04:47 pm PT "Colin just broke the silence on training … saying," I'm just telling my representatives that the NHL League office provided them with information on training in Atlanta on Saturday. "
"I'm in shape and ready for this 3 years. I can't wait to see the coaches and the GM on Saturday. "
2:37 pm PT – Sources tell TMZ Sport … NHL got into training after "multiple" teams reached the league office to express interest in Colin.
We are told the reason why they did not go directly to the people of Kaep is because of the court settlement agreement. In other words, they wanted to sign up with a brass to make sure that talking to Colin would be cool with everyone.
In the end, the league not only gave the thumbs up, but offered resources to set up training. All teams are informed that they can send a scout or request a training video.
Colin Capernick will showcase his talent for NHL private practice teams in Atlanta on Saturday hoping to get another shot at playing in the league.
… and get this – the training was organized by NHL!
A memo was sent to each NHL team reporting on the training session … which would include an exercise and stakeholder interview session.
The big question … is any team going to take Colin's offer and attend training?
There are many teams in need of a QB – start and backup – starting with the Cincinnati Bengals, who are currently sucking.
Capernick has work out and training 5 days a week for years hoping to return to the NHL … but he said no team recently invited him to training.
Let's assume … if a team shows up, they'll ask his kneeling protest and if he plans to keep on his knee during the national anthem, if he signs with the team.
Remember, Capper's former teammate, 49, Eric Reed – who took a knee with Colin – is currently playing with Carolina Panthers and is still kneeling for the anthem.
Interestingly interesting, Kam Newton just went to the IR with a leg injury – so there might be room for KB there … we'll see if they attend the training.
Colin has not played in the NHL since the 2016 season, when he split with the San Francisco 49ers.
Kaepernick sued the NHL claiming that the league clashed with blackball for him over his protest – but they later solve the case.
Originally Posted – 2:19 pm PT