The NFL has kept Colin Kaepernick in the dark about multiple aspects of his dog-and-pony show about nothing workout. As a source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT, the league’s failure to provide information to Kaepernick includes the identity of the receivers who will be available to catch passes from him.
Thus, Kaepernick has made arrangements to bring his own receivers to the workout.
It’s the latest piece of evidence supporting an argument that this isn’t about giving Kaepernick a fair shot at resuming his NFL career, but that it’s instead part of a chess-match P.R. and/or legal strategy where the league is making calculated moves with some agenda other than helping Kaepernick in mind.
The failure to identify the receivers follows a refusal to name the teams that will be present and a refusal to provide the names of the team representatives who will attend. But, sure, Kaepernick definitely should feel like everything about this exercise is aimed at rectifying the fact that the league has shunned him for more than 32 months.
Which teams are attending Colin Kaepernick’s workout?
Colin Kaepernick will workout for scouts Saturday in Atlanta.
As PFT reported earlier Thursday, the league has not provided and does not plan to provide Kaepernick’s representatives with the names of those attending. The only certainty Kaepernick has received came from General Managers who informed Kaepernick’s camp that they will not attend.
We have compiled the list of teams who have said they either are attending or are not attending the workout. We will update the list with reports from the rest of the league’s teams as they become available:
Teams expected to attend
Arizona: The Cardinals will have a representative on hand, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN reports.
Atlanta: The location of the workout makes it easy for the Falcons to attend, and coach Dan Quinn said Wednesday the team would have representative there.
Cleveland: Browns owner Dee Haslam said Thursday the Browns will send a scout.
Denver: Broncos General Manager John Elway said the team will send a scout to the workout, Mike Klis of KUSA reports.
Detroit: Lions coach Matt Patricia said the team will attend the workout, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Miami: Dolphins coach Brian Flores said in his Wednesday press conference the team will attend the workout.
New England: The Patriots will send a scout to the workout, Jim McBride of the Boston Globe reports.
New York Giants: A team representative will attend the workout, Matt Lombardo of NJ Advance Media reports.
New York Jets: The NFL announced the Jets have committed to sending a representative to the workout.
San Francisco: Kaepernick’s former team will send someone to the workout, Matt Maiocco of NBCSportsBayArea.com reports.
Seattle: The Seahawks are planning to attend the workout, Brady Henderson of ESPN reports.
Tampa Bay: The NFL announced that the Buccaneers have committed to sending a representative to the workout.
Washington: The team will send a representative to the workout, JP Finlay of NBCSportsWashington.com reports.
Teams expected not to attend
Carolina: The Panthers aren’t planning to send a representative to the workout, Joe Person of TheAthletic.com reports.
Dallas: Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said initial reports the team would be represented at the workout were incorrect and the team will not have anyone in Atlanta.
New Orleans: Saints coach Sean Payton said the team won’t send anyone to Atlanta for the workout.