The NFL’s botched workout for Colin Kaepernick was unlike anything the league had ever put together, and blame for the debacle is flying in all directions
Last week the NFL made the shocking announcement that Colin Kaepernick would be taking part in a workout put together by the league in Atlanta on Saturday.
In the days that followed, offers were made, accusations were traded, and waivers went unsigned, with Kaepernick ultimately skipping the NFL-sanctioned workout in favor of putting on his showcase where media would be allowed to be present.
Since then, everybody has caught there share of the blame for how the situation played out, with the league, teams, Kaepernick, and even Jay-Z all criticized.
After a week unlike anything the NFL has ever seen before, we wound up right back where we started.
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At the start of the 2019 NFL season, the drama surrounding Colin Kaepernick’s continued unemployment within the league seemed relatively settled.
Kaepernick had not played an NFL snap in three years, had settled his collusion case against the league, and had spent time working as an activist and teamed up with Nike for a few popular ad campaigns.
While Kaepernick’s name would still get brought up regarding teams looking for help at quarterback, and Kap himself had posted a video citing his workouts and readiness to take the field, the fervor surrounding his potential return to the NFL had largely faded.
That all changed last Tuesday when the NFL sent a memo out to teams across the league saying that Kaepernick would be taking part in a workout in Atlanta that coming Saturday. An NFL source told Business Insider that “several” teams had expressed interest in Kaepernick’s football readiness.
For a moment, it felt as though Kaepernick might finally …read more
Source:: Business Insider