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Dont’a Hightower, Eric Rowe, Marcus Cannon out for Patriots

Cornerback Malcolm Butler was not in the starting lineup against the Saints last weekend, but it looks like he’ll be back this Sunday. Eric Rowe got the start across from Stephon Gilmore last week, but he is inactive for the matchup with the Texans. Rowe was listed as questionable with the groin injury he suffered [more]

Week Three early inactives

Sunday’s action got off to an early start with the Jaguars and Ravens squaring off in London and the next wave of games will kick off at 1 p.m. ET. We’ll have all of the inactives from those games right here, so check back to see the full list as it becomes available 90 minutes [more]

Mike Tomlin: “We’re not participating in the anthem today”

The Pittsburgh Steelers are the first NFL team to announce that they will sit out the national anthem as a team. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin told CBS before today’s game in Chicago that he and his team have decided they will remain in the locker room following President Trump’s suggestion that players who don’t stand [more]

Shad Khan: It was a privilege to stand with players on Sunday

Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti and Jaguars owner Shad Khan both issued statements on Sunday morning after players on both teams knelt and linked arms while the national anthem was playing before their game at Wembley Stadium in London. Khan, who donated $1 million to President Donald Trump’s campaign, stood on the sideline and linked arms [more]

Rex Ryan and all of ESPN’s NFL analysts blast Trump

Two weeks ago, ESPN admonished SportsCenter anchor Jemele Hill for criticizing President Trump. Today, ESPN turned its NFL pregame show into a Trump-bashing session, with a former supporter of Trump leading the way. Former Bills coach Rex Ryan, who campaigned for Trump last year, led the way on ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown. Ryan said he [more]

Report: Chargers reached out to Darrelle Revis

The Chargers expect to be without their top cornerback for the rest of the season after placing Jason Verrett on injured reserve with a knee injury that requires surgery. They may have their eyes on making a big-name addition to their secondary to help fill the hole. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the team [more]

Report: Andrew Luck could do some work at practice this week

The Colts opted not to put quarterback Andrew Luck on the regular season version of the physically unable to perform list, which signaled their belief that Luck would be ready to practice and/or play in the first six weeks of the regular season. We’re halfway into that six-week period and Luck has yet to do [more]

Haslams on the President’s comments: “Misguided, uninformed, and divisive”

More and more owners are issuing statements in response to the comments from President Trump regarding anthem protests, regardless of political leanings. Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam, a Republican whose brother is the governor of Tennessee, have issued a statement that takes issue with the President’s position against players who protest during the national [more]

Jaguars dominating Ravens in London

The Ravens are turning in an ugly effort in London today. In the most costly play of the game yet, Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco threw a pass intended for Jeremy Maclin that was intercepted by A.J. Bouye, and Maclin suffered an apparent concussion on the play. That interception set up a touchdown pass from Blake [more]

Aaron Rodgers hints that he’ll kneel

The anthem protests and other efforts to advance the causes of racial equality and equal justice have been missing the direct involvement of franchise quarterbacks. That could end today. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has posted on Instagram a photo himself and several teammates kneeling on a practice field, a possible hint that Rodgers will be [more]

Broncos, Lions, Packers, Seahawks offer support for players speaking out

A number of NFL teams and owners have offered statements this weekend in response to President Donald Trump’s calls for them to fire players who protest during the national anthem. Some of the statements have taken direct issue with the President’s comments, including one from Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy. Murphy said it is [more]

Pete Carroll issues strong statement of support for players

On a Sunday that is expected to see national anthem protests continue to spread, thanks to the strong criticism levied against the NFL and its players by the President, the question becomes whether any coaches will become directly involved. One coach has issued a statement that suggests he’ll participate in whatever his players do. “In [more]

Jaguars’ offense surprisingly effective, takes early lead over Ravens

Surprise, surprise: Blake Bortles is facing one of the NFL’s best defenses, and he’s playing pretty well. The Jaguars’ beleaguered quarterback is off to a hot start in London, and Jacksonville has a 10-0 lead over Baltimore. Bortles has completed seven of his first nine passes, for 109 yards, with a touchdown toss to tight [more]

Ray Lewis kneels with the Ravens during the anthem

Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis has found himself previously in the center of the Colin Kaepernick controversy, whose unemployment traces (whether anyone admits it or not) to his decision to become the first player to not stand during the national anthem. On Sunday in London, Lewis took a knee along with multiple Ravens players during the [more]

Many players kneel, most link arms during “Star-Spangled Banner” in London

Many players knelt and those who didn’t linked arms as “The Star-Spangled Banner” was sung before today’s Ravens-Jaguars game in London. The early kickoff from London was the first NFL game since President Trump blasted protesting players on Friday evening, urging NFL owners to fire any players who don’t stand for the anthem. Jaguars owner [more]

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