Roger Goodell says NFL has ‘moved on’ from Colin Kaepernick.

Commissioner: NFL has ‘moved on’ from Colin Kaepernick

The NFL apparently has “moved on” from former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, according to Commissioner Roger Goodell.

»MORE: Eight NFL teams watch Colin Kaepernick’s workout in Riverdale

Kaepernick, who has not played in the NFL since becoming a free agent in 2017, held a workout in November near Atlanta for eight teams. The quarterback, who changed the venue of the workout at the last minute, reportedly has not been contacted by any teams.

"This was ... about creating an opportunity, which Colin's representatives came out in early October and we created that opportunity. It was a unique opportunity — an incredible opportunity and he chose not to take it. I understand that. And we've moved on here.”  —NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

The NFL scheduled a private workout in Atlanta, but Kaepernick chose not to attend the NFL-sponsored workout because he reportedly wanted the session to be open to the media. The league’s liability waiver also played a role in his decision. Kaepernick's agents said he was told not to bring his own film crew to the original venue.

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick works out at  Riverdale, Georgia.
Photo: Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

"This was ... about creating an opportunity, which Colin's representatives came out in early October and we created that opportunity. It was a unique opportunity -- an incredible opportunity and he chose not to take it. I understand that. And we've moved on here,” Goodell said at the owners meetings in Irving, Texas.

»RELATED: No teams have reached out to Colin Kaepernick following Atlanta workout

Kaepernick was set to work out at the Falcons training center in Flowery Branch, Georgia, but he switched the workout to a high school in Riverdale, which is south of Atlanta.

 About 300 fans came to see Kaepernick in Riverdale, but he has not signed with an NFL team.

»PHOTOS: Colin Kaepernick works out in Riverdale

Goodell didn’t provide any more specifics, but his statement is believed to indicate the league is finished considering Kaepernick for future workouts or team rosters. 

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