SANTA CLARA — Marquise Goodwin is “praying for the most effective” now that former 49ers teammate Colin Kaepernick can work out in entrance of an NFL-arranged viewers Saturday in Atlanta.
“That’s dope, man. That’s cool,” Goodwin stated Wednesday at his locker. “I do know for positive he needs to play ball.”
Kaepernick’s final play within the NFL got here approach again within the 2016 49ers’ season finale, and his remaining snap resulted in a 9-yard landing cross to Garrett Celek, with 5:42 remaining in a 25-23 residence loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
Kaepernick turned 32 on Nov. three, and he settled a lawsuit in February after claiming NFL groups colluded to maintain him out of the league primarily based on his social-equality activism.
He went 28-30 because the 49ers’ beginning quarterback from November 2012 via the 2016 season, plus a Four-2 playoff document that included a Tremendous Bowl XLVII defeat to Baltimore and highway wins at Atlanta, Inexperienced Bay and Carolina.
“I’ve been in form and prepared for this for 3 years,” Kaepernick tweeted. “Can’t wait to see the pinnacle coaches and GMs on Saturday.”
That latter half may be a jab on the reality head coaches and normal managers across the league are possible too busy on a Saturday in Week 11 of the season to journey to Atlanta for the exercise, which the NFL reportedly sprung on him Tuesday.
Coach Kyle Shanahan was not sure if the 49ers are sending a consultant to the exercise and presumed they have been. Not solely have they got a three-quarterback secure led by Jimmy Garoppolo, the 49ers and Kaepernick parted methods in March 2017, when Kaepernick opted out of the ultimate 12 months of his contract earlier than an anticipated launch by the franchise.
Goodwin was among the many 49ers who protested with Kaepernick in 2016 throughout the nationwide anthem earlier than video games, and Goodwin continues to lift his fist throughout the anthem.
Requested if he perceives Saturday’s exercise as a reliable showcase for Kaepernick, Goodwin replied: “It’s lower than me to resolve. All I do know he’s getting an opp, and we’ll simply see Saturday how that goes. I’m praying for the most effective for him. Good man. I simply hope he will get an opp.”
I’m simply getting phrase from my representatives that the NFL league workplace reached out to them a couple of exercise in Atlanta on Saturday. I’ve been in form and prepared for this for three years, can’t wait to see the pinnacle coaches and GMs on Saturday.
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) November 13, 2019
Former 49ers teammate Eric Reid known as Kaepernick’s exercise a “PR stunt.”
“At this level I’ll consider it after I see it. At this level it looks like a PR stunt,” Reid, now with the Carolina Panthers, instructed The Athletic. “Being that it’s on a Saturday, what resolution makers are going to have the ability to attend the exercise? The opposite unusual factor is I noticed groups have been curious about Colin however reached out to the league about it.”
Eric Reid on whether or not he believes the Colin Kaepernick exercise is legit: pic.twitter.com/gyAI2WEAV9
— Joe Individual (@josephperson) November 13, 2019
Since leaving the 49ers, Kaepernick has lived within the New York space, and he’s continued to host “Know Your Rights” clinics for inner-city youth.
“Each transfer the NFL has made up to now has been PR for them, has been disingenuous and I don’t suppose that is any completely different” stated Reid, who labored out with Kaepernick at Cal State East Bay in Hayward in Might 2018. Kaepernick was touring across the nation and sitting in on depositions associated to the collusion case that Reid additionally joined.
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