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NFL Will Not Provide Colin Kaepernick's Reps with List of Coaches, Execs In Attendance

Colin Kaepernick's representatives will not receive an official list of executives, coaches and scouts in attendance at his workout for NFL teams on Saturday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

ESPN noted that the league never promised to send Kaepernick a list of the attendees.

Multiple teams including the Dolphins, Cowboys and Lions have already stated whether or not they plan on having people in attendance to watch. Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid criticized the league for scheduling the workout on a Saturday, when travel or game planning commitments may be prioritized by teams. Kaepernick's team initially pushed to try and schedule the workout on a Tuesday or next Saturday but the league refused without a reason.

The league informed teams of Kaepernick's workout on Tuesday just hours after Kaepernick's representatives were notified and given two hours to respond.

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Kaepernick has not played in the league since Jan. 1, 2017, and opted out of his contract with the 49ers in March 2017. He has not tried out for an NFL team since becoming a free agent. Kaepernick famously kneeled during the national anthem before games to protest racial injustice and police violence against African-Americans. He later filed a grievance against the league in Oct. 2017 and accused owners of blackballing him but reached a settlement in Feb. 2019.

"I've been in shape and ready for this for 3 years, can't wait to see the head coaches and GMs on Saturday," Kaepernick tweeted on Tuesday.

In his six years with San Francisco, Kaepernick racked up 12,271 passing yards and 72 touchdowns in 69 career games.