Colin Kaepernick to hold public workout for teams: NFL

The embattled quarterback created a firestorm in 2016 when he took a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality
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Transcript for Colin Kaepernick to hold public workout for teams: NFL
And back here at home now, and to a quarterback sidelined after his protests, but now quarterback Colin Kaepernick may be returning to the NFL. He's expected to work out in front of several teams in Atlanta this weekend. He hasn't played in nearly three years. The lions, the falcons, the dolphins among the teams saying they'll be watching. Here's ABC's Paula Faris. Reporter: Tonight, the NFL's stunning announcement that Colin Kaepernick will work out for teams on Saturday and several teams announcing they'll attend. We try to do that. Reporter: Kaepernick who hasn't played in nearly three years, surprised by the news. Tweeting, "I'm just getting word from my representativing that NFL league office reached out to them about a workout. I've been in shape and ready for this." The former star creating a firestorm in 2016, taking a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality. Kaepernick filed a grievance against the NFL alleging collusion after no team would sign him, eventually settling to undisclosed terms. But his former teammate Erik read, who also filed a grievance, questioning the league's motives. It feels disingenuous. Reporter: And David, because the workout falls on a Saturday, the day before gamedame, most head coaches and general managers will not be able to attend, but Kaepernick says he'll be ready. David? Paula, thank you. And here in Washington, news

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