Colin Kaepernick's workouts will continue on schedule on Saturday and more than 24 NFL teams are now expected to attend, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter sources.
Kaepernick is already in Atlanta, preparing for the training that is being held at the Falcons' training facility just outside Atlanta.
The NFL has not provided the names of wide receivers he plans to have in training, so Kaepernick brings in former NFL games who volunteered on their own to assist him in training.
Copernicus, his NFL receivers and staffers conducting Saturday training will not be admitted to the facility until about 2:00 pm. ET, when the Falcons have to go to Carolina for their Sunday game with the Panthers, a source told Schefter. The Falcons supply a team of equipment, a coach and a videographer to help the NFL conduct Kaepernick's training.
Former NFL Head Coach Hugh Jackson will lead the training sessions, and Former NFL Coach Joe Philippine will be in attendance to help, the League announced Thursday.
Earlier, the NFL stated that 11 teams had committed to attend: Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New York Giants, New York Giants, New York Bay Buccaneers and Washington Redskins.
Sources told ESPN that the Seattle Seahawks and the former Kaepernick team, the San Francisco 49ers, will be in attendance. Sources had also told ESPN that the Dallas Cowboys would be leaving, but owner Jerry Jones said at 105.3. A Dallas fan that his team will not have a representative in training.
The league reiterated that it would send a training video and interview with Kaepernick to all 32 teams.
The 32-year-old Kaepernick has been out of football since 2016, the year he began protesting police brutality and racial injustice by kneeling during the national anthem of the previous game.