Before the NFL reached out to Colin Kaepernick about a potential workout, they notified a select group of reporters suggesting they should be available on the following Tuesday for a worthwhile news development. 

When the day arrived, the NFL reached out to Kaepernick's representatives for the first time in more than a year, instructing them the league was willing to hold a private pro-style workout for him in Atlanta in four days. The NFL wouldn't answer why the offer was suddenly made, who came up with idea or who would attend.

Kaepernick also had two hours to accept the offer.