Du Bois Medal ceremonies at Harvard University, in Cambridge, Mass. Kaepernick plans to audition for NFL teams on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, in a private workout arranged by the league to be held in Atlanta. Kaepernick's session should have an NFL Combine feel and will include on-the-field work as well as an interview.
Note that Kaepernick said he was just told that the league reached out to his agents to tell them about the workout.
Kaepernick made clear in a tweet that he expected to see coaches and general managers at the workout.
The Chicago Bears are no strangers to quarterback struggles from the time that Colin Kaepernick was left in National Football League limbo following the 2016 season to the present, where former No. 2 overall pick Mitchell Trubisky's struggles have him facing an uncertain future in Chicago. It's unclear how many teams will attend the workout, but former Patriots linebacker coach and current Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores confirmed his staff will send someone.
National Football League invites all 32 teams to private Colin Kaepernick workout in Atlanta
NFL owners have been tired of signing Kaepernick after he drew worldwide attention for not standing during the national anthem. The NFL in February settled a collusion grievance Kaepernick and former teammate Eric Reid filed against the league.
"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 said.
"Kaepernick was given two hours to accept or reject the league's offer, and the date and place were non-negotiable, " wrote Michael Silver on Twitter. He opted out of his contract in hopes he would be able to sign with a new team.
Kaepernick, who led the 49ers to the Super Bowl in the 2012 season, reportedly has continued to work out in hopes of returning to the league. The NFL and lawyers for Kaepernick and Reid reached a private settlement for an undisclosed sum in February. "What decision-makers are going to be able to attend that workout?" Still, some fellow players have expressed dismay about Kaepernick remaining without a job in the National Football League and other observers have pointed to the quality of the quarterbacks signed by teams while maintaining that Kaepernick has been blackballed because of his protests.