Colin Kaepernick, the quarterback who ignited debates about social justice protests in sports but who last played in the N.F.L. more than two seasons ago, plans to work out for N.F.L. clubs on Saturday in Atlanta to allow them to evaluate whether to sign him, ESPN reported on Tuesday.
Adam Schefter, an ESPN reporter, tweeted that the league arranged the meeting so that clubs could see Kaepernick on the field and interview him.
In February, Kaepernick settled a grievance against the league’s teams that had accused them of colluding to keep him out of the N.F.L. after he protested police brutality and social inequity by kneeling during the playing of the national anthem in the 2016 season. He has not played since starting 11 games that season, when the 49ers finished 2-14.
A memo sent to N.F.L. teams said the clubs could scout Kaepernick in person or access video of the workout and an interview after they are completed, according to ESPN.
“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,” the memo 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 N.F.L. career.”
A month before the start of the N.F.L. regular season, Kaepernick posted a video to social media touting his preparation for a return to the field. “5am. 5 days a week. For 3 years. Still Ready,” he said on Twitter.
[This story is developing and will be updated.]