Colin Kaepernick is bringing his own receivers to his workout

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The NFL has kept Colin Kaepernick in the dark about multiple aspects of his dog-and-pony show about nothing workout. As a source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT, the league’s failure to provide information to Kaepernick includes the identity of the receivers who will be available to catch passes from him.

Thus, Kaepernick has made arrangements to bring his own receivers to the workout.

It’s the latest piece of evidence supporting an argument that this isn’t about giving Kaepernick a fair shot at resuming his NFL career, but that it’s instead part of a chess-match P.R. and/or legal strategy where the league is making calculated moves with some agenda other than helping Kaepernick in mind.

The failure to identify the receivers follows a refusal to name the teams that will be present and a refusal to provide the names of the team representatives who will attend. But, sure, Kaepernick definitely should feel like everything about this exercise is aimed at rectifying the fact that the league has shunned him for more than 32 months.

78 responses to “Colin Kaepernick is bringing his own receivers to his workout

  1. Here we go again he won’t get hired by anybody and it’ll start all over again with the NFL “colluding” to keep him out of the league. I’m telling you Tom Brady could run around with a sickle and Hammer shirt and nobody would care because he’s good. That’s the key Kaepernick is not good he was benched by Blaine Gabbert for god sake

  2. Shenanigans! I keep reading that there are no legal issues that drive this but what other reason could it be? Lots of players have been out of work for 3 years so why him and why now? Follow the lawyers….

  3. “dog-and-pony show about nothing workout”
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    PUT UP OR SHUT UP.

    Kaepernick is given a golden opportunity to demonstrate his current level of football skills, yet certain media is still AFRAID he might fail and has already started making excuses after excuses.

  4. mrbigass says:
    November 16, 2019 at 10:19 am
    Shenanigans! I keep reading that there are no legal issues that drive this but what other reason could it be? Lots of players have been out of work for 3 years so why him and why now? Follow the lawyers….
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    The ongoing CBA negotiations could be the other reason. Follow the locker room lawyers may be more like it

  5. If the Kaepernick team had actually found hard evidence of this supposed “shunning” their settlement would have been MUCH MUCH more than $10 million. Probably closer to $100 million. If Kap truly is in shape and can still play, he should get a job. Plain and simple. Probably not a starting job but maybe work back into it. It’s funny how the “pro-kap” team only references his resume from 2012-2013 and then the “anti-kap” team only reference 2014-2016. All of it tells a story. And that story is that Kap is not that good unless he has one of the best O lines in the league. He needs 5 seconds to make a good throw. Even then, he doesn’t see the field well and runs too soon. He lost the SB and NFCCC largely because he couldn’t come off his #1 option when there was another open receiver to his left. I’m pretty confident he would be a disaster on a team like the Dolphins and then the whole thing would crumble. Though I’d be happy if I was wrong.

  6. Malcolm is playing the X, Al Sharpton is playing the Y, and Fidel Castro is in the slot. Go get them Colin.

  7. All this did was bring his name up front and center again , if this was an NfL PR stunt they should’ve known better

  8. Whatever the NFL’s motive, they couldn’t possibly make this look more like a clown show. Bang up job, NFL.

  9. I have No Doubts that this “Tea and Crackers” party is to seemingly sugarcoat the results of resolutiom. Kaep will still be treated as gum on a shoe by this league ! Their past efforts have shown how they seek to make or break players ! Fraternity ! AB Bryant Occhocinco and TO

  10. I am appalled that we weren’t told of this development yesterday in the droves of useless mumbo-jumbo stories of when he was on his way and who would be there and who wouldn’t !!!

  11. Shunned him? He walked out on his last year in his contract he was the one who said I’m out. Is the NFL going to do this for more football players that want back in but may have been “shunned” haha. It’s a stunt and will fail miserably.

  12. Kaepernick shunned the league and not the other way around. He alienated a large portion of his employer’s custumers. Inner cities like Chicago are death factories for minorities and it’s mostly self-inflicted. Where is his SJW outrage over those dismal statistics? Sounds of crickets.

  13. NOBODY has blackballed Kap. Nobody wants the racial divide he preaches within their locker room as football is a team sport! All teams and owners have the right to sign or not sign any player of their choosing just as kap has the same right to protest! He’s not nor has he ever been a great QB. He was the product of a harbaugh coaching system at best. He needs to stop making excuses and look at himself in the mirror when it comes to his unemployment no one else is to blame I assure you!

  14. Why doesn’t the league just cave to all of Kaepernick’s demands? In fact, why dont we just let him pick what team he wants to start for and hand him 20 million all in the name of social justice!

  15. Kap is bringing in 15-18 year old high school players to be his receivers. Love that he has thought this over as the NFL is probably providing the USA sprint team to be his receivers.

  16. tb12bestqbevah says:
    November 16, 2019 at 11:07 am

    Remember when he was the Lamar Jackson of the league? All of you fawning over Jackson take note
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    I am not on the Jackson bandwagon by any means, but Jackson is already a better passer than Kaep ever was. His running ability is also more on par with Michael Vick than CK. If CK had Jackson’s talent he would actually be in the league right now.

  17. He better bring a WR from each race. Wouldn’t want anyone to feel oppressed due to the skin of their color because they didn’t get an opportunity to play a game for millions of dollars.

  18. Congrats America, we made it. Trickle down economics has succeeded. Blowhard corruption at the top is making it’s way down. Love to see the NFL embracing it. Next it will be your plumber, then your neighbor, then we might as well live in Russia, but Kaepernick is the problem. Hmmn? The NFL doing business like this is pathetic, pandering to lunkheads who make up majority of their demographics – well maybe the other 40 percent just won’t watch this Sunday. Good night and good luck.

  19. Kaepernick was given a great team and he turned it into a dumpster fire within two years. He had 1 1/2 decent years being a gimmick read option qb. When that got figured out, he went downhill from there, really fast, and it was the beginning of the end for kaep. Every he got worse and worse until he got benched for gabbert, then He got beat in training camp by gabbert again the following year, then He started crying on the bench pouting week after week, until he finally got another chance to show he can win games and he failed miserable, losing ten games in a row to end his career. That’s why he’s out of the NFL. Hes a mediocre below average backup qb with awful accuracy and timing, cant read defenses, misses wide open recievers because he locks on to one reciever then takes off running. He was finished and washed up before he even started his anthem protest. That so called protest is a joke, and only started because he was whining on the bench pouting like a spoiled little baby for getting benched twice back to back years after three years of terrible qb play from kaep. Rex grossman went to a superbowl, is he being offered a private workout? Is being talked about every week for three years? Kaepernick was a mediocre below average qb. Nothing special,except for his whiny diva attitude that the media has fallen in love with. This has nothing to do with football, and more to do with politics . Bunch of clowns him and the media. His time in the nfl is over and has been for three years. Time for him to work in the real world. Grow up and stop being an immature diva. The nfl doesn’t owe him a job. Every year qbs come and go. That’s life.

  20. I have never personally cared that Kaep was kneeling during the anthem. I’m serving in the Navy right now, I don’t find it disrespectful to me and he has a right to do what he wants in this situation because it’s causing no harm to himself or anyone else. I however have always said that he was benched in favor of Blane Gabbert. I also said he decided to opt out his contract so this is all his fault.

    Kaep indeed did get benched by Gabbert for his poor play. His poor play however was due to a shoulder injury amongst others that he was playing through. After Gabbert stunk it up, Gabbert was benched by Kaep. Kaep finished the 2016 season for the 49ers. He threw for 16TDS and 4 Ints in his relief of Gabbert who had 5TDs and 6Ints prior to being benched. I’m not saying he is an elite quarterback when healthy but he was better than some starting QBs playing right now. With Qbs being so hard to find you would think it would favor him getting a chance somewhere.

    During his time on the bench 49ers fans were begging for his return. They literally chanted “we want Kaep” during a game in which they lost to the Cardinals. This goes against the narrative that he was alienating himself from the fans. His team actually supported his cause and the owner donated a 1M$ to a charity that he thought would benefit it.

    The 49ers however felt that Kaep burned them by not staying on his recovery schedule for his shoulder injury the previous season. Kaep knew that if we was still injured come April his contract for the year would be guaranteed. He played the system and won. The 49ers kept him on the bench not because Gabbert was better, they did it because they knew if he got hurt again the same thing might happen next year but they were planning on dumping his salary and the new coach they planned to hire, Shanahan, didn’t think Kaep fit his system. This move has been done before so it isn’t anything new. Kaep knew this was coming and his contract was reworked during the season that made the following year an option year so Kaep could opt out of the contract instead of being cut.

    Every thing else he has done is fair game. I do however think what the NFL is doing here is more of a PR move than anything. I agree with the rights of the teams to sign whomever they want. So I’m not against Kaep not having a job. He did what he did and he has to live with that. You don’t pay upwards of 10M$ if you have a solid defense that there was no wrong doing. Maybe 10M$ to the league was nothing compared to the potential backlash they think would happen if he were to sign with a team. I’m not sure what the case is. I just think if we are going to talk about the subject we should speak about the facts not recycle the false narratives out there.

  21. He can go to training camp and compete like everyone else, if he wants to play. Then go through pre season like everyone else. This “workout” isn’t going to prove he can read defenses. No pass rush , no defenders. What a joke. Any bum can look good playing catch.

  22. If this is all a sham, why has Kaepernick never taken it upon himself to organize his own workout like this? Then he could schedule it how he wanted, have whatever receivers he wanted, and even be in charge of what footage gets out.

    Frankly, Nike would pay for the whole thing and the media would be dying to cover it even if they’re not as obsessed with Kaep as Florio clearly is.

    The truth remains that Kaepernick doesn’t want to be signed because he can fail as a professional QB, but not as a professional martyr. And that NFL teams obviously aren’t signing him because he’s a backup at best at this point (especially due to scheme mismatch) and no one wants a backup with PR baggage.

  23. We get it! You hate Kap for totally irrational reasons. Anyone who was a true patriot and not a fake flag waver would embrace somebody standing up for his rights and the rights of others. Anyone who was honest would admit he was blackballed for non-football reasons. Your fake arguments about his skill level when we see arena league guys getting tryouts just don’t hold water. Move on!. If after the workouts teams see potential, they are not idiots they will grab it and you folks can just go pound sand.

  24. If only he would of just assaulted a female or been accused of sexual assault or maybe just hit someone on the head with a helmet, he may still be playing.
    Lol @ people who are too dim to see the light. He may not be good enough now, but when he was gone there’s been a ton of BUMS that he was WAY better then, on NFL rosters. Hell, he’s better then that bum who QBs the Bears right now and I don’t even need to see a workout. Lol

  25. There will be teams present for PR reasons, they’ll be there with no real interest in signing him, don’t even need a QB. But all it takes is one team, and I believe there will be teams there that want to see if Kaep really wants to play football and can still play at a high level. And if so they will try to sign him. The idea that because the league won’t name the people present the event must be a sham is quite cynical.

  26. I gotta agree with Kaeps side this time. I would want my own guys too. This whole thing looks too much like some screwy game the NFL is playing with him. But since it is still, however hokey, an opportunity for him to show something he should do everything he can to get the most out of it and not trust the NFL for anything at all. Someone here suggested he bring his own balls but in all seriousness I think he should. I would if it was me.

    I’m one of the people that was opposed to and deeply offended by his anthem protesting. I’m a proud american, a conservative, and trump supporter and am pretty much on the other side of the line on everything with his politics, which in my opinion are all wrong. But also I dont think that has anything to do with whether he deserves to be on a football team. If he can play on a level that helps a team win then he should, its that simple for me. (Being a Trump supporting conservative I am also all about meritocracy) Gosh if I wanted every guy that did not agree with me kicked out of the league I figure thats going to be roughly half the league, which would be ridiculous. Admittedly I also don’t think he is good enough for the NFL (the real reason I don’t think he should play) but I have no problem with him being given a shot to prove me wrong and if he does then so be it. No biggie. If it turned out he can help my team win then I would actually want them to pick him up. Having them come up short on their bid this year because they turned down help from a guy who’s politics I hate would be stupid and annoying. But he does have to prove it first.

    God help the internet if no one is interested but then Belichick decides he does like and picks up one of the receivers he brings.

  27. Anthony Berry says:
    November 16, 2019 at 11:25 am
    I have never personally cared that Kaep was kneeling during the anthem. I’m serving in the Navy right now, I don’t find it disrespectful to me and he has a right to do what he wants in this situation because it’s causing no harm to himself or anyone else.
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    Please take a knee yourself and tell everyone in your unit that you’re not harming anyone the next time the National Anthem is played at your place of work/duty station. Back up your words!

  28. There is a wrong and right to all of this. The ones who deny pig socks, Castro love, ignoring Ghana slavery in Africa while crying about colonialism, dating a teammates ex, wearing a dolphins hat as a 49er, anti-Thanksgiving, and all of that garbage is not enough to convict him as a bad person and a PR nightmare are wrong.

    Add in 4-20 and truly horrific QB rankings 2014-2016 and he did all this to himself. Grow up already.

  29. It’s obvious no team could bring him in for a workout without drawing unwanted scrutiny and attention. At least this way teams can get a look at him without people jumping down their throat. Is it a sham? Very well could be, but on the off chance teams actually wanted to evaluate him they now have a way to without the media singling out their franchise. And when one of the leading MVP candidates is a mobile QB operating heavily out of the pistol formation it makes sense to kick the tires on anyone who remotely comes close to that skill set.

  30. Affording anonimity to teams & reps is necessary to protect the integrity of personnel decisions. Certainly Kaps’ woke allies would mount a PR blitz to influence what is a team’s own business .
    But I don’t see why Kap couldn’t know his WRs.

  31. Let’s say you own a business. You have an employee who starts demonstrating his political beliefs while he’s on duty. What would you do?
    This is the fact that Kap defenders don’t get. No one has the right to demonstrate their political beliefs at their place of employment.
    Kap is an anti-America racist. Let him go live in Cuba, since he loved Fidel Castro so much. I find it ironic that people such as Kap spend their time complaining and demonstrating against the U.S. while thousands of minorities are crossing our borders illegally every day trying to get here. It shows how out of touch Kaepernick is. He doesn’t know how good he has it.

  32. “Remember when he was the Lamar Jackson of the league? All of you fawning over Jackson take note.”
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    Lamar Jackson was in high school when Kaepernick was playing. Lamar has nothing to do with Kaepernick, and any comparison between the two is idiotic.

  33. “Any team that signs colon will lose major attendance, with thousands of fans taking a knee and staying home”.
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    Wrong, because there are not thousands of people who care about the issue. There are just a few trolls who are too pathetic to able to move on to something else.

  34. shutyofacepunk says:
    November 16, 2019 at 10:30 am
    Malcolm is playing the X, Al Sharpton is playing the Y, and Fidel Castro is in the slot. Go get them Colin.
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  35. shutyofacepunk says:
    November 16, 2019 at 10:30 am
    Malcolm is playing the X, Al Sharpton is playing the Y, and Fidel Castro is in the slot. Go get them Colin.
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    This is incorrect — it’s Malcolm in the Middle.

  36. He is worthless. This is just a money grab excuse to sue the NFL because he has run through his money too fast. He wasn’t that good when he left and he id far from any good now and everybody knows it. Another bi9g factor is that he wouldn’t be committed to his team.

  37. cardinealsfan20 says:
    November 16, 2019 at 3:01 pm
    “Any team that signs colon will lose major attendance, with thousands of fans taking a knee and staying home”.
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    Wrong, because there are not thousands of people who care about the issue. There are just a few trolls who are too pathetic to able to move on to something else.

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    If my team signs Kaepernick that will have no bearing for or against whether I want to tune in. But if they are not winning that is a different story. I would always root for and support them still. But my willingness to put aside all the other things in life that compete for my attention in order to give that immediate viewership they seek that is what will change if they are not winning.ill still watch sometimes but it will be easier for other priorities to win out. Thats not a political argument I know, just how it works really when a team isnt winning.

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