Patriots players react to news of Kaepernick's workout

Boston 25 News at 4:00 p.m.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Colin Kaepernick plans to audition for NFL teams Saturday in a private workout arranged by the league.

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The exiled former Pro Bowl quarterback posted the following on Twitter:

"I'm just getting word from my representatives that the NFL league office reached out to them about a workout in Atlanta on Saturday. I've been in shape and ready for this for 3 years, can't wait to see the head coaches and GMs on Saturday."

The NFL has not confirmed Kaepernick's workout details.

Kaepernick hasn't played since 2016 with the San Francisco 49ers. He helped start a wave of protests about social and racial injustice that season by kneeling during the national anthem at games. The NFL in February settled a collusion grievance Kaepernick and former teammate Eric Reid filed against the league. Reid now plays for the Carolina Panthers.