Kaepernick moves workout, invites media 'to ensure transparency'

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Former Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson, with the help of former Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin, will direct the session. Those same executives view the workout as the NFL's way of essentially telling teams it is fine for them to sign Kaepernick.

While Kaepernick and his agent didn't originally receive the list of teams who would be attending, we now know of at least 11 that will be present, including the Buccaneers.

The league reiterated that it will send video of the workout and an interview with Kaepernick to all 32 teams. According to Kaepernick's representatives, the workout will be moved to an alternate location in Atlanta this afternoon that will now be open to the media and all National Football League representatives.

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The Seattle Seahawks have made it very clear they are willing to look into every possible situation that could make their team better. Kaepernick's representatives then asked if it could be a later Saturday. He and former 49ers teammate Eric Reid filed a collusion grievance through the NFLPA with accusations that the league blackballed him after he protested police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem. One of the reasons being is that Jay-Z was a staunch supporter of Kaepernick's and at one time even persuaded artists to not participate in NFL-related events. Kaepernick opted out of his contract with the 49ers at the end of that season.

"From the outset, Mr. Kaepernick requested a legitimate process and from the outset the NFL league office has not provided one", his representatives said in a statement. The Raiders have had more than enough media frenzy this season, so put the chances of Gruden signing Kaepernick at about zero percent or maybe a little less.

The decision to kneel sparked a national outcry and forced NFL owners to address the situation, very almost leading the league to make a broad policy - something that did not happen in the end.