On Tuesday afternoon, the football world was informed Colin Kaepernick would be holding a private workout on Saturday in Atlanta for all interested NFL teams. Apparently, that information didn't come from Kaepernick's camp after all.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the workout was organized by the NFL, not Kaepernick.
Further adding to the confusion is that the league never informed Kaepernick's representatives of his workout until earlier Tuesday morning. Kaepernick's party asked for the tryout to be moved to the following Tuesday or a later Saturday, but the NFL declined.
It's strange that the NFL arranged the workout without Kaepernick's knowledge of the day of its occurrence. Not to mention that they are giving him just four days' notice to prepare for his practice session after three years away from the game.
Yet, Kaepernick isn't sweating it, as he sent out a tweet on Tuesday night saying he's "been ready for this for three years" and looks forward to working out in front of head coaches and general managers.
The session in Atlanta will feature an on-field workout, along with an interview period. All 32 teams were invited to attend to watch the quarterback, who's been out of the league since 2016.
Kaepernick, who has effectively been blackballed by the league for three seasons, now has a shot to get back in, but of course, as with everything in this saga, the NFL's workout invitation didn't come without a bit of controversy. The least the league could do was inform Kaepernick of his workout within a reasonable time period, but even that was too much to ask.