Colin Kaepernick posted a video saying he has been 'denied work for 889 days' and still wants to play in the NFL

@Kaepernick7 / TwitterColin Kaepernick.
  • Colin Kaepernick wants the world to know that he’s still ready for his next opportunity in the NFL.
  • On Wednesday, Kaepernick posted a video showing him working out and saying he’s been in the gym at “5 a.m., five days a week, for three years.”
  • Kaepernick, who has not taken an NFL snap since the 2016 season, has since focused on activism and working with Nike.
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Colin Kaepernick wants the world to know that he’s still ready for his next opportunity in the NFL.

In a video posted on Twitter on Wednesday, Kaepernick says he’s been at the gym at “5 a.m., five days a week, for three years.”

“Still ready,” Kaepernick concludes, before a montage of him lifting.

Kaepernick, who began kneeling during the national anthem before games in 2016 to protest police violence and systemic racism, opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers at the end of that season and planned to find a role with another NFL team.

But offers for a new starting job never came. A counter at the beginning of the video says he’s been “denied work for 889 days.”

In February, he reached a settlement with the NFL in the collusion case he brought against the league.


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During his absence from the league, Kaepernick has continued his work as an activist, bringing awareness to causes he supports, as well as becoming the face of a Nike ad campaign.

While Kaepernick has been plenty busy since he last donned an NFL jersey, it’s clear he’s still eager to get another opportunity on the field.

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