After spending the past two-plus seasons out of the NFL, free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick will work out for NFL teams at the Atlanta Falcons’ practice facility on Saturday in hopes of earning a job.
Kaepernick, the 32-year-old former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, last played in the league in 2016, the same year he began kneeling during the national anthem as a means of protesting police brutality and racial inequality.
There have been lots of details trickling out since Tuesday, when the NFL invited representatives from all 32 teams to attend the workout, so let’s take a moment to make sense of it all.
Here’s a quick primer ahead of Kaepernick’s workout Saturday afternoon — which, according to NFL Network, is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. ET.
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