sign him to take the pressure off what happened last night.

  4. Has anyone thought that the NFL is doing this for Kaepernick to take the focus off the Antonio Brown situation???

  5. Rushed or not and regardless of motivation, this is an opportunity for Kaepernick that plenty of other non-NFL football players would absolutely covet.

  6. Who cares.
    He was free to workout with any team at any time all season. No one wanted him.
    Total sideshow and probably part of the settlement deal.
    Movin’ on….

  7. So Crates
    Nov 15, 2019, 6:07 AM PST
    I don’t think anyone really cares until he gets signed. So we can stop with the play by play.

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    A willingness to spend time reading and commenting on the play by play is by far the best metric for measuring who does and who doesn’t care about it.

  8. If kneeling for the anthem means the NFL will blackball you….why is Eric Reid currently on a roster? Hasn’t he played for a couple seasons now?? Kinda ruins Kaepernick’s argument.

    Interesting.

  9. Please let us know when he arrives, what he has for lunch, and if he has a firm or extra firm mattress in his hotel room. Oh, and what he plans to do eat prior to his workout. We want to know everything!

  10. If Kaepernick was ever signed as a backup (which is what he is), and the starter of that team had just one mediocre game, there would be a media firestorm demanding that Kaepernick starts the next week.

    And you wonder why he hasn’t been signed.

  11. Hey Colin, we know this is just a cheap PR stunt by the NFL, but good luck to you anyway. And thanks for helping homeless people on your birthday. The planet needs more kind hearted people like you.

  12. Cameron Helms says:
    November 15, 2019 at 9:25 am
    Has anyone thought that the NFL is doing this for Kaepernick to take the focus off the Antonio Brown situation???
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    Besides you and AB? Probably not.
    But there may be a fair chance the league is showing a kinder gentler more inclusive face in light of the current CBA negotiations

  13. Why Atlanta?
    A domed or warm weather stadium makes the most sense.
    So why this one out of all the choices?

  14. It would be a bad business move for a team to sign him. But having said that, I would rather see him on the field more than I would Myles Garrett.

  15. Can’t help but think this was part of the lawsuit settlement but nobody is allowed to disclose it.

  16. I’m sure he’ll have a good workout. The issue was never about arm strength or athleticism. The guy simply can’t read a defense or make post-snap adjustments. You can’t simulate that in a workout.

  17. The guy was a below average QB when he played. He created a media frenzy kneeling down.
    Those like Phil Knight come along and make him into a hero for their own financial benefit. He passed up a contract to play in Denver. His better half is a complete distraction of which most teams wan’t no part of. So now three years later, this clown wants a shot in the NFL. Good luck with that. Kap is a media wizard and a QB nightmare.

  18. The truth is…no one really gives a rats azz about this. Probably not Kaepernick either. The truth also is…even at this point, he may be better than most, if not all, of the back up qb’s in the league, and a few of the current starters too. I wouldn’t expect anything to come of this obvious p.r. stunt. His situation had just about blown over and now he’ll be back in the news again for awhile. That’s the only thing that this will amount to.

  19. I don’t know what the big deal is about this work out! He is already getting special treatment just by having the NFL set it up. What other football player do you see getting the NFL to setup a workout with NFL teams? Then Kap amd other people want to complain about the day it’s on and who is attending? There are hundreds of unemployed players (who didnt sue the NFL) that would kill for any type of extra assistance in getting back into the league.

    Those other guys would work out at 3AM in a cow field in Nebraska for a chance to get looked at by multiple teams at once. This is why I dont like Kaepernick…tired of him and other people acting like he is entitled or is owed something. He has already gotten more then he deserves and he is not a hero! Just an average player that made a gesture a few years ago!

  20. He’s done his penance so as a fan of the NFL, I’d love to see what he has in the tank. Could be a major bust or talented QB with a chip on his shoulder ready to burn defenses. Don’t see any moderate play, either he falls apart or demonstrates elite capabilities. If I were calling the shots I’d hand him to the Bengals…

  21. “Please stop with the theatrics…….no one cares and no one wants this bum anywhere near their franchise.”

    No fan of his antics and one who hates politics mixed with sports (Used to be the only opportunity to escape politics.) But…

    There are a number of teams that he would likely improve and without question would bring incredible TV ratings for the rest of the season. If it doesn’t work out, he’s gone from the NFL, but if successful, who knows? (Bengals become America’s team :))

  22. packmanfan says:
    November 15, 2019 at 9:55 am
    Why Atlanta?
    A domed or warm weather stadium makes the most sense.
    So why this one out of all the choices?
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    You do know that Atlanta has a domed stadium, right? And it’s going to be 60 degrees there on Saturday, not exactly frigid for football.

  23. I thought for sure he’d back out when he saw that no GMs or head coaches would be in attendance. I guess I should give him credit for showing up anyway.

  24. I wonder how long it takes the Greyhound to get there. He obviously is out of cash and can’t afford to fly.

  25. Marcus Peters – 2016, raised fist during the anthem, continues his employment in the NfL
    Devin McCourty – 2016, raised fist during the anthem, continues to play in the NFL
    Martelius Bennett, 2016, raised fist during the anthem, played through 2017
    Kenny Stills, 2016, knelt during the anthem, continues to play in the NFL
    Michael Thomas, 2016, knelt during the anthem, continues to play in the NFL
    Mike Evans,m 2016, sat during the anthem, continues his employment in the NFL.
    Colin Kaepernick, 2016, knelt during the anthem, began season as the back-up QB, On October 13, it was announced that he and the 49ers restructured his contract, turning it into a two-year deal with a player option for the next season. Started 11 games during the season, on March 3, 2017, he opted out of his contract and became a free agent at the start of the 2017 league year on March 9.

    What is the difference between the first 6 players listed and Kaepernick? The first 6 were productive starters on their respective teams. Mr. Kaepernick was a back-up in 2015 and started 2016 as a back-up. He opted out of his contract. He was not cut by the 49ers.

    Just the facts, ma’am..,.

  26. The best thing that will come out of this is a receiver that’s been trying to get will break will get a tryout after catching Kap’s ducks and terrible passes.

  27. seahawks80 says:
    November 15, 2019 at 12:10 pm
    The best thing that will come out of this is a receiver that’s been trying to get will break will get a tryout after catching Kap’s ducks and terrible passes.
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    Perhaps you have hit on something. I bet AB will be the receiver for the tryout. Genius…

  28. Kolo Jezdec says:
    November 15, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    Marcus Peters – 2016, raised fist during the anthem, continues his employment in the NfL
    Devin McCourty – 2016, raised fist during the anthem, continues to play in the NFL
    Martelius Bennett, 2016, raised fist during the anthem, played through 2017
    Kenny Stills, 2016, knelt during the anthem, continues to play in the NFL
    Michael Thomas, 2016, knelt during the anthem, continues to play in the NFL
    Mike Evans,m 2016, sat during the anthem, continues his employment in the NFL.
    Colin Kaepernick, 2016, knelt during the anthem, began season as the back-up QB, On October 13, it was announced that he and the 49ers restructured his contract, turning it into a two-year deal with a player option for the next season. Started 11 games during the season, on March 3, 2017, he opted out of his contract and became a free agent at the start of the 2017 league year on March 9.

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    Don’t forget one other player – Tony Romo, released by the Cowboys and unsigned by any team the same offseason that Kaepernick became a free agent.

    Kaepernick wasn’t even the best quarterback to go unsigned that year!

  29. (1) Eric Reid was blacklisted for like two seasons
    (2) It’s a bit different for QBs
    (3) Kap was the one who started a national phenomenon by bringing the issues of racial inequality to the sports stage… a topic that, if you’re not impacted by it, you rather pretend it doesn’t exist… thus the “protest on your own time” people.

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    tinye67 says:
    November 15, 2019 at 9:32 am
    If kneeling for the anthem means the NFL will blackball you….why is Eric Reid currently on a roster? Hasn’t he played for a couple seasons now?? Kinda ruins Kaepernick’s argument.

    Interesting.

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