The Pittsburgh Steelers were one of seven teams not to send a representative to QB Colin Kaepernick’s Saturday workout.
In case anyone is wondering, the Steelers did not have a representative at the Colin Kaepernick scheduled workout. They were among 7 teams that did not attend.
— Joe Rutter (@tribjoerutter) November 16, 2019
Despite oddsmakers listing Pittsburgh as one of the favorites to sign him, there’s never been any evidence of organizational interest. That’s only been cemented after the team opted not to attend today’s workout. A workout that, like the lead-up to it, was overshadowed by controversy.
Disagreements over an injury waiver and the NFL prohibiting media from attending/filming the event led to Kaepernick moving the location of his workout to a location roughly an hour away from the Atlanta Falcons’ facility, where it was initially slated to be held.
At least some scouts and teams followed him to the new location, which was also live streamed in the video below.
No head coaches or GMs attended. Perhaps the biggest name on-hand was Philadelphia Eagles Vice President of Football Operations Andrew Berry.
Andrew Berry with the Eagles is here to watch Kaepernick. So far he’s the only one from the NFL present. pic.twitter.com/al2aYy9LlE
— Lauren Davis (@LaurenDavisWSB) November 16, 2019
In addition to the Eagles, Washington, Kansas City, and New York Jets were among teams who sent personnel.
Kaepernick, now 32, last played in the league in 2016, throwing 16 touchdowns to four interceptions. His 49ers squad went just 1-10 with him under center.
It’s unknown if Kaepernick will ever re-enter the league but if he does, it almost certainly won’t be as a member of the Steelers.