Jaguars Not Currently Scheduled to Attend Colin Kaepernick’s Workout for NFL Clubs
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick will partake in a workout for NFL teams on Saturday after the NFL arranged for a private workout for Kaepernick in Atlanta. The NFL announced today that 11 of 32 teams have committed to attending the workout, and the Jacksonville Jaguars were not listed as one of the teams planning to attend.
Since it is only Thursday, this does not mean Jacksonville will not send someone to the workout, just that at this time they have not made a commitment to do so. Jacksonville will travel to Indianapolis to play the Indianapolis Colts this weekend.
"We are looking forward to Saturday's workout with Colin," the league said in a statement Thursday. "Eleven teams -- Arizona, Atlanta, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Miami, New England, New York Giants, New York Jets, Tampa Bay, and Washington -- have already committed to attend, and it's only Thursday. With two days remaining until the workout, we expected additional teams to commit. Former NFL head coach Hue Jackson will lead the drills, and former NFL head coach Joe Philbin will be in attendance as well. We will send video of the workout and interview to all 32 teams, including head coaches and general managers."
With Nick Foles and Gardner Minshew II in the fold at quarterback, Jacksonville appears set at quarterback, though the same could possibly be said for a few other teams who are planning to attend the workout.
According to NFL Network's Steve Wyche, teams have until Saturday to put forth the names of those who are expected to attend the workout.
Kaepernick has not played since he was with the San Francisco 49ers in 2016. The quarterback garnered controversy that season when he began sitting and then ultimately kneeling during the playing of the national anthem before games in protest of police brutality and racial inequality.
Kaepernick filed a grievance against the NFL in 2017 after claiming the league was colluding to keep him out of the NFL. Since becoming a free agent following the 2016 season, Kaepernick has not had an official workout for any NFL team, though he did take a visit with the Seattle Seahawks in 2017.