Will Colin Kaepernick's Workout In Atlanta Lead To An NFL Return?

Nov 15, 2019

 


Former San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick is expected to be in Atlanta Saturday for a private workout in front of NFL teams.

 

It’s been nearly three years since Kaepernick took the field. 

 

In 2016, he began kneeling during the national anthem before games to protest against racial injustice and police brutality. 

 

The wave of backlash against the protest was intense. Some fans felt the act of kneeling was a lack of respect for the flag and the military, while others began boycotting the league for the way Kaepernick was ostracized by the NFL. 

 

Since taking that stand, no team has re-signed the 32-year-old passer. 

 

Kaepernick and fellow NFL player Eric Reid filed suit with the NFL, claiming the league colluded against Kaepernick by denying him a roster spot. 

 

That lawsuit was settled earlier this year.

 

GPB host Leah Fleming sits down with Morning Edition producer Taylor Gantt to preview the event and what it could mean for the career of Colin Kaepernick.