Report: Colin Kaepernick Has Not Heard Back From Any NFL Teams

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, no NFL teams have reached out to Colin Kaepernick since his workout at Charles R. Drew High School in Riverdale, Georgia. On November 16th, the former NFL quarterback worked out several teams after infamously moving his workout last minute, causing a maelstrom bad press.

Kaepernick’s team sent a video the workout to the 25 teams who did not attend but has still not heard back.

“I’ve been ready for three years,” Kaepernick said. “I’ve been denied for three years. We all know why I came out here. I] showed it today in front everybody. We have nothing to hide. So we’re waiting for the 32 owners, 32 teams, Roger Goodell, all them to stop running. Stop running from the truth. Stop running from the people.”

The NFL responded to the last minute venue change by Kaepernick by saying, “We are disappointed that Colin did not appear for his workout. He informed us that decision at 2:30 p.m. today along with the public. Today’s session was designed to give Colin what he has consistently said he wants — an opportunity to show his football readiness and desire to return to the NFL. Twenty-five (25) clubs were present for the workout, and all 32 clubs, their head coaches, general managers, and other personnel executives would have received video footage the interview and workout, shot by the Atlanta Falcons video crew.”

We’ll update you if Kaepernick’s standing with the league changes.

Terrell Owens To Stephen A Smith: "Max Kellerman Seems Blacker Than You"

Pro Football Hall Famer Terrell Owens made an appearance on ESPN’s First Take on Thursday morning, where he called out co-host Stephen A. Smith for the way he has criticized Colin Kaepernick. In doing so, T.O. told Smith that his co-host, Max Kellerman, who has supported Kaepernick’s actions, “seems blacker” than Smith right now.

As seen in the video clip embedded below, Smith didn’t take those words lightly.

Earlier this week Smith expressed his belief that Kaepernick wants to be a martyr more than he wants to get back on the football field. Smith received plenty backlash for his stance, which included a text from Owens that likely led to his appearance on Thursday’s program.

Smith addressed the critics on Tuesday and he made a point to call out T.O. (H/T USA Today).

“T.O. sends me a damn text just now. T.O.! How many times have I come to the defense Terrell Owens? OK? How many times have I talked about how unfairly he has been maligned? How people have insulted him? How this man deserved to be a first-ballot Hall Famer? But by the way, T.O. wasn’t asking to go to the Hall Fame ceremony or anything like that. T.O. — Terrell Owens … was maligned unnecessarily and unfairly, and I pointed that out.”

Smith also hopped on twitter after Thursday’s show to further address the T.O. situation, saying that he never asked for him to be on the show in the first place.

Stephen A. Smith Calls Out Haters Over Colin Kaepernick Stance: Watch

Colin Kaepernick quickly became one the biggest stories in sports this past week when it was revealed that he would be doing a private workout for NFL scouts. Fans were excited about this opportunity because it meant there was an outside chance Kap could get back into the league. Unfortunately, the whole thing became a massive sideshow as the league forced Kaepernick to a sign a waiver he didn’t want to. In the end, Kap moved the workout to a high school and only seven teams showed up.

ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith has been quite critical Kaepernick’s actions this weekend and how they will affect him moving forward. As you can imagine, there has been plenty pushback against Smith with some people saying he is giving in to what the NFL wants and that he isn’t supportive the black community.

On First Take today, Smith went on a lengthy rant where he established his opinion on the matter and questioned those who were calling out his “blackness.” Since Smith was giving an opinion outside the norm, some took issue with him but he was quick to remind everyone where his values lie which is quite commendable.

Moving forward, this Kaepernick situation has the potential to get even more complex so it will be curious to see how Smith reacts to the shifting narrative.

Jerry Jones Speaks Out On Colin Kaepernick’s "Circus" Of A Workout

Jerry Jones has been one the most outspoken owners in the NFL and when it comes to the topic kneeling for the national anthem, he has made his thoughts quite clear. Over the weekend, the man at the height the aforementioned movement, Colin Kaepernick, got an opportunity to prove himself in front NFL decision-makers. As we all know by now, the workout didn’t go as planned and now it seems like Kap’s NFL dreams are all but over.

According to TMZ, Jones was on 105.3 The Fan and got to speak about what happened with Kaepernick. Jones agreed that the whole thing was a “circus” and that it’s all quite unfortunate. He also reiterated that the team is not presently looking for a quarterback.

“That situation from the get-go probably had a lot more that wasn’t about football involved in it and consequently we got the results that dynamic,” Jones said. “We’re in the business anytime, anywhere looking for talent — whether we need it now or whether we need it in the future. So, the way these things work, you had that evaluation for you whether you’re there or you’re not. You have that evaluation. And, I think it’s unfortunate that you can’t just zero in on the business at hand, and that is evaluating a player that might or might not help you win a football game or move the chains within a football game.”

With Dak Prescott at the helm, it doesn’t seem like Kaepernick will be on the Cowboys anytime soon. In fact, it will be surprising to see him back in the league at all at this point.

Jay-Z Never Said He’s "Disappointed" In Colin Kaepernick, Roc Nation Confirms

Colin Kaepernick may have been scheduled for a private workout for the NFL 0with reps from all 32 teams but that didn’t exactly go as planned. Kaepernick had issues with the league’s terms agreements but it was reportedly Jay-Z that pressured the NFL commissioner into giving Kaepernick a shot. Jay, who’s been under fire for his initial decision to partner with the NFL, told Goodell that he had taken a “reputational bullet” for the partnership which helped Kaep’s case, apparently.

Jay-Z Never Said He's "Disappointed" In Colin Kaepernick, Roc Nation Confirms
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At the last minute, Kaepernick announced that he’d be changing the location his workout due to the terms that came along with the league’s waiver. After the workout wrapped up, reports emerged that Jay-Z was actually disappointed in Kaep. “Sources” close to the situation said that Jay felt the former 49ers QB used the moment as a “publicity stunt” when he decided to switch the location the workout. 

A much more reputable source that is much closer to Jay-Z has revealed that the “disappointment” statement isn’t actually true. Roc Nation’s ficial Twitter account dead the rumors earlier today. “A source at Roc Nation tells us JAY-Z hasn’t spoken to any sources,” the tweet reads. Of course, one can’t help but laugh at the sarcastic tone to the tweet but overall, it appears that Jay’s learned to remain quiet when it comes to any public comments regarding Kaepernick and the NFL. 

Colin Kaepernick Receives Cold Shoulder From NFL Teams After Workout

When news broke that Colin Kaepernick would be in Atlanta to workout privately in front NFL teams, fans were excited because it meant there was a real chance that he could be back in the league. Kaepernick looked pretty good in the workout and was making some pretty phenomenal throws. The only issue is that Kaepernick and the league ended up butting heads over a liability waiver and Kaepernick moved his workout to a local high school in protest. There were originally going to be 25 teams at the workout but in the end, only eight showed up and the whole thing was a disaster.

It appears as though things have gotten even worse for Kaepernick as according to Mike Florio Pro Football Talk, not a single team has reached out to him following the workout. Simply put, it doesn’t seem like anyone is interested in him right now.

Colin Kaepernick Receives Cold Shoulder From NFL Teams After Workout

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Numerous people have come out with their takes on this entire situation, including Jay-Z who was reportedly disappointed with the way Kaepernick handled the whole thing. Stephen A. Smith has also been clear on his feelings towards this issue and had a lengthy Twitter rant about the whole thing.

Needless to say, it seems like this whole workout has done nothing but create more tension between Kap and the NFL.

Report: JAY-Z Disappointed with Colin Kaepernick After NFL Workout

JAY-Z is reportedly upset with Colin Kaepernick over the way he handled his NFL workout.

The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback bailed on his private workout at the Atlanta Falcons training center on Saturday and held his own workout at an Atlanta-area high school instead.

According to ESPN, the NFL and Kaepernick’s representatives were at odds over the quarterback’s liability waiver and the overall transparency of the workout.

The league previously declined Kaepernick’s request to allow media into the workout. Kaepernick’s team also claims the NFL wanted him to sign an “unusual liability waiver.”

“The NFL 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,” his camp said in a statement.

However, the league has refuted his claim. “On Wednesday, we sent Colin’s representatives a standard liability waiver based on the waiver used by National Invitational Camp at all NFL Combines and by NFL clubs when trying out free agent players,” said the NFL. “At noon today, Colin’s representatives sent a completely rewritten and insufficient waiver.”

The league had planned to send video of the workout and an interview with Kaepernick to all 32 teams. Some scouts were reportedly impressed with Kap’s arms strength and talent, while others say he looked average at best.

“Our biggest thing with everything today was making sure we had transparency with what went on,” Kaepernick said following his workout. “We’ll be waiting to hear from [NFL commissioner] Roger Goodell, the NFL, the 32 teams.”

Now TMZ reports that JAY-Z feels that Kaepernick “turned a legitimate workout into a publicity stunt.” Source say that JAY is disappointed with the way things went down because he feels the league was genuine in trying to give him a shot.

Earlier this week, it was reported that the Roc Nation mogul was instrumental in trying to bring the two parties back together.

On his show, Dan Patrick said JAY-Z “was putting pressure” on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to give Kaepernick a workout and took a “reputational bullet” for the commissioner when he announced his partnership with the league in August.

J. Cole Shades NFL’s Moral Compass Over Colin Kaepernick Debacle

Going into the weekend, Colin Kaepernick‘s NFL workout was moving forward with a reportedly high turnout set to attend. Many, even those skeptical about the NFL’s moral conduct, seemed cautiously optimistic. A foundational strand Jay-Z’s masterplan, or at least the illusion it, was coming together. And then the NFL demanded a liability waiver to be signed, prompting an unwilling Colin to relocate the workout at the last minute. After jumping ship from the Falcon’s practice facility to an Atlanta High School, the total number teams in attendance dwindled from twenty-five to eight. What could have been a pivotal step in facilitating Kaep’s return to the Big Leagues became an unfortunate new chapter drama.

J. Cole Shades NFL's Moral Compass Over Colin Kaepernick Debacle

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Though some, including Jay-Z and Stephen A. Smith, have expressed disappointment in Kaepernick, others have shifted the blame onto the NFL. J. Cole took to Twitter to voice his own annoyance with the sporting giant, and to a lesser degree, himself for taking the “bait.” “Me thinking the NFL was about to do the right thing,” writes Cole, alongside a slew Clown emojis. 

In truth, the situation is a complex one. For Kaep, who likely still nurses a distrust for the league that cast him aside, media access would have ensured a mediator sorts — if only to provide context to the event. Now, with the dust still swirling in the air, all we can do is speculate and debate on the matter. For J. Cole, it’s clear where his loyalties lie. 

Report: Jay-Z Is Disappointed In Colin Kaepernick After Moving Workout

Complex is reporting that “a source close to the situation” has informed them that Jay-Z is disappointed in Colin Kaepernick after Saturday’s workout. He feels Kaepernick turned his chance to make it in the NFL into a publicity stunt with his decision to move the workout location at the last minute.

Kaepernick and his team felt strongly about not signing a liability wavier presented by the NFL and wanted the media to have access to the event. A middle ground could not be found and Kaepernick moved the workout to a nearby high school three hours before the start.

Jay-Z isn’t alone in his sentiments about Kaepernick’s workout. Stephen A. Smith expressed similar feelings in a video posted to Twitter saying, “This man wanted a chance. Twenty-five teams show up in Georgia at the Atlanta Falcons practice facility—state the art facility, NFL personnel, equipment, video, everything, and what does Colin Kaepernick do? Because some issue with a liability waiver, Colin Kaepernick wants to change the venue. You don’t want to work. You just want to make noise and you want to control the narrative.”

He went on to say Kaepernick merely “wants to be a martyr.” 

Stephen A. Smith Responds To Eric Reid Over Colin Kaepernick Comments

It’s been an interesting weekend for Colin Kaepernick. The polarizing former quarterback was finally given an opportunity to workout for the NFL, but he switched up the plans last minute which threw things into chaos. The NFL claimed Kaepernick was a no show, although the former athlete simply moved the venue so that the press could be present. Kaepernick was opting for more transparency and accountability, but it looks like his plan backfired a bit. Stephen A. Smith was quick to comment on the situation, posting a rant on Saturday after the entire thing occurred. Smith claimed that the NFL owners wanted a “shield.”

They preferred no press be present so that if they did choose to pass on Kaepernick, their names wouldn’t be dragged through the media. Essentially, the NFL wanted to provide the owners some anonymity so that they could make a decision without being criticized for potentially passing on signing Kaepernick. Eric Reid, a close friend Kaepernick who also began kneeling while on the San Francisco 49ers, came at Smith on social media. Reid said that Kaepernick wasn’t going to be “tap dancing for the NFL,” and then went straight after Smith’s rant. Of course, the sportscaster came back with a response almost immediately. Check it out below. 

Stephen A. Smith Says Colin Kaepernick "Wants To Be A Martyr"

Yesterday, former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick worked out for several teams in Atlanta, but hours before the workout, Kaepernick announced a venue change. The NFL had planned on the workout being at the Falcons’ training facility, but after several disagreements revolving around liability clauses and journalist access, Kaepernick’s team moved the workout to a local high school. Stephen A. Smith says the decision is detrimental to his NFL chances.

“Twenty-five teams show up in Georgia at the Atlanta Falcons practice facility — state the art facility, NFL personnel, equipment, video, everything, and what does Colin Kaepernick do,” Smith said in a video posted to his Twitter page, “Colin Kaepernick wants to change the venue.”

“Guess what? It ain’t working this time. All us believe that Colin Kaepernick would have showed out, and if he had showed out, I believe he would have had a job inside two weeks,” Smith said. “But it didn’t happen, because he didn’t show. He wanted to show up at a high school in Georgia, not an NFL facility and then YouTube it live.” 

“He don’t want to play,” Smith added after taking a long pause for emphasis. “He wants to be a martyr.”

NFL Executive Says Colin Kaepernick Showed "Elite" Talent At Workout

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick worked out for several teams yesterday in hopes to make his return to the league after a three-year absence. According to ESPN, Kaepernick performed well, with Adam Schefter reporting that NFL executives in attendance found his arm talent “elite.”

“I’ve been ready for three years,” Kaepernick said to the media after his workout. “I’ve been denied for three years. We all know why I came out here. I] showed it today in front everybody. We have nothing to hide. So we’re waiting for the 32 owners, 32 teams, Roger Goodell, all them stop running. Stop running from the truth. Stop running from the people.”

“We’re out here. We’re ready to play. We’re ready to go anywhere,” he continued. “My agent, Jeff Nalley, is ready to talk to] any team. I’ll interview with any team at any time. I’ve been ready.”

While it was originally reported that 25 teams would be in attendance, after a change in venue, only 7 arrived. The Philadelphia Eagles, Kansas City Chiefs, New York Jets, Washington Redskins, San Francisco 49ers, Detroit Lions and Tennessee Titans watched Kaepernick’s workout. 

Former NFL receivers Brice Butler, Bruce Ellington, Jordan Veasy and Ari Wertz all caught passes from Kaepernick. Carolina Panthers safety, and ex-teammate Kaepernick, Eric Reid was also present.

Colin Kaepernick’s New Nike AF1 Collab Showed Up At His Workouts

Saturday, Colin Kaepernick descended upon Atlanta to take part in a private workout that was host to a number scouts across the league.

It also marked an opportunity for the 32-year-old free agent to show f a reported new collaboration with Nike as he arrived sporting a pair Air Force 1 Lows. Also seen on Eric Reid at the workout, the shoes feature a primarily black base with white details as the Swoosh features faded gradient effect. Sole Collector reports that the sneaker is a part a larger collection Kaepernick-inspired pieces.

Colin Kaepernick's New Nike AF1 Collab Showed Up At His Workouts

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It was in September last year Kaepernick was introduced as the face Nike’s Just Do it campaign as the brand built f the back Kaepernick’s national anthem protests. The protests would lead to the eventual blacklisting that has kept Kap out the league since2016. Saturday’s workouts were indicative his gradual return to the NFL.

While no further details are yet available on the upcoming collection that Kaepernick has been cooking up with Nike, sources indicate that we could see the ficial release the AF1s as early as December.

Livestream Colin Kaepernick’s NFL Workout

After changing the venue so that media could be included, Colin Kaepernick‘s workout in now underway. You can live stream the workout below. Kaepernick is in Atlanta working out for several teams, which reportedly include Atlanta, Cleveland, Denver, New England, New York Giants, Tampa Bay, and Washington. Kaepernick wanted to switch the workout to a venue that would allow the press, something the NFL initially refused. Kaepernick’s team has stated they are aiming for complete transparency, and having the press there somewhat forces the NFL to play fair, or at least, refrain from suspicious activity since they will be under scrutiny from journalists.

Kaepernick, 32, is a former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who has not played since the 2016 season. He was blackballed when he began kneeling during the national anthem to protest social injustice and police brutality against African-Americans. He filed a grievance accusing the league’s owners conspiring to keep him out the NFL because his political activism and ended up settling for millions dollars. Now, Jay-Z and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell have seen to it that Kapernick at least gets to workout for NFL teams, giving him a small opportunity to get back into the league.

Colin Kaepernick’s Workout Gets Moved, Now Allows Media Presence

In an effort to make sure everything is documented and transparent, Colin Kaepernick‘s NFL workout is being moved to a new location in the Atlanta area and will now start at 4 PM ET Saturday, reports ESPN. The NFL had previously declined to allow media and cameras into the workout when Kaepernick had requested for transparency, attorney Ben Meiselas and agent Jeff Nalley said in a statement.

The Press will now be allowed to attend the workout in the new location. “From the outset, Mr. Kaepernick requested a legitimate process and from the outset the NFL league fice has not provided one,” Meiselas and Nalley said. “Most recently, the NFL 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… Mr. Kaepernick simply asks for a transparent and open process which is why a new location has been selected for today.”

Sources told ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler that the NFL was providing three wide receivers for the workout, but the league refused to release the names those receivers. That forced Kaepernick to bring his own wideouts, to avoid ending up in a bad situation.