Kaepernick moves workout, invites media 'to ensure transparency'
Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick and his representatives are moving his workout to a new location in Atlanta on Saturday after the NFL declined a request to allow media and cameras into the original venue.
Kaepernick's representatives said their client is seeking "a transparent and open process" but that "the NFL league office has not provided one."
The workout, which was originally arranged by the NFL and scheduled for 3 p.m. ET at the Atlanta Falcons' practice facility, will now take place at 4 p.m. ET. All NFL teams and media members are invited to attend.
The QB's reps added that the league had asked Kaepernick to sign "an unusual liability waiver that addressed employment-related issues" as a precondition to the workout.
More than 24 teams were reportedly expected to watch Kaepernick at the showcase.
The league had initially declined to provide the quarterback with a list of attendees. But on Thursday, the NFL announced 11 teams that would be attending: 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.
Former Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson had been set to lead the QB through drills. However, Jackson is now heading to the airport to leave, according to NFL Network's Michael Silver.
Additionally, Kaepernick had reportedly decided to bring his own receivers after the NFL didn't tell him which wideouts would be catching passes.
Kaepernick has not played in the NFL since opting out his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in 2017 after the team told him he'd be released.
He previously sparked controversial league-wide protests against police brutality and racial injustice by kneeling during the national anthem during the 2016 season.