Colin Kaepernick could be making his long-awaited return to the NFL soon after what the league has just set up for him. The NFL has invited him to participate in a private workout session on November 16th.
According to reporter Adam Schefter, all 32 NFL teams have been invited to view the session, which will include an on-field workout and interview. It will be an “opportunity” for the athlete to display his “readiness” to resume his career with the NFL.
“… teams will have the opportunity to evaluate his readiness and level of interest in resuming his NFL career. His agents have said he wants to return to the NFL, and the league hopes this provides that chance,” Schefter wrote on Twitter.
“Earlier this year, we discussed some possible steps with his representatives and they recently emphasized his level of preparation and that he is ready to work out for clubs and be interviewed by them,” the league said in a memo. “We have therefore arranged this opportunity for him to work out, and for all clubs to have the opportunity to evaluate his current readiness and level of interest in resuming his NFL career.”
Kaepernick hasn’t played in the NFL since 2016 after he began protesting police brutality and racial injustice by kneeling during the pregame national anthem. He addressed the news on Twitter saying he’s “ready.”
“I’ve been in shape and ready for this for 3 years, can’t wait to see the head coaches and GMs on Saturday,” wrote Kaepernick on Twitter.