Colin Kaepernick will finally get a chance to audition for NFL teams. However, not every team will be there. The NFL revealed that only 11 teams out of 32 have committed to attending Kaepernick’s workout, which will take place in the Atlanta area on Saturday, Nov. 16, according to ESPN.
Those teams include the Atlanta Falcons, Arizona Cardinals, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New York Giants, New York Jets, Tampa Bay Bucs and Washington Redskins.
Kaepernick, 32, will participate in a set of drills that will measure his strength and ability to pass and run.
However, the timing of the workout has some skeptical. The NFL reportedly called Kapernick’s representatives on Nov. 14 and told them that he could work out in front of NFL teams only four days after they made the announcement. Kaepernick’s reps asked if he could get additional days to prepare, but the NFL officials told him that Saturday would be the only day available.
Furthermore, Saturday is a weird day considering that it’s one day before most teams are scheduled to play. As a result, most coaches and general managers will not be available to witness Kaepernick’s workout.
Kaepernick has been out of the NFL since 2016, the year he began protesting police brutality and racial injustice by kneeling during the pregame national anthem. He has yet to reveal if he will continue to kneel if he’s signed by an NFL team.