The battle between former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the NFL took another bizarre turn Saturday.
After the NFL initially gave Kaepernick an opportunity for a private workout in front of team executives with no media access at the Atlanta Falcons’ practice facility, the controversial QB’s representatives announced that the workout would be moved to ensure the process remains transparent.
Colin Kaepernick’s workout at the Falcons’ training facility at 3 pm is off; his workout now will be at another Atlanta location at 4 pm today.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 16, 2019
Here is the official announcement: pic.twitter.com/d9dIfJSbY3
According to Kaepernick’s attorneys, the NFL demanded he sign an “unusual liability waiver” and denied all requests for media to be able to attend and film the workout.
The workout was moved to a nearby high school in the Atlanta area.
The NFL responded to the statement from Kaepernick's camp, refuting many of the facts laid out by the QB's lawyers.
NFL’s response to Colin Kaepernick opting to do his own workout today in Atlanta: pic.twitter.com/uvUZGH7CQ5— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 16, 2019
The league claimed the waiver sent was "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."
It also claimed that Kaepernick's representatives didn't notify the league about wanting media in attendance until Saturday afternoon.
"Colin's decision has no effect on his status in the League. He remains an unrestricted free agent eligible to sign with any club," the statement said.
It remains to be seen how the location change will impact Kap's chances of being signed, but it's clear that he and the NFL are not anywhere close to being on the same page.