Roger Goodell: Colin Kaepernick chose not to take incredible opportunity

Colin Kaepernick visits with fans following his NFL workout held at Charles R. Drew High School on Saturday Nov. 16 2019 in Riverdale Ga

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday the league has "moved on" from former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who changed the venue last-minute for an NFL sponsored workout and held his own workout last month.

In talking about it, Goodell noted that it was a "credible opportunity" for Kaepernick and that the "league has moved on". Goodell added that "the league has moved on".

Colin Kaepernick might be a free agent, but he chose to complete a 40-minute workout. "This was, as I've said to you before, about creating an opportunity". It was a unique opportunity, a credible opportunity and he chose not to take it.

"I don't know where we'll be".

According to the league, 25 teams had sent representatives to the Falcons' facility, and only about eight made the hour-long trip to visit Kaepernick at the open-to-the-media workout.

Sources previously told NFL.com that the former San Francisco 49ers star showed good arm strength, but only average accuracy during the tryout. He did this in front of National Football League representatives who came from 8 different teams.


Kaepernick has received no offers since. Kaepernick instead moved the workout to an Atlanta-area high school.

"I've been ready for three years", Kaepernick said. 'So we're waiting for the 32 owners, the 32 teams, Roger Goodell, all of them, to stop running.

"This was about creating an opportunity", Goodell told reporters on Wednesday, at a league meeting. He has nothing to hide but he does want to stop people from running from the truth.

"We're out here. We're ready to play".

Kaepernick has not suited up in a game since the 2016 campaign after starting the national anthem protests that summer.

The league in February settled a collusion grievance filed by Kaepernick and Eric Reid.

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