Eric Reid Says Colin Kaepernick Workout ‘Feels Like a PR Stunt’ By NFL (VIDEO)
Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is getting set to to hold a workout for almost every team in the league despite not playing in a game for the past three seasons.
Eric Reid was asked his thoughts about the situation and he did not mince words. The Carolina Panthers safety said the workout “feels like a PR stunt” and described it as “disingenuous.”
Reid says he’ll believe that teams showed up when he actually sees it, because the workout is scheduled the day before Sunday games.
Kaepernick’s representatives were reportedly caught off guard by the set date and tried to move it to a Tuesday or even next Saturday, but the NFL basically gave them a take it or leave it proposition.
“Earlier this year, we discussed some possible steps with his representatives and they recently emphasized his level of preparation and that he is ready to work out for clubs and be interviewed by them,” a league memo to all teams said. “We have therefore arranged this opportunity for him to work out, and for all clubs to have the opportunity to evaluate his current readiness and level of interest in resuming his NFL career.”
Kaepernick has not played in the league since opting out of his contract with the 49ers in March 2017.
“I’ve been in shape and ready for this for 3 years, can’t wait to see the head coaches and GMs on Saturday,” Kaepernick tweeted on Tuesday.
The free agent QB racked up 12,271 passing yards and 72 touchdowns in 69 career games with the 49ers.