Just 15 minutes before Kaepernick was scheduled to work out Saturday for 25 National Football League teams at the Atlanta Falcons' training complex in Flowery Branch, the quarterback's representatives announced the session was being moved 60 miles away to a high school in Riverdale.
It was a stunning move that seemed to catch everyone off-guard.
The lack of notice appears also to have given the teams little time to arrange for their representatives to attend Kaepernick's workout. The league refused to allow media to be a part of the workout - which is a highly interesting condition, given that the NFL would film Roger Goodell feeding his dog if the NFL thought it could make money from the exercise.
"From the outset, Mr. Kaepernick requested a legitimate process and from the outset the NFL league office has not provided one", Meiselas and Nalley said. Instead of it being a waiver in the event that he was injured, Kaepernick's team says that the waiver would have exonerated the league from ANY employment claims. The league referenced recent negotiations with Kaepernick's representatives over the workout and citing, among others, media availability and a liability waiver.
It was about extinguishing the second lawsuit that Kaepernick could file for ongoing collusion plus retaliation against him for his first grievance that was settled for a payment reportedly between $1 million and $10 million. Reid is the current Panthers safety.
Kaepernick is already in Atlanta preparing for the workout, which is being held at the Falcons' training complex just outside Atlanta.
A bunch of protesters and supporters alike had gathered outside the Falcons facility to both cheer and speak out against Kap.
The former 49er was considered one of the leagues top QBs while on the team, and according to many evaluators, he's still more talented than most now unsigned QBs.
The Detroit Lions are expected to have a representative at Kaepernick's much hyped workout, scheduled for Saturday the 16th.