Which NFL teams will attend Colin Kaepernick’s workout?

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The NFL will hold a private workout for Colin Kaepernick in Atlanta on Saturday and every NFL team has been invited to attend. Here are the teams that we know will be in attendance to scout the veteran QB who hasn’t seen any game action since 2016.

Atlanta Falcons

Falcons coach Dan Quinn was careful to note that the Falcons had nothing to do with setting up the workout and compared it to the Colts having nothing to do with setting up the annual Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. He also said during a Wednesday press conference that he was sure someone would be on hand because scouts love workouts.

– Josh Alper

Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys are expected, however, to attend Colin Kaepernick’s workout Saturday, according to a source.

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett wouldn’t confirm the team’s attendance in Atlanta for the free agent’s workout during his Wednesday morning press conference.

“I’m not really in-tuned to that situation very much,” Garrett said. “We have personnel people who evaluate all guys who have an opportunity to hopefully help our team.”

– Charean Williams

Detroit Lions

According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Lions coach Matt Patricia said the team would be at Saturday’s workout for Colin Kaepernick in Atlanta.

Of course, if the Lions were truly interested in Kaepernick and not just in being part of a league-orchestrated PR stunt and/or CYA campaign, they could have worked him out any time during the last three seasons when he was unemployed.

In the present moment, the Lions have questions about Matthew Stafford‘s back injury, which kept him out of last week’s loss to the Bears. They have Stafford and David Blough under contract for 2020.

– Darin Gantt

Miami Dolphins

Head coach Brian Flores said the team is still finalizing who will be in attendance and didn’t speculate on the chances that the team could move to add Kaepernick to the roster.

“We like our quarterback situation right now,” Flores said, via the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “We’re going to do our due diligence. I would say anytime we could add a good player, we try to do that. We want to do that. But there’s a lot of moving parts to that.”

Kaepernick ruffled some feathers in Miami in the past by making comments supporting Fidel Castro and Dolphins owner Stephen Ross was questioned as part of the quarterback’s collusion grievance.

– Alper

Denver Broncos

According to Mike Klis of KUSA, Broncos General Manager John Elway said the team will send a scout to Saturday’s workout for the unemployed quarterback in Atlanta.

Colin had his chance here,” Elway said in 2018. “We offered him a contract. He didn’t take it. So, as I said it in my deposition, I don’t know if I’ll be legally able to say this, but he’s had his chance to be here. He passed it.”

That said, Elway sending a scout to Saturday’s PR stunt/CYA exercise should make clear the perfunctory nature of the event — despite the fact that finding a quarterback has been a perpetual item on Elway’s to-do list for years now.

– Alper

New York Giants

Matt Lombardo of NJ Advance Media reports that the Giants will send a representative to Atlanta to scout the former 49ers starter.

Giants owner John Mara previously has said he thought Kaepernick still could play despite having not played since 2016. Kaepernick opted out of his contract in March 2017.

“I think he still has some good football left in him,” Mara said in August 2017. “I agree with that. But obviously there are other issues that go along with him. Is he willing to sit as a backup behind a starter? What’s that going to do with your locker room, with your quarterback room, your offensive room? I believe he’ll be back in the league at some point this year with a team.”

– Williams

New England Patriots

A representative from the Patriots will attend Kaepernick’s workout on Saturday in Atlanta, Jim McBride of the Boston Globe reports.

The Patriots would seem to be a very unlikely team to sign Kaepernick, and quarterback isn’t a need, although we never know for sure what Patriots coach Bill Belichick will do.

Although the workout is drawing scouts from many teams who plan to see what Kaepernick can do, there is little reason to believe most of those teams are actually interested. The Patriots seem like a team that will have a scout in attendance, but will not give Kaepernick serious consideration.

– Michael David Smith

Washington Redskins

Add Washington to the list of teams that will send a representative to watch Colin Kaepernick’s workout Saturday, JP Finlay of NBCSportsWashington.com reports.

“Our situation is full at this juncture right now because of the two veteran quarterbacks we have along with Dwayne,” Washington interim coach Bill Callahan said Wednesday. “We have three on our roster where generally a lot of teams just carry two on their roster. We’re really carrying one extra quarterback than most teams normally carry.”

Callahan added that he wishes “the best” for Kaepernick.

– Williams

Arizona Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals will have a representative on hand for Colin Kaepernick’s workout in Atlanta on Saturday, per Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com.

Exactly whom that representative will be is unclear, but the Cardinals will at least be one of the teams on hand for the hastily thrown together exhibition.

While Kyler Murray is firmly in place as Arizona’s starting quarterback for the foreseeable future, the Cardinals could theoretically envision Kaepernick as a backup option beyond the 2019 season.

– Curtis Crabtree

San Francisco 49ers

Colin Kaepernick’s former team hasn’t shown any interest in bringing him back over the last few years, but they are expected to send a representative to the quarterback’s workout in Atlanta on Saturday.

The NFL arranged the workout and an interview for Kaepernick on a day when most teams are preparing to play their Week 11 games. The 49ers will be home to face the Cardinals and Matt Maiocco of NBCSportsBayArea.com reports that they will send someone to the workout.

“I don’t know at all the schedule for our personnel guys during the season . . . But, yeah, they’re all over the place. But we got guys all over,” Shanahan said. “I’m sure if somebody could be there, it wouldn’t be too tough.”

– Alper

Cleveland Browns

The Browns will send a scout to Colin Kaepernick’s workout Saturday, owner Dee Haslam said, via Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com.

The Browns have a history of giving players second chances regardless the reason, with Kareem Hunt the latest. The running back made his 2019 debut Sunday.

– Williams

Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New York Jets

The NFL arranged a workout for quarterback Colin Kaepernick in Atlanta on Saturday and announced on Thursday that 11 teams have committed to attending.

Nine of those teams — Arizona, Atlanta, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Miami, New England, Washington and the Giants — have already announced those plans or had those plans reported by media members. The league also announced that the Buccaneers and Jets will be represented in Atlanta.


Teams we know will not be in attendance:

Carolina Panthers

According to Joe Person of TheAthletic.com, the Panthers aren’t planning to send anyone to the workout in Atlanta.

With Cam Newton on injured reserve, the Panthers are rolling with Kyle Allen and Will Grier, before they make a longer-term decision on Newton.

Super Bowl squares 2023: Explanation, how to play, rules and printable template


Star quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts are set to go head-to-head today, Super Bowl Sunday, when the Kansas City Chiefs take on the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII.

Even if you’re home watching on the couch, you can still get in on the action by filling out your squares, which has become a Super Bowl tradition.

What are Super Bowl squares and what is the format?

A board features 10 rows and 10 columns, adding up to 100 squares total. One of the teams is assigned the rows, while the other team is assigned the columns.

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Each person in the pool then chooses one (or multiple) squares, depending on your pool’s rules. In some pools, squares are randomly assigned, while you may choose your own square in other pools.

After all the squares have been filled, numbers between zero and nine are randomly chosen for each row and column.

How do Super Bowl squares work? How do I win?

Each square has a corresponding row and column number. At the end of each quarter, the player whose two numbers match the end digits of each team’s point total will win.

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For example, if the score at the end of the first quarter is Chiefs 13, Eagles 7, the player whose box corresponds with “3” for Kansas City and “7” for Philadelphia would win.

Most pools pay out for the final score at the end of each quarter, for a total of four winners (1st quarter, halftime, 3rd quarter, final score). Some pools pay out for every score throughout the game.

Where can I find a template for Super Bowl squares?

NBC Sports has provided a template below, complete with a 10 by 10 grid. Fans can click here to print this template out to use for their Super Bowl squares.

How can I watch and live stream Super Bowl 2023?

  • When: Sunday, February 12, 2023
  • Where: State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona
  • TV Channel: FOX
  • Follow along with ProFootballTalk and NBC Sports for NFL news, updates, scores, injuries, and more

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Marry Your Passion With Your Curiosity: Panelists Discuss Building Your Brand in Leadup to Super Bowl LVII


Fans in every color jersey of the rainbow internationally will tune into Super Bowl LVIII this Sunday. Ahead of the game, NBCU Academy partnered with PNE Showcase and Arizona State University to bring students and professionals an inside look at the people who color outside the lines for the National Football league.

The three powerhouses co-hosted the Building and Being Your Brand seminar in hopes of helping students and other national professionals identify their brand and the best ways to communicate the pillars of their brand to the masses.

There are just under 4,000 people employed by the NFL, which makes for hundreds of job paths within the league. As the panel began, NFL international marketing and player relations manager Emily Wirtz spoke about how her roots in Germany translated into the role she has now.

The first door opened for Wirtz in the NFL was as a digital video editor and producer. Wirtz transparently admitted she did not feel qualified for the job but with an extra push from her father, she decided to still go after the interview.

“My dad told me that even if I do not land the job, it will at least be good interview practice,” Wirtz said.

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Wirtz still thanks her father to this day. Her video supervisor learned she spoke German and instantly recommended her for a role within the NFL’s global expansion. She would go on to execute the first NFL game in Germany. Germany’s first official exposure to American football at the highest level sold out of millions of tickets in three minutes.

“When we are on the way to these international games in London, Germany and Mexico City, the NFL staff, we’re usually on a big bus or van,” Wirtz said. “In the van it’s about 40 of us and we’re literally trying to find a fan in one of the jerseys of all 32 teams. When we see someone we are like Chargers, Rams or whatever the team is! Every international game I’ve been to, all 5, we’ve been able to spot someone in each jersey.”

By showing up as her authentic self, Wirtz was able to leverage her job. All five of the panelists promoted a “helmet-off” approach to the game. This idea promotes getting to know the stories of the players to help advance the game.

Director of NFL college and club social marketing Sana Merchant-Rupani discussed taking on tasks that require you to grow. Before joining the league, Merchant-Rupani worked in digital marketing at Empire State Realty Trust. In the position, she was tasked with creating an Instagram presence for the company.

Merchant-Rupani had no experience with Instagram when taking on this task but it directly led her into her current role.

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“You have to marry your passion with your curiosity,” Merchant-Rupani said.

Senior manager of NFL game operations Karley Berry further emphasized Merchant-Rupani’s message by presenting the contrast. Berry posited that if a job is presented to someone and they check off all the job requirements, then the job is not for them.

The entire audience was initially confused by the statement but as Berry went on, she explained you must take a job that will offer you something new and will leave you with an extra skill you did not have going into the position.

Prior to stepping into the game operations realm, Berry took her first step into the football world when she was a recruiting assistant at Penn State University.

Growing up around Nittany Lion football her entire life, she knew the brand of the university’s football team. While in State College, PA, she challenged the recruitment staff to go after men with outstanding character.

“When we would go on home visits, I would make sure to pay attention,” Berry said. Berry wanted to be intentional with her tactics and believed the best players were those that were good people on and off the field.

Merchant-Rupani, Berry and Wirtz all used elements of their personal brand to succeed in their current spaces to get to their dream work destination. This message was passed on to the audience through painting their journey through experiences.

“We all know about Patrick Mahomes. There are other stories,” senior manager of NFL social marketing Jordan Dolbin said.

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Dolbin called on storytellers to push their limits. She wanted to ensure she was challenging audience members to go beneath the surface of the performers with the best stat numbers.

She brought up a story she came across during her Super Bowl preparation that was a “where are they now’ approach to telling the stories of all the players that caught interceptions against Maholmes in high school.

“Now, that is the story I will remember when this is all over,” Dolbin said.

Cincinnati Bengals special teamer Trayveon Williams added his experience to the panel, emphasizing exploring his other interests outside of football. He also commended today’s players for the tenacity in their approach to leaving a legacy outside of football.

The panel agreed collectively their main reason for taking time away from all the Super Bowl work obligations and festivities was to provide the representation they did not see while carving out their career paths.

NBCU Academy will be virtually hosting the Next Level Summit on March 22, 2023.

Author’s Note: Alexis Davis is currently in her last semesters in Walter Cronkite’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. She received her bachelor’s from North Carolina A&T State University in multimedia journalism in May 2022. Davis is a featured writer for the MEAC conference. Davis also switches between play-by-play announcer, analyst and sideline reporter for the PAC-12 conference’s app. She also hosts a podcast focusing on international basketball players and their fashion experiences called What’s in Your Bag?