Former NFL quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, participated in a highly publicized workout for NFL teams a little over a week ago at a local Atlanta high school. But he hasn’t received any phone calls from any teams, according to a report by ESPN.
As ESPN’s Adam Schefter report, Kaepernick worked out for seven NFL teams, but the plan had been for him to audition in front of at least 25 teams at the Atlanta Falcons practice facility. But, when Kaepernick’s camp insisted on making the workout open to the media, out of concerns about transparency, the negotiations became doomed. The two sides could also not reach an agreement over an injury liability waiver.
When the league and Kaepernick’s reps were unable to reach a compromise on those issues, Kapernick suddenly declined to appear at the NFL organized workout and chose the high school instead. There were only seven NFL teams who were willing to travel to the new site to watch the former 49er work out at the high school.
According to Schefter: “The fact that the NFL tried to spark interest in Kaepernick last week, and could not, and that his reps made sure that video of the workout was delivered to every team, are just the latest signs that the chances are bleak that a team will step forward and sign him.”
Some other sources speculated that there had been teams interested in making a move with Kaepernick, and could in the weeks after his workout. But nothing has come to fruition, and nothing is expected to at this time.
After completing his 40-minute workout on Nov. 16, Kaepernick said he’s ready for another opportunity and wants the league to “stop running” from him.
Kaepernick’s representatives did send a video of the workout to the 25 teams that were not in attendance, but that effort doesn’t seem to have caused any offers either.
Written by Rich Stevenson