Previous NFL lead trainer Hue Jackson will lead the drills during quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s planned exercise in Atlanta on Saturday, and previous NFL lead trainer Joe Philbin will be in participation to help, the group reported Thursday.
The NFL said 11 groups have resolved to visit: the Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New York Giants, New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Redskins. The group said it anticipated that extra groups should submit.
Sources disclosed to ESPN that the Dallas Cowboys and Seattle Seahawks likewise will go.
Jackson told ESPN’s Josina Anderson that they “just found out about it” on Thursday.
“The NFL asked me to do it. I’m excited about doing it for Colin and the league. As far as I know right now, Colin is still attending,” they said.
The class emphasized that it would send video of the exercise and a meeting with Kaepernick to each of the 32 groups.
Kaepernick, 32, has been out of football since 2016, the year he started fighting police ruthlessness and racial shamefulness by bowing during the pregame national hymn.
The NFL won’t give Kaepernick’s delegates a rundown of officials and mentors who will go to the exercise, sources revealed to ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Wednesday.
Sources prior Wednesday revealed to ESPN that the NFL had consented to give the Kaepernick camp a rundown of participants. Be that as it may, a NFL source later revealed to ESPN that the association never vowed to give that rundown.
The NFL educated its clubs Tuesday that the private exercise would be held for Kaepernick on Saturday in Atlanta. Sources recently disclosed to ESPN that the association office said none of the 32 groups had been made mindful of the exercise before Tuesday’s reminder was sent. At the point when Kaepernick’s agents asked whether a group or groups had requested the exercise, the NFL class office stated, “We can’t tell you that,” the reps clarified.
Carolina Panthers security Eric Reid, who was the primary player to join Kaepernick in taking a knee during the song of devotion while both were with the San Francisco 49ers, said Wednesday that “it feels disingenuous” that the NFL would plan an exercise for the quarterback on Saturday.
“I’ll believe it when I see it,” Reid said Wednesday. “At this point, it feels like a PR stunt.”
NFL exercises normally happen on Tuesdays since lead trainers and senior supervisors can go to all the more effectively. On Saturday, practically 50% of the NFL groups will travel games, and a large portion of the remainder of the mentors and players will head their group inns to get ready for games the following day.
Philadelphia Eagles wellbeing Malcolm Jenkins said Thursday they likewise was wary.
“I really hope it’s a serious shot for him to get back in the league,” Jenkins said. “I think he deserves to be in the league. For the last three years, he has unjustly not had a job. But based on all of the things that have led us to this point, it leaves me a little skeptical of the motivations behind it. But I think like anybody, we’re just all waiting to see.”