Paul noted a couple days ago the very public "workout" publicity stunt of Colin Kaepernick, which was scheduled to go off at 3 pm eastern time today at Atlanta Falcons stadium. The NFL, they said in the statement, also "has demanded that as a precondition to the workout, Mr. Kaepernick sign an unusual liability waiver that addresses employment-related issues and rejected the standard liability waiver from physical injury proposed by Mr. Kaepernick's representatives".
Kaepernick, 32, has been out of football since 2016, the year he began protesting police brutality and racial injustice by kneeling during the pregame national anthem.
The workout on Saturday will consist of on-field activities and interviews with team officials, according to ESPN.
Former NFL coach Hue Jackson had been set to lead the drills, with former NFL coach Joe Philbin in attendance to assist, the league said Thursday.
The 11 teams who will be attending the workout include; the Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New York Giants, New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Washington Redskins.
To help prepare for Saturday, it only seems fair to rank the teams that will be in attendance to watch Kaepernick in regards to potentially being the most interested in signing the quarterback. The new location is about an hour away from the Falcons' facility. The league gave Kaepernick minimal notice of the workout.
We can now seemingly cross one team off the list of potential suitors for Colin Kaepernick.
Seattle is certainly not among the most quarterback-needy teams in the league, with Russell Wilson's health among the best in the league and quality backup Geno Smith on call if needed. The league refused to allow media to be a part of the workout - which is a highly interesting condition, given that the NFL would film Roger Goodell feeding his dog if the NFL thought it could make money from the exercise. Once one of the NFL's most electric players, Kaepernick's talent level is undeniable. We'll see if it's a real process.