Report: Patriots will attend Colin Kaepernick’s workout
By Matt McCarthy, 985TheSportsHub.com
The Patriots will reportedly be among the teams scouting Colin Kaepernick’s workout for NFL teams in Atlanta this weekend as the controversial quarterback looks to return to football.
Jim McBride of the Boston Globe reported Wednesday afternoon that the team plans to send a “representative” to the session, which was announced by the NFL on Tuesday.
According to a league source, the #Patriots will have a representative at QB Colin Kaepernick's workout Saturday in Atlanta.— Jim McBride (@globejimmcbride) November 13, 2019
The news comes a few hours after Patriots head coach Bill Belichick deflected questions about the team’s plans regarding the Kaepernick workout. Belichick would not confirm or deny if the Patriots would have a scouting presence at the session.
“That’s something to check with [Patriots Director of Player Personnel] Nick [Caserio] on that. I’m not sure,” Belichick told reporters on Wednesday.
Kaepernick has not played since 2017. He began kneeling during the national anthem in 2016 to protest racial inequality and police brutality, drawing the ire of many and strong support from others.
The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback tweeted Tuesday that he has been “ready for [the workout] for 3 years.”
I’m just getting word from my representatives that the NFL league office reached out to them about a workout in Atlanta on Saturday. I’ve been in shape and ready for this for 3 years, can’t wait to see the head coaches and GMs on Saturday.— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) November 13, 2019
Earlier this year, the NFL and Kaepernick came to a settlement on a lawsuit that alleged teams were colluding to keep Kaepernick out of the league. NFL reporter Mike Freeman said at the time the settlement was believed to be in the $60-$80 million range.
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